April 19, 2014


Open Door students learn Christians also celebrate Passover

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ELYRIA — A table set with matzo bread, grape juice standing in as wine, parsley, horseradish and an apple and nut mixture allowed students at Open Door Christian School to participate Wednesday afternoon in a fast-paced Passover Seder, a ritual meal recounting God’s freeing of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Some may wonder Read More…

Planned Route 57 widening sparks debate in Grafton

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GRAFTON — Widening of state Route 57 from two to three lanes has caused a divide. County and village officials at a Wednesday public meeting attended by about 100 people stressed portions of the road will remain open during the seven-month, $4.62 million project. The 1.25-mile project is from the railroad tracks by the Harvest Read More…

JVS carpentry lab air quality tests come back clean

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OBERLIN — Lorain County Joint Vocational School officials are pleased that two carpentry lab air quality and particulate tests showed no concerns. The tests, completed March 17 and 18 by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Safex Inc., indicated that the individuals tested for wood dust did not exceed the permissible exposure limit set by 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…

Vermilion Road repair project upsets residents, businesses

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BROWNHELM TWP. — Business owners are concerned that a planned road closure on Vermilion Road to repair erosion that threatens to collapse the road will hurt their bottom lines. The repair work, which includes using massive pylons to stabilize the ground and shifting about 1,200 feet of roadway, is slated to begin June 9, which Read More…

Students’ photo project aims to put bullying in perspective

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OBERLIN — “Fat.” “Ugly.” “Stupid.” Those are words that Oberlin and Wellington students have been called or have used to describe a classmate. Langston Middle School student Tali Brown said she has heard those words used to describe a classmate, but it wasn’t until she participated in the “This is me” project through Common Ground’s Read More…

Judge Darrel Bilancini says Avon Lake needs full-time court

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AVON LAKE — Judge Darrel Bilancini wants the Avon Lake Municipal Court to become a full-time court. Although the court is open for regular business Monday through Friday, Bilancini himself typically takes the bench only on Tuesdays and Thursdays in his capacity as a part-time judge. When Bilancini isn’t on the bench, he works as Read More…

Man, 71, hit by car, dies on daily walk

PITTSFIELD TWP. — When a bad back and heel spurs made running difficult about 25 years ago, Wellington resident John Sobieski began walking three miles per day.
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Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

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  CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state’s gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid “premature celebration and confusion” in case it’s overturned on appeal. Judge Timothy Black stayed his ruling ordering Read More…

Man who allegedly ran from police arrested

LORAIN – A Lorain man who ran off and evaded arrest after a traffic stop on Sunday was not as lucky on Tuesday when he tried to run from officers again, police said. Landon Davis, 18, was charged with obstructing official business, no driver’s license and improper display on plates at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Read More…