April 28, 2015

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AFL-CIO endorsements include two not on ballot

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LORAIN — The Lorain County AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has issued its political endorsements for the year, including for two men who aren’t on the ballot. The labor organization endorsed Tim Carrion, who is president of the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress for mayor of Lorain and its own president, Harry Williamson, for Lorain Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, April 23

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EU urged to take action on Mediterranean migrants The leaders will examine a plan to respond to the crisis, after more than 10,000 migrants are plucked from seas between Italy and Libya in a week and hundreds Read More…

Second Harvest Food Bank readies for move into new Lorain facility

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio's new facility on Baumhart Road in Lorain on April 22. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Even though the cavernous space rapidly taking shape as the new home of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio now has walls, offices and freezer rooms, it’s still plenty big. “People keep coming in and saying it looks bigger now than when it was all open,” Julie Chase-Morefield, Second Harvest’s executive Read More…

Field forms to replace Tucker as Lorain school superintendent

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LORAIN — The first two candidates applying to succeed retiring Superintendent Tom Tucker are former Alliance and Brookfield Superintendent Stephen Stohla and Bruce Thomas, superintendent of the Albert Einstein Academy, a Westlake charter school. Tucker was chosen over Stohla in 2012. Stohla, who grew up in Lorain and was a 1966 Admiral King High School Read More…

Wellington school board rescinds budget cuts after public outcry

WELLINGTON — The power of the public has saved Wellington Schools’ full-day kindergarten program and a speech pathologist for at least another year. On Tuesday, following community outrage over $2.4 million of proposed budget cuts to the school district and teachers’ salaries, the Board of Education decided to retain full-day kindergarten and keep Joanna Hornbeck Read More…

Retired Lorain police officer not charged for five days after leaving scene of Amherst accident

AMHERST — A retired Lorain police officer wrecked his car last week and then left the scene, according to an Amherst police report. Fred Breeding II, 48, wasn’t cited until five days after the April 14 crash, when he was issued charges for failure to control and leaving the scene of the accident, the report Read More…

American Hood Systems announces 8,000-square-foot expansion in Elyria facility

ELYRIA — American Hood Systems announced plans Wednesday for an 8,000-square-foot building expansion that will result in up to 20 new jobs over the next 24 months. Located on Reaser Court, the company manufactures exhaust hoods, supply fans, exhaust fans, and fire suppression systems. Its partner, Web-based Hood Mart Inc., is billed as the top Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain man wounded in home invasion shooting

LORAIN — William Fiske said he was asleep in his home on Grant Street about 3 a.m. Wednesday when he was awakened by the sound of his back door being broken in. Fiske, who was in his bedroom, said he then heard Jimmie James, his brother-in-law, fighting in the kitchen with the man who had Read More…

UPDATED: Caffeine powder ban moves through Ohio Senate committee

Selling pure caffeine could soon become illegal in Ohio, nearly a year after a LaGrange teenager died from ingesting pure caffeine powder. On Wednesday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee approved Senate Bill 7, which was introduced in February by state Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville. The bill would make the sale of pure caffeine, sold Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, April 22

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Italian premier presses EU on migrant reform Matteo Renzi says the European Union must devise a policy to stop the flood of migrants setting out from Libya, including establishing refugee camps in Niger and Sudan. 2. Yemen’s Read More…