June 30, 2016

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Lorain’s International Festival kicks off today

LORAIN — The 50th annual International Festival kicks off today in Lorain. The festival, which runs through Sunday, will be at Black River Landing. Tickets are $3 per person and can be purchased at the North and South gates. Many community favorite food vendors will be returning, from social halls to church groups. The Lorain Read More…

Pandemonium reigns before start of parade celebrating NBA champion Cavs

CLEVELAND — It’s utter pandemonium in downtown Cleveland as thousands of Northeast Ohioans await the arrival of the beloved Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s wall-to-wall people with crowds at least 10 people deep in some areas along the less than two mile long parade route that snakes from Quicken Loans through downtown main drags. “I couldn’t miss Read More…

Six in running for Lorain High principal’s job

LORAIN — The school district has named six finalists to become the new Lorain High School principal. Lorain Schools Treasurer Dale Weber said the six individuals were: Chad Coffman, principal at Parma High School Ann Pickering, assistant principal at Midview High School Melissa DeAngelis, principal at Heritage Middle School in Painesville Victoria Swartz, director of Read More…

Two Washington Elementary educators recognized at luncheon

Two Lorain educators were honored at a luncheon in Columbus after receiving a special award for extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities. Elena Mulholland and Sandra de Rivero, who both work at Washington Elementary School as English Language Learner specialists, were selected for the Franklin B. Walter Award, which is presented to Read More…

Lorain passes anti-tethering ordinance

LORAIN — City Council passed legislation Monday night regulating how long animals may be tethered outside and in what conditions. “A tethered animal is usually a dog that has been attached to a fixed object like a tree or a post by a chain or wire attached to a collar around their neck,” said Lorain Read More…

Lorain’s annual police report shows crime levels down in 2015

LORAIN — The city’s crime levels were down in 2015, according to the Lorain Police Department’s annual report. “A review of series, Part 1 Crime (Murder, Rape, Robbery, Felonious Assault, Burglary, Theft, Arson and Motor Vehicle Theft) reported to the Lorain Police Department in 2015 indicates 255 fewer crimes reported this calendar year than in Read More…

Southview High School holds fond memories for Saints

LORAIN — Southview Saints can go marching through the halls of the building one last time. The building, which has served as Lorain High School since 2012 after Southview High School closed in 2010, will be hosting an open house and final walk-through for all alumni and community members 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. “We Read More…

Father and sons are surgical trio at Cleveland Clinic

AVON — They say the apple doesn’t fall from the tree, and for a local father-son medical trio the saying is especially appropriate. Dr. John Costin Jr., 67, is a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic as are his two sons — John Costin III, 40, and Bryan Costin, 35 — and all three attended Case Read More…

Rebuilding of First Evangelical Lutheran to become documentary

LORAIN — Native-resident-turned-Hollywood-film-director John Baumgartner plans to film a documentary on the rebuilding process of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. The historic 90-year-old church was destroyed by an arsonist in August 2014, and since that time its congregants have gathered elsewhere to worship. According to the church’s Facebook page, Baumgartner’s endeavor will be privately funded. In Read More…

Police: Drug trafficker with long history charged again

LORAIN — A man who police said has a history of drug trafficking is facing new charges. Branden Phillips, 30, was arrested and charged Tuesday with trafficking in heroin following an investigation by the Lorain police narcotics division. “He has a long history with the Lorain Police Department for dealing drugs and narcotics,” Detective Chris Read More…