December 19, 2014

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Water authority board votes to remove member

In a secret vote, the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board voted 17 to 9 Wednesday night to remove Pittsfield Township representative Mark McConnell after four other board members brought charges that McConnell had tried to get some members removed from the board. McConnell, who remains a Pittsfield Township trustee, said afterward he was proud Read More…

GOP’s Mitt Romney to stump in Avon Lake

Mitt Romney

AVON LAKE — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will appear at an 11:15 a.m. rally today, thrilling area GOP leaders. Anyone wishing to see Romney today at Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Road, should have tickets with them. David Arredondo, Lorain County Republican Party co-chairman, said Sunday night he thought tickets could still Read More…

Black River Schools’ voters face pair of levies

Voters next month will decide the fate of two levies sought by the Black River Schools in hopes of staving off projected future deficits that have put the district in hot water with the state. The district is seeking an additional 5.8 mills on the Nov. 6 ballot, which would raise about $1 million annually, Read More…

Plan in works to level Boston Road site where 4 teens killed

A pickup drives over the Boston Road railroad crossing in Columbia Station next to a newly installed stop sign on June 14. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

COLUMBIA STATION — The railroad crossing on Boston Road where four Brunswick teenagers were killed three months ago after going airborne will be fixed beginning in early June 2013, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The $450,000 project includes slightly raising the road to the east and west of the tracks. In addition, ditches Read More…

Feed prices double, causing problems for horse, animal care

Angel, a registered thoroughbred and a rescue four years ago, munches on hay at Angel’s Haven Horse Rescue in Lorain County. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY CHUCK HUMEL)

EATON TWP. — The price of hay has doubled in recent months, and some people are having difficulty feeding horses and other animals, according to an operator of the Angels Haven Horse Rescue in Lorain County. The price of hay — coupled with lingering problems with a poor economy — has prompted the rescue to Read More…

Attorney: N. Ridgeville gunman wanted to protect himself at theater

Scott A. Smith

WESTLAKE — An attorney for a North Ridgeville man arrested Saturday night at Regal Cinemas with a loaded 9 mm handgun and four knives at a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” said his client was afraid and armed himself for his own protection. But police planned to file weapons charges against Scott A. Smith, Read More…

Rollover accident in Spencer Township kills man

SPENCER TWP. — A 22-year-old North Ridgeville man was killed in a rollover crash Thursday night on West Smith Road, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Julian A. Bailey was driving west on West Smith Road about a half-mile east of Root Road when he attempted to pass another vehicle and ran off the left Read More…

Electric co-op to elect trustees, vote on code change at meeting

WELLINGTON — Members of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will elect four to serve on the board of trustees and consider allowing future board members to be chosen by mail or email during the co-op’s annual meeting today at the Lorain County Fairgrounds. Registration opens at 4 p.m., and the meeting includes a free dinner served Read More…

Top oil, gas attorney to speak on leases in Lorain County

WELLINGTON — One of the state’s most experienced oil and gas attorneys will speak at the Lorain County Fairgrounds tonight about changes in Ohio oil and gas leases. Columbus-based attorney Dick Emens, of Emens & Wolper Law Firm, will talk at the 6 p.m. meeting of the Black River Landowner’s Association at the fairgrounds, 23000 Read More…

Tribe’s Shin-Soo Choo gets $675 fine in DUI case

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Cleveland Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was fined $675 and given a suspended jail sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to drunken driving in connection with a traffic stop on May 2. Choo was given a 27-day suspended jail sentence that he will not have to serve if he stays out of trouble for Read More…