May 6, 2016

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Lorain police investigating West 10th Street shooting

LORAIN — A Wednesday evening shooting sent one man to the hospital and left rounds lodged into a home on West 10th Street and spent casings littered on the street and sidewalk. According to a police report, Michael Irizarry, 44, of Lorain, was shot twice “through and through,” once in the buttocks and once in Read More…

Gas leak leads to evacuation in downtown Lorain

LORAIN — A gas line that was damaged Tuesday in an area where construction work is underway on Broadway in downtown Lorain led to a short evacuation of four businesses. Natural gas could be smelled in a two-block area between Fourth and Sixth streets, which was sealed off to traffic by Lorain Fire Department. Temporary Read More…

Union leader warns of safety hazards at idled Republic mill

LORAIN — Union officials told Lorain City Council on Monday that it doesn’t look like the situation at the idled Republic steel mill is getting better any time soon. Dennis Hamilton, president of United Steel Workers Local 1104, spoke before Council in order to share his concerns about the steel mill. “Republic has failed on Read More…

Southview Middle School to return in Lorain next school year

LORAIN — The Lorain school district will be adding a middle school next year in addition to opening its new high school. In a districtwide email Monday, Superintendent Jeff Graham announced plans to reconvert the Lorain High School Annex, 2321 Fairless Drive, into Southview Middle School. “This has always been part of the district’s plan,” Read More…

Lorain Council members return $29K to city

LORAIN — With most city departments making cuts due to a $3.6 million budget deficit and City Council is eliminating $25,000 from its own fund, many Council members will be giving up paychecks. So far, members of council have committed to returning $29,449.80 to the city through salary and insurance returns. Councilman Angel Arroyo, D-6th Read More…

Lorain Council passes budget unanimously

LORAIN — By the skin of its teeth, Lorain has a budget for 2016. But that’s considered by many to be a small victory, with millions of dollars in cuts on the way. “I’m glad that it was passed,” Mayor Chase Ritenauer said after a special council meeting Thursday night during which the budget was Read More…

New joiners to county health board may not get say in tax measure

Property owners in Elyria, Lorain and Avon Lake will pay a property tax for the Lorain County Health District without having a say on it if elected leaders in each city decide to join the county agency. The tax will appear on the November ballot in communities currently in the health district. However, if Elyria, Read More…

Lorain Fire Department faces major cuts

LORAIN — Cuts are coming, and they’re going to be big. At a meeting of City Council’s Finance and Claims Committee on Wednesday night, Mayor Chase Ritenauer announced that the proposed income tax credit reduction for those who live in Lorain but work elsewhere was being pulled from consideration. The reduction was expected to collect Read More…

Lorain mayor, Council look to hash out budget in two-day flurry

LORAIN — The city is down to the wire to pass its 2016 budget and the administration along with City Council will be working until the last minute. In order to get the budget submitted to the state by the Thursday deadline, there will be a Finance and Claims Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. today, Read More…

Lorain Council to consider lot size reduction

LORAIN — City Council’s Streets and Utilities Committee voted Monday night to move an ordinance amendment to full Council consideration that would reduce lot sizes at The Landings at Martin’s Run development. The ordinance would revise the original development plan that was agreed upon in 2001 and would decrease lot sizes in order to meet Read More…