July 30, 2015

Elyria
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Metro Parks to hold a raptor-ous weekend

CARLISLE TWP. — It’s like having Animal Planet in your own backyard, according to a naturalist at the Lorain County Metro Parks Carlisle Visitors Center who works with birds of prey at the park’s Raptor Center. Children especially enjoy seeing these birds up close, learning about their nature and of course, their hunting prowess, says Read More…

Dems need replacement candidate

CLEVELAND — Democrats have until Oct. 27 to find a candidate to replace the late U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones on the November ballot but held off speculating Thursday who that might be out of respect for the congresswoman’s family. By law, party leaders must find a replacement, said Jeff Ortega, a spokesman for Secretary Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Auction a place for 4-Hers to show off their projects, earn money

WELLINGTON — A rapid-fire string of incomprehensible syllables coming out of a grown man can mean only one thing — it’s auction time again at the Lorain County Fair. The Junior Fair Auction, a staple of the county fair, is a chance for 4-Hers to show off their livestock projects and maybe make a little Read More…

Lorain plans another downtown blight study

The city of Lorain plans to conduct a blight study along Broadway through downtown Lorain from Erie Avenue to the underpass between 11th and 12th streets. The study is part of a possible redevelopment plan for the area, Lorain County Administrator Jim Cordes told county commissioners before they voted to lend the city and Lorain Read More…

Lorain cop accused of 1993 rape

ELYRIA — Fifteen years after the alleged incident, embattled Lorain police officer Stanley Marrero has been indicted on rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and menacing by stalking charges. The allegations stem from two July 1993 encounters Marrero had with a woman whose apartment he visited with other officers to investigate a break-in attempt. The Read More…

Elyria Schools just short of effective

ELYRIA — Gaining the fraction of a percentage point needed to move Elyria Schools from continuous improvement to effective didn’t come last school year, placing the district in roughly the same spot as it was in 2007, school officials said. That’s the news the Ohio Department of Education will officially release Tuesday when the report Read More…

Lorain Schools consider 3-step plan

LORAIN — When it comes to building a huge new high school or two smaller ones, a Lorain Board of Education subcommittee decided it would recommend a three-part course for a Lorain Schools remedy. The Lorain Schools Facilities Review Committee’s recommendation starts with asking the school board to go back to the state and try Read More…

Oberlin to start school tipline

OBERLIN — If you’ve ever seen bullies picking on a kid, now you can do something about it. The Oberlin school district is starting a hot line so people can call in anonymous tips about problems in the district. Superintendent Geoffrey Andrews said the Oberlin Schools will use the system on a trial basis for Read More…

Lorain cops find beating suspects

LORAIN — Police have tracked down the two “vertically challenged” brothers and their juvenile cousin involved in the alleged beating of a 49-year-old Lorain man. Diraus Wagner, 18, his 16-year-old brother and their 13-year-old cousin, all of Lorain, admitted to the Aug. 6 beating of a 49-year-old man who told police at the time that Read More…

Pioneer Days canceled over dropping attendance

VERMILION — The Lorain County Metro Parks has canceled this year’s Pioneer Days event. “We’re going to take a step back and evaluate the festival,” said Sarah Sharp, the Metro Parks’ public information officer.  “We’d like to bring something back that’s bigger and better.” The annual event had been held at the Mill Hollow area Read More…