April 1, 2015

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County awards Durkee bridge contract

EATON TWP. — Material bids for the Durkee Road bridge, north of Giles Road, were awarded Thursday to Cambridge-based Ohio Bridge Co., Lorain County Engineer Ken Carney said. The contract totaled $29,277 for material. The engineer’s estimate was $46,228 with material, labor and equipment. The outside beams of the steel bridge are deteriorating and will Read More…

Lorain in line to get $500K anti-crime grant

LORAIN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Thursday that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $500,000 for the city of Lorain and the Northern Ohio Violent Crime Consortium. The funds were included in the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2009. Brown said the project is critical to fight crime Read More…

Flea market owner remembered for giving back to community

AMHERST TOWNSHIP — Longtime flea market owner Lolita Ann Mock, who died last weekend at 76 years old from injuries sustained in a car accident, was remembered as an astute woman whose knack for business didn’t keep her from finding ways to give breaks to people in need. A longtime Amherst resident, Mock had co-owned Read More…

Factory building avoids damage in fire

ELYRIA — A fire at a dock at the former General Industries building caused a lot of smoke — but no real damage — because the structure was being taken apart for salvage, fire officials said. The fire was reported by a passerby at 12:34 p.m. and was extinguished by 1 p.m., said Assistant Fire Read More…

Blotter: June 27, 2008

Lorain police Tuesday, June 24 9:01 a.m. – 3200 block Reid Ave., a man said a 19-year-old neighbor was shooting cats with a BB gun and shot out his car window. 1:29 p.m. – Rite-Aid, Broadway, two 17-year-old boys cited for shoplifting. 5 p.m. – Sally’s Beauty Supply, Meister Road, shoplifting. 6:40 p.m. – 3200 Read More…

TrueNorth festival and concert Saturday

AVON LAKE — Nature and the arts will come together Saturday at the TrueNorth Cultural Arts Fest at Miller Road Park. More than 30 artists will demonstrate their crafts and sell their creations from noon to 7:30 p.m. There will also be live music performances, tours of the Civil War-era Peter Miller House and performance Read More…

Elyria football booster tries a comfy fundraiser

Mattress sale The one-day mattress sale will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the high school gymnasium. Samples of brand name mattress sets will be on display and will sell for 40 to 60 percent of retail price. Orders placed Saturday will be delivered at a later date. For more information, contact Mike Read More…

SafetyTown mixes fun and safety instruction

LAGRANGE — Raven Nichols giggled in anticipation at Safety Town on Thursday. Not only did he get a chance to ride around a child-sized town in a shiny red tractor, but he got a chance to spend time inside a LaGrange Township ambulance. Raven, 5, watched in fascination as paramedic Mike Foreman placed a device Read More…

Grafton/LaGrange notebook: June 27, 2008

Name your firework When the fireworks are set off next week in Grafton, do you want to hear your name announced with them? Naming rights of fireworks are being offered for shells exploded during the fireworks display in Grafton. The fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Thursday and the Grafton Midview Business Association is collecting Read More…

Man spins out of control, flips truck into ditch

WELLINGTON TWP. — A New London man’s truck flipped into a ditch after spinning out of control Thursday night on West Road. Trooper Jeff Kaess of the Ohio Highway Patrol said Jarod Moffit, 28, was driving too fast just south of state Route 18 when he lost control, crushing much of his Ford F-250 and Read More…