July 1, 2016

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The Morning Hit–6/29/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. 11 straight! The Tribe was victorious for the Read More…

County leaders rally to urge better transit

  ELYRIA — Local leaders took to the streets for a rally Tuesday in hopes of pushing the county commissioners to change course and support a dedicated levy earmarked exclusively for public transportation. Prior to the rally, they already had swayed one of the three commissioners — Democrat Matt Lundy, who last week had pressed Read More…

Cleveland getting ready to host the Grand Old Party

  CLEVELAND — Balloons will fall in Quicken Loans Arena after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech on a stage now being built for the Republican National Convention next month. “It’s where Mr. Trump will speak and he will deliver his address and his vision to the world … of how Read More…

Owners of T&A Bar vow change at liquor license hearing

  ELYRIA — The owners of the troubled T&A Bar & Grill say they’re willing to do whatever it takes to keep their establishment open including fencing off the parking lot after the 1 a.m. last call. The bar, named for its owners Tony and Angela Carter, is again in danger of losing its liquor Read More…

Lorain Council considers charging for vacant buildings

  LORAIN — A new fee structure aimed at vacant commercial properties was discussed Monday night’s City Council committee meeting. The ordinance, which was discussed by the Police and Fire Committee, would make it so owners of vacant properties would have to register with the Fire Department and pay fees to do so. “This is Read More…

Lorain City Schools’ finances are shaping up

  LORAIN — The school district’s end-of-the-year finances are better than originally anticipated. At a special board meeting Monday, the last for Dale Weber as the district’s treasurer before he retires and is replaced by Josh Hill, it was announced the district had a $9.3 million unencumbered carryover into the next year. “This is a Read More…

Podcast explores Lorain’s 1924 tornado

  A new weekly podcast series devoted to tornadoes and other weather disasters has chosen the devastating June 28, 1924, tornado that claimed 85 lives in Lorain and Sandusky and destroyed or damaged more than 1,500 homes for its 10th program. The horrific tornado, which ranks as the deadliest in Ohio history, made its debut Read More…

Sheffield Lake to purchase new fire equipment

  SHEFFIELD LAKE — City Council approved Tuesday going out to bid for the purchase of new gear for the fire department. The fire department was awarded a $205,000 Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grant for the purchase of new EKG monitors and self-contained breathing apparatus devices and tanks. Fire Chief Tim Card Read More…

$45 million eyed in opioid fight

Ashley Fox | The Chronicle-Telegram The White House held a conference call Tuesday afternoon on the importance of Congress approving President Barack Obama’s request for more than $1 billion in funding to fight the nationwide opioid drug epidemic. During the call it was revealed that Ohio could be eligible for up to $45 million over Read More…

Elyria police seek thief who broke into cars, stole perfume

ELYRIA — Police are hoping a whiff of Yves Saint Laurent cologne will lead them to a thief. The thief used a blunt object to smash the front passenger-side windows and take luxury fashion items from two cars around the 100 block of Longford Avenue early Monday. The thief took some change and a bottle Read More…