August 4, 2015

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Rent goes up for this year’s Roverfest as Port Authority approves contract

roverfest aerial slider

LORAIN — A contract for Roverfest was approved Monday by the Lorain Port Authority and it will cost the show’s promoters a little more to rent the Black River Landing this year. This year’s concert, which is scheduled to run until 11:30 p.m. July 18, will be a half-hour longer than last year’s and host Read More…

Bill for Martin’s Run Creek dredging goes up, requires bids

LORAIN — City Council approved Monday going out to bid on a project aimed at reducing flooding in areas along Martin’s Run Creek. Kate Hoffmann, stormwater manager, said dredging of a portion of the creek will begin this summer, which is expected to cost about $200,000. Work on Martin’s Run near Willow Park began last Read More…

Thousands gather in Lorain for fireworks show

Nick Bena, of LaGrange, Anna Offineer, of Amherst, and  Brian Leach, of Elyria, gathered Saturday night at the Lorain Municipal Pier to watch the fireworks show.

LORAIN — “Ooh!” Aah!” Nothing commemorates a revolution like fireworks, and the thousands who gathered in and around downtown Lorain weren’t disappointed with the Independence Day celebration and display Saturday. Two-year-old Ava Williams sat in a stroller and on the lap of her father, Mario Williams, during the 15-minute display. Williams said this was the Read More…

Closing motels’ residents ponder next step

Eriewview Motel, W. Erie St, Lorain June 22.  Steve Manheim

LORAIN – Wendy Jones doesn’t know where to go. With three children in tow and a few prior evictions on her record, Jones is trying but finding it hard to leave the Erieview Motel, where she and her family have lived for a month. But, she said, she’s calling multiple homes and apartments in the Read More…

Trimming mistake damages property near Lorain’s King’s Woods


LORAIN — Workers cutting down trees in King’s Woods on Monday caused damage to a resident’s home and utility wires. Juanita Stutt, who lives on West 12th Street, said Amish workers have been clearing the woods for months, and she and her neighbors’ concerns have grown as the cutting nears backyard property lines. King’s Woods Read More…

Check out photos from the International Festival


The Festival started with the pageant Thursday evening. There was a host of activities throughout the weekend — despite the weather. And it ended with the parade on Sunday.

Lorain closing in on construction hiring goals


LORAIN — Progress on meeting local construction hiring goals is being made nearly a year after they were changed, city and union officials say. Final numbers aren’t available. However, on the six road projects awarded contracts this year, members of a local labor compliance committee said last week that they are close to or have Read More…

Rain doesn’t dampen Lorain International Festival


LORAIN — Heavy rains and wind cleared out Black River Landing during the annual International Festival early Saturday afternoon. But Lorain residents couldn’t stay away for long. “When the weather slowed down, Lorain showed up,” Don Nickerson, Lorain International Association president, said Saturday evening, referring to the crowd that showed up for the final hours Read More…

Flood problems continue for Avon Lake residents


AVON LAKE — For the second time in a week, some Avon Lake residents woke up to water seeping up through their basement drains and soaking their belongings Saturday morning. Mark Adams, meteorologist from the National Weather Service, said the northern part of Lorain County was especially affected by rain that started about 11 p.m. Read More…

Two hospitalized after Lorain shooting

LORAIN — Two men were hospitalized early Thursday after they were shot at an after-hours liquor establishment hidden in a house. Police received a call at 3:11 a.m. Thursday about shots fired at a house on 123 E. 19th St. When they arrived, officers found 15 to 20 people, all of whom claimed to not Read More…