Archive for November 2nd, 2016

Northeast Ohio man looks to Lorain County to provide help to homeless

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake/Avon

Three homeless individuals enduring the dropping and soon-to-be frigid temperatures while sleeping on Lorain County streets or in abandoned buildings will be warmer and dryer thanks to Olmsted Falls resident Mel Leeb.

Providing warming items to those sleeping outside has become a passion of Leeb’s. No matter how busy life gets, he says he listens to the drive within himself to continue on …Read More

Village Council sets public hearing for ban on medical marijuana for 6 p.m. Dec. 12

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Sheffield Village

By John Edwards

The Ohio General Assembly approved a measure legalizing medical marijuana, which was signed into law by Governor John Kasich on June 9, 2016. The state law includes language permitting local government to ban all or part of the medical marijuana measure. Sheffield Village Council, acting on the recommendation of the Village’s Planning Commission, introduced Ordinance 2544 which …Read More

Man held on $1 million bond in connection with alleged Avon Belden murder

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Editor’s note: This online version makes the correction from print that it was Hamilton who appeared to be intoxicated at the time of his arrest. The Press regrets the error.

A North Ridgeville man was being held on a $1 million bond in the Lorain County jail after he allegedly shot and killed his live-in girlfriend.

Randy Hamilton, 50, was charged with murder in connection …Read More

Mock election offers powerful learning experience for Brookside juniors

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Sheffield Village/Sheffield Lake

by Michele Murphy

Election Day. The flags were flying, the ballots were printed, a ballot box was in place and voter stickers were available after votes were cast. This particular “polling place” also served up cookies, punch and discussion about all things voting.

Welcome to Beth Scherry’s government classroom at Sheffield-Sheffield Lake’s Brookside High School. The veteran teacher was concluding a multiweek unit on voting …Read More

If Francona were president

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Think about it. Even the most loyal supporters of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump admit their candidate is not perfect. So I am asking myself would we be feeling better if people like Cleveland Indians manager Terry “Tito” Francona ran for president?

He is being called “a genius” by fans and opponents who deeply respect him. Chicago Cubs star pitcher Jon Lester played for Francona in …Read More