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CDC now lists Ashtabula, Lorain counties as having 'high' levels of COVID-19, meaning masks are recommended for all people in indoor public spaces

CLEVELAND — COVID-19 cases in Ohio have been climbing for weeks, and now, we're starting to see the effects of that increase on the community at-large. According to the CDC's guidelines, Ashtabula and Lorain counties now have "high" community levels of COVID, the first time in months any part of the state has seen those risk assessments. This means health experts are advising all residents in those counties to wear face masks while in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
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Man arrested after drug bust in Lorain County

LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain County Drug Task Force agents, Homeland Security Investigators, Lorain Narcotics Detectives and Lorain SWAT officers executed a search warrant in the 700 block of West 21st Street in Lorain around 7 a.m. Friday. The situation resulted in one arrest. The search warrant was obtained following...
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Federal suit by former Lorain County administrator Tom Williams settled, commissioner confirms

The Lorain County commissioners accused of retaliation for the firing of a former county administrator, have settled a court case stemming from the termination. Lorain County Commissioners Michelle Hung and Matt Lundy were being sued in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by former county administrator Tom Williams for retaliation and violation of first amendment rights.
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Man accused in murder of ex-girlfriend outside Sheffield Village McDonald’s pleads not guilty

LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend outside McDonald’s pleaded not guilty Friday morning in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. James Kimbrough III is facing charges of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, having weapons under disability, violating a protection order and tampering with evidence, according to court records.
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Prosecutor: Revoke Kimbrough’s bond

A Lorain County prosecutor said May 20 he wants the court to revoke the bond of James Lavern Kimbrough III. Kimbrough, 35, of Lorain, is accused in the Jan. 6 fatal shooting Milenna Lopez, 24, a mother of four children, including two with Kimbrough, in Sheffield Village. The shooting occurred...
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Lorain County JVS seniors awarded $39,700 in local scholarships

A special celebration took place on the evening of May 12 at the Lorain County JVS to recognize and announce this year’s local scholarship recipients. Thirty-one students were awarded $39,700 in scholarship money. Pam Mitchell, Lorain County JVS English instructor, announced the scholarship recipients at the event. “I’d like...
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Main Street Lorain turns out for Lorain County Beautiful Day

Lorain residents came together in celebration of Lorain County Beautiful Day. Lorain County Beautiful Day — formerly known as Pride Day — is typically held on the third Saturday in May. It’s a county-wide event that brings together more than 2,000 volunteers for a day of litter cleanup,...
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Vigilance still needed to battle COVID-19 | Editorial

The Lorain County Community Protection Team is on point reminding people to remain cautious since the region is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases. As a new variant of the omicron makes its way around the area, local community leaders, however, believe there is no need for alarm, yet. Members...
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Lorain police: Drug overdoses up 67 percent since last year

In the last year, the Lorain Police Department has reported a 67 percent increase in drug overdoses amid the opioid epidemic. “We have seen an increase of overdoses this year, as opposed to last year,” said Lorain police Officer Tiffany Gentry, a crime analyst for the Lorain Police Department. “January 2021 through May 18, 2021, we had 39 overdoses.
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Jim Popiel Scholarship Winners Announced!

Few people have done more to promote and spotlight the accomplishments of Lorain’s student-athletes than Jim Popiel. During his career as a teacher, announcer and statistician at Admiral King High School, and while working on the radio for WEOL and WOBL/WDLW, Jim has encouraged student–athletes, touted their accomplishments and kept the Lorain County community informed about those students for over 50 years. In an effort to recognize and honor the contributions of Jim Popiel, the Lorain High Sports Booster Club created the Jim Popiel Foundation.
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DeWine announces $4.8M for K-12 school safety, security upgrades

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine awarded $4.8 million in grants May 19 to nearly 100 Ohio schools, including facilities in Lorain, Erie and Cuyahoga counties, to help them improve the overall safety and security of their buildings. Ninety-eight schools in 27 counties will implement safety upgrades with funding from Ohio’s K-12...