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Past articles by Martin:

Sheffield Lake businesses move in side-by-side

A building at 4646 E. Lake Road in Sheffield Lake soon will house two new small businesses. Robinson Family Soaps and Blank Canvas wedding preparation have moved in side-by-side, and both likely wi… → Read More

Cleveland: Cleaning for a Cause has a passion for helping others

As its tagline says, locally owned and operated cleaning service Cleaning for a Cause is turning dust into donations. For the past dozen years, the service has thrived under the direction of northe… → Read More

Lorain Correctional Institution hospitalizes inmate, 7 staff, investigates hazardous material

“Specialty hazmat trained facility staff were onsite processing and securing the area and the residents in that area were temporarily relocated to another area of the facility. The facility r… → Read More

Avon Lake Public Library holding Eclipse Kickoff Party

The city of Avon Lake will bear witness to a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event April 8, 2024. The area will be in the line of totality for a total solar eclipse, which some have dubbed “The … → Read More

Lorain County Hispanic Leadership Conference teaches on pressing community issues

For a 25th anniversary, the Lorain County Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress (CHIP) decided an annual leadership conference had to be in person. After multiple years without a time t… → Read More

Lorain: Solidarity Urban Farms, library break ground

A flock of volunteers arrived early March 11 to get their hands dirty and help the community at the Lorain Public Library main branch, 351 W 6th St. in Lorain. Along with library crew and staffers … → Read More

Former Oberlin educator raises over $2,000 for youth swimming lessons

Following her brother William “Billie” Jordan’s passing from a heart attack while in a YMCA pool in June 2022, former Oberlin teacher and administrator Gloria J. Buxton, started r… → Read More

Lorain: ‘Making the Most of the Moore House’ tours in full swing

Staff at the Moore House Museum, 309 W. Fifth St. in Lorain, began tours March 7 to help the community learn more about the historic structure. Barb Piscopo, executive director of the Lorain Histor… → Read More

Lorain bike shop inventory donated to Elyria Bicycle Education Center

LCCAA donated the remaining inventory in the Bike Shop to the Elyria Bicycle Education Center, 419 Middle Ave. Elyria last week. The bike shop in the Ronald Nabakowski Youth Center will become a fo… → Read More

Avon library starts Tiny Art Show supply pickups

The newly-opened Avon Branch of the Lorain Public Library System will hold one of its first major program blocks throughout March and into April. On March 6, the branch began handing out supply kit… → Read More

Avon Lake Schools modernization process takes next steps

The Avon Lake School District makeover process is near the end of the master planning stage, according to the district’s Feb. 23 community forum. As the district prepares to catapult itself i… → Read More

Avon Lake High School begins annual CPR classes

Since the 2017-18 school year, the state of Ohio has mandated CPR training in all high schools as part of curriculum. Avon Lake High School health teacher Pete Vein has decided to go one step above… → Read More

Soil from East Palestine train derailment going to Grafton for incineration

Soil, gravel, plastic pellets and other various materials from the area near the East Palestine train derailment will be transported to Grafton’s Ross Incineration Services, 36790 Giles Road,… → Read More

Ukrainian refugees tell their story at Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville

It has been one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and equally as long since husband and wife Oleg Tiurkin and Valentyna Tiurkina left their home in the city of Mariupol. The couple packed… → Read More

Lorain music school teaming with pro wrestler, family for scholarships

After Cleveland-based professional wrestler Gregory Iron’s father, Dwane Smith, died from cancer on Dec. 15, he and his brothers Michael and Zachary knew they had to do something to fully hon… → Read More

Save Our Children of Elyria planning ‘An Evening at Hogwarts’ fundraiser – Morning Journal

Save our Children of Elyria’s eighth annual Storybook Ball event Sept. 9 will bring gala attendees into the Wizarding World. The nonprofit, which aims to help disenfranchised students and clo… → Read More

Lake Erie Crushers continuing community outreach programs in 2023

The Lake Erie Crushers have held community outreach in high regard since its founding in 2009, according to co-owner Tom Kramig. Since Kramig bought the team in 2016, the Crushers have been a leade… → Read More

B’s Mobile Integration thriving at new Elyria location – Morning Journal

Since their move to 763 Leona St in Elyria early last year, B’s Mobile Integrations has continued to thrive in the car modification and repair world. Company president Eric Balmert, a five-ti… → Read More

Magdalen’s Gallery and Espresso in Lorain gears up for grand opening – Morning Journal

Downtown Lorain’s booming business scene is adding a new coffee shop and art gallery to its ranks. Originally set to open on Valentine’s Day this year, Magdalen’s Gallery and Espr… → Read More

Steve Corcoran new leader of North Coast Chamber of Commerce

Steve Corcoran is the new executive director of the North Coast Chamber of Commerce, covering Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Village. Corcoran officially took over Feb. 1, succeeding… → Read More