September 30, 2014

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Road work reroutes traffic in Lorain

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A road reconstruction project is reducing Seneca Avenue in Lorain to a one-way street. Seneca between East 28th and 33rd streets will be open only to northbound traffic as of Wednesday. The project is expected to last until Nov. 30. East 29th, East 30th, East 31st and East 32nd will be closed on the west Read More…

Lorain data retrieval to cost $85,000 in overtime

LORAIN — Costs are increasing from the May 19 Lorain Municipal Court computer crash. Auditor Ron Mantini told the City Council’s Finance and Claims Committee that Court Clerk’s Office data retrieval will cost Lorain at least $85,000 in overtime. The office has a $1.1 million annual budget, part of Lorain’s $31.6 million general fund budget. Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain buildings committee approves retail, seniors apartment project

LORAIN — A proposed 298-unit Villages at Lighthouse Point complex on Jaeger Road and a connected retail development were approved by the City Council Buildings and Lands Committee on Monday. The project, developed by the Vermilion Housing Corp., could be voted on by the full Council next Monday. The 52-building apartment complex would be built Read More…

Photos: Lorain church’s block party held as planned

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First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain held its neighborhood block party Sunday afternoon on the front lawn of Admiral King Elementary School, across the street from the church. The church’s sanctuary was destroyed in a fire on Aug. 28, and investigators have ruled the cause of fire was arson.

Transitional home for homeless veterans in Lorain nearly ready

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LORAIN — Valor Home was a hub of activity Thursday as volunteers unloaded furniture in the future transitional home for homeless veterans. “It’s busy. Which is good,” said Dan Gillotti, Valor Home Lorain County Executive Committee vice chairman. “This is a long time coming.” Nearly four years after planning began, Valor Home is close to Read More…

Ohio Department of Education says Lorain Schools improving

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LORAIN — A year after finding a “culture of low expectations” in Lorain Schools, a new Ohio Department of Education assessment is more positive. However, the 49-page report, released at a joint Lorain Academic Distress Commission/Board of Education meeting Thursday, said much needs to be done before the district can get out of state academic Read More…

School pride riding on Elyria, Lorain rivalry football game

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ELYRIA – A Pioneer in blue? A Titan in red? A mix-up of sorts could very well take place depending on the outcome of the much anticipated football game between Elyria High School and Lorain High School. That’s because the game – the varsity football teams have not played each other in almost a decade Read More…

2 Lorain streets to be closed for road work

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LORAIN — The city of Lorain has announced two construction-related road closings. Longbrook Road will be closed between Kolbe Road and Yorktown Road from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday for road maintenance work. South Lakeview Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from Osborne Avenue to Allison Avenue for a road improvement project. The Read More…

Challenger announces bid to unseat Lorain mayor

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LORAIN — A candidate backed by local labor unions said Sunday he plans to challenge Mayor Chase Ritenauer in 2015. Tim Carrion, Coaliton on Hispanic Issues and Progress president and an insurance agent, announced his candidacy at the 20th annual Lorain County Organized Labor Day Family Celebration. Carrion said he hasn’t decided if he’ll run Read More…

Lorain Palace Theatre to hold hometown premiere of John Penton movie

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LORAIN — The documentary chronicling the life of pioneering Amherst motorcycle rider-designer John Penton will receive a hometown premiere of sorts Sept. 13 at the Lorain Palace Theatre. The film was shown once at the Regal Cobblestone Square 20 theaters a few weeks ago after a Cleveland premiere in June at the Ohio Theatre on Read More…