May 29, 2016

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Ludacris to headline Roverfest at Lorain’s Black River Landing

Hip-hop artist Ludacris will headline this year’s Roverfest in Lorain on July 30. The lineup was announced Wednesday on Rover’s Morning Glory on WMMS 100.7 FM hosted by Shane “Rover” French. The event will take place at Black River Landing, with doors opening at 1 p.m., and other acts including Bush, Chevelle, New Politics and Read More…

Lorain comedian to get Comedy Central special

A Lorain comedian has hit the big time with an upcoming half-hour special to appear on Comedy Central. Ramon Rivas II, who grew up and lives on Lorain’s south side, will be recording the special June 3 in New Orleans, and it will air in July. “(Getting the special) was a slow process of just Read More…

Lorain council discusses laws restricting dog tethering

LORAIN — City Council committee members discussed legislation Monday night that would place restrictions on residents who tethered their dogs. At a meeting of the body’s Police and Fire Committee, Councilman Greg Argenti, I-4th Ward, introduced the legislation, which will undergo minor changes before being put to a vote. Greg Willey, executive director of Friendship Read More…

Washington Elementary students share benefits of mentoring

LORAIN — Some Washington Elementary School moms got to celebrate Mother’s Day a little differently with their fifth- and sixth-grade daughters Monday afternoon. The Mother’s Tea allowed the mothers to see and experience some of what their students have learned as part of a mentoring program provided by the school. “She told me she had Read More…

U.S. senate candidate Ted Strickland in Lorain today

U.S. senatorial candidate and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland will be meeting with steelworkers and local officials 10:45 a.m. at the United Steelworkers Local 1104, 2501 Broadway, Lorain, to discuss his proposals on trade deals. A news release from Strickland said bad trade policies have been blamed for the layoffs and idling at Republic Steel Read More…

Lorain budget crunch leads to postponement of Broadway streetscape project

LORAIN — The city’s budget woes are postponing plans to spruce up Broadway. Portions of Broadway have been closed due to waterline work that needed to be completed before the street could be repaved. The waterline work is done, but Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the city’s $3.6 million budget deficit means pushing back the rest Read More…

Former Lorain City Council candidate charged with receiving stolen property

LORAIN — A former City Council candidate was arrested Sunday and charged with receiving stolen property and failure to have a license plate. Police said Christopher Olejko, 48, of the 300 block of Indiana Avenue, was driving down Washington Avenue at 12:25 p.m. and was pulled over near West 10th Street for not having any front Read More…

Lorain teen pleads guilty in death of friend in car crash

ELYRIA — A 17-year-old driver who was behind the wheel during a car crash last year that killed his best friend admitted Monday to misdemeanor charges of vehicular homicide and criminal damaging during an appearance in Lorain County Juvenile Court. Zachary Goodin had faced a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in the case before Read More…

Flores questions housing court updates

LORAIN — City Council made plans Monday night to take a closer look at the city’s housing court, especially when it comes to the way Judge Chris Cook updates the body. Councilman Dennis Flores, D- 2nd Ward, said he feels the updates Council receives are not detailed enough. “One of the reasons I bring it Read More…

Lorain Fire Dept. service fee off the table

LORAIN — The fire service fee is officially off the table. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the fee, which was initially proposed as a way to aid in the city’s $3.6 million budget shortfall, is no longer being considered because legal counsel from the state auditor said the matter would have to go to the voters. “It Read More…