October 23, 2014

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Elyria opposes liquor sales at former Shopway

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ELYRIA — The business at 175 Lake Ave. is being run by a new owner with a new business, but the old Shopway Food Mart’s reputation can’t be forgotten. Elyria City Council doesn’t want any business at that location to have a liquor permit and has asked Law Director Scott Serazin to file a formal Read More…

Safety first as future plans discussed for Cascade Park

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ELYRIA — The year 2015 for Cascade Park will be one of rebranding and reclaiming, said officials with the Lorain County Metro Parks. In a little more than two months the parks district will take over day-to-day operations of the historic park in the city’s center, but officials are not waiting until Jan. 1 to Read More…

Ruling on police contract favors North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A federal conciliator issued a ruling Monday that sided with the city in its roughly year-long talks with police over a wage hike. Law Director Andrew Crites announced the decision in between an Administrative Committee meeting and City Council’s regular session Monday night. The ruling sided with the city’s longstanding offer of Read More…

Lorain Council OKs vacant house registry

LORAIN — The city hopes to tackle the multitude of issues vacant homes present by holding the owners, including banks, of such properties accountable for upkeep. City Council voted 10-1 Monday in favor of an ordinance that establishes a vacant property registry. According to Leon Mason, Building, Housing and Planning Department director, the owner of Read More…

Worst-case scenario for Lorain Schools: A $5 million deficit projected in 2016

LORAIN — A worst-case scenario has Lorain Schools facing a $5 million deficit in 2016, school Treasurer Dale Weber told Board of Education members Monday. The scenario in Weber’s semi-annual five-year forecast is based on the percentage of annual state taxpayer money to the district remaining flat and money lost to charter schools, open enrollment Read More…

Committee approves Lorain Schools recovery plan

LORAIN — A revised Academic Recovery Plan was approved Monday by the state-appointed Lorain Academic Distress Commission. The commission, part of last year’s state academic takeover of Lorain Schools due to low test scores, revised the plan that was passed last year. The revised plan calls for “ambitious, yet realistic” increases of 3 to 5 Read More…

Man wanted for escape allegedly attempts to evade police again

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ELYRIA – A man with a warrant for escape tried to evade police again Sunday when he ran from officers, jumped into the Black River and swam for a moment before he was caught. Bruce Johnson, 24, was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and an escape warrant from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Read More…

10 Things to Know, Monday, Oct. 20

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Why suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions in Social Security  The payments flowed through a loophole that has given the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the country and keep the benefits, according Read More…

Family: Infected nurse who was in Ohio would not disregard protocol

A Tallmadge auxiliary police officer keeps watch on a home Thursday where Amber Joy Vinson stayed over the weekend before flying home to Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The family of a Dallas nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after flying to Cleveland and returning home said Sunday that she wouldn’t knowingly expose herself or anyone else to it. It said in a statement issued through a Washington, D.C.-based spokesman that suggestions nurse Amber Vinson ignored medical or government Read More…

Ed FitzGerald makes campaign stop in Lorain

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LORAIN — Tables were ready for a crowd of 250 but only a handful of people Sunday afternoon were present when gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald stopped in Lorain. FitzGerald traveled across Ohio last week on his “Kitchen Table” tour, geared at meeting with Ohioans to discuss the issues that most affect them. One of the Read More…