June 28, 2016

Partly sunny

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…

Auditor issues finding for recovery against indicted former North Ridgeville employee

ELYRIA — Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has issued a finding for recovery against a former North Ridgeville city worker who is facing criminal charges for allegedly running personal errands while on the job. The finding, released Tuesday as part of the city’s annual audit report, requires Doug Edwards to repay North Ridgeville $1,632. Edwards was Read More…

Buzzkill: Firefighter’s beer stains Avon’s long-time clean audit record

AVON — One beer tarnished the perfect audit record of Mayor Jim Smith. The $4.25 beer, purchased by an Avon fireman, was included in a list of city expenses. The discrepancy was caught by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office. “It aggravates me because we’ve had nothing but good reports,” Smith said. The beer was included Read More…