August 29, 2015

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Dispute arises over Harris Road paving project

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SHEFFIELD — The school district is paving a portion of Harris Road, and Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring isn’t happy about it. The road is being paved from Colorado Avenue just past the new seventh- to 12th-grade combined middle and high school by Sheffield-based Griffith Paving for $61,000. Money for the resurfacing comes from leftover Read More…

Sheffield Lake OKs replacing water meters

SHEFFIELD LAKE — City Council approved Tuesday moving forward with a million-dollar project to replace aging water meters with a new automated reading system. The project, which has been discussed since last year and will replace residential and commercial meters citywide, was originally slated to cost $1.2 million. The city solicited prices from three companies Read More…

Ford deal likely will increase income tax take

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AVON LAKE — Wednesday was a day of celebration for Ford officials and United Auto Workers as the first F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks were driven off the line at the Ohio Assembly Plant. Workers said they officially felt a sense of job security, and politicians, union and company officials said a deal reached in Read More…

Flower filcher avoids jail time, must reimburse city

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — The woman who stole flowers planted by Girl Scouts in planter boxes at the Brookside Bike Trail/Covered Bridge pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft during an appearance in Sheffield Lake Mayor’s Court. The city’s law director, David Graves, said Deborah Stottlemire, 63, was given a suspended 30-day jail sentence and a $500 fine Read More…

Veterans lead effort to restore Sheffield Lake memorials

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — It’s an inconspicuous park that some don’t even know exists, but a couple of area Vietnam veterans are aiming to change that. Memorial Park, between Tennyson and Ivanhoe avenues, is the kind of place one might drive past without noticing, yet it houses the city’s monuments to those who died in wars. Read More…

Human, not deer, is culprit in theft of flowers from Sheffield Lake bridge

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — When flowers planted by Girl Scouts in planter boxes at the Brookside Bike Trail/Covered Bridge kept turning up missing, the city thought deer were to blame. But video surveillance proved otherwise — a Sheffield Lake resident was stealing the flowers to plant in her own yard, police said. Deborah Stottlemire, 63, was Read More…

Runaway found in Lorain

SHEFFIELD LAKE – A teen runaway with health problems was found Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Kaylon Hall, 15, temporarily was placed into her grandmother’s care in the 100 block of Mariner’s Circle on July 21 by Lorain County Children Services following a domestic dispute with her mother, and her grandmother reported her missing the Read More…

The Morning Hit–7/29/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, a place where you can give your eyes and brain a rest from focusing on an Excel spreadsheet. Is there anything more annoying than having one rogue cell in Excel that throws off the entire thing, and you can’t track it down? Forcing me to learn the ins and Read More…

Three Lorain County communities make Ohio’s safest cities list

Three Lorain County communities were ranked among Ohio’s 50 “Safest Cities” by the latest annual survey of Safewise, a Salt Lake City-based company that offers consumer advice and help in choosing home security systems. North Ridgeville ranked 20th, Sheffield Lake came in 34th and Vermilion ranked 37th in the 2015 report, released this week. The Read More…

Hundreds turn out for vigil for Sidney Heidrick

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — A community that barely knew the family of Sidney Heidrick is now forever connected to them by a tragic death that hundreds memorialized Tuesday night at Shell Cove Park. Sidney, 4, was missing for less than 24 hours when his body was pulled Saturday afternoon from Lake Erie after he had wandered Read More…