August 2, 2014

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Lorain Council rejects improvement plan for flood-prone road

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  LORAIN — Dayton Avenue residents drive slowly on the road to avoid potholes during normal conditions, and speed up to avoid getting stuck when the road frequently floods. Dayton runs from West 32nd Street to West 38th Street in South Lorain between Lexington Avenue, Oakdale Avenue and Oakdale Boulevard in a flood-prone area of Read More…

Lorain officials say Roverfest was success

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LORAIN — The largest crowd Black River Landing has ever seen — about 15,000 people — poured into the venue on Saturday from across the state for Roverfest, an annual Cleveland-based concert.
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Fall elections all about economy

Barb Allen leans on the railing of her front porch in Warren. The 50-year-old has been employed, laid off, re-employed and jobless in a single year’s span, illustrating the complicated nature of jobs statistics. (AP Photo)

COLUMBUS — Ask politician, pundit and voter alike, and they all will tell you: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald conflict, Ohioans Read More…

North Ridgeville school board OKs multiyear contract

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mike McMillan readily acknowledged teachers and administrators bargained for a long time before coming to terms on a multiyear contract. But the 15-month period of talks, which began in April 2013, was worth it, he said. “It was important to get it right, and we did a thorough job,” said McMillan, a Read More…

Griswold Road, Route 57 construction closures confuse drivers

Ohio Highway Patrol officers talk with construction workers Friday on the east side of the CSX railroad track on Griswold Road in Elyria Township.  BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA TWP. — Construction projects, road closures and traffic delays near Midway Mall threw some drivers for a loop Friday morning. Those attempting to access the eastern end of Griswold Road via Midway Boulevard and the 49th Street Bridge may have encountered the Tillotson Street closure and wound up heading north on state Route 57, Read More…

Police investigating after 7-week-old infant injured

LORAIN — A 7-week-old baby boy sustained six fractured ribs on the left side of his body, causing police to investigate the cause. At about 5:21 p.m. Thursday, the mother took the baby to Mercy Regional Medical Center, where officers were then dispatched for a possible child abuse case. Officers learned that the infant he Read More…

Teens rescued from rocks after Jet Ski mishap

Avon Lake Police and Fire departments respond to an accident near the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Miller Road Park on Friday afternoon, after a Jet Ski was stranded on a breakwall in Lake Erie. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Rescue crews responded to the Miller Road Park boat launch Friday afternoon to help some people stranded on some rocks in Lake Erie. According to Lt. Jeff Moore of the Avon Lake Fire Department, juveniles riding personal watercraft broke down shortly before 3 p.m., and one of the Jet Skis got pinned against Read More…

Judge says court order on courthouse keys ‘moot’

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge

ELYRIA — Roughly a dozen locks on the second floor of the old Lorain County Courthouse were rekeyed Friday at the behest of county Common Pleas Judge James Burge. The move came a day after the county commissioners said they planned to defy a court order issued by Burge requiring them to turn over the Read More…

Lorain County law enforcement out in full force for Roverfest

A worker moves equipment Friday on the stage at Black River Landing in Lorain in preparation for Roverfest.

The policing of the estimated 13,000 guests for this year’s Roverfest will not be limited to Lorain. Lorain County law enforcement will be out in force. Officers want to see a good event take place but have a contingency plan in case that doesn’t happen. “We will be ready to deal with whatever we have Read More…

Brinda to propose city entity to hold commercial properties

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ELYRIA — The creation of a nonprofit organization that can serve as a go-between for the city and developers is being proposed by Mayor Holly Brinda. If City Council signs off on establishing the Elyria Community Improvement Corporation, the city will be able to better steer future economic development by owning strategic pieces of commercial Read More…