July 5, 2015

Elyria
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LaGrange Township: Electric aggregation

LAGRANGE TWP. — Voters will have the opportunity to approve Issue 6 on the May 5 ballot, which would allow LaGrange Township to enter into an agreement with an electric supplier for a discounted rate. Voters must give the township permission to enter such an agreement, which could lead to lower rates for residents for Read More…

Columbia Schools: Renewal levies

Issue 11 What it is: A 2-mill permanent improvement renewal levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $398,097 per year Purpose: Capital improvements, equipment, technology; it cannot be used for operating expenses. Cost: The owner of a $100,000 home would pay $61.25 a year. Issue 12 What it is: A 3.13-mill emergency operating Read More…

Various: Gas aggregation

Issue 5: Grafton Township gas aggregation Issue 7: Penfield Township gas aggregation Issue 8: Sheffield Township gas aggregation Issue 20: City of Vermilion gas aggregation What is it: All entities are seeking voters’ approval to enter into a contract with a gas supplier. Residents of Grafton, Penfield and Sheffield townships, along with the city of Read More…

Carlisle Township: Gas/electric aggregation

Issue 2: Carlisle Township gas aggregation Issue 3: Carlisle Township electric aggregation What it is: Both seek approval to enter into a contract with a gas and electric supplier When residents of Carlisle Township visit the polls in May, they will be voting on Issues 2 and 3 to determine if they agree to enter Read More…

Carlisle Township: Roads additional

Issue 1 What it is: a 0.75-mill additional levy Duration: 4 years How much would it raise: $125,000 annually Purpose: funds for general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges in Carlisle Township Cost to homeowner: The owner of a home valued at $100,000 would pay an additional $75 per year. CARLISLE TWP. Read More…

Columbia Library: Renewal levy

Issue 4 What it is: a 1.74-mill renewal levy for the Columbia Township/Columbia Branch Library Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $360,000 annually Purpose: The levy will allow the library to operate with the same level of hours; number of books, magazines and media purchases, computer access and programming Cost to homeowner: The Read More…

Victims of domestic violence the focus of Friday vigil in Elyria

ELYRIA – Domestic violence and sexual assault are situations found in some homes across Lorain County. On Friday, there will be a vigil in honor of those who are not only victims of crimes, but who also have witnessed and survived the aftermath of those crimes. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week began Sunday and runs Read More…

Winning spelling bee is part of Learwood student’s repertoire

Emma Jankowski

EATON TWP. — It was Emma Jankowski’s bee to win. After placing runner-up in the 2014 East District Spelling Bee and being crowned the winner of the 2015 East District Spelling Bee this year, taking home the first-place trophy for the district finals Friday was sweet success. Emma, an eighth-grader at Learwood Middle School in Read More…

Lake rescue reunites puppy with owner

LORAIN — When Amy Pritchard’s 4-month-old Labrador mix Kimberly escaped from a fenced-in yard Sunday evening, she never imagined where the puppy would end up. Kimberly was spotted Friday on the slightly iced-over Lake Erie in Bay Village, nearly 15 miles from where she was last seen. “We’re not exactly sure how she escaped, but Read More…

Simulator shows drunk and distracted driving effects to students

Brandon Swords, 17 drives the distracted driver simulator while Justin Nunnari, 16   watches him.  Bruce Bishop/ Chronicle

  The instructions were clear. “Walk the line, heel to toe and keep your arms to your side,” Keystone Local schools resource officer Mark Turner repeated to me. The problem was I didn’t see one line; I saw two and they were blurry. On Monday, Turner brought in two different digital scenarios to illustrate driving Read More…