July 26, 2014

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North Ridgeville income tax hike on ballot

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council approved one of two measures Monday night to place a 0.85 percent city income tax hike on the November ballot. Action to approve the issue was a bit unusual, due to City Charter provisions. Council approved a resolution to place the tax increase on the ballot, but postponed action on a Read More…

Walk to fight heroin addiction planned in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When Serena Johnson and other members of the Lorain County Walkers for Wellness group tried to spark interest in a walk to draw attention to the deadly epidemic of heroin addiction last year, they were sorely disappointed. “We tried a walk last year in Vermilion, and nobody showed up,” Johnson said. “Even Read More…

Man reported missing after concert in Cleveland

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A Fremont man is missing after attending a concert Friday in Cleveland, according to Cleveland Police. Cory Gene Barron, 22, was last seen on Friday at about 9:30 p.m. at the Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field, according to a missing person’s report filed Saturday. Barron is white, 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Read More…

Sheriff’s office advises of telephone scam

Residents are being warned of a scam caller who is pretending to be serving contempt of court notices over the phone. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints over the last week of a person alleging to be a law enforcement officer with one of the municipal courts or county’s clerk of courts Read More…

Photos: Wellington Cheese Heritage Festival

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The annual Wellington Cheese Heritage Festival was held over the weekend in downtown Wellington.

Dredging considered at Lorain’s flood-prone Martin’s Run

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LORAIN — Standing on Whispering Pines Place on a sunny Tuesday, it was hard to imagine that residents were waist deep in water two months earlier. When a May 12 thunderstorm dropped up to 5 inches of rain on Lorain County in five hours, about 3 feet of water flooded the cul-de-sac off Cooper Foster Read More…

Man charged with punching deputy

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COLUMBIA STATION — Police said a man who was causing a disturbance on a four-wheeler Sunday morning later punched a sheriff’s deputy. Jeffrey Shaffer, 25, was charged with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest about 10 a.m. Sunday after he punched a police officer in the chest, according to a report. A Lorain Read More…

Victim of fatal crash was headed home from wedding

Corrine Reid, left, poses with her sister, Lori Reid. Corrine was killed in a single-car crash in Grafton Township early Saturday. PHOTO PROVIDED

GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina mother of two who was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning as she was driving home from a wedding. Read More…

Solutions sought for silt dredged from harbors

TOLEDO — There’s enough sand, soil and mud scooped out of Toledo’s and Cleveland’s harbors each year to fill Progressive Field to the top of its upper deck. All the silt dredged to keep open the shipping channel in Toledo is dumped into Lake Erie, while the sediment from Cleveland goes into disposal facilities that Read More…

Tuitions rising again at Ohio public universities

COLUMBUS — Tuition at 11 of Ohio’s 13 traditional, four-year public universities will rise this fall. Most of the universities chose to boost tuition as much as state limits would allow this year: 2 percent or $188, whichever is higher. Some students complain that the increases are too much, but university advocates say the state’s Read More…