February 12, 2016


It’s mayor versus ex-mayor in Vermilion

Current Vermilion Mayor Eileen Bulan campaigns Wednesday at an event at Vermilion in Bloom. ANNA MERRIMAN/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — The 2013 Vermilion mayoral race has been colored by a lawsuit, a close election and almost seven years of political divide. In November, residents of the city will choose between former mayor Jean Anderson and incumbent Eileen Bulan. The women have a history dating back to 2006 when Anderson first took office, defeating Read More…

Campaign sign tiff stemmed from miscommunication

Ron Mantini

LORAIN — Josh Thornsberry’s campaign has filed a police report accusing Lorain City Auditor Ron Mantini of stealing a sign backing Thornsberry’s bid to oust Lorain City Councilman Frank Detillio, D-8th Ward. Mantini readily admitted that he removed the sign Wednesday evening. He said the sign had been put up on the former Sports & Read More…

Election: LCCC rallies for Issue 2


ELYRIA — Passage of Issue 2 would make Teja Vazquez’s life a lot easier. Vaqzuez, close to earning an associate degree in nursing, is planning to join 3,000 Lorain County Community College students who take part in the University Partnership Program, which allows them to get bachelor’s and master’s degrees and professional certificates on campus. Read More…

Election: Lorain Council hopefuls spar over economic development, housing


LORAIN — City Council candidates at a Wednesday night forum clashed over economic and housing development, a new housing inspection ordinance and proposed county government restructuring. The forum at El Centro, 2800 Pearl Ave., was hosted by the Coalition on Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress. The group has run the semiannual forums since 2001. The most Read More…

Committee pushing to replace 90-year-old North Ridgeville middle school

NR Middle School

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The committee charged with convincing voters that a new middle school is very much needed to replace the existing 90-year-old building is keeping busy with Election Day three weeks away. “We’re really trying to get people in the community, and not just parents, to see the building,” Marci Saxon, chairwoman of the Read More…