July 30, 2015

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Elyria economic development official leaving for Louisiana

ELYRIA — Days after the announcement one of the city’s biggest employers is moving to nearby Avon, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda confirmed the loss of the economic development specialist she personally hired in 2013. James Graham resigned, effective last Friday, and is taking a job in Minden, La., in an unknown position. In Graham’s short Read More…

Horse farm owner not happy with NEXUS

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GRAFTON TWP. — A resident was left angry and frustrated with NEXUS surveyors who she said entered her property with little regard for it or her horses. Lori Swain owns a farm on state Route 303 with six horses, one of which is blind, and she said surveyors dug 40 to 50 holes in a Read More…

UPDATED: Police seek help finding missing teen

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen who was reported missing from her grandmother’s home. Kaylon Hall, 15, was placed into her grandmother’s care in the 100 block of Mariner’s Circle on July 21 by Lorain County Children Services and her grandmother reported her missing the next Read More…

Vermilion man treated, released after one-car wreck

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a Vermilion man was flown to MetroHealth hospital in Cleveland after swerving to avoid a deer early Sunday morning. Arthur Mead, 23, was driving eastbound on Mason Road near Harrison Road in Erie County at about 2:30 a.m., a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Mead Read More…

ODH: Infant mortality dipped in 2013, but still higher than national average

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s infant mortality rate declined slightly in 2013, though it continues to far exceed the national average, according to state health data released Monday. Infant mortality is measured as deaths of live-born babies before their first birthdays. The three leading causes of such deaths in Ohio are prematurity or pre-term births, sleep-related Read More…

Gas prices down markedly in Ohio, could fall farther

COLUMBUS — Falling gas prices are greeting motorists in Ohio as the work week gets under way. The average for a gallon of regular gas in the state was about $2.46 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s down 17 cents compared with last week and Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, July 27

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama holds talks on security, human rights in Ethiopia He’s the first sitting American president to visit the East African nation. 2. Who targets Kurds in Northern Syrian region Syria’s main Kurdish militia and an activist group Read More…

Lorain County agency to open heroin treatment center in Medina

Four newborn babies at Medina Hospital last month tested positive for heroin at one time, and the mothers were unable to take their babies home, Medina County Job and Family Services Director Mead Wilkins said. “We had to take custody of the babies,” Wilkins said. “Then we have to take the babies down to the Read More…

Lorain rolls out new road paver

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LORAIN — A newly bought road paver will help make some of Lorain’s notoriously bumpy roads smoother. The 2010 LeeBoy asphalt paver, purchased used for $67,400 in April from the Hudson-based McClean Co., recently hit the streets. The paver will allow the Lorain’s Street Department to do more road improvements in-house rather than contracting out Read More…

Community gathers to remember boy who drowned

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Members of the Bay Village Early Childhood School PTA hold candles in memory of Sidney Heidrick during a vigil organized by the group Sunday evening at Huntington Reservation in Bay Village.

BAY VILLAGE — Four-year-old suspected drowning victim Sidney Heidrick’s parents grieved for their son along with about 200 people at Huntington Reservation on Sunday night. John Heidrick, Sidney’s father, held Woody, an action figure from the “Toy Story” movies, and a children’s book throughout the one-hour memorial. The toy and the book were favorites of Read More…