April 17, 2014

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Short film shot in Lorain has HBO hopes

Amanda Davila, of Lorain, has her make up done by Jessica Flowers, of Cincinnati, before rehersing a scene in “Save Us” at El Centro in Lorain on Saturday afternoon. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Kenny Santiago Marrero busily bounced around El Centro on Saturday afternoon, handling costume issues and feeding his fellow actors at the set of a movie project. One would never guess the high-energy actor had been on set since 6 a.m., filming at locations throughout Lorain and Amherst during the day. Despite the busy Read More…

Undocumented mother of four has been living with nightmare possibility of deportation

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Steven Barron knows the routine. When his mother starts to cry, the 8-year-old boy grabs a tissue and slices up an orange to soothe her. Just home from school one afternoon in early February, Steven stood in the doorway of his living room, silently holding a plate of fruit for Anabel Barron as she knelt Read More…

Gil’s liquor license hearing on hold

LORAIN — A hearing to determine the fate of a controversial Lorain nightclub was postponed Tuesday when the new owner told police he plans to make essential changes to better the club and its image. Gil’s International Lounge, 1840 E. 28th St., was known for its activities, including a shooting in 2012, after-hours parties and Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain mayor says city continuing to improve

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LORAIN — Despite hard economic times and less state money, Mayor Chase Ritenauer said Lorain is improving. “That’s the spirit of Lorain,” Ritenauer told some 200 people Thursday in his third annual State of the City address at DeLuca’s Place in the Park. “We battle. We work through it. We grit. We grind. We get Read More…

U.S. Steel announces layoffs

LORAIN — U.S. Steel Corp. has confirmed layoffs at its Lorain Tubular Operations. A brief statement issued Monday by company officials acknowledged layoffs but did not say exactly when workers were being laid off or how many. “As a result of business conditions, we are adjusting production at our Lorain Tubular Operations,” said the statement Read More…

Gladiators love new home: Cleveland’s indoor football team says All Pro Athletic Center in Lorain rates among AFL’s best

The Cleveland Gladiators make use of their new home at Rival Sports in Lorain. The massive complex seems to fit the team perfectly.

LORAIN — The Cleveland Gladiators still play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena but the team now makes its true home in Lorain. The Arena Football League team opened training camp Monday in its new home at the All Pro Athletic Center, formerly known as Rival Sports, in Lorain. With a full 100-yard indoor Read More…

Lorain superintendent details proposed school realignment plan

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LORAIN — Balanced class sizes and better teacher coordination to improve learning are the goals of a school realignment planned for August. The proposed realignment was outlined by Superintendent Tom Tucker at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. It is partially a response to Lorain’s declining population. “If you look at our demographics of where people Read More…

Lorain family-owned supermarket named Ohio’s best

Fligners Market

LORAIN — For the second year in a row, the Ohio Grocers Association has honored a Lorain County supermarket with its highest honor. Fligner’s Supermarket in Lorain received the OGA’s 2014 Pinnacle Award. In 2013, the association recognized Village Market in Wellington with the honor for a multi-store operation. Known for its custom-cut, full-service meat Read More…

Lorain High student wins Boys and Girls Club honor

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Growing up poor and homeless made Shaquille Hildreth angry. Hildreth, named Boys and Girls Club of Lorain County Youth of the Year Wednesday, recalled often being cold, hungry and lacking clean clothes for 14 years. Hildreth, 17, lashed out as a Lorain High School freshman, getting suspended for 40 days for fighting at school. “I Read More…

Lorain Council OKs land sale, may spur 100 new jobs

LORAIN — A land sale approved by City Council at its Monday meeting is expected to create at least 100 new jobs at Camaco, according to Mayor Chase Ritenuaer. Council approved the sale of 3.46 acres of land west of the plant at 3400 Industrial Park Road. The $103,800 sale will allow for a 40,000-square-foot Read More…