July 1, 2016

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Sheffield Lake Council weighs raises for city workers

SHEFFIELD LAKE — City Council is mulling raises for more than a dozen employees for the first time since 2009. During a Tuesday night work session Council members discussed legislation that would increase pay for the finance director, safety director, videographer, civil service secretary, civic center custodian, law director, mayor’s court clerk, assistant clerk and Read More…

Man arrested in connection with string of Thanksgiving break-ins

AVON LAKE — Authorities arrested a Sheffield Lake man for allegedly breaking into several Avon Lake businesses on Thanksgiving morning. Brendon Jasko, 20, is facing felony breaking and entering and burglary charges for breaking into a local liquor store, gas station and restaurant and burglarizing a Lear Road home earlier in November. Police say Jasko Read More…

Local Census data released: Reeling from recession

ELYRIA — U.S. Census Bureau data released today shows that the number of people living below the federal poverty line in Lorain County between 2010 and 2014 is higher than it was in the five previous years. Between 2005 and 2009, the poverty rate was 12.6 percent in the county, while between 2010 and 2014, Read More…

Sheffield Lake residents gathering donations to help neighbors

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A group of residents is spreading holiday cheer by providing gifts, food, clothing and utility assistance to families in need. Last year, Justin Schill’s family had a good Christmas, and in the midst of it all, they decided it was only fair to help other families in their city do the same. Read More…

Burglars play the Grinch at local stores

A string of business break-ins occurred Thursday in Avon Lake and Sheffield Lake. Although police reports were unavailable and police declined to discuss the break-ins, employees of three local businesses confirmed that glass doors had been shattered by people who entered the businesses to steal cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes. In Avon Lake, Larry’s Liquor Read More…

New park memorializes Brookside alumni

SHEFFIELD LAKE — An idea for a memorial park to honor deceased classmates from Brookside High School has moved from idea to a proposal to near-reality with lightning speed in Sheffield Lake. It started in August at the 40th reunion of the Class of 1975. That was when classmates realized that 14 of them already Read More…

Sheffield Lake has fewest municipal employees since 1950s — and nearly half what it was in 2001

SHEFFIELD LAKE — The number of people employed by the city is at its lowest levels since the 1950s. Finance Director Tammy Smith told City Council on Tuesday that she was recently asked how many wage and tax statements, or W2s, she has to send out to city employees at the end of the year. Read More…

The Morning Hit–11/19/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Browns RB coach throwing shade! The Browns Read More…

Residents heated over ‘police presence’ for Cage movie

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A recent appearance by Nicolas Cage for a film shoot at the Shoreway Shopping Center and Apples grocery store made some residents mad enough to call City Hall. Cage and a movie crew were in Sheffield Lake last week shooting footage for “Dog Eat Dog,” a dramatic action movie directed by Paul Read More…

The Morning Hit–11/13/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Nic Cage in Lorain County! If you Read More…