May 29, 2016

Elyria
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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…

UPDATED: Lorain VA clinic to move temporarily to former Community New Life Hospice in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — The Lorain Veterans Affairs Clinic will move from the St. Joseph Community Center in Lorain to a temporary location along Abbe Road and Hoag Drive. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs signed a lease agreement with the Carnegie Management and Development Corp. on Thursday to move to 5225 Abbe Road, a building that Read More…

School zones no more at two former schools in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — Drivers need not worry about speeding in school zones on Colorado Avenue or Lake Breeze Road. Sheffield Middle School will be demolished sometime in the future and William Barr Elementary no longer houses students since the new Brookside High School and Middle School opened this year. And, as it turns out, the school Read More…

Board OKs rezoning for Sheffield condominium project

SHEFFIELD — Property along Abbe Road was once again rezoned for a future condominium complex despite previous efforts to stop it, which included a ballot issue that has since been nullified. The village Planning Commission voted unanimously in favor of rezoning the land Wednesday, the second time this year it has granted such an approval. Read More…

United Way campaign kicks off

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

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

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…