July 25, 2014

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Lorain prepares for Roverfest concert

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LORAIN — A Saturday concert that will host one of the largest crowds Lorain has seen in years may also bring increased exposure, commerce and tourism, according to some city officials. Roverfest, an annual concert series hosted by Cleveland radio show Rover’s Morning Glory, will be staged at the Black River Landing on Saturday in Read More…

Sheffield Lake plans paving projects

SHEFFIELD LAKE — The Sheffield Lake Service Department plans to repave 13 streets this summer. Milling of Belle and Brockley avenues is scheduled to start the first week of August, with paving starting as soon as possible, according to service director Len Smith. Smith said the city also intends to pave portions of Stark and Read More…

Lorain pays IRS $246,000 for 2011 tax form error

LORAIN — The city of Lorain paid $246,376.25 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in May to settle issues raised by an audit that showed the city had failed to send out proper tax forms to some vendors in the 2011 tax year. Lorain City Auditor Ron Mantini said that he hopes that some of Read More…

UPDATED: Woman hospitalized after Sheffield Twp. house fire

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — A Sheffield Township woman remained hospitalized Wednesday evening after fire broke out in her home. Christine Dyer, 60, was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning for smoke inhalation, according to her son, Brian Stewart. He said she was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland for further evaluation Wednesday Read More…

A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17′s victims

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In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his Read More…

Woman hit in face with rock faces long recovery

This undated photo shows Randy Budd and his wife, Sharon Budd, a middle school language arts teacher. They live in Uniontown, south of Akron.  (AP Photo/Randy Budd)

DANVILLE, Pa. — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd’s skull: To keep her alive. After nearly two weeks, including surgery lasting more than 13 hours that involved removing damaged parts of her brain, they are cautiously optimistic. Read More…

Avon Lake deer culling ordinance signed into law

Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka discusses a recent deer attack as Police Chief Duane Streator listens. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — The city’s deer culling ordinance was signed into law Tuesday after city and state officials laid out the details of how deer will be killed. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka, along with members of the Police Department, City Council and the Ohio Division of Wildlife, held a press conference at the city’s Read More…

Lorain open to allowing homeless shelter to remain at site

St. Joseph Homeless Shelter may be closing its doors at midnight Monday  because of disputes with the city over fire codes. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The St. Joseph Overnight Homeless Shelter will likely stay put. In February, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Cleveland’s plan to relocate from 317 W. 15th St., to the former Horizon Daycare center at 205 W. 14th St. Catholic Charities agreed to invest $350,000 to $400,000 to Read More…

Sheffield Township seeking funds to address flooding problems

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Denise Szabo-Ortiz worries when it rains. Szabo-Ortiz’s basement at 4220 Clifton Ave. has flooded twice since 2011 despite two sump pumps and a backup electrical generator there. When up to five inches of rain fell on Lorain County in an intense May 12 thunderstorm, Szabo-Ortiz said she sustained $15,000 in damage including Read More…

Instructors protest potential Head Start cuts

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LORAIN — Lorain County Community Action Agency employees who are most often seen in the classroom took to the streets Tuesday to protest the agency’s plan to restructure the Head Start program and lay off about 25 assistant teachers. The group of mostly women carried signs with messages such as “Be Fair to the Ones Read More…