May 31, 2016

Elyria
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Flores questions housing court updates

LORAIN — City Council made plans Monday night to take a closer look at the city’s housing court, especially when it comes to the way Judge Chris Cook updates the body. Councilman Dennis Flores, D- 2nd Ward, said he feels the updates Council receives are not detailed enough. “One of the reasons I bring it Read More…

Lorain Fire Dept. service fee off the table

LORAIN — The fire service fee is officially off the table. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the fee, which was initially proposed as a way to aid in the city’s $3.6 million budget shortfall, is no longer being considered because legal counsel from the state auditor said the matter would have to go to the voters. “It Read More…

Lorain police presence intended to deter pedestrians on Henderson Memorial Bridge

LORAIN — The Ohio Department of Transportation is bringing in the Lorain Police Department to keep pedestrians off Henderson Memorial Bridge. ODOT spokeswoman Joyce Miller said maintenance on the westbound section of the bridge is expected to last until the end of July and until then the westbound lanes and pedestrian path are closed. “We’re Read More…

Referendum efforts fail for Lorain license plate fee increase

LORAIN — Two referendums aimed at getting the city’s newly increased license plate fee repealed have failed. City Council passed legislation March 7 that would beginning Jan. 1 increase from $10 to $20 per plate the fee that residents pay when renewing their plates; the referendums were introduced to give residents a say on the Read More…

Lorain Council, officials clash over budget process

LORAIN — Just because the budget has been passed doesn’t mean the conversation has stopped for Council. At a meeting of its Finance and Claims Committee on Tuesday night, Council received a quarterly report from the auditor’s office that showed the city’s finances are right where they were expected to be. As of March 31, Read More…

City cuts ties with Lorain Development Corp.

LORAIN — Lorain Development Corp. will no longer be affiliated with the city. “The purpose of this correspondence is to inform you that the City of Lorain, and its sub-department of the Building, Housing and Planning, has chosen to not renew or extend the sub-recipient agreement with Lorain Development Corporation, which expired effective March 31, Read More…

Baby sitter indicted in death

ELYRIA — A Lorain baby sitter has been indicted on murder, involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of an 18-month-old girl she was watching last year. Summer Shalodi, 30, also faces charges of endangering children, corrupting another with drugs and tampering with evidence in the death of Nadia Nicole Gibbons on Dec. 13. Read More…

Lorain/Elyria CROP Walk scheduled for tomorrow morning

LORAIN — Walkers and runners from Lorain County will join forces Saturday during the annual Lorain/Elyria CROP Walk. The event will be held rain, shine or snow starting 9 a.m. Saturday at Lorain County Metro Park Day’s Dam on 31st Street in Lorain. Longtime participant Chuck Anthony of Elyria said the walk began 30 years Read More…

Grafton, Lorain police ahead of the game on certification

GRAFTON — Two Lorain County police agencies have applied for state certification on new standards that won’t become mandatory for another year. Grafton police and Lorain police are working on meeting new standards on use of force, use of deadly force and recruitment and hiring practices that have been established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Read More…

Lorain officials favor on-land dredging disposal

LORAIN — City Council wants the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to find alternatives when it comes to dredging the Black River. At a regular meeting Monday, Council voted unanimously to draft a resolution encouraging the corps to find solutions in which the sediment dredged from the bottom of the river is disposed of on Read More…