July 1, 2015

Elyria
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Lorain struggles to keep grass under control

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LORAIN — Staring across the street Wednesday at the high grass in front of the abandoned, city-owned home at 2314 E. 31st St., homeowner Jesus Rosalez said he wished the city could get the grass cut faster. “I know they’ve got a lot of properties,” he said. “But they really need to get to it.” Read More…

Lorain County commemorates Memorial Day

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Among the participants in Monday’s Memorial Day parade in Elyria were Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and Korean War-era and Vietnam War-era veterans from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria. Other participants included the Elyria Police Department Color Guard, the Ohio Highway Patrol, Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti, honorary parade marshal and Read More…

‘Pass on the patriotism’

LORAIN — America’s war dead and members of the military in general were remembered Sunday in annual Memorial Day services at the Lorain Palace Theater. “The nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten,” Dan Gillotti, a former Army first sergeant and Vietnam War combat veteran, told about 120 people in the mostly vacant Read More…

Lorain events to commemorate life of Malcolm X

There will be a street listening program and community event Saturday in Lorain to commemorate Malcolm X. The listening program will be at the corner of Washington Avenue and 9th Street at 11:30 a.m. Community leaders — including Second Ward Councilman Dennis Flores — will be on hand to hear residents’ concerns. The community event will Read More…

Four arrested for heroin trafficking, characterized as ‘mid-level’ dealers

Luis Ramirez

LORAIN – Four “mid-level” heroin dealers were arrested following a two-month investigation Thursday morning. Luis Ramirez, 26, Luciano Mercado, 31, Quinnton Bray, 26 and Amanda Thomas, 21, were charged in connection with a drug trafficking operation out of a house Thomas rents on the 4300 block of Camden Avenue. Police started the investigation around two Read More…

Filmmaker ‘shooting Lorain for Lorain’

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LORAIN — When she finally was able to take a break between shots — and retakes — beneath the roof of a Lakeview Park pavilion, director Sophie Goodhart spoke of how she was unexpectedly drawn to Lorain to shoot scenes for the indie comedy “My Blind Brother.” “It felt really universal and very specific at Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

Census figures

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

Head Start bridging coincides with 50th anniversary

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LORAIN — Head Start teacher Makiko Woods-Hill watched proudly as her daughter, Fujino Woods-Hill, and 2-year-old granddaughter, Gabrielle Gibson, walked across the Lorain Palace Theater stage Wednesday. The annual “bridging ceremony,” in which Head Start students move up a grade or graduate, was held at the Palace this year as part of national 50th anniversary Read More…

Veterans circulating petition to keep VA Clinic in Lorain

LORAIN — Veterans are passing around petitions and gathering signatures to let the Veterans Administration know they want the VA Clinic to remain in Lorain. During the annual VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday, a 1.2-mile walk at the Lorain VA Clinic that promotes wellness and benefits homeless veterans, petitions were circulated that will be Read More…

Lorain residents talk block grants

LORAIN — How to wisely spend $1.15 million in federal taxpayer Community Development Block Grant money was discussed in a community meeting Tuesday. The meeting, attended by about 30 people at El Centro community center, 2800 Pearl Ave., was the first of three scheduled this week. The money is from the U.S. Department of Housing Read More…