May 2, 2016

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Grand opening for Sheffield motorcycle dealer is Saturday

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

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

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…

Sheffield Olympian takes ‘Ninja’ challenge

It turns out “American Ninja Warrior” is even a challenge for Olympic medalists. Sheffield native Brianne McLaughlin, a 2005 Elyria Catholic graduate who won silver medals in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics as a goaltender on the U.S. women’s hockey team, competed on the show when it rolled through Pittsburgh, where she lives. Although Read More…

Veterans circulating petition to keep VA Clinic in Lorain

LORAIN — Veterans are passing around petitions and gathering signatures to let the Veterans Administration know they want the VA Clinic to remain in Lorain. During the annual VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday, a 1.2-mile walk at the Lorain VA Clinic that promotes wellness and benefits homeless veterans, petitions were circulated that will be Read More…

Ford supplier to bring as many as 40 jobs to Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — A steel company that will provide parts for the new Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks will open in a building owned by Adrian Steel on Oster Road. Mayor John Hunter said Kentucky-based Manning Equipment will do work on the trucks and it is slated to be operational in July. “They are a support Read More…

Quasar plant manager dies after 50-foot fall in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — A Quasar Energy Group employee died Saturday after a fall from the top of a storage tank at the company’s sewer-sludge fueled biogas production facility on the grounds of the French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Timothy Murphy, 54, fell approximately 50 feet while doing maintenance on top of the 750,000-gallon tank about 8:15 Read More…

Film highlights first woman to walk Appalachian Trail alone

It took a lot longer to make a movie about pioneering hiker Emma “Grandma” Gatewood than it did for the petite woman to walk the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail alone in 1955 at age 67. “It’s been a long road to bring this project to fruition, but we’re almost there,” Bette Lou Higgins said. The Elyria Read More…

Petitions challenging Sheffield rezoning are submitted

SHEFFIELD — Citizens have moved forward with efforts to put a rezoning issue before voters in November. Village Council approved the rezoning of 60 acres along Abbe Road near Interstate 90 for a potential assisted-living center and condominium complex in March. It was changed from industrial to residential and multi-family in January. Mike Gorka, who Read More…

Pot legalization could be windfall for Ohio, Lorain County

ELYRIA — ResponsibleOhio released figures Tuesday estimating that its proposal legalizing marijuana in Ohio would generate $554 million in annual tax revenue by 2020. In Lorain County alone, special marijuana taxes would generate almost $4.1 million for county government annually and more than $7.5 million that would be split among the county’s cities, villages and Read More…