August 4, 2015

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Displaced parishioners to vote on acquisition of new church site

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LORAIN — Purchasing a new location for the First Evangelical Lutheran Church will be voted on by parishioners Aug. 9. The 90-year-old church at 603 Washington Ave. was destroyed in an Aug. 28 arson. Rebuilding at the former site remains an option, but the Rev. Jimmy Madsen, church pastor, said the proposed new site would Read More…

Lorain council approves water loan; motel owners appeal closures

LORAIN — Separate efforts to improve water flow and prevent flooding were approved by City Council members at their Monday meeting. Council approved borrowing up to $4.63 million for water line improvements on Broadway, Jaeger Road and Skyline Drive. The loan is from the Ohio Water Development Authority. The improvement is part of a citywide Read More…

Volunteers helping displaced Lorain motel residents find new homes

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LORAIN — Volunteers have been working to update 10 apartments for the Lorain residents who were facing homelessness because the rundown motels they called home were condemned. The agreement, between Lorain County Habitat for Humanity and property owners AIG, with cooperation from Lorain County Catholic Charities, was put in place early Saturday and calls for Read More…

About 20,000 attend Roverfest

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Crews clean up empty cups and other trash scattered across at Black River Landing in Lorain on Sunday afternoon, the day after the Roverfest concert. About 20,000 people attended the show, compared to about 13,000 last year, which was the first time the annual show, which includes rap and rock music and scantily clad women Read More…

Man treated, released in Lorain shooting

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LORAIN — A 21-year-old man was found shot in a home at 408 Florida Ave. after police were called at 6:10 p.m. Sunday. Cody Shafer was briefly hospitalized at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. A nursing supervisor said Sunday night that Shafer was being treated and was about to be released. “We were just sitting Read More…

Fans brave the heat for Roverfest in Lorain

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LORAIN — Saturday’s Roverfest concert had its share of debauchery, but organizers and police said the crowd was generally well behaved. The annual concert with Cleveland-based WMMS 100.7-FM radio shock jock Shane “Rover” French and up to 20,000 of his best friends was Saturday at Black River Landing featuring plenty of beer, skin and music. Read More…

Lorain man shot in head

LORAIN — The shooting of a man in a house at 408 Florida Ave. was under investigation Sunday evening. Police received a call about 6:10 p.m. of a man shot in the head. Neighbor Devona Skaggs said the man was taken from the home by paramedics on a stretcher and was conscious. She said another Read More…

Generosity provides bounty of space for food bank

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LORAIN — A torrent of well-wishes and heartfelt thanks marked Friday’s grand opening of the 41,000-square-foot, $5 million Nordson Food Distribution Center that will increase the work done by Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio to feed the hungry. Those expressed by John and Roxanne Lewis of the food pantry operated by Asbury Read More…

Republic to idle arc furnace, 125 workers

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LORAIN — Republic Steel announced Friday that it will idle the electric arc furnace at its Lorain mill and lay off about 125 employees. The company blamed the shutdown on reduced customer demand for its products because of an ongoing decline in oil and gas markets, which is the same reason it gave when 200 Read More…

Republic Steel idles furnace, lays off workers

LORAIN – Republic Steel will idle its electric arc furnace, the company told city officials and union members Friday. Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the company told him up to 150 workers will lose their jobs as part of the shutdown. “From what I’ve gathered, it’s going to be temporary until the market improves,” Ritenauer Read More…