February 10, 2016

Elyria
Snow
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Lorain County expects loss of tax revenue to be minor

ELYRIA — Lorain County officials said they can’t say exactly how much money this weekend’s sales tax holiday will cost them in revenue, but it will make at least a small dent. “It will mean probably a dip in our sales tax collections,” county Commissioner Ted Kalo said. “But I’m not quite sure what the Read More…

Sales tax holiday this weekend

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What will I save? If there will be any takeaway from the state’s upcoming sales tax holiday, it will the savings — albeit small in some cases — that parents and back-to-school shoppers expect to receive as they head out Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Lorain County’s sales tax rate is 6.5 percent. Cuyahoga County’s is Read More…

Judge extends NEXUS order

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ELYRIA — Some Lorain County residents are questioning information that NEXUS, the Texas-based company that wants to run its pipeline through the area, included in its complaint seeking a restraining order against five landowners. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a planned 36-inch in diameter, natural gas pipeline that will cross 11 counties Read More…

Bendix officially announces relocation of headquarters to Avon

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will build its new headquarters in Avon. The company announced Friday that it has signed an agreement to purchased about 60 acres of land about 10 miles from its current locale in Elyria. A groundbreaking date has not been set as the company is awaiting final approvals from state and Read More…

NEXUS lawsuit to begin today in Medina County

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A Medina County judge is expected to hear initial arguments today in a lawsuit filed by a Texas-based energy company in order to obtain access to four private properties despite landowner protests. The proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline is planned to be built through 11 Ohio counties — including Lorain and Medina counties. According to Read More…

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…

Holiday weekend schedule

Fourth of July fireworks are seen at Lakeside Landing during Port Fest in Lorain on Friday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Lorain County courts and government offices will be closed Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Most city governments will be closed Friday, too. There will be no delays in trash pickup this week for customers served by Republic Services and Rumpke. In Elyria, trash will be picked up on Friday as scheduled as Read More…

Flood problems continue for Avon Lake residents

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AVON LAKE — For the second time in a week, some Avon Lake residents woke up to water seeping up through their basement drains and soaking their belongings Saturday morning. Mark Adams, meteorologist from the National Weather Service, said the northern part of Lorain County was especially affected by rain that started about 11 p.m. Read More…

Sheffield Lake couple first in line for marriage license after high court ruling

Teri Jasany, left, and CJ Jasany celebrate their new marriage license outside the Lorain County Probate Court on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right to gay marriage. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — C.J. Jasany’s hands wouldn’t stop shaking. Teri Ann Jasany couldn’t stop smiling. They didn’t plan for Friday. Both went to work as usual, but by 10 a.m. their world had changed. Teri Ann said a co-worker at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center came to her with the news that the U.S. Supreme Court Read More…

NEXUS surveyors to knock; deputies to accompany

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GRAFTON TWP. — Backers of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline have told residents that surveyors will enter private property even if property owners deny access. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a 36-inch diameter, high-pressure pipeline that will cross 11 counties and transport natural gas to the Dawn Energy hub in Ontario. Read More…