December 22, 2014

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Final Cedar Point riverboat rides up for auction

SANDUSKY — The final rides on a long-running Cedar Point attraction are being sold to the highest bidders. The northern Ohio amusement park will run its Paddlewheel Excursion boats for the last times on Labor Day. The riverboats that have given more than 47 million rides since the early 1960s will be replaced for next Read More…

New search engine for Ohio public worker pay

CLEVELAND — The state treasurer’s website now features a search engine for looking up the salaries of Ohio public employees. Visitors to ohiotreasurer.gov can plug in a first and last name to see what a state employee is making this year, or what mayors, teachers and other local government employees were paid as recently as Read More…

Ironmen game rained out

Tonight’s game at the Pipe Yard between the Lorain County Ironmen and the Butler Blue Sox has been rained out. It will be made up as a double header on July 25 with game No. 1 starting at 5 p.m. with two, seven-inning games.

State officials: Three bids in for for-sale prisons

The state has received three bids for the purchase and operation of five Ohio prisons a day after Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the state’s massive $56 billion budget bill, which calls for privatization of prisons including a pair in Lorain County. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced Friday afternoon that it had Read More…

Ohio Senate committee drops voter photo plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate panel on Wednesday dropped from a broader package of election law changes a provision that would have required voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot in person. Lawmakers moved to delete the proposal a day after the state’s top elections official joined Democrats and the League Read More…

Kasich visits North Ridgeville plant

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Ohio Gov. John Kasich pushed his budget and other reforms during an appearance this afternoon at Kalt Manufacturing. He also fended off criticism from Sheffield Mayor John Hunter who complained Kasich is trying to balance the state’s budget at the expense of workers. Kasich countered that he is trying to bring the Read More…

Elyria Schools will be closed Wednesday

Given the predictions for dire weather, Superintendent Paul Rigda has canceled classes for the Elyria Schools for Wednesday.

Murray Ridge bus involved in crash

CARLISLE TWP. — Eight adult program workers for the Murray Ridge Center were being taken to area emergency rooms after the school bus they were riding in was involved in an accident this afternoon, according to Amber L. Fisher, the center’s superintendent. No one is believed to be seriously injured but everyone was taken to Read More…

It wasn’t your imagination: The earth really did shake

An earthquake along the Quebec-Ontario border in Canada this afternoon was felt across Northeast Ohio, including in Lorain County. The 5.0 magnitude earthquake happened at about 1:45 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That is considered a moderate earthquake, according to the USGS website. Residents in Lorain and Elyria felt the tremor. Lorain County Read More…

EMH sells half its interest in Amherst Hospital; lays off 25

ELYRIA — EMH Regional Healthcare System has sold a 50 percent stake in Amherst Hospital to a group of local physicians who practice out of the hospital. The agreement, which creates a for-profit joint venture between EMH and the doctors, went into effect Sunday, said EMH CEO and President Dr. Don Sheldon. The hospital will Read More…