April 25, 2014

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UPDATED: Lorain district awards first round of bids for new high school

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LORAIN — And so it begins. With Monday’s awarding by Board of Education members of $57.5 million in construction bids, work on the new Lorain High School is expected to start next week. The project, at 2600 Ashland Ave., is the last in a 14-building, $208 million project that began in 2002. “We are on Read More…

Radio host Rizzo sentenced Monday

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MEDINA — A Cleveland sports radio host was sentenced to two years of probation Monday after pleading no contest to a disorderly conduct charge after an incident where police were called to his Medina home in December. Tony Rizzo, 52, host of “The Really Big Show” on WKNR-AM, was arrested Dec. 6 at his home Read More…

Lorain man accused of fighting with jailers

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A man with a history of violence against police punched a detention officer in the face when they tried to restrain him in jail, according to police. Alan Saunders, 24, of the 1800 block of Turner Boulevard, Lorain, was charged with assault on a police officer around 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Lorain City Jail. Read More…

Thousands run first Boston Marathon since bombings

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  BOSTON (AP) — With security tight along the 26.2-mile course, nearly 36,000 runners set out from the Boston Marathon starting line Monday in a “Boston Strong” show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage. To the delight of many in the crowd, an American won Read More…

Photos: Lorain County celebrates Easter 2014

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Easter was celebrated in churches and with egg hunts throughout Lorain County this weekend.

Goodwill leader responds to allegations of theft

The head of Goodwill Industries of Lorain County said he hopes the organization’s reputation won’t be tarnished by allegations that Goodwill employees were stealing donations. “We take every accusation of theft seriously,” Goodwill CEO and President Steve Greenwell said Sunday. “Because any dollar that we lose to theft takes away from what our mission is, Read More…

Lorain woman imports a new Easter tradition

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Every year when she was a child, Magdalena Cruz piled her arms full of sand at the beach near her home in El Salvador. Just before Good Friday, she would carry the sand to the main road where she, her family and her neighbors arranged it into designs on the ground, which stretched far down Read More…

Drug turn-in day set for April 26

The annual prescription drug turn-in day is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti announced that the Lorain County Drug Task Force and its participating departments are sponsoring the event. Residents may dispose of outdated or no longer needed medications without having them enter the water supply or being diverted by Read More…

Former manager sues Goodwill Industries for wrongful termination

The former human resources manager for Goodwill Industries of Lorain County filed a lawsuit against the agency Friday, claiming wrongful termination after she was fired for investigating an alleged theft scheme within the agency. Pamela Dietz, of Avon Lake, filed the lawsuit in Lorain County Common Pleas Court in a detailed complaint that spells out Read More…

Farmers market moves to Broad Street

ELYRIA — The now-vacant parcel at 328 E. Broad St. will host a farmers market and art showcase. Elyria City Hall and a Sears department store used to sit there, but the decayed building was razed a year ago after the city’s Building Department condemned it. A seeded green space was left after crews demolished Read More…