May 29, 2015

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Grant a wish come true for arts

State money would convert Eagles building into city culture hub with Palace Theatre LORAIN — A state grant of more than $400,000 could help turn the Palace Theatre into a central hub for arts in the city. The theater intends to partner with the city to renovate the Eagles building, located next to the theater Read More…

Lorain officer cleared of two charges

Investigation continues on remaining two charges LORAIN — Police Sgt. James Wolford has been cleared of wrongdoing in two of the four complaints pending against him. Lt. Jim Rohner said he is still investigating two other complaints against Wolford. In the first complaint that Wolford was cleared of, he had been accused of getting into Read More…

Oberlin Council moves to prevent tax loss in downtown project

OBERLIN — Three Oberlin College alumni are getting ready to break ground in a month or two on the long-awaited $14 million East College Street project at the site of the old Rax restaurant. But with an eye for caution, Oberlin City Council voted 6 to 1 Tuesday night to amend a development agreement to Read More…

Avon woman denies lying to get protection from court bailiff

AVON LAKE — Cynthia Mingus said Tuesday that she had good reason to seek a civil stalking protection order against Avon Lake Municipal Court Bailiff Mark Hagedorn earlier this month. “I had a legitimate concern for my safety because I was threatened over the phone,” Mingus said as she left what was supposed to have Read More…

Proposed convention center in Cleveland faces cost overruns

CLEVELAND — A proposed riverfront convention center in Cleveland could be facing cost overruns. Developer Forest City Commercial Group says building a riverfront convention center will exceed the $400 million cap set by the county, even with a substantial redesign to trim $100 million in costs. The proposed center would replace the current aging convention Read More…

Camps let kids explore Oberlin history

OBERLIN — For the next few weeks, day-campers at the Oberlin Heritage Center are giving up their video games and cell phones to delve into a little bit of history, starting with the Civil War era. The Heritage Center is offering four week-long camps for students ages 8 to 13.  Hands on History To register Read More…

Oberlin/Wellington roundup: July 23, 2008

Piano competition at Oberlin Conservatory The 14th Oberlin International Piano Competition and Festival is Saturday to Aug. 3. The event is the Oberlin Conservatory of Music’s annual event for young pianists. The competition culminates in a final round in Warner Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Aug. 2. The winner will take home $10,000, the largest Read More…

Oberlin/Wellington blotter: July 23, 2008

Oberlin police Thursday, July 3 1:35 p.m. – Groveland St., TeaunBush, 20, of Elyria, charged with driving under suspension, having a loud muffler and possession of marijuana. Sunday, July 6 10:35 p.m. – North Main Street, Oberlin Inn, woman reported items missing from her room. Monday, July 7 3:28 a.m. – Parsons Road Reservoir, contractor Read More…

Does pricey gas save lives?

COLUMBUS — Rising prices at the gas pump appear to be having at least one positive effect: Traffic deaths around the country are plummeting, just as they did during the Arab oil embargo three decades ago. Researchers with the National Safety Council report a 9 percent drop in motor vehicle deaths overall through May compared Read More…

Survey: It`s cheapest to fill up on Tuesdays

CINCINNATI — After closely monitoring gasoline prices around Cincinnati, a newspaper concludes that Tuesday is the cheapest day of the week for filling up. The Cincinnati Enquirer says with help from the Oil Price Information Service, it tracked fuel prices during May and June at 716 local service stations. The paper says prices consistently went Read More…