October 24, 2014

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Second Harvest Food Bank seeks votes in online grant contest

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Your vote can help us help our neighbors in need. Vote now: http://t.co/UewzmZ8HvY #sparkchange #hungeraction — Second Harvest NC OH (@SecondHarvestOH) September 22, 2014 LORAIN – Online voting might net Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio a $60,000 Wal-Mart grant as part of the retailer’s nationwide campaign, “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Launched Monday Read More…

Lorain man’s TV show features vegan cooking

Former Lorain resident Luis Quinones is working on a TV reality show featuring chefs. PHOTO PROVIDED

A Lorain man’s interest in vegan cooking and nutrition sparked a second career — one that could land him on television in the near future. Luis Quinones, 42, who recently retired from his job as a community control officer for Lorain County Domestic Relations Court, now lives in southern California, is working on a 22-episode Read More…

North Ridgeville ministry follows double tragedies

Phillip Moss and Jen Casey, of North Ridgeville, formed Open Hearts Ministry after the death of Jen Casey’s brother in 2012. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For Jen Casey, the breaking point came after she “lost” a second brother. “I lost one for seven years and then lost another I will never see again,” Casey said Friday, seated at the dining room table of the home she shares with husband Phillip Moss, 34. Casey, 35, is the sister Read More…

Cedar Point’s Mantis Take 2: A floorless coaster

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Cedar Point will transform its Mantis stand-up roller coaster into a sit-down floorless ride for the 2015 season. According to a release from Bryan Edwards, the park’s marketing manager, the re-configured ride will re-open under the new name “Rougarou,” which park officials said is the name of a “terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore.” A Read More…

Cedar Point announces partnership with LeBron James Family Foundation

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SANDUSKY – Cedar Point officials in July pledged to re-name one of the park’s 17 roller coasters after LeBron James if the NBA superstar returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he later did. This morning, the park ended weeks of speculation by announcing what was termed a “bigger and better than expected” development that does Read More…

Nine North Ridgeville businesses cited with selling alcohol to minors

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have filed charges against nine bars, restaurants and other businesses which were found to have sold alcohol to minors during a sting operation over the weekend. The charges were brought following a joint effort by police, the STOP Underage Drinking Task Force and the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Read More…

‘United We Sweat Family Field Day’ touts exercising

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ELYRIA — Saturday’s United Way-sponsored “United We Sweat Family Field Day” offered families the chance to get pumped up with a variety of exercises and other physical activities. While participants exercised, they were spared the sweat, given the day’s unseasonably cool temperatures that hovered in the 50s following rain that continued up to the 10 Read More…

Gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald drops in for quick speech

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LORAIN — As a small group of Ohio Young Democrats held its fall meeting Saturday morning, a speaker asked if there were any questions. “Yes, I have a question,” came a voice from the rear of the meeting room. As most of the approximately dozen men and women turned to see who the questioner was, Read More…

Three arrested in post-Corn Festival beating

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police arrested three men at their Lorain homes on Friday morning on multiple charges stemming from an Aug. 9 robbery and assault of a local teen walking home from the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. The arrests were made without incident about 9 a.m. by police, who were assisted by personnel of the Read More…

Arrests made in attack on North Ridgeville teen

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police arrested three men at their Lorain homes this morning on multiple charges stemming from an Aug. 9 robbery and assault of a local teen walking home from the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. The arrests were made without incident about 9 a.m. by police, who were assisted by personnel of the U.S. Read More…