February 6, 2016


Local government offices to have shortened hours for New Year’s holiday

Over the New Year holiday weekend, most government offices will have curtailed office hours. The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will Read More…

Packed meeting gets heated as Butternut Ridge Road closure debated


CARLISLE TWP. — A Republic Services representative shared the company’s plans to possibly close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to concerned residents during Monday night’s township meeting. As 7 p.m. approached, it became standing-room only in the regular trustee meeting hall, forcing the trustees to move the meeting into the enclosed garage, allowing for Read More…

Landfill operator wants to shut down portion of Butternut Ridge Road


NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Republic Services wants to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to ease access between property it owns on the north side of the road and its landfill on the south side. The proposal would shut down 0.85 miles of the road east of Oberlin Road and west of West Ridge Read More…

Deputies identify man whose body found at recycling center

NEW RUSSIA TWP. – Authorities are attempting to locate relatives of a man whose crushed body was found this morning in the recycling center at the Republic Services landfill. Deputies used fingerprints to identify the man, who is a 43-year-old who has had some minor brushes with the law in the past, Sheriff’s Sgt. Don Read More…