July 1, 2015

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VIDEO: Police believe Dairy Mart holdups are related

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Police and sheriff’s deputies are looking for the public’s help apprehending a costumed man who attempted to hold up one Dairy Mart and successfully robbed another at gunpoint early Monday. They believe the same man is responsible for an attempted robbery about 12:45 a.m. at Dairy Mart on North Ridge Road in Sheffield Township and Read More…

Police log for Nov. 23, 2011

Lorain police Sunday, Nov. 20 10:46 a.m. — 1400 block W. 20th St., rims stolen from vehicle wheels. 11:38 a.m. — 900 block W. 17th St., sugar poured into vehicle gas tank. 2:31 p.m. — 300 block W. 31st St., Nicholas Nagy, 29, charged with domestic violence after alleged fight with girlfriend. 4:43 p.m. —3100 Read More…

Lorain police announce stepped-up patrols Wednesday

LORAIN — Lorain police will have stepped-up patrols Wednesday, according to a news release sent out today. The high-visibility traffic enforcement is meant to deter speed violations and alcohol-related crashes on the eve of Thanksgiving. Officers will be patrolling West Erie Avenue, East Erie Avenue, Leavitt Road, Broadway, East 28th Street and Grove Avenue, according Read More…

Lorain police warn about loosened lug nuts

LORAIN — Police are warning residents to watch for individuals lurking around their cars after a concerned citizen recently reported two incidences of people’s lug nuts being loosened. “It’s very dangerous. The wheel can fall right off your car,” Lt. Mark Carpentiere said. The individual who contacted police was not directly affected but is acquaintances Read More…

Police log for Nov. 18, 2011

County sheriff Monday, Oct. 31 11:02 a.m. — 38200 block Chestnut Ridge Road, Eaton Township, a woman reported copper pipe, a stained-glass lamp and antique dishes stolen from a home. 1:05 p.m. — 23600 block Royalton Road, Columbia Township, Hickory Nut Golf Course, a woman reported theft of two golf carts. 5:33 p.m. — 11300 Read More…

Republic announces $87M plan that will bring 449 jobs

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Hamstrung by decades of weak foreign trade policies and devastated by the Great Recession and ensuing American auto industry crash, the decline of Republic Steel’s Lorain plant mirrored the decline of the once-vibrant American steel industry. The plant at 1827 E. 28th St., which had employed about 9,800 employees in 1971, had become mostly empty. Read More…

Lorain Internet sweepstakes cafe sued by supplier

An Elyria company that supplies software to video sweepstakes cafes filed suit Wednesday against one in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Real Sweeps LLC is seeking payment of $16,490 it contends it is owed for its system. The lawsuit was filed against Henderson Internet Cafe LLC, which does business as Oasis Sweepstakes Cafe at 1724 Read More…

Republic Steel plans major investment in Lorain

LORAIN — Republic Steel is planning a major investment in its Lorain plant at 1827 E. 28th St. Company officials on Wednesday are expected to announce building of an electric arc furnace to help meet growing industry demand. Gov. John Kasich is scheduled to attend the announcement. “We have a need to produce more steel Read More…

Something smells in Lorain, firefighters say

LORAIN — Lorain firefighters want citizens know something that’s been a punchline of jokes for years — the city stinks. The department has responded to calls of possible natural gas odors all morning long, but hasn’t found any actual leaks, according to Lt. Ben Weber. “It’s an unknown odor that is being held close to Read More…

Lorain auditor warns of $3 million deficit by 2013

LORAIN — If anyone has a spare $3 million, the city could use it. Barring a donation from a wealthy benefactor, that’s the projected 2013 deficit. “It’s not a very rosy picture,” Auditor Ronald Mantini told the City Council’s Finance and Claims Committee on Monday. “Obviously this is not a report that I can submit Read More…