July 29, 2014

Elyria
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Former court clerk pleads guilty to tampering, theft

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  ELYRIA — Former Lorain Municipal Court deputy clerk Sierra Dozier pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from the theft of $31,000 in court funds during the seven years she worked there. Dozier, 26, entered guilty pleas before county Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski to four counts of tampering with records, two counts of theft Read More…

8 charged with rioting in connection with Elyria murder

ELYRIA — Eight people facing charges in the July 1 shooting death of Davion Strupe appeared in Elyria Municipal Court on Friday. The eight people appeared before Judge Gary Bennett on Friday for preliminary hearings and were charged with aggravated rioting in connection with a disturbance that led to Strupe’s death. Police Capt. Chris Costantino Read More…

North Ridgeville district gets acreage for new school

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Slowly but surely the picture is coming into focus for the planned $58.1 million middle school and stadium complex to be built near North Ridgeville High School. Even as the project’s construction management firm and architects continue huddling over drawings and other details, school officials have purchased a four-acre property that includes Read More…

Sony picks up locally filmed comedy ‘The Bronze’

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Even as local filming continues for the Melissa Rauch comedy “The Bronze,” word came Wednesday that the project has been picked up by Sony Pictures for distribution. An announcement from Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions said the comedy, which is being made by Duplass Brothers Productions, has been acquired for distribution. “We fell instantly for the Read More…

UPDATED: Cedar Point tries to entice Lebron, too

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SANDUSKY — If LeBron James finally decides to come back to Cleveland and the Cavs, the folks at Cedar Point are pledging to rename one of their big roller coasters after him. “We are serious about this,” Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said Wednesday in response to questions about the legitimacy of a Twitter post Read More…

North Ridgeville High School gym to be revamped

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The first major renovation of the North Ridgeville High School gymnasium since the school was built in the 1960s will produce a shiny new venue for sports and assemblies complete with new bleachers, resurfaced flooring, lights and paint. But it will produce something even more valuable, said Matt Yunker, the school district’s Read More…

North Ridgeville Council OKs easements to pave way for road widening

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council approved legislation Monday to authorize about $650,000 to pay for easements through residential and business properties needed to widen Lear-Nagle Road between Lorain and Center Ridge roads. Councilman Terrance Keenan, R-1st Ward, cast the dissenting vote in the 6-1 decision. Keenan said he supports the improvements but believes he should Read More…

North Ridgeville Council approves income tax increase on November ballot

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents will be asked to pay more in city income taxes for a new main fire station, capital projects and continuing city expenses. City Council approved a motion to support an increase in the community’s 1 percent income tax to 1.85 percent that will appear on the November ballot. Council will meet Read More…

Season starts slow, but corn arriving soon

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  Despite a lousy, soggy spring, Ron Pickworth feels sure much Lorain County farmland will produce a sweet corn crop that will be knee-high or nearly that tall by the 4th of … today. “If you go by that old adage about being knee-high by the 4th of July, I think most of the corn Read More…

Residents eagerly awaited North Ridgeville fireworks

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  NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The darkening sky glowed with bright reds, blues, greens and purples. And the fireworks hadn’t even started yet. Kids — and many adults — lit up the dusk Thursday at South Central Park with illuminated glo-sticks, headbands and curved plastic sabers as a crowd estimated at several thousand filled the park Read More…