February 12, 2016


Metro Parks rolls out floating beach chair for those with disabilities

Samantha Taylor was squealing in delight, and that is what her parents had hoped to hear. “Her smile says it all,” her mother, Renee Taylor, said with a smile as she looked at Samantha, who was still wet from her jaunt into the waters of Lake Erie in a specially built wheelchair that lets those Read More…

Report ranks Lakeview Park beach second-dirtiest in state

Autumn Robinson, 4, plays at the water's edge Wednesday at Lakeview Park because her grandmother Veronica Lugar of Lorain is wise to the water-quality caution - one red flag - indicating high bacteria levels. Chuck Humel/Chronicle

LORAIN — Lakeview Park’s beach may be beautiful, but caution is advised on days when the bacterial count is high. On Monday — the most recent day data were available — the beach had a bacteria count of 1,120 colonies per 100 milliliter, which is more than four times the state’s daily maximum bacterial standard Read More…