April 27, 2015

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Return of pension incentives a possibility for Rural Water workers

LAGRANGE — The Rural Lorain County Water Authority is considering bringing back a discontinued retirement incentive program in which the organization buys additional years of service for employees to speed up their access to retirement benefits and increase the value of their pensions. The program paid out nearly $1.9 million on behalf of 15 Rural Read More…

Former Stanadyne executive dies in Florida at age 91

Paul Mongerson, retired CEO of the Standard Screw Co., which had a division in Elyria, died of natural causes Thursday in Florida at the age of 91. Mongerson moved to Elyria in 1963 from Chicago after he was named vice president and general manager of Standard Screw Co. Western Division, which changed its name to Read More…

Oberlin students march to protest raise in tuition

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OBERLIN — Oberlin College is often known as a bastion of social justice, but some students fear that the rising cost of tuition might negate that image. On Friday, about 50 Oberlin College students marched around campus and conducted sit-ins inside school buildings, protesting the 3.9 percent increase in tuition planned for next year. Tuition Read More…

Wagner’s business a marquee attraction

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ELYRIA — Wagner Electric Sign Co. is used to having its work featured in lights. The West Ridge Road firm that celebrated its 60th year in business in 2014 is known for its illuminated business signs. But fully half of the work it does winds up beckoning movie and theatergoers across the nation who pass Read More…

Women held captive in Cleveland home release memoir

NEW YORK — When Amanda Berry’s toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn’t always get to her — because she was chained and couldn’t move that far. Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry’s life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were Read More…

South Amherst fiscal clerk quits amid probe

SOUTH AMHERST — Kim Green resigned Tuesday as South Amherst’s clerk/treasurer and is the target of a criminal investigation for allegedly stealing large sums of money from the village. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said the amount of missing money appears to be well into the six-figure range, but he and South Amherst Police Chief Read More…

ELECTION 2015: Brinda outspending Grace in Elyria mayoral primary

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda is vastly outspending former Mayor Bill Grace in the Democratic primary, according to campaign finance reports that were due Thursday at the Lorain County Board of Elections. Brinda, who defeated Grace four years ago, has spent $21,048 so far on her campaign and received another $2,335 in in-kind Read More…

Three Lorain men arrested for Craigslist scam

LORAIN — Three people were arrested in connection with a Craigslist vehicle scam and a robbery Thursday. Aaron Morgan Neal, 18, Bakari Sims, 18, and Philip Anthony Smith, 18, all of Lorain, were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery Thursday. Neal and Sims were also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Neal Read More…

UPDATED: Home of OSU commit searched by U.S. marshals

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — U.S. marshals, looking for a fugitive on its Dangerous Dozen list, searched a North Ridgeville home and found a substantial amount of marijuana. Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force searched the home of Rhonda Young in the 32100 block of Cook Road about 10 a.m. Thursday, looking for her Read More…

UPDATED: Oberlin superintendent Schroth dies

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OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools Superintendent John Schroth died Thursday morning in his Oberlin home following a long battle with cancer, according to a statement released by Assistant Superintendent Jim Eibel. Schroth, 53, worked with Oberlin Schools since 2007 when he took the position of director of operations/assistant superintendent. He became superintendent in 2011 and during Read More…