April 24, 2014

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Millions will take to road, pay $3 a gallon for holiday

Santa isn’t the only one who travels a lot at Christmas. According to AAA, 65.2 million Americans — more than 12 million from the Great Lakes region alone — will travel at least 50 miles during this holiday season. And with gas and airfare prices up, they might be more than a little envious of Read More…

Off the beat: Dec. 22, 2007

‘Hannah Montana here I come!’ It’s official. I’m going to the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus “Best of Both Worlds Tour.” Or, should I say my 8-year-old daughter is going to the concert and — as the official chauffeur of the Roberson household — I will be accompanying her to Quicken Loans Arena on Jan. 3. Now, Read More…

Cuyahoga County must scrap election machines

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s chief elections officer decided Friday to have the state’s largest county overhaul its voting system and officials there have already begun the process of getting new machines for the March 4 presidential primary. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections deadlocked a day earlier on whether to switch to a new voting system Read More…

Elyria tax renewal heads to ballot

ELYRIA — Elyria officials say a 5-year, 0.5-percent income tax that voters will be asked to renew in March is the “core of the city’s finances,” as it provides more than $6 million to the general fund. Council on Monday voted 10-0, with one person absent, to place the temporary income-tax renewal on the March Read More…

Food banks struggle even after aid influx

ELYRIA — Christmas is just around the corner and the only thing more barren than the trees outside seemed to be the shelves of food banks. According to a news release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, food banks statewide are experiencing shortages. These shortages have left some agencies rationing their food in order to Read More…

Lorain school celebrates holidays from around the world

The children at Lowell Elementary took a trip around the world, traveling by imagination. Nearly a hundred children sat in a semi-circle on the school gymnasium floor wearing festive hats, strands of tinsel and holiday costumes before their holiday program. Each level, from kindergarten through sixth grade, studied the traditional holiday songs and celebrations of Read More…

Robert J. Kurtz

Robert J. Kurtz, 74, of North Ridgeville, passed away at his residence on Thursday, December 20, 2007, following a battle with cancer. He was born in Cleveland on June 2, 1933. Mr. Kurtz had resided in North Ridgeville since 1971. He attended Lincoln High School in Cleveland and graduated from Lakewood High School in 1951. Read More…

Daniel Petric pleads not guilty

ELYRIA — The son of a Wellington pastor pleaded not guilty this morning in county Common Pleas Court to charges that he fatally shot his mother and critically wounded his father. Daniel Petric, 16, appeared via video feed from the county jail, his face emotionless, much like it has been in previous court appearances, as Read More…

The new EHS: Rough layout shows what might be

A bird’s eye view of the plan  ELYRIA — An architect’s rough layout of the new Elyria High School has given school officials an idea of what it might resemble, though more detailed drawings are expected within a month. THE SCHEDULE School officials hope the timeline will play out as follows: • In February and Read More…

The new EHS: A bird’s eye view

The rough sketch of the new Elyria High School above offers a bird’s-eye view of the layout of the new two-story building. Here’s what’s proposed for the various sections of the new school: (A) Auditorium and music area: An 800-seat auditorium will be built at the southwest corner of the building, attached to the main Read More…