September 4, 2015

Elyria
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Commissioners vote to shutter Golden Acres; closing still subject to state approval

ELYRIA – The Lorain County commissioners voted this morning to shutter the county-run Golden Acres Nursing home. The closure, which still must be approved by the state, will likely take place before Thanksgiving, county Administrator Jim Cordes said. The decision is a financial one because the home has been losing hundreds of thousands of dollars Read More…

Police seek robber of Elyria BP station

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ELYRIA — Police are looking for help locating a man who robbed a gas station and ran off Monday night. A clerk at BP gas station at 402 East Bridge St. told police she was working at the station around 10:15 p.m. Monday when a man came in. He was wearing a baseball cap, a Read More…

Lorain Labor Day celebration canceled

LORAIN — Blame it on disorganized labor. Since 1994, the annual Lorain County Organized Labor Day Family Celebration has drawn thousands of people, dozens of politicians and several national union leaders. But the festival won’t be happening Sunday due to a lack of volunteer planners, according to longtime festival organizers. Kevin Zacovic, festival co-chairman since Read More…

Headaches continue from LNB/Northwest merger

LORAIN — Some customers of the former Lorain National Bank continue to vent their frustrations, saying they can’t access accounts or talk to bank employees following an Aug. 17 merger with Northwest Bank. Stan Lampe, a retired judge who lives in the Nashville, Tenn., area, is among that group. I’ve always tried to give people Read More…

UPDATED: Police, FBI seek Sheffield Lake bank robber

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — A man police said robbed the Chase bank branch at 4100 E. Lake Road about 3:55 p.m. remained at large Wednesday night. Police Chief Tony Campo said no one was hurt in the robbery. He said the man passed the teller a note and didn’t display a weapon. An FBI news release Read More…

Judge disqualifies nine votes in Lorain council race; results could be overturned

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ELYRIA — A county judge has agreed to throw out nine votes in the controversial 2nd Ward City Council Democratic primary race in Lorain, enough to potentially overturn the results that saw incumbent Dennis Flores defeated by challenger Ryan Horn. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski ruled Tuesday that six provisional ballots and three Read More…

Arbitrator reinstates fired trooper

ELYRIA — An arbitrator has overturned the firing of an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper who was accused of failing to follow proper procedures and falsifying information about a Lorain police officer who was caught driving the wrong way on state Route 2 last year. Arbitrator Sherrie Passmore wrote that Tammy Soto should be reinstated to Read More…

Avon Lake judge rules dogs dangerous

AVON LAKE — Two pit bulls that killed a Shi Tzu in August were declared dangerous Tuesday by a judge in Avon Lake Municipal Court, but their owners intend to appeal the ruling. The pit bulls’ owners, Donald and Melinda Golas, were cited on two counts of animal at large after the dogs attacked and Read More…

Lorain designer readies for trip to France for Paris Fashion Week

Fashion designer Jevon Terance stands in front of his Clothing Boutique on Broadway in Lorain on Aug 21.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Until a month ago, Lorain fashion designer Jevon Terance had never heard of Champs-Elysees, a Paris avenue known for its upscale clothing stores. Now, Terance is preparing to head to the famous retail district to show off six of his newest designs at a Paris Fashion Week show Oct. 4. “You have your Read More…

Lorain sports complex to get upgrade

LORAIN —The former Brad Friedel Premier Soccer Academies, purchased in 2013 by All Pro Freight owner Chris Haas, is being upgraded into Lost Nation Sports Park West. Plans call for the 115,000-square-foot, two-building complex to have indoor athletic fields and courts, batting cages, an overnight dormitory for athletes and a sports bar and restaurant. Mike Read More…