Kevin Smith Jr., The Morning Journal

Kevin Smith Jr.

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Cleveland, OH, United States

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Past articles by Kevin:

NAMI Lorain County looks to improve mental health of community

In Lorain County, multiple efforts are underway to address mental health, not only in the courts, but with the help of nonprofit organizations as well. → Read More

Home Appliance in Avon shows off new retail showroom and design center

Home Appliance in Avon looks to bring in new customers and show off more of its stock in its new 13,000-square-foot retail showroom and design center at its 1180 Jaycox → Read More

Wellness Mental Health Court seeks to address mental health-related crimes in Lorain County

Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James L. Miraldi will serve on Lorain County's first Wellness Mental Health Court docket in an effort to reduce crime and address mental illness. → Read More

Avon Lake, Avon mayors make friendly wager over regional football game

Two neighboring Lorain County cities have a chance to advance to the OHSAA Football Division II State Semifinals, but not without going through each other first. → Read More

Lorain Schools receives grant for meal program from American Dairy Association Mideast, Cleveland Browns

Outside of Lorain High School was quiet Oct. 29, but excitement was brewing inside of the school's gym. → Read More

Delmonico's Barbershop in Lorain gets spooky for Halloween

Delmonico's Barbershop, 4485 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain, decided to bring in Halloween by dressing in costumes while cutting hair. → Read More

Lorain Palace Theater to host Mercy & Love Tour on Nov. 6

Looking for an evening of religious worship focused on the family? → Read More

YMCA basketball program offers free outlet for Lorain students

A $10,200 donation from Lorain businessman Jon Veard has enabled the French Creek YMCA to continue sponsoring a free basketball open gym. → Read More

Million Man March commemoration to take place at Lorain church

The 24th anniversary of the Million Man March is Oct. 16, and Lorain area religious leaders are planning to recognize it with a Holy Day of Atonement on Oct. 19 → Read More

Lorain County Sacred Landmark Initiative talk highlights ethnic churches

The Lorain County Sacred Landmark Initiative gave a presentation Sept. 24 on the different area ethnic churches. → Read More

Elyria fire chief says helping people is ‘the greatest part of the job’

Elyria Fire Chief Richard Benton never planned to be involved in the fire department, but said he does not regret making the decision to become a firefighter 28 years ago. → Read More

Holly Brinda says previous roles ‘prepared me for being the mayor of Elyria’

Before running an entire city, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda, 59, has taken on various roles and jobs. → Read More

Elyria boutique offers unique items

Anything from homemade soaps to doggy treats can be found at Roxy’s Emporium located at 604 Middle Ave. in Elyria. → Read More

Southside Block Watch in Lorain finds home at local church

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, 2143 Homewood Drive in Lorain, will become the new home of the Southside Block Watch program. → Read More

Trooper Kenneth Velez death: Driver sentenced to jail for traffic death of Highway Patrol trooper

Joshua J. Gaspar, the driver behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed → Read More

Trooper Kenneth Velez death: Driver sentenced to jail for traffic death of Highway Patrol trooper

Joshua J. Gaspar, the driver behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed → Read More

Lorain Police get grant through Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

Despite the rivalry between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger decided to give back through grants to both the Lorain Police Department and the Medina County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

FireFish display installed on Broadway in Lorain

A large FireFish can now be seen on the corner of West Erie and Broadway avenues. → Read More

North Ridgeville woman shows support to end Alzheimer’s

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and by 2050, that number could rise as high as 16 million, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. → Read More

Altitude Imagining in Columbia Station offering a new visual perspective

A fairly new Columbia Station business is delivering technology to companies looking to expand their visual marketing. → Read More