May 22, 2015

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City considers hike in fees to tap into water, sewer

Revenue received through tap-in fees AVON — City Council is mulling an increase to sewer and water tap-in fees. The proposed ordinances, discussed during a work session Monday night, would add a fee for 1.5-inch water lines, which didn’t previously exist, and increase tap-in fees for water and sewer lines with diameters of 3 inches Read More…

Roverfest returning to Black River Landing

LORAIN — Roverfest, the sometimes raunchy rap and rock concert that drew some 13,000 to Black River Landing in its first year in Lorain last year, is expected to return July 18. “It looks like it’s a go,” Rick Novak, executive director of the Lorain Port Authority, which runs Black River Landing, said Monday. The Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, May 18

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Islamic militants kill hundreds as they take Iraq’s Ramadi Shiite militias vow to mount a counter-offensive and reclaim the Anbar provincial capital. 2. Push to write new war powers for Obama stalls in Congress Lawmakers say they Read More…

Internet provider expands speeds for businesses in Lorain

LORAIN – Expanded Internet services for the business community are now an option for CenturyLink customers. The Internet provider is announcing today it is making available 1 gigabit per second fiber service for business customers in Lorain. What does that actually mean? One gigabit per second equals 1,000 megabits per second. Joanette Romero, CenturyLink market Read More…

North Ridgeville crash victim remembered as caring person

Eddie Nagel, left, and Seth Nagel at the LaGrange Engine Club show at the 2014 Lorain County Fair.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Fatal crash victim Seth Nagel was remembered fondly by friends and family Sunday. “He cared more about other people than himself,” Nagel’s friend Vince Monda said. “Hands down.” Nagel, 22, had recently moved to Cleveland from 3490 Long Road in Avon where he grew up, relatives said. Fire and police reports were Read More…

Illegal dumping plagues Lorain


LORAIN – Jose Ortiz said he spent four weekends cleaning up around the vacant home he owns at 1726 Reid Ave., preparing for his mother to move in. On April 17, shortly after finishing, Ortiz said he found a 4-foot high pile of dirt, cinder blocks and railroad ties illegally dumped between the home and Read More…

Bay Village Presbyterian church offers options for special-needs kids

Mattea Amoah and Kailee Skutt spend time with therapy dog Chloe the Chihuahua.

BAY VILLAGE – Typical peers. Intervention specialists. Inclusion classes. Special needs. These are words parents often hear at school. Many parents know firsthand what they mean because they have children with special needs who are in inclusion classes with typical peers and work with the intervention specialists throughout the day. Other parents hear the words Read More…

Avon man, 22, dies after pickup flips over guardrail

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 22-year-old Avon man died Saturday in a rollover crash at 6541 Case Road about 2:35 a.m. Saturday. Seth Nagel was ejected from a pickup that flipped over a guard rail, according to a Fire Department news release. Nagel was pronounced dead at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Cuyahoga County Medical Read More…

1,405 receive degrees from Lorain County Community College


ELYRIA — Erin O’Quinn stepped across the stage and threw out a sideways grin Saturday morning as she clutched her diploma. It was the grin of a woman who had just earned her third degree at Lorain County Community College and it was followed by a two-armed fist pump. “She’s a professional student,” her mother, Read More…

Vermilion residents turn out for promenade

Abby Turnwald and Spencer Schmalz walk down the red carpet at Vermilion High School on Saturday evening, May 16 after exiting Ron and Barbara Geils' 1926 Hupmobile.  This is the Geil's fourth year dropping Vermilion High School students off at the red carpet before prom.

VERMILION — A long time ago, no one is really sure when, the people of Vermilion decided to go to prom. Not just the seniors, attending their last rite of passage before graduation from VermilionHigh School. No. Here in this tiny lakeside community big on tradition, the town decided to go: The “prom” turned into Read More…