May 26, 2016

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Attorney admits mistake, releases results of health district vote

ELYRIA — A private vote on whether to allow Elyria, Avon Lake and Lorain to join the Lorain County General Health District that took place Tuesday night should have been public, according to the lawyer representing the district. “I made a gut call after the meeting,” said Assistant County Prosecutor Chris Pyanowski, who serves as Read More…

Weber paints rosier picture of Lorain schools’ finances

LORAIN — The school district’s financial forecast is far from forlorn. At a special meeting of the school board Wednesday night, Treasurer Dale Weber detailed where the district is headed over the next five years in a mandated financial outlook. According to Weber’s predictions, Lorain Schools will have a $7 million surplus for 2016, a Read More…

Lorain house fire investigated as possible arson

LORAIN — A weekend fire that left a family homeless is being investigated as arson. Fire Department investigators and police detectives are working to determine who set the overnight fire that caused an estimated $45,000 damage to a two-story home at 1845 Garden Ave., according to Lt. Steve Bajcer, chief inspector with the Lorain Fire Read More…

Cities added to health district

ELYRIA — The Lorain County General Health District Advisory Council voted 14-3 Tuesday to accept Lorain, Elyria and Avon Lake into the health district Jan. 1. The District Advisory Council is made up of trustees from county townships, the president of the county commissioners and the mayors or executive officers of county villages. Assistant County Read More…

Lorain police arrest two burglary suspects

LORAIN – Two burglary suspects have been arrested following two incidents on April 28 and May 13. According to a release from the Lorain Police Department, Marlon Smith, 18, of Lorain, was arrested about an hour after a burglary in the 2900 block of Lexington Ave. Another suspect, Kevon Coleman, 18, of Lorain, ran from Read More…

Dancing ‘in a different way’: Local troupe shows disabilities don’t stop dreams

LORAIN — In gym class, students of Palm Elementary School most often see that there is a lot of ability in being disabled. What they saw Monday was Cleveland dancer DeMarco Sleeper showing how he twirls, tilts and dances from the seat of his wheelchair. Sleeper, 21, is a company member and outreach instructor with Read More…

Committee sends motor hoarder rule back for work

LORAIN — Budget constraints were front and center at Lorain City Council committee meetings Monday night as members considered several measures that would place financial stress on city departments. First was legislation that would make the outdoor storage of combustion engine-based vehicles in the city illegal. “This is something that was drafted to try and Read More…

Steelworker sings about job loss, its effect on Lorain

LORAIN — The idling of the Republic Steel mill has hit many residents hard and one local musician is channeling that into song. Tim Blake, who worked for Republic until he was laid off in April, recently uploaded his song “Take Another Route” to YouTube, and he said he hopes to shine a light on Read More…

Lorain Council to discuss motor vehicle storage on yard spaces

LORAIN — City Council’s Building and Lands Committee will look at legislation today that would prohibit the storage or placement of vehicles on the yard spaces of residential properties. Councilman Joe Faga, D-7th Ward, who introduced the legislation at the May 16 regular City Council meeting, said the legislation would enable the city to clean Read More…

13 indicted on drug charges from March raid in Lorain, Elyria

ELYRIA — Indictments have been handed down against 13 people caught up in a series of raids by Elyria and Lorain police officers in March. Police seized more than $320,000 in drugs while conducting five separate search warrants in the two cities. At the time, officers said they found 435 grams of heroin, 1,020 grams Read More…