May 24, 2015

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Columbia school levies have split results

COLUMBIA TWP. — Columbia Schools attempted to pass two renewal issues Tuesday night, but voters approved only one. Issue 11, a 2-mill permanent improvement levy, passed with 565 votes, or 51 percent, for the tax levy to 538 votes, or 49 percent, against the tax levy, according to unofficial election results. However, those 1,103 votes Read More…

Columbia Library: Renewal levy

Issue 4 What it is: a 1.74-mill renewal levy for the Columbia Township/Columbia Branch Library Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $360,000 annually Purpose: The levy will allow the library to operate with the same level of hours; number of books, magazines and media purchases, computer access and programming Cost to homeowner: The Read More…

Medina County man accused of robbing Columbia FirstMerit branch

COLUMBIA TWP. – A Medina County man is accused of rushing into the FirstMerit Bank branch this morning and stealing an undisclosed amount of money, according to Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies. Larry Gore Jr. has been charged with robbery and booked into the Lorain County Jail after being arrested around 11 a.m. Lt. Heath Tester said Read More…

Body found in van called a ‘possible homicide’

COLUMBIA STATION — The death of a man found in a van Saturday in a driveway off state Route 252 by the Medina County Line is being investigated as a “possible homicide.” Township resident Wayne Soos, 50, was found facedown in the back of his white 1995 Chevrolet van, according to Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain Read More…