August 29, 2015

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Lorain lax in gathering info about tenants

LORAIN — The city hasn’t been enforcing an 2003 ordinance that requires landlords to notify the city treasurer who is renting property from them. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the city is now taking steps to address the issue, which came to light as part of the lawsuit filed by Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Read More…

Cities hope for big money in state settlement with road salt companies

Lisa Roberson and Jon Wysochanski ELYRIA — Across the county, city officials are tallying what they have spent on road salt in hopes of getting a share of an $11.5 million settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. over past rock salt sales. “I have no idea what we will get,” Elyria’s Safety-Service Director Read More…

Judge: Election lawsuit can go forward

ELYRIA — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores’ lawsuit challenging the results of the May Democratic primary will go forward, a county judge ruled Wednesday. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski rejected a request from attorneys representing Ryan Horn, who narrowly defeated Flores, to throw out the case because the county Board of Elections wasn’t Read More…

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…