September 5, 2015

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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…

State Highway Patrol to have OVI checkpoint in Vermilion

SANDUSKY — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Vermilion Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 8-10 p.m. tonight on U.S. Route 6 in Vermilion in Erie County. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept Read More…

NRG pipeline receives approval from state board

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Plans to construct a 20-mile pipeline to carry natural gas from rural Lorain County to a power plant in Avon Lake have been approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board. The board’s unanimous approval was the final step necessary for the project to move forward. The pipeline will start in southern Lorain County at a Read More…

Legal Aid Society to hold legal clinic June 20 in Lorain

Lawyer Richard Panza thinks his decision to offer legal counsel during the upcoming free legal advice clinic at El Centro in Lorain is not just a choice but a responsibility. “I think it’s my responsibility in the community to attend these clinics and help out. … Legal advice is important for everybody, and there are Read More…

Boys basketball: Alan Januzzi leaving Lutheran West for Firelands

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Firelands new boys basketball coach won’t need much of an introduction in the community, in Lorain County or around the Patriot Athletic Conference. Alan Januzzi, former Lutheran West coach and one-time Firelands assistant, will take over the Falcons, pending final board of education approval Tuesday. Januzzi said the chance to coach in the school district where Read More…

Farmers wait and see after field flooding

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For farmers in portions of Lorain County, it’s a wait-and-see scenario when it comes to finding out whether recently planted seed was affected by the weekend’s heavy rain. According to National Weather Service records, between 2.2 and 2.7 inches of rain hit the county between Saturday and Sunday. Fields in parts of Lorain County were Read More…

Lorain County commemorates Memorial Day

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Among the participants in Monday’s Memorial Day parade in Elyria were Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and Korean War-era and Vietnam War-era veterans from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria. Other participants included the Elyria Police Department Color Guard, the Ohio Highway Patrol, Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti, honorary parade marshal and Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

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The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…