May 4, 2016

Elyria
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The State of their cities: Mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake talk problems, progress with jabs, jokes

AVON — The mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake gave their annual State of the City addresses during a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon Wednesday. The addresses were an opportunity for each mayor to tell the crowd of more than 200 people about their respective communities, and in some cases, trade barbs with Read More…

Ford officially announces new line to Ohio Assembly

AVON LAKE — The Ford Motor Co. officially announced Monday the Ohio Assembly Plant will support additional production of the 2017 Ford F-series Super Duty chassis cab. According to a news release, the Ohio Assembly Plant will produce F-350, -450 and -550 Super Duty chassis cabs together with the Kentucky Truck Plant. The announcement comes nearly Read More…

Sheffield mayor says Rep. Jordan supports locating VA clinic in village

SHEFFIELD — Mayor John Hunter continues to push for a permanent Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in the village, and he now has the support of a congressman. U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, penned a letter to Hunter and VA officials, which was received Monday. In the letter, the congressman said he’s pleased Sheffield was chosen Read More…

District suggests Southview for VA clinic site

LORAIN — The Lorain school district and Port Authority are doing their part to help the county’s veterans. But they’d better do it quick. Proposals for a new clinic are due to the Veterans Administration in six days, and on Tuesday night, the district and the authority entered negotiations for a sale involving district-owned land. Read More…

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…

9. New truck line preserves, adds jobs at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant

More than 1,400 jobs were secured at the Ford Motor Co. Ohio Assembly Plant as medium-duty truck production began as part of a $168 million investment in the plant in August. A production shift of the F-650 and F-750 from Mexico to Ohio Assembly had been in the works since 2011 when a deal was Read More…

Sheffield police investigating SUV in high-speed chase

Sheffield police are investigating a high-speed car chase overnight that went into Elyria. Sheffield police Capt. William Visalden said that an officer on patrol saw a black sport-utility vehicle stopped in the middle of Colorado Avenue, near Sheffield Middle School at the intersection of Harris Road, around 1:33 a.m. The officer tried to pull the SUV over, and the Read More…

Ex-Ford worker accused of stealing $500,000 in parts

ELYRIA — A Sheffield man has been indicted on felony theft and receiving stolen property charges for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of parts from the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant. Avon Lake detectives said Joseph Jankulovich, 48, stole thousands of OEMS tire sensors, parts which are exclusive to Ford plants, as well 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…

Sheffield council using emergency measure to approve condos; residents can’t challenge by referendum

SHEFFIELD — Residents who oppose the second approval of a controversial condominium complex will have a tougher time fighting it because the City Council approved the plans on an emergency basis this time. That means the approval cannot be challenged by referendum, as residents had planned to do the last go around before the developer Read More…