April 29, 2016

Elyria
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Avon Lake Council solicits ideas for Boat Club land

AVON LAKE — Will the Avon Lake Boat Club continue to have a home on the shores of Lake Erie? For more than 70 years the club between a historic cemetery and Veterans Memorial Park has leased land from Avon Lake at bargain prices. The club, which has 150 members, pays a total of $1 Read More…

North Ridgeville neighborhood may get break from flood insurance

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of a neighborhood that experienced some of the city’s worst flooding may be freed from having to pay for flood insurance. The city is contracting with Bramhall Engineering and Surveying Co. Inc. in Avon to perform aerial mapping of the Gina-Pitts neighborhood off Center Ridge Road near the Rini Plaza Shopping Read More…

City cuts ties with Lorain Development Corp.

LORAIN — Lorain Development Corp. will no longer be affiliated with the city. “The purpose of this correspondence is to inform you that the City of Lorain, and its sub-department of the Building, Housing and Planning, has chosen to not renew or extend the sub-recipient agreement with Lorain Development Corporation, which expired effective March 31, Read More…

Gala celebrates outgoing LCCC president Church, community

ELYRIA — If Lorain County Community College is a college for the people, Monday’s local star-studded affair — coined the Legacy of Leadership Gala — was just as much about the people of Lorain County as it was about President Roy Church, who was lauded during the evening for his 30-year tenure. Ben Norton, co-host Read More…

Midview Schools narrows its superintendent search to 3

GRAFTON — Midview officials whittled the list of potential superintendent candidates from seven to three and are asking the public to give their say on who should be the district’s next leader. The three finalists are: Todd Osborn, superintendent of Liberty Union-Thurston Schools. Bruce Willingham Jr., assistant superintendent/director of personnel for Maple Heights School. Thomas Read More…

Appeals court upholds domestic violence jail sentence for Lorain County Engineer

ELYRIA — An appeals court has upheld a 30-day jail sentence for Lorain County Engineer Ken Carney for a 2014 criminal mischief conviction stemming from an argument with his then-live-in girlfriend. Carney already had served four days in jail following his May 16, 2014, arrest on the original domestic violence charge that later was reduced Read More…

Amherst Police: Male teen pressured girls for nude photos on Instagram

AMHERST — A male teen is expected to face charges for trying to obtain sexually oriented photos from high school-aged females, police said. Amherst police Lt. Dan Makruski said no photos were exchanged or transmitted to the teenager, whom police have not identified or charged since the investigation is continuing. Makruski also declined to name Read More…

Heritage Elementary evacuated Monday morning

AVON – A smoke scare evacuated students at Heritage Elementary on Monday morning. According to the Avon Fire Department, crews were called to the school around 8:30 a.m. after an air motor in one of the maintenance rooms went bad and sent smoke into some of the halls. Students were promptly evacuated and no signs Read More…

Amherst police investigating online harassment and obscenity

AMHERST — Police are investigating a high school student believed to use Instagram to harass other teens online for lewd photos. Police received a complaint Feb. 23 alleging telecommunications harassment, pandering obscenity and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. Police believe the suspect, using the name Joshua Hall, contacted girls on the social media network seeking “photos of a sexual nature.” Read More…

Cleveland reaches $6 million settlement with family of Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND — The city has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says the city will pay Read More…