April 18, 2014

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Couple, married 61 years, reunited for final days

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AVON LAKE — You’ll never convince Theresa Saganes and her brothers that anything short of divine intervention enabled her parents to spend their final days together. “We believe it was the hand of God,” the Medina woman said as she sat in the lobby of the Sprenger Health Care Systems Main Street Care Center in Read More…

Giant Eagle extends Harvest for Hunger campaign

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LORAIN — As many households plan for their traditional Easter Sunday dinner, thoughts turn to the ham, potatoes, vegetables, rolls and other fixings to feed family and friends. The typical last-minute rush of shoppers for all those items is a chief reason for an unplanned push by Giant Eagle supermarkets this weekend to extend the Read More…

Replica of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train to visit Lorain County

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WELLINGTON — David H. Kloke spent years researching and building a detailed replica of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train. Admittedly nuts about trains, it was something else that drove his dedication to the project. “Mostly it’s about Lincoln,” the master mechanic and former construction trades worker said Tuesday by phone from the Elgin, Ill.-based shop of Read More…

Better bathrooms, trail coming to North Ridgeville rec area

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A walking-biking trail that will wind through South Central Park and continue across Bainbridge Road to an area near St. Peter’s Church off Center Ridge Road will become a reality next month. That’s when construction is set to begin on the 10-foot-wide, 1.2-mile paved trail that originated several years ago as the Read More…

Volunteers improve Haven Center lobby

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LORAIN — About 15 volunteers from the 2014 Leadership Lorain County class worked in shifts Saturday and today to transform the lobby of the Haven Center into a brighter, more inviting space for the adults and children who find refuge there. “We got a down-and-gritty tour” of the county’s only 24-hour homeless shelter, which followed Read More…

Online effort flourishing to get Elyria man new set of wheels after carjacking

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ELYRIA — Nick Hurst was glad to finally own a car that could get him to a new job. The 20-year-old Elyria resident’s purchase of a 1996 Ford Taurus some weeks earlier had come at the right time. He was to start a new job April 3 at Green Circle Growers in Oberlin. But his Read More…

North Ridgeville updates city website

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s revamped website offers more user-friendly features designed to make it easier for residents to do business with the city, leaders say. The site includes online reporting of potholes, paying traffic tickets and an eNews Signup feature to alert residents to timely situations. Mayor David Gillock took note of the more Read More…

North Ridgeville changes canvassing laws for non-profit groups

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is looking to amend its law governing peddlers by removing wording that now requires nonprofit canvassing groups to first register with the city. Political or religious-based groups, as well as other nonprofit organizations wishing to go door to door, no longer would be required to register with the mayor’s office, Read More…

North Ridgeville raises fees for ambulance runs

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fees charged by the North Ridgeville Fire Department for ambulance and paramedic runs are going up. City Council on Monday approved legislation that will boost fees for the first time in seven years. Council voted 5-1 to approve the hikes, which will raise fees from $375 for basic ambulance runs to $450, Read More…

Charges expected in alleged carjacking, chase, crash

A Ford Taurus involved in a police chase and car crash Wednesday is towed from the accident scene on Lear-Nagle Road in North Ridgeville.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria man accused in a carjacking this week faces multiple charges from Elyria and North Ridgeville police. Police in both communities plan to file charges against Cedrick K. Lindsay, 20, once he is released from the hospital. Lindsay will be charged with aggravated robbery by Elyria police in connection with the Read More…