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Sheffield Council split on unions

SHEFFIELD — A resolution authorizing the village’s police, fire and service employees to have full union status began making its way through council Monday night, slipping by with a 3-to-3 vote. Council members Ron Forster, Edward Dugan and Kevin Watkinson voted in favor of passing the resolution via an emergency measure, and council members Leo Read More…

Lorain/Sheffield/Sheffield Lake notebook: Nov. 8, 2008

Mexican Mutual’s 80th anniversary The Mexican Mutual Society will celebrate its 80th anniversary today in Lorain. The society formed in 1928 after an influx of Mexicans arrived to work in the steel mills and shipyards of Lorain, said society vice president David Flores. Today’s event will honor the society’s elders, Flores said, some of whom Read More…

Former Lorain Catholic site is open for business

LORAIN — Todd Roby was confident that if he rebuilt the former Lorain Catholic High School in Lorain, he could fill its vacant halls. The aging structure had begun to feel the brunt of neglect — windows had been broken and graffiti littered its sturdy walls. But Roby had a vision to breathe new life Read More…

Film on fallen soldiers to debut at Palace

LORAIN — After several months of filming interviews with the families of local fallen soldiers, Joseph Carrion is finally ready to unveil his documentary, “Ohio Raises Heroes.” The film, which includes first-account memories about Ohio troops killed recently during the war in Iraq, will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Theatre in Read More…

Lorain Schools levy defeated

LORAIN — The Lorain Schools’ levy was narrowly defeated Tuesday night, leaving the district more than $2 million in the red and again faces the possibility of making cuts to balance the budget. The 4.9-mill levy was voted down 9,799 to 9,521, or 51 to 49 percent, according to unofficial returns from the Lorain County Read More…

Lorain roads to get rough

LORAIN — Lorain voters shot down the license plate fee increase that promised to help fix the city’s rough roads. The tax was voted down 13,583 to 9,529, or 59 percent to 41 percent, according to unofficial returns from the Lorain County Board of Elections. The $15 increase originally was approved by City Council in Read More…

Food pantry closed due to shortage

LORAIN — The Lorain Salvation Army was forced to close its emergency food pantry Monday due to a lack of food and funding for the program. Jose Paneto, auxiliary captain for the Lorain Salvation Army, said the increase in the numbers of families being served once-a-month far exceeded the average last year. An average of Read More…

Lorain Council debates Pearl Avenue plan

LORAIN — There’s no doubt South Lorain needs to be revitalized, City Council said Monday, but whether or not it’s revived on the city’s dime still hasn’t been determined. The city’s Community Development Department is seeking to renovate and rehab four Pearl Avenue properties to include new facades, roof, sidewalks, parking and six apartment units Read More…

Officers bust crack operation in Lorain

LORAIN — Lorain police narcotics and SWAT officers busted up a mid-level crack cocaine operation Friday. James Lind, 26, of Lorain, was charged with trafficking crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and having weapons under disability after Lorain police broke down the door of his Massachusetts Avenue residence about Read More…

Lorain/Sheffield Notebook: November 1, 2008

Girls’ soccer team to benefit cancer The Erie Futbol Club girls’ soccer team, made up of area high school girls throughout Lorain, Erie and Cuyahoga counties, will take on the county’s HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab crew to benefit a local Relay for Life cancer-fighting team. The event will be played from 3 to 6 Read More…