With over 64,000 residents, Lorain ranks as the 10th-largest city in Ohio. Ford Motor Company once had an assembly plant in the area, and that’s where they assembled the Ford Econoline vans, the Ford Torino, the Ford Thunderbird and the Mercury Cougar. Author Toni Morrison comes from Lorain, as does comedian Don Novello (Father Guido Sarducci from Saturday Night Live). A local steel mill in Lorain aided the nickname, "Steel City."
Local Newspapers: Cleveland Plain Dealer Courier
Local Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians, Browns, Cavaliers
Local Colleges: State UniversityLorain County Community College
Zip Codes associated with lorain, ohio: 44052, 44053, 44054, 44055
Towns/Cities near lorain, ohio : Amherst, Sheffield, Vincent, Elyria, Avon, North Ridgeville, Vermilion
James M. Babinsky, 64, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Amherst Hospital in Amherst. James was born May 5, 1950 in Lorain.Richard Lewis Shedron
Richard Lewis Shedron, 83, of Elyria, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain.High school basketball: Lorain's Devon Andrews named top player
OBERLIN - Asthma and a bad attitude. Lorain senior Devon Andrews didn't have a lot going for him three short years ago when he had to sit out half his team's basketball season as a sophomore.Rufino Pagan, Sr.
Rufino Pagan, Sr., 87, of Lorain, went home to be with the Lord Friday March 27, 2015 at his home. He was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico and came to Lorain in 1952.Rosetta Mae West
Rosetta Mae West, 79, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the New Life Hospice of Lorain, following a long illness. She was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, coming to Elyria in 1956.Burge's attorney alleges misconduct by AG's office
A lawyer for Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge has accused the Ohio Attorney General's office of prosecutorial misconduct for allegedly withholding documents he contends bolsters the judge's defense against public corruption charges. Attorney Michael Stepanik wrote in court documents filed Friday that although prosecutors have accused Burge of improperly having an interest in Whiteacre North between February 2011 and June 7, 2011, that wasn't the case.Glass houses: Flores isn't the only Lorain council candidate with a criminal record
Lorain Democrats urged voters to examine the criminal record of City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, but they didn't do the same for the other people running for Council, many of whom have had their own run-ins with the law. Seven other Democrats running for office in the May primary also have criminal pasts, according to The Chronicle-Telegram's review of dockets in Avon Lake, Elyria, Lorain, Oberlin and Vermilion municipal courts and the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas.Glass houses: Flores isn't the only Lorain council candidate with a criminal record
LORAIN - Lorain Democrats urged voters to examine the criminal record of City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, but they didn't do the same for the other people running for Council, many of whom have had their own run-ins with the law.Around Ohio
Flashers may be labeled sex offender Columbus - Adults who expose their privates to children could be required to register as sex offenders, under legislation being considered in the Ohio House. Rep. Tim Schaffer introduced HB 106 in response to incidents in his district, including one central Ohio case where a man repeatedly exposed himself to passing school buses.Getting Cancer as a Young Adult
Think back on your teenage years-getting dates, navigating high school, hormones and a changing body. It's a lot for anyone to handle.Kathleen A. Machovina
Kathleen A. Machovina, 85, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Mercy New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain following a brief illness.Lorain man gets six months for hanging dog
Calling it a "very disturbing" crime, Lorain Municipal Court Judge Thomas Elwell sentenced John Wayne Daughney to six months in jail on charges he hanged his dog earlier this year. "I find it is hard to understand how a person could treat a living, breathing creature, defenseless creature a with such cruelty," Elwell said Wednesday during Daughney's sentencing hearing.Republic lays off 200 at Lorain mill
Paula Dudukovich, Republic human resources director, said in an email Wednesday that the layoffs were due to "declining conditions" in gas and oil markets and reduced demand from customers. Dudukovich, who didn't return calls, said the layoffs involve hourly and management employees, but didn't say how long the layoffs were.Frank C. Evans "Marker Artist"
Frank Evans, 62, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at New Life Hospice in Lorain after recent health complications.St. Augustine Parish Hunger Center needs help to serve 9,000 Easter meals
The St. Augustine Parish Hunger Center, 2486 West 14th St. in Tremont, is continuing its tradition of feeding Easter dinner to people in need, and again is seeking assistance from the community to buy, prepare, serve and deliver 9,000 meals. Hot meals will be served Easter Sunday, April 5, at the hunger center, at four downtown Cleveland shelters, at a center on the East Side and at a center in Lorain.Joe O. Perez
Joe O. Perez, 86, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph. He was born on February 4, 1929 in Deering, Missouri to Albino and Caterina Perez and graduated from Saginaw High School, Michigan in 1946.Cellmate: Davis wrote apology to murder victim on jail cell wall
Benjamin Davis scrawled an apology to the man he is accused of gunning down on his Lorain County Jail cell wall, according to his former cellmate. "Sorry Robert It was my bad RIP," Davis allegedly wrote, according to a jail witness statement provided to The Chronicle-Telegram by Zachary Long, the former cellmate whom Davis is accused of attacking on March 12 with a shank.
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