April 26, 2015

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Victims of domestic violence the focus of Friday vigil in Elyria

ELYRIA – Domestic violence and sexual assault are situations found in some homes across Lorain County. On Friday, there will be a vigil in honor of those who are not only victims of crimes, but who also have witnessed and survived the aftermath of those crimes. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week began Sunday and runs Read More…

Stakes high for Keystone Schools levy

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LAGRANGE — The importance of the campaign to convince voters to provide the Keystone school district with its first boost in operating money in more than 20 years is evident in the fact that campaign is bigger than any before. The bulked-up effort includes 200 yard signs going up around the community, 10 bigger signs Read More…

Gillotti named county’s Veteran of the Year

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LORAIN — The men and women, clad in caps and suits adorned with medals, who filled the Italian American Veterans Home on Saturday evening may not all have known each other well, but they were all family, in a way. “We care about each other. We take care of one another,” guest speaker Sgt. Maj. Read More…

Lorain County Task Force collects a ton of drugs in six months

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Lorain County residents got rid of more than 2,000 pounds of prescription drugs in six short months. On Saturday, the Lorain County Drug Task Force collected 2,257 pounds of prescription medications that residents had deposited since September in the 14 drug drop boxes in Lorain County. The drop boxes, installed at police stations around the Read More…

Lorain suspends garage superintendent

LORAIN — The city’s garage superintendent was placed on leave in March pending an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing. Bob Evans was placed on paid administrative leave March 30 while the city conducts an investigation into his actions, according to a letter given to Evans from Safety-Service Director Robert Fowler last month. “An allegation has Read More…

Lorain mayor offered land sites to Bendix

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LORAIN — Mayor Chase Ritenauer proposed three potential sites in the city of Lorain to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems where the company could relocate its current Elyria corporate headquarters. Ritenauer sent the information to Bendix on March 23, nearly a month after the company announced that it was leaving Elyria, where it has been based Read More…

One plan, two falls, a river of divide over Cascade project proposal

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ELYRIA — Craig Limpach is a man with a vision. With a telescoping document tube slung over his shoulder — it holds the plans to a concept Limpach said could help propel Elyria into the future — the landscape architect said he has crisscrossed the city to make, at his estimation, 54 presentations of his Read More…

Judge rejects lawsuit targeting Oberlin firearms ordinances

ELYRIA — A county judge has shot down a lawsuit against the city of Oberlin challenging an ordinance that makes it illegal for those who aren’t allowed to have guns to carry weapons in the city’s parks. In a decision handed down this week, Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers ruled that in its Read More…

Middle Avenue parking ban goes into effect in Elyria on Monday

ELYRIA — Starting Monday, anyone who parks a car on Middle Avenue will have to find someplace else to leave their wheels. The city is instituting a parking ban from Third Street south to Oberlin-Elyria Road to facilitate the ongoing $4.2 million construction project. To keep everything moving quickly and safely on the street for Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, April 17

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Italian leader, Obama will discuss Matteo Renzi and the U.S. president will be comparing notes on a range of issues, including Libya, the migrant issues stemming from the chaos there, Islamic State militants and Ukraine. 2. Read More…