May 6, 2016

Elyria
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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…

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

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…