August 30, 2015

Elyria
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United Way campaign kicks off

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SHEFFIELD — This year’s annual United Way of Greater Lorain County campaign kickoff saw the announcement of the agency’s newest Community Collaborative that prepares Elyria youngsters for kindergarten. Known as Ready Set Go … to Kindergarten, the new effort will expand Elyria Schools’ efforts to provide children, especially preschoolers ages 3 and 4, with targeted Read More…

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…

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…

Cities hope for big money in state settlement with road salt companies

Lisa Roberson and Jon Wysochanski ELYRIA — Across the county, city officials are tallying what they have spent on road salt in hopes of getting a share of an $11.5 million settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. over past rock salt sales. “I have no idea what we will get,” Elyria’s Safety-Service Director Read More…

Attorney in hypnosis case files to resign from law

Michael W. Fine, the Sheffield attorney accused of hypnotizing female clients for his own sexual gratification, has filed paperwork with the Ohio Supreme Court to resign from the practice of law. Fine made the request in April, but it didn’t become public until late last month, according to the Supreme Court’s website. If the resignation Read More…

Sheffield unveils Brookside Middle and High School complex

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SHEFFIELD — Hundreds of parents, students and community members turned out Wednesday to get their first look inside the new $30 million middle and high school complex on Harris Road. Following dual ribbon-cuttings in front of the separate entrances for middle and high schoolers, comments began flowing immediately as heads swiveled this way and that Read More…

Veterans offered free showing of ‘Max” at Cobblestone Square

SHEFFIELD — Military veterans and their families can see the new film “Max” this weekend for free at the Regal Cobblestone Square 20 theater. A special screening of the film, which opens nationwide this weekend, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday as part of a special VetTogethers event. The Sheffield multiplex is among 35 Regal Read More…

Grand opening for Sheffield motorcycle dealer is Saturday

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SHEFFIELD — David Hunt moved here from Texas to open and manage an American Heritage Motorcycle dealership because he believes there’s a promising market for its brands in the Cleveland area. The recently opened dealership, at 4850 Transportation Drive in the renovated 38,000-square-foot former Spitzer Dodge building, sells Indian and Victory motorcycles as well as Read More…

New phase of Route 57 project means traffic tie-ups next week

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Drivers on state Route 57 will experience delays due to construction during the coming week. The existing Interstate 90 east ramp to Route 57 will close Monday and the I-90 eastbound exit ramp will open in its place, allowing cars to travel north or south onto 57. During this transition, Route 57 will be reduced Read More…

Veterans urge clinic to remain in Lorain

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LORAIN — Veterans rallied Wednesday outside the St. Joseph Community Center with a clear message: The Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic should remain in Lorain. Around 60 people gathered on the corner of West 21st Street and Broadway to raise concern over a move and circulate petitions in support of Lorain as the best location for Read More…