August 1, 2015

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Lorain County property values increase by average of 3 percent

ELYRIA — Property values have increased by an average of more than 3 percent across Lorain County, according to figures released Friday by county Auditor Craig Snodgrass. The office analyzed nearly 7,000 home sales in 578 neighborhoods in cities, townships and villages that took place between 2012 and 2014. Foreclosures and sheriff’s sales were excluded Read More…

Correction

The difference between an estimate that property owner Robert Tarry received and that suggested by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission was roughly $1,100. An incorrect figure was quoted in an article July 4 and an editorial Tuesday. In the same article, Tom Hagedorn’s house was said to be 110 years old. It was built in Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake schools make contingency plan if levy fails

SHEFFIELD — The school district is poised to try again in August should its levy fail at the polls today. The Board of Education approved a resolution Monday to proceed with a 6.53-mill levy during a special election Aug. 5. The millage, and the $1.985 million it would generate for five years, is identical to Read More…

Elyria board president warned of county email use

Brad Dicken and Lisa Roberson ELYRIA — Kathryn Karpus received a written warning for using her Lorain County auditor’s email account for Elyria Schools business, Auditor Craig Snodgrass said Thursday. Karpus, who serves as president of the Elyria school board, did not return a call seeking comment, but she previously said using her county account Read More…

Former Lorain County auditor cuts reimbursement check

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart has cut a check to reimburse the county for money he was paid when he inappropriately cashed out 1,000 hours worth of unused sick time in April. The $180.98 check covers the amount that Stewart took home after taxes when he was overpaid for 750 hours of Read More…

Former county auditor cashes in on $18K in unused sick time

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart made a brief return to county government in April, long enough to qualify him to cash out 1,000 hours of unused sick time left over from his days as a county employee before he became an elected official in 1995. The move cost taxpayers $18,080. County Auditor Craig Read More…

Two write-in Elyria school board candidates shoo-ins this November

Evelyn France, left, and Annie Croft are shoo-ins to fill the vacancies on the Elyria school board -- as write-in candidates.

LORAIN — Two write-in candidates — a veteran to the Elyria school board and a newcomer with ties to both the Elyria chapter of the NAACP and Lorain County Auditor’s Office — are virtual shoo-ins for election in the upcoming general election. Longtime Elyria school board member Evelyn France is waging a write-in campaign after Read More…