January 30, 2015

Mostly clear

Rumpke delays trash collection

Due to inclement weather, Rumpke trash and recycling services for residential customers did not take place Monday due to inclement weather, meaning service will be delayed one day for the rest of this week, weather permitting.  

10 Things to Know, Tuesday, Jan. 27

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Northeast hunkers down as storm totals are downgraded  For most, predictions of massive snow accumulations will not materialize. But Boston could still see about 2 feet and New York 10 to 20 inches. 2. Japan optimistic about Read More…

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years later

Paula Lebovics, an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor, points to a photo showing herself as a child and other children at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp pictured after the camp was liberated by the Soviet Red Army, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland. Lebovics was 11 at that time. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz were tinged with a sense of Read More…

Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC


BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total Read More…

Business owner donates coats to older students


Snowy weather and warm coats go hand-in-hand. But for too many teenagers in Elyria and Lorain, they don’t. To help, B’s Car Stereo in Sheffield on Monday donated about 50 new coats at the Elyria Schools Administration Building to be distributed to Elyria middle and high school students. Another shipment of coats will be taken Read More…

Brookside High School partners with Lorain County Community College

Roy Church, right, president of Lorain County Community College, presents Sheffield/Sheffield Lake Superintendent Michael Cook a MyUniversity sweatshirt at Monday’s school board meeting. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD — Starting in September, students at Brookside High School may begin classes to earn an associate’s degree by the time they graduate — free of charge. Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools is partnering with Lorain County Community College to implement Cardinal College as part of LCCC’s MyUniversity program. Beginning in the ninth grade, students can Read More…

Avon to seek land by eminent domain for park

AVON — City Council approved a resolution Monday declaring the city’s intent to take land from a private developer through eminent domain for use as a public park. After meeting in executive session to discuss imminent litigation and the purchase and sale of property, City Council members voted in favor of taking the land. Despite Read More…

Lorain considering drug lab cleanup plan

LORAIN — City officials are considering holding property owners responsible for drug labs found on their property. Leon Mason, director of building, housing and planning, proposed an ordinance at a committee meeting Monday regarding how to address potential clandestine drug labs inside city limits — by making property owners pay for the cost of cleanup. Read More…

Fee planned to fight floods in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents can expect to pay between $3 and $10 a month under a planned stormwater management fee to help improve flood-prone neighborhoods. Residents raised many questions over the proposed stormwater management program during a two-hour meeting Monday. “We want to get this in front of us,” Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, said Read More…

UPDATE: Keystone Schools to seek 7.95-mill levy in May election

LAGRANGE — “How can you do the same job if you don’t have the same amount of staffing?” Keystone Schools interim Superintendent Franco Gallo asked rhetorically at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Gallo will be faced with that task after the May 5 primary whether voters approve or reject a 7.95-mill levy that board members Read More…