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Girl shot this evening on Middle Avenue

March 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

ELYRIA — Police are investigating a shooting at a Middle Avenue duplex this evening.
A woman who was at the home said a young girl was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound. It wasn’t clear where she was shot or how she was doing.
The woman said a [...]

Provenza resigns as Lorain law director

March 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

LORAIN – Mark Provenza resigned today as Lorain’s law director, one day after he was thrown back in jail for reportedly violating the terms of his probation for his latest DUI conviction.
Provenza was released Sunday morning from a Lake County Jail where he had been serving a [...]

Roughly 3,800 lose power

March 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

About 3,800 customers in Avon and Avon Lake are without power after an equipment malfunction at the Astor Substation on Moore Road in Avon, a company spokesman said.
The power went out at about 1 p.m., said Mark Durbin of Ohio Edison.
He said crews are working on the problem.
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Midview High evacuated for threat

March 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

Students at Midview High School were evacuated to the middle school for about an hour this morning after someone threatened to blow up the school, according to Capt. James Reiber of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department.
“It was written on the bathroom wall the date and time the school was going [...]

No room at the Inn at Medina for hospice

March 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

Judy A. Totts | The Gazette
MEDINA — Like a teenager in a growth spurt who suddenly discovers his shirt sleeves are two inches too short, Hospice of Medina County is outgrowing its current home at The Inn at Medina.
Administrative and clinical functions staff, housed in rented space on North Court Street, feel the pinch, too.
The [...]

Fire deal soundly rejected by Council

March 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

ELYRIA — The city and Fire Department will likely head back to court this week to battle over a temporary restraining order being sought to keep firefighters on the job.
With City Council’s resounding vote Monday night to reject the agreement forged between the city administration and local fire union, the taxpayer lawsuit many [...]

Elyria’s Erie and Roosevelt elementaries to close

March 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

ELYRIA — For the second consecutive school year, parents, students and teachers of two Elyria elementary schools will say goodbye to their schools as the district is moving forward with plans to close two buildings.
On the chopping block are both Erie and Roosevelt elementary schools, located on the north and south sides of [...]

Provenza back in jail a day after he was released

March 31, 2009 in Uncategorized

LORAIN — Lorain Law Director Mark Provenza was released Sunday after serving his 90-day jail sentence for his latest drunken-driving conviction.
By Monday afternoon, however, he was back in a jail cell — accused of violating his probation by drinking beer Sunday, failing to get fitted for an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet and not informing [...]

Provenza back in jail — one day after he was freed

March 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

 
LORAIN – Lorain Law Director Mark Provenza was thrown back in jail today after admitting that he drank beer last night and other violations of his probation.
Provenza’s incarceration comes one day after he was released from a Lake County jail, where he had served 90 [...]

Erie and Roosevelt elementaries to close, 23 teachers to be cut

March 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

Elyria Schools officials confirmed Monday afternoon that at the end of this school year, both Erie and Roosevelt elementary schools will close.
Students in those schools will be sent to Windsor and Crestwood schools and Franklin and Oakwood schools, respectively.
The move, which mimics last school year when the district closed Cascade and Eastgate elementary [...]