August 4, 2015

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Soberfest attracts hundreds to Black River Landing

LORAIN — Billed as a celebration of those who have broken free of the chains of addiction or who are fighting personal demons, the first Soberfest drew several hundred people to Black River Landing on Saturday. Running noon to 8 p.m., the one-day event was sponsored by Fortaleza, a drug treatment clinic opened in 2013 Read More…

‘Hope Over Heroin’ event scheduled in Lorain for September

Addiction to heroin and other drugs isn’t going away anytime soon. Neither are the growing efforts by churches, social service agencies and others to combat and contain the devastating damage drugs continue to wreak on individuals and the communities in which they live. “This is an epidemic that spares no one regardless of economic status, Read More…

Lorain man charged with domestic violence

LORAIN — Officers found a baby covered in dried blood after his injured mother arrived at the police station Monday night, a police report said. The mother of the child said her boyfriend, Juan Valdez, hit her until she fled from her home, where her four children were, in the 2600 block of Lexington Avenue. Read More…

Runaway found in Lorain

SHEFFIELD LAKE – A teen runaway with health problems was found Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Kaylon Hall, 15, temporarily was placed into her grandmother’s care in the 100 block of Mariner’s Circle on July 21 by Lorain County Children Services following a domestic dispute with her mother, and her grandmother reported her missing the Read More…

Block watch protests Lorain store

LORAIN — Members of the Lorain Eastside Block Watch and employees of the 611 Market had a few moments of a tense faceoff Saturday afternoon when block watch members went to the Lorain store to protest its operation after two recent police raids. Dressed in bright orange T-shirts and carrying signs that read, “Close this Read More…

Elyria-Lorain roads outrank Cleveland’s

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Most likely, Cleveland-area drivers won’t be surprised that the area ranked sixth out of 25 major cities for cities with the worst roads. TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., released the results Thursday of a study using 2013 Federal Highway Administration data on road conditions. According to the report, 28 percent Read More…

Republic steelworkers remain in shock after layoff announcement

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LORAIN — In November 2011, Republic Steel officials invited Gov. John Kasich and local and federal leaders to the company’s mill at 1827 E. 28th St., to announce a major expansion. Republic was building an electric arc furnace, part of what the company later said was a $120 million investment in the mill that involved Read More…

Lorain lax in gathering info about tenants

LORAIN — The city hasn’t been enforcing an 2003 ordinance that requires landlords to notify the city treasurer who is renting property from them. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the city is now taking steps to address the issue, which came to light as part of the lawsuit filed by Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Read More…

Cities hope for big money in state settlement with road salt companies

Lisa Roberson and Jon Wysochanski ELYRIA — Across the county, city officials are tallying what they have spent on road salt in hopes of getting a share of an $11.5 million settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. over past rock salt sales. “I have no idea what we will get,” Elyria’s Safety-Service Director Read More…

Judge: Election lawsuit can go forward

ELYRIA — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores’ lawsuit challenging the results of the May Democratic primary will go forward, a county judge ruled Wednesday. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski rejected a request from attorneys representing Ryan Horn, who narrowly defeated Flores, to throw out the case because the county Board of Elections wasn’t Read More…