May 29, 2016

Elyria
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County in talks to get cut of Elyria water money

ELYRIA — County officials want Elyria officials to share some of the money its residents pay for water, which flows to them at a higher premium. The county’s water infrastructure is in need of repair, and if it could negotiate a better rate, it could use the funds to pay for the upgrades, said Lorain Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/19/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Everybody loves Hue. Browns head coach Hue Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent

The latest annual population statistics were released by the Census Bureau today at midnight and the figures show Lorain County growing slightly. According to the statistics, which compare 2015 populations to 2010 Census figures, the county experienced a 1.3 percent population increase. North Ridgeville and Avon, which continue to experience residential and commercial growth, saw Read More…

Lorain County to join swell of Narcan promotion

Lorain County and 14 other counties across the state will be on the receiving end of a public relations blitz to promote the anti-overdose drug Narcan to combat overdoses caused by the powerful painkiller fentanyl. The campaign will focus on the 15 counties in Ohio that have accounted for 80 percent of fentanyl overdose deaths Read More…

Medina County man charged in overdose death

ELYRIA — A Liverpool Township man is facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges stemming from a fatal overdose at a North Ridgeville hotel earlier this year. Kevin Dentz, 34, also is charged with corrupting another with drugs and two counts of trafficking in drugs. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said after the victim overdosed on Read More…

Heritage Elementary evacuated Monday morning

AVON – A smoke scare evacuated students at Heritage Elementary on Monday morning. According to the Avon Fire Department, crews were called to the school around 8:30 a.m. after an air motor in one of the maintenance rooms went bad and sent smoke into some of the halls. Students were promptly evacuated and no signs Read More…

Turnpike’s Lorain County plazas to get new gardens

Motorists pulling into the Ohio Turnpike service plazas opposite each other in Lorain County will be able to gas up, get a bite to eat and, starting next month, see and walk through outdoor garden displays filled with plants native to Ohio. Each garden offers beauty and plays a part in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent since 2010

Brad Dicken, Elizabeth Dobbins and David Knox | The Chronicle-Telegram Cuyahoga County is bleeding population, even as most of the counties ringing it, including Lorain and Medina counties, experience growth, according to data made public this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau reports that Cuyahoga County’s population has dropped by 24,188 residents since Read More…

Voter turnout exceeds county expections

SHEFFIELD TWP. —Voter turnout in Lorain County on Tuesday exceeded the expectations of county elections officials. County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said 84,366 of the county’s 198,148 registered voters cast ballots in the primary that saw fiercely contested races at all levels of government, including the Republican presidential primary in which Gov. John Read More…

Multi-county pursuit ends with arrests in Lorain County

CARLISLE TOWNSHIP — Two people were arrested following a multi-county car chase Tuesday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was pursuing a car reported as stolen on Interstate 71 in Medina County. The car traveled north on I-71, got off onto Interstate 480 and headed west toward State Route 10 and the Ohio Turnpike. The car, which was Read More…