August 4, 2015


Holiday weekend schedule

Fourth of July fireworks are seen at Lakeside Landing during Port Fest in Lorain on Friday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Lorain County courts and government offices will be closed Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Most city governments will be closed Friday, too. There will be no delays in trash pickup this week for customers served by Republic Services and Rumpke. In Elyria, trash will be picked up on Friday as scheduled as Read More…

Cedar Point reopens for season

Cedar Point, established in 1870 and the second oldest operating amusment park in the U.S., unveiled its newest roller coaster — the Rougarou, from a mythical French wolflike creature — for guests to ride for the first time Friday. The ride features a 119-foot-high vertical loop, 103-foot dive loop, a heavily banked 350-degree turn, an Read More…

Cedar Point expert: ‘Dark ride’ likely coming

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Rumors have been flying for about 10 days that Cedar Point in Sandusky is planning to add a dive coaster to its renowned stable of roller coasters. But one well-versed observer of the park — and the theme-amusement park industry in general — is convinced otherwise. “A dark ride is what’s next up for Cedar Read More…

Final Cedar Point riverboat rides up for auction

SANDUSKY — The final rides on a long-running Cedar Point attraction are being sold to the highest bidders. The northern Ohio amusement park will run its Paddlewheel Excursion boats for the last times on Labor Day. The riverboats that have given more than 47 million rides since the early 1960s will be replaced for next Read More…