June 29, 2016

Elyria
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What affects one Great Lake actually affects them all

Some readers questioned why we noted the incident of the freighter Roger Blough running aground on a reef at the far eastern end of Whitefish Bay where Lake Superior narrows into the St. Mary’s River. After all, it’s a long way from home and seems to have nothing to do with us here on Lake Read More…

Illuminating a problem in Lorain

LORAIN — The city is considering imposing a special assessment on Lorain property owners to cover the cost of operating the city’s streetlights. The measure, introduced at Monday’s City Council meeting, would charge the equivalent of 0.88 mills in property taxes and collect roughly $675,000 per year, Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said. In a letter Read More…

Police say couple dealt heroin with their child in car

LORAIN — Police arrested a couple for selling heroin with their 3½-year-old daughter in the car. Jaymes Booker, 33, and Brandy Crooks, 31, were arrested June 3 on charges of possession and trafficking in heroin and fentanyl, permitting drug abuse in a motor vehicle, possession of criminal tools and drug paraphernalia and child endangering, according Read More…

Lorain man dead in Route 58 crash

NEW RUSSIA TOWNSHIP — A Lorain man was killed and another was injured in an early-morning crash when he was trying to pass another car on State Route 58. According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Christopher Newman, 27, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu south on Route 58 around 5:19 a.m. Read More…

Lorain councilwoman wants lawns mowed

LORAIN — A councilwoman in Lorain is taking aim at the unkempt yards around town. “Some of the properties have just gotten so far out of control,” Councilwoman Mary Springowski, D-at large, said. “I can drive around the city and it’s really not hard to see who some of the offenders are and while it Read More…

During down period, Lorain’s Broadway has lost some of its sparkle

LORAIN — The lights are out on Broadway. Well, not all of them, but Councilwoman Mary Springowski, D-at large, said having them out doesn’t make for a good-looking or safe downtown area. “I was getting a lot of complaints about the street lights on Broadway not working,” she said. “So I went down there one Read More…

Small neighborhood stores to get boost of fresh, healthy food

LORAIN — Jay’s Mini Mart on North Leavitt Road is adding some green to its usual menu. As part of a program through the Lorain County General Health District, the store will begin selling fruits and vegetables. “We were approached by the health department about it, and it just seemed like a really good idea,” Read More…

Lorain man charged with selling fentanyl in county jail

ELYRIA — A Lorain man has been charged with selling the powerful painkiller fentanyl to inmates inside the Lorain County Jail. Eric King, 36, was charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs last month based on evidence that surfaced during an ongoing investigation into the March 20 overdose death of 37-year-old inmate Joseph Boden. Read More…

Extent of cuts at Lorain Fire Department depends on grants

LORAIN — It’s getting to be crunch time for the Lorain Fire Department. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the city will hear about grant money before July 1, and if the money doesn’t come through layoffs are happening, and more than were originally thought. “As of right now, we have 23 layoff letters for the Fire Read More…

Lest we forget: Lorain honors its fallen

LORAIN — The city’s fallen military personnel were honored with floral baskets and a memorial service Sunday afternoon at the Lorain Palace Theater. “As far as we can tell, with some loss of records, this memorial service has been going on since 1931, and that is a very long time, a very long list of Read More…