September 3, 2015

Elyria
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NEXUS foes want court time

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Residents want a judge to hear them out if NEXUS Gas Transmission goes back to court for permission to survey their property. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a planned 36-inch diameter, natural gas pipeline that will cross Ohio and Michigan to transport gas to Canada. On July 15, County Common Pleas Read More…

Motorcyclist injured in Pittsfield crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV occurred this morning at the intersection of Route 20 and Quarry Road. According to Ohio State Patrol Trooper Josh Grimm, the accident happened around 7 a.m. when Christopher Hall, 28, of Elyria was struck by Derek Yurtz, 41, of Brunswick, who was driving an Read More…

Getting ready for the county fair

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WELLINGTON — The 170th Lorain County Fair begins today. Setup, which began Aug. 9, concluded Sunday. The event includes some 500 vendors and dozens of animal exhibitors, many who participate annually. They include Eric Bates, owner of Wintersville-based Bates Brothers Amusement Co., which has been providing rides at the fair since about 1990. Bates said Read More…

Oberlin council rejects partial JVS annexation

OBERLIN — Oberlin City Council on Monday rejected a bid by the Lorain County Joint Vocational School to annex only a part of the school’s property — 98 acres of land. The city has been acting on a decades-old agreement that, should the JVS and the city ever become contiguous, the city would be allowed Read More…

Oberlin sues to annex JVS property

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The city of Oberlin is suing Lorain County Joint Vocational School for not honoring an agreement made 44 years ago. The lawsuit, filed by Law Director John Clark on Thursday, cites a 1971 agreement between the city and the school. The JVS was constructing its current building in Pittsfield Township at the Read More…

Rural water authority shelves retirement plan

LAGRANGE — A controversial retirement incentive plan was rejected by the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board Wednesday in a split vote. The final vote of 14-11 ends, for now, months of discussion about whether the program, which expired in 2013, should be resurrected. The plan would have allowed Rural Water to buy up to Read More…

Pittsfield Township trustees appeal water board dismissal

ELYRIA — The Pittsfield Township trustees on Tuesday filed an administrative appeal in Lorain County Common Pleas Court challenging the removal of Trustee Mark McConnell from the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board. The court filing states that the Rural Water board lacked the authority to remove McConnell under the section of the Ohio Revised Read More…

Pittsfield trustees sue Water Authority board over trustee’s removal

ELYRIA — The Pittsfield Township trustees sued the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board today over the removal of township Trustee Mark McConnell from the Rural Water board last month. The administrative appeal contends that the removal of McConnell was illegal because it wasn’t done for just cause. The 26-member Rural Water board first voted Read More…

Pittsfield Township zoning prohibits waste ponds

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The Pittsfield Township Zoning Board revamped its zoning resolution to prohibit a sewage sludge pond, like the one that was stopped from being built off of Quarry Road, from being built in the township again. The zoning board’s recommendations for changes to the resolution will be forwarded to the Pittsfield Township trustees Read More…

Quasar withdraws appeal, won’t operate sludge pond

PITTSFIELD TWP — French Creek BioEnergy LLC withdrew its appeal challenging the Pittsfield Township zoning inspector’s issuance of a cease-and-desist order and notice of violation. The company, operating under Quasar Energy Group, announced it would not go through with its proposal to operate a sludge pond constructed off of Quarry Road in a news release Read More…