August 21, 2014

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Habitat for Humanity dedicates first new home in 4 years

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ELYRIA — On a rainy day in April, Lorain County Habitat for Humanity employees and volunteers broke ground in a muddy lot at 311 Franklin Ave. On Tuesday, their sweat and labor paid off with the dedication of a new home for a single mother and her two young children. “This was raised with love Read More…

Lorain County Fair Schedule Wednesday, Aug. 20

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7:30 a.m. – Gates Open 9 a.m. – Junior Fair Dairy Goat/Market Dairy Goat, Barn 9 9 a.m. – Junior Fair Saddle Horse Judging, Ring A 9 a.m. – Open Class Ponies and Stalled Hitch Classes, Grandstand Noon – Junior Fair Market Beef Show, Show Barn 4 12:30 p.m. – Open Class Judging: Flowers 1 Read More…

Lorain County Fairgrounds morph into satellite site for restaurateurs

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WELLINGTON — For 52 weeks a year, local restaurateurs serve up beloved dishes in the same spot they have called home for years. But when the Lorain County Fair is open, many find it the perfect time to take their shows on the road. Among the food vendors this week are local favorites like Midway Read More…

Foreigner concert at Lorain County Fair cut short by storms

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It was a “Hot Blooded,” albeit short, Lorain County Fair show Tuesday night when Foreigner rocked the packed-to-the-rafters grandstand in Wellington. Sadly, rain came less than 45 minutes into the show. Even though original lead singer Lou Gramm is no longer a part of the band, the audience didn’t seem to care as long as Read More…

Lorain County law enforcement agencies get military gear from federal program

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ELYRIA — Law enforcement in Lorain County has obtained dozens of guns, seven vehicles and other assorted gear through a federal program that provides military hardware to police agencies across the country. Among the most recent acquisitions are two Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, commonly known as MRAPs, which were awarded to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Read More…

First-year food booths at Lorain County Fair challenged to find a following

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WELLINGTON — Gone are the days of purely traditional food booths where fairgoers relied on forms of fried dough, hot dogs on sticks and cans of pop for lunch and dinner. On Monday, the 169th annual Lorain County Fair opened its gates, and with it, numerous stands selling food that ranged from teriyaki noodles prepared Read More…

Proposed natural gas pipeline would cross Lorain County

Developers are planning to build a natural gas pipeline that would cross through Lorain County. Representatives of the Nexus Gas Transmission project, a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas across Ohio and Michigan and into Ontario, recently sent letters to residents in Lorain County seeking permission to access property to perform surveying activities. Nexus Read More…

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

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NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley. Slow-cooked beef was served with gnocchi fashioned out ofMcDonald’s french fries and Read More…

Westlake man, 22, accused of stabbing parents

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A Westlake man sustained life-threatening injuries after he and his wife were stabbed by their son Monday night, according to police. Police received a 911 hang-up call from 27965 Southbridge Drive at 10:18 p.m. Monday. A callback by dispatch revealed that two residents had been stabbed by their son, Robert Jaworski, 22, according to a Read More…

10 Things to Know, Tuesday, Aug. 19

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Arrests, tear gas mar Ferguson night  Despite the deployment of the National Guard, who stood back, clashes between police and protesters continued in the St. Louis suburb where the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Read More…