April 28, 2016

Elyria
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Trimmer injured when truck tips on Gulf Road in Elyria

ELYRIA — A tree trimmer was injured Tuesday during a fall when a bucket truck toppled on Gulf Road. The accident shut down the road north and south of the former Spring Valley Golf Club and, as a result, bottlenecked traffic on the city’s northside for most of the afternoon. Elyria fire Capt. Carl Mack Read More…

Ohio Edison crews dispatched through county as 15,000 without power

LORAIN — Power outages have affected more than 15,000 Ohio Edison customers in Eastern Lorain County, primarily around Lorain and Sheffield Lake. Ohio Edison spokeswoman Jennifer Young said wind has caused the bulk of the power outages, with lines being downed by tree branches or other debris. She said crews are out and most power Read More…

Lorain facing deficits

LORAIN — The city of Lorain is facing a $2.4 million budget deficit next year that city officials say is almost entirely the result of a slump in the steel industry. This year, the city had an operating budget of about $33 million, but Auditor Ron Mantini said that could drop to between $30 million Read More…

Lorain council votes to endorse FirstEnergy ‘economic stability plan’

LORAIN — FirstEnergy Corp.’s “economic stability plan” was endorsed by City Council members Monday. The 15-year Powering Ohio’s Progress plan is before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. The plan includes a purchase agreement with the Davis-Besse nuclear plant near Oak Harbor and the coal-fired Sammis plant in Stratton. Under the plan, electricity from the Read More…

FirstEnergy seeks Lorain council’s support for stability program

LORAIN — FirstEnergy Corp. wants City Council members to plug their “economic stability program.” The company admits the 15-year Powering Ohio’s Progress plan will cost customers $400 million in the first three years, including $198 million for customers of FirstEnergy subsidiary Ohio Edison, which serves Lorain County. The plan, which is before the Public Utilities Read More…

Cleveland mayor, Browns reach agreement to fund FirstEnergy Stadium renovations

The Cleveland Browns’ $120 million plan to “modernize” FirstEnergy Stadium is a significant step closer to reality. The Browns and the administration of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson reached an agreement Tuesday to fund the project proposed by the team last week. City Council must approve the deal, which was announced at a joint news conference. Read More…

Browns reveal plans for renovation of stadium — including 2 giant video boards — confident will work out deal with city for financing

CLEVELAND – Since they arrived last year, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner have spoken often about the need to drastically improve FirstEnergy Stadium. They revealed their plan to accomplish that goal Wednesday in a news conference inside the stadium. The “modernization” proposal of the lakefront facility features two giant scoreboards, a tweak Read More…