August 27, 2015

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Lorain AME church plans family celebration Sunday

LORAIN — Members of Greater St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church want families to be celebrated. The church will host a family celebration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the church grounds at 1909 W. 24th St., Lorain. The event will follow a week of vacation Bible school. There will be games, contests, pony Read More…

Police, firefighters reach out at National Night Out events

Because of the nature of their jobs, firefighters’ and police officers’ interactions with the public frequently come during tense times. However, the interaction Tuesday in Lorain and Sheffield Township was informal and relaxed during annual National Night Out events. The anti-crime, pro-community event is designed to improve relations between residents and firefighters and police, particularly Read More…

Lorain demolitions off to a smashing start

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LORAIN — As she cleaned the front of her 10th Street house with a garden hose, Michelle White clearly endorsed the county land bank program that kicked off a very busy demolition season with the razing of at least eight Lorain houses Tuesday, including one on her street. “It’s fantastic,” White said with obvious enthusiasm. Read More…

Soberfest attracts hundreds to Black River Landing

LORAIN — Billed as a celebration of those who have broken free of the chains of addiction or who are fighting personal demons, the first Soberfest drew several hundred people to Black River Landing on Saturday. Running noon to 8 p.m., the one-day event was sponsored by Fortaleza, a drug treatment clinic opened in 2013 Read More…

‘Hope Over Heroin’ event scheduled in Lorain for September

Addiction to heroin and other drugs isn’t going away anytime soon. Neither are the growing efforts by churches, social service agencies and others to combat and contain the devastating damage drugs continue to wreak on individuals and the communities in which they live. “This is an epidemic that spares no one regardless of economic status, Read More…

Lorain man charged with domestic violence

LORAIN — Officers found a baby covered in dried blood after his injured mother arrived at the police station Monday night, a police report said. The mother of the child said her boyfriend, Juan Valdez, hit her until she fled from her home, where her four children were, in the 2600 block of Lexington Avenue. Read More…

Runaway found in Lorain

SHEFFIELD LAKE – A teen runaway with health problems was found Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Kaylon Hall, 15, temporarily was placed into her grandmother’s care in the 100 block of Mariner’s Circle on July 21 by Lorain County Children Services following a domestic dispute with her mother, and her grandmother reported her missing the Read More…

Block watch protests Lorain store

LORAIN — Members of the Lorain Eastside Block Watch and employees of the 611 Market had a few moments of a tense faceoff Saturday afternoon when block watch members went to the Lorain store to protest its operation after two recent police raids. Dressed in bright orange T-shirts and carrying signs that read, “Close this Read More…

Elyria-Lorain roads outrank Cleveland’s

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Most likely, Cleveland-area drivers won’t be surprised that the area ranked sixth out of 25 major cities for cities with the worst roads. TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., released the results Thursday of a study using 2013 Federal Highway Administration data on road conditions. According to the report, 28 percent Read More…

Republic steelworkers remain in shock after layoff announcement

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LORAIN — In November 2011, Republic Steel officials invited Gov. John Kasich and local and federal leaders to the company’s mill at 1827 E. 28th St., to announce a major expansion. Republic was building an electric arc furnace, part of what the company later said was a $120 million investment in the mill that involved Read More…