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The 2020 - 2021

Magazine & Community Guide

Featuring Business & Community Leaders see stories inside p. 10

City & School Resources Local Dining Guide


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Lorain 2020-2021

MAGAZINE & COMMUNITY GUIDE This is an Image Builders Marketing Inc.™ Trademark Publication created and produced for the City of Lorain. CITY OF LORAIN Mayor Jack W. Bradley Lorain City Hall 200 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 440-204-2002 • www.cityoflorain.org Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved. IMAGE BUILDERS MARKETING, INC. 440-346-4482 www.ImageBuildersMarketing.us

Contents 3 MAYOR’S WELCOME 23 LORAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY 23 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 4 CITY OVERVIEW 8 VISIT DOWNTOWN LORAIN 24 PARKS & RECREATION 10 LORAIN BUSINESS & 25 COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMUNITY LEADERS 26 LORAIN MAP 15 EDUCATION 28 COMMUNITY INFORMATION 18 LIBRARY 30 DINING GUIDE 19 HEALTH & WELLNESS 21 HOMES & REAL ESTATE 32 ADVERTISER INDEX

Additional copies are available at the City of Lorain, or view the book online at www.cityoflorain.org To advertise in the next edition, call: 440-346-4482. President & Publisher BERNICE P. KALDY Art Director/Project Manager GAIL HARTMAN Editor LAURA LAKNER Business Manager MARY DODGE Lead Graphic Designer JUDY BEVERIDGE Production Coordinator STEPHANI KAME Regional Sales Managers SCOTT HUGHES, BRENDA LOUIS, BERNICE KALDY Map CITY OF LORAIN Photography UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON SHAFFER PHOTOGRAPHY.

THIS PAGE (top): the Lorain Harbor Lighthouse, also known as "The Jewel of the Port," is located in Lorain, Ohio. The structure was built in 1917 on Lake Erie by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and was decommissioned in 1965; (right) Area Business and Community Leaders gather at the Ariel on Broadway Hotel & Event Center. Photos: Jason Shaffer, Jason Shaffer Photography.

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ON THE COVER: Some of the City of Lorain's most prominent business and community leaders take time to pose in the lobby of the Ariel on Broadway Hotel and Event Center, see page 10.

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City of Lorain!

Welcome to the

PHOTO: JASON SHAFFER

Our Lake Erie Sunsets are spectacular.

In fact, I believe our sunsets are the most beautiful in all the world. But our sunsets are just the beginning! During the summer months, we draw crowds of over 6,000 to 8,000 people from all parts of Ohio and beyond for our Rockin’ on the River concert series. Bob Earley, the promoter, hires the best cover bands from throughout the United States every weekend. From Journey to Bob Seger, fans of outdoor concert venues will find easy parking and plenty to do before and after the concerts. Our Lorain Palace Theatre on our newly created streetscape is one of the finest theaters in the State of Ohio. Every month, concerts from classic rock to ballet are showcased at a 1,200-seat venue with state-of-theart sound and electronics. A new hotel in the downtown area, Ariel on Broadway Hotel, has recently opened. The hotel features shops, a restaurant, and a 250-person capacity sports bar with over 30 large screen televisions with every possible sporting event being showcased. Whether for business or pleasure, Lorain’s hotel will be a pleasant oasis for a long or short stay in our town.

Many of the lake freighters on the Great Lakes were built in Lorain. Even though our ship building is long gone, the property has now been populated by residences, boat docks, and a brand-new event center appropriately named The Mayor Jack W. Bradley Shipyards. The center can handle parties of up to 500 people and will also have a brewery, cocktail bar, coffee shop, and other miscellaneous places of interest. Lorain is not only a great place for fishing, boating, recreation, and entertainment, but it is also a destination for developers and business leaders to invest in. Lorain is “Open for Business” and will enter the 2020’s with a roar! We, the people of Lorain, love our town and we want to share it with you. If you come once, you will want to come back. Again, welcome to all. Jack W. Bradley Mayor, The City of Lorain, Ohio


City Overview

TOP/BOTTOM PHOTO: JASON SHAFFER PHOTOGRAPHY; MIDDLE: RON JANTZ

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he City of Lorain is experiencing immense growth in the past few years. Many new businesses are opening up. With the completion of the Broadway Streetscape Project, downtown Lorain is truly “Open for Business.” The Ariel on Broadway Hotel by Cobblestone opened on March 6, 2020, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was held on March 2 with Senator Sherrod Brown and Mayor Jack Bradley in attendance. The hotel boasts views of Lake Erie, the Lighthouse, the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge, and the Black River. Ariel on Broadway Hotel will offer restaurants, a coffee shop, and a retail area featuring a gift shop and chocolate shop. It will also be home to Lorain Growth, whose mission is “mobilizing resources to promote businesses and

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REVITALIZING LORAIN: (top), Mayor Bradley shows off the new city mural located at Speak of the Devil on West 5th Street; (middle) the Firefish Festival takes over Downtown Lorain in September; (bottom) the Broadway Streetscape Project is nearly complete.


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maintain a vibrant business district.” The Lorain Port Authority has a new marina operator, Oasis Marinas. It was announced in August of 2019 that a 10-year agreement was reached with the company based out of Annapolis, Maryland. The marina, now known as Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain, is the first on the Great Lakes for Oasis Marinas. While at the marina, be sure to visit the newly branded Jackalope Lakeside. The former Jackalope Lakeside will have an updated wine list, drink and food menus, and a new name – Erie Steak and Seafood Company. Many exciting things are in store for the City of Lorain.

The city is welcoming many new businesses, restaurants, and events. Come see what’s in store; Lorain is waiting for you!

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ALL PHOTOS: JASON SHAFFER PHOTOGRAPHY

LIFE ON THE RIVER: (opposite page) The Charles Berry Bascule Bridge rises up over the Black River at sunset, located at the City of Lorain's port to Lake Erie; (top, this page) the HarborWalk development along the Black River is home to several scenic townhomes and businesses; (right) a young fisherwoman shows off her prize catch of the day.

Who’s taking care of your facility?

www.simplifiedfacilities.com Single-Source SingleSingle Source Solution for all your Facility Management & Maintenance Services 440.365.1725 www.cityoflorain.org

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Visit Downtown Lorain

Lorain Lighthouse

“ Jewel of the Port ”

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Fund Raising • Charitable Gaming • Laminating

Sunset Wine Dinners Fireworks Picnic Private Events

Inside Tours of the Lighhouse

440-960-2301

728 Broadway • Downtown Lorain

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Photo: Brett Bottles of Northeast Ohio Drone

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Handmade Designer Clothing Women and Men Alterations Available WWW.JEVONTERANCE.COM

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Lorain County’s Premier Historic Live Music and Theater Destination

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Celebrating 92 years of Enriching Lorain’s Arts & Entertainment Community 617 Broadway l 440-245-2323

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Carnegie Center 329 W. 10th St. Lorain

Moore House 309 W. 5th St. Lorain

Administrative Offices Exhibits & Tours • Gift Shop Children’s History Center Research Center Community Meeting Room

Residence of Former Lorain Mayor Leonard Moore & his Family, reflecting life in the 1920’s Exhibits & Tours Historical Programs

440-245-2563 • info@lorainhistory.org


Creating

a Unique Downtown Experience

Specializing in Funky Socks from Solmate and Hot Sox Women’s scarves and cover-ups Souvenirs featuring the Lorain Lighthouse and Lake Erie sunsets 301 Broadway Ave. - Ariel on Broadway Hotel Lorain, OH 44052 l 440-225-8957

Downtown Lorain Growth Corporation - A Main Street Affiliate -

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301 Broadway Lorain, Ohio 44052

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Business & Community Leaders

Profiling some of Lorain’s most recognizable faces FIRST ROW (seated left to right): Irene Zawadiwsky, Partner, Ariel on Broadway Hotel & Event Center; Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President, Lorain County Community College; Victor Leandry-Executive Director, El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc.; Kara Odom, District Manager of Retail Banking, Northwest Bank; Susan Spivey, Main Library Branch Manager, Lorain Public Library System. SECOND ROW: Michelle Williamson, Vice President, and Jenna Blanchfield, Sales Executive, Fidelity National Title; Radhika Reddy, Partner, Ariel on Broadway Hotel & Event Center; Jack Bradley, Mayor, City of Lorain; John Dovin, President, Dovin Funeral & Cremation Specialists; Ally Morgan, South Lorain Branch Manager, Lorain Public Library System; Scott Hughes, Regional Sales Manager, Image Builders Marketing. THIRD ROW: Ed Oley, President, Mercy Health; Christopher Patasky, Executive Director, Lorain Palace

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Theatre; Brian Jankowski, Owner, BCT Alarm Services; Greg Ring, Interim CEO, Lorain City Schools; Alicia Foss, President & CEO, Neighborhood Alliance; Tom Brown, Executive Director and Tiffany McClelland, Economic Development Director, Lorain Port Authority. FOURTH ROW: Jevon Terance, Owner, Jevon Terance Boutique; Stephanie Wiersma, CEO, Lorain County Health & Dentistry; Mike Sherrill, President, Simplified Facilities Group; Tony Gallo, President, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce; Dan Kelley-President-Kelley & Somers Insurance Solutions. Missing from Photo: Liz Concar, Manager, Howard Hanna’s Amherst Office; Rebecca Keeney, Executive Director, Constellation Schools. Photo Location: Ariel on Broadway Hotel & Event Center. Photo: Courtesy of Jason Shaffer, Jason Shaffer Photography.


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Fidelity National Title RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL TITLE INSURANCE AND ESCROW SERVICES

idelity National Title, in Sheffield Village, has been in Lorain County for over 66 years with three locations in Ohio and serving all counties. They have the products, staff, and service to help you with all your title insurance needs.

Fidelity National Title is a full service title company with a national reach and a local feel. They are well-known as an active member of the business community and as a proud member of many local organizations that sponsor events and support local charities.

Originally known as Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, which is a brand of Fidelity National Title, they took the parent company name about 6 years ago to offer more products and services to their customers. They offer title & escrow services on both commercial & residential transactions. This company is highly respected and committed to giving their customers the service they deserve. The Fidelity family makes up the largest group of title companies and insurance underwriters, issuing more policies than any other title company in the U.S. They perform title exams, 1031 Tax Exchanges, new development, construction, refinances, short sales, bilingual closings, outside closings, escrow and more.

Michelle Williamson, Vice President and Jenna Blanchfield, Sales Executive, Fidelity National Title

Fidelity National Title is located at 5340 Meadow Lane Court in Sheffield Village 440-284-5100 • Visit www.ohio.fntic.com/mwilliamson

Marcia J. Ballinger, President LORAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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arcia Ballinger, Ph.D., has more than 28 years in community college leadership roles advancing student success, workforce and economic development, strategic planning, and institutional advancement. She is the sixth President of Lorain County Community. Dr. Ballinger is passionate about empowering every student’s dream. She is engaged in the student completion movement at state and national levels serving in leadership roles for the Completion by Design project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Achieving the Dream and Jobs For the Future Policy Leadership Trust for Student Success. She provides leadership for the College’s economic development initiatives and serves on several boards involved

in higher education and workforce and economic development, including MAGNET and NOCHE. She won the 2018 Crain’s Women of Note Award, 2018 Smart Business 50 Award, and the 2018 Lorain County Alliance Mike Whitmore Award for Vision in Government. She was the Honorary Chairperson for the 2019 Harvest for Hunger campaign. Marcia J. Ballinger, President

For more information on Lorain County Community College, visit www.lorainccc.edu www.cityoflorain.org

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Tiffany McClelland, Economic Development Director LORAIN PORT AUTHORITY

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he Lorain Port Authority’s mission is to promote waterborne commerce, to provide economic development opportunities within the City of Lorain and to enhance public access to Lorain’s waterways. Tiffany McClelland is the Economic Development Director for the Lorain Port Authority. Tiffany’s work focuses on overseeing the Port’s bond financing programs, administering Brownfield Assessment funding, administering the City’s tax increment finance (TIF) program, establishing and growing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, all while being an advocate for development through business retention, expansion and attraction programs. Tiffany has worked to attract developers through the programs and opportunities the Port offers. She has been involved in the financing of over 35 million dollars in projects and administered nearly five million dollars in grant funding. The Lorain Port Authority believes in creative financing solutions and has a variety of programs Tiffany McClelland, Economic to offer any development. Development Director

Lorain Port Authority, 319 Black River Lane, Lorain 440-204-2269 www.lorainportauthority.com

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BCT Alarm Services YOUR LOCAL ALARM SERVICE PROVIDER

CT Alarm Services was founded by Brian Jankowski in 2007. Over the past 13 years they have grown exponentially and now encompass most of Northern Ohio. With over 25 years of experience in the alarm industry, their team consists of Brian Jankowski, Tim Szilvasy, Mark Evans, Sara Garwood and Mike Huston. BCT Alarm Services takes pride in offering their customers the best service in the business and strive to make sure all their clients’ needs are met. BCT offers a comprehensive line of design services and installation of security systems for homes and commercial businesses including burglar alarms, fire alarms, access control, surveillance, emergency button systems, and environmental monitoring. They are your LOCAL alarm service provider, giving peace of mind to Northern Ohio homes and Brian Jankowski, Owner businesses.

For all of your security needs, contact BCT Alarm Services at 877-215-0763. 103 Milan Ave., Amherst • www.security-ohio.com

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Radhika Reddy & Irene Zawadiwsky, Partners

ARIEL ON BROADWAY HOTEL

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riel on Broadway Hotel is excited to create the next chapter in the history of the Broadway Building! Built in 1925, the historic building has been a mainstay for downtown Lorain. So many residents shared their heartfelt memories of the building: working, visiting, and celebrating special occasions. They look forward to continuing that tradition of being that special place for celebrations. With sunset views of the Lorain Lighthouse and Black River Landing, the Ariel on Broadway Event Center and Rooftop is a memorable space for weddings and special events. The 4th floor event space seats 300 and features elegant crystal chandeliers and stunning views of Lake Erie and the Black River, while the rooftop provides 360-degree open-air views. The 55-room boutique hotel is a perfect landing spot to explore the North Coast, with nearby parks, beaches, theaters, restaurants, and breweries. Onsite restaurant, sports bar, bakery, chocolate shop, gift shop, and Radhika Reddy & Irene Zawadiwsky, Partners, Ariel on florist. Broadway Hotel

Ariel on Broadway, LLC • 301 Broadway Avenue • Lorain OH 44032 216-714-2527 • www.arielonbroadway.com

Constellation Schools in Lorain County LORAIN COMMUNITY ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS

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onstellation Schools: Elyria Community, and Constellation Schools: Lorain Community Elementary and Middle Schools belong to the premier charter school network of Constellation Schools, which enters its 23rd year of educating children.    As important members of their communities these K – 8 schools take pride in offering families a high-quality choice in the education of their child.  These tuition-free, public schools provide safe, nurturing learning environments focusing on social emotional development and academic rigor. Their highly qualified teachers are committed to building relationships with every student so they feel welcomed and experience success. Individualized instruction seeks to engage students through interactive lessons in technology rich classrooms. Constellation Schools looks forward to meeting you and becoming Rebecca Keeney, Executive partners in your child’s education. Director, Constellation Schools

Elyria Community • 440-366-5225 Lorain Community Elementary and Middle Schools • 440-204-2130 www.constellationschools.com


John Dovin, President

DOVIN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SPECIALISTS

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ince 1942 the Greater Lorain area has trusted their services to the family owned Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists. Founded by John R. Dovin, his legacy continued with many years of dedicated service by his son, Launey J. Dovin. Owned and operated by the third generation to continue the family business, John E. Dovin is honored and dedicated to carry on the tradition of serving families with the knowledge and experience he has gained from his father and grandfather. John is seeing the trend of families moving from traditional funeral services with burial to cremation. As the need for services with cremation increase each year, it was essential to provide families with better options when choosing a funeral home for cremation services. In 2017, John proudly added a state-of-the-art crematory to the Lorain funeral home to provide families with reassurance that the best care will be given to John Dovin, President their loved one. Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain ª 440-245-5118 • www.dovinfcs.com

LORAIN COUNTY HEALTH & DENTISTRY Stephanie Wiersma, CEO

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orain County Health & Dentistry (LCH&D) is a private, independent, non-profit Community Health Center operating since 2002, under the direction of CEO Stephanie Wiersma. With a mission to improve the community’s health, particularly for those most in need, LCH&D provides primary and preventive health care of the highest quality to persons of all ages, at seven locations in Lorain, Elyria and Oberlin. Services include adult & family medicine, pediatrics, optometry, OB/women’s health, general dentistry, nutrition services, integrated behavioral health and podiatry. Lorain County Health & Dentistry accepts insurance including Medicaid and Medicare, and discounts fees for qualifying insured and uninsured patients. The health center works closely with community partners to expand its reach into the most vulnerable neighborhoods. Ms. Wiersma is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers and presently serves on its Executive and Policy Committees.

Stephanie Wiersma, CEO

To learn more visit www.lorainhealth-dentistry.org Lorain County Health & Dentistry • 440-240-1655

Lorain Public Library System YOU’LL FIND IT AT THE LIBRARY!

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esides the amazing collection of books, magazine, movies and music, come discover the many other exciting things they offer at your Main and South Lorain Branch! The Library has story times, craft and food programs and chess and book clubs. Their eLibrary has free movie streaming, language classes, genealogy search tools and more. The Library also offers meeting rooms and private study spaces, as well as public computers, one-on-one tech assistance, job search help and free wi-fi. If you haven’t stopped by in a while, come check them out! “Whatever you’re looking for, we hope you can find it here. “

Susan Spivey, Main Branch Manager, and Ally Morgan, South Lorain Branch Manager

For more information, visit www.lorainpubliclibrary.org Main Branch • 351 W. Sixth St. • 440-244-1192 South Lorain Branch • 2121 Homewood Dr. • 440-277-5672

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oward Hanna is a full-service real estate company offering real estate, mortgage, title services, and insurance. Howard Hanna, home of the Money Back Guarantee and the Find It First Program, also provides the convenience of One-Stop Shopping! “We strive every day, in every transaction, to reflect the pride we have in our company, each other and in the people and communities that we serve,” states Liz Concar. Liz has managed the Amherst office since 2004 and with more than 57 real estate agents, Liz and her team are prepared to help you through the home buying or selling process. Call today and ask about Howard Hanna’s guaranteed services provided to sellers and buyers. There is a reason we are the #1 real estate company in Ohio. Call today and find out why. Liz Concar, Sales Manager Howard Hanna – Amherst Office, 1711 Cooper Foster Park Road 440-282-8002 • www.howardhanna.com www.cityoflorain.org

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Edwin M. Oley, Market President

MERCY HEALTH

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dwin Oley has dedicated more than 40 years to improving the health of Lorain County residents. Always focused on community needs, Oley has built an impressive physician network within the Mercy Health system and expanded specialty services, giving Lorain County residents access to advanced care close to home.

Under Oley’s leadership, Mercy Health has been regularly recognized for patient safety and quality as well as a ten-time winner of the Northcoast 99 award, an honor that recognizes 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. Oley has been recognized by organizations such as the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission and Cleveland Magazine, to name a few. Ed and his family are proud to be residents of the Avon community. His wife, Loretta, is a third-grade teacher at Avon Heritage Elementary School and his son, Casey, is a sophomore at Avon High School.

Ed Oley, President

BANKING THE EASY WAY

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very day, people come to Northwest Bank with dreams and challenges. Sometimes the solutions aren’t so obvious or easy.  Sometimes they have to work a little harder to find the best answer.  At Northwest, they’re tenacious about helping people—connecting them with the products and services they need to achieve their goals. Northwest Bank’s products and services were designed to fit your banking needs— from checking and savings accounts to business loans, they think you’ll like what they have to offer. With 14 offices across Lorain County, they’re always close by when you need them. To learn more about everything Northwest Bank has to offer, visit northwest.bank. Northwest Bank is Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.  Kara Odom, District Manager, Retail Banking, Northwest Bank

To schedule an appointment with a Mercy Health physician, call 877-930-DOCS. For more information, visit www.mercy.com.

Northwest Bank 457 Broadway Avenue Lorain 440-244-7185 • www.northwest.bank

Mike Sherrill, President

Kelley & Somers Agency

SIMPLIFIED FACILITIES GROUP, INC.

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ith a drive to control his own destiny and create something special, Simplified Facilities Group was established in 2002, as a Facility Management and Maintenance Consulting firm. While their roots are in manufacturing, early on a local bank with multiple locations gave them an opportunity to focus on commercial properties with facility management needs. Simplified Facilities Group’s growth has primarily been in commercial facilities such as banks, schools, libraries and office buildings. Prior to starting the company, Michael Sherrill was employed by Elyria Manufacturing Corp. as the Industrial Engineering Manager with total Facility Management and Maintenance responsibilities. Michael graduated from Ohio State with a BA in Mathematics and earned a Master of Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State. “Our drive to ‘Do What It Takes’ and to ‘Make The Work a Reflection of Who We Are’ has given us 17 straight years of growth from one employee to 16,” states Mike.

Mike Sherrill-President

Simplified Facilities Group, Inc., 588 Ternes Ave., Elyria 440-365-1728 • www.simplifiedfacilities.com

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THE ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS

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stablished in 1898, the Kelley & Somers Agency is one of the oldest locally owned and operated businesses in Lorain County. Over the past 122 years, the agency’s ideals have been built on family values, impeccable service, and competitive pricing. As an Independent Insurance Agency, they represent numerous companies allowing them to provide you the best coverage at the most competitive price. They offer creative solutions for both your personal and business insurance needs. Customers enjoy working with the agency’s friendly and experienced staff that advise you from policy inception and assist with all aspects of your insurance needs. Kelley & Somers agents are experienced, knowledgeable and well-trained with numerous resources and markets to ensure that your risks are properly covered. Trusted since 1898, let the Kelley & Somers Agency be the one-stopshop for all your insurance needs. Dan Kelley, President

Kelley & Somers Agency is located at 5311 Leavitt Road in Lorain. Call Dan at 440-282-8898 or visit www.SomersAgency.com


Education

Lorain City Schools’ Core Values Guide Students The Lorain City School District is proud

to serve over 6,000 scholars in grades PreK-12 restrictive environment possible, and are included in the residing in the “International City” of Lorain about 25 regular classroom with their typical peers as determined miles west of Cleveland, Ohio on the shore of beautiful by their Individualized Education Program designed to Lake Erie. We are committed to providing personalized meet their unique educational needs. education to meet the diverse needs of our scholars. An Individual Educational Plan is developed for each Guided by the priorities outlined in the district’s strategic plan, The Lorain Promise, which was born out of special needs scholar. Parents meet with appropriate over 3,306 touchpoints with scholars, community members schools staff to determine annual educational goals and an educational plan, including necessary and staff, is the district’s blueprint for accommodations and services. Services redreaming what is possible for the Scholars First can include speech and language services, scholars of Lorain. The Lorain Promise physical therapy, occupational therapy, guides the district’s decision-making, One for All behavior modification, special instruction including where to focus and how to best Experience Joy through intervention specialists and other allocate people, time and resources. specialized services designed to ensure that Lorain Schools includes 14 school Expect Excellence each child’s educational needs are met. buildings funded through local and state Lorain City Schools is also committed Collaborate with Integrity funding. Our scholars benefit from the best to connecting our families to the resources college credit opportunities in the region, Take Pride and services available within our greater a no-fee championship athletic program, Lorain community. Equally important to quality fine arts programming, free meals, this commitment is establishing and nurturing mutually award winning preschools, all-day kindergarten and the opportunity to earn a 2-year college degree and career and beneficial partnerships with individuals and organizations technical certification on campus through their high school that support our scholars’ readiness to learn and thrive in the 21st century. It does so by providing needed upon graduation. information and resources to scholars and their families so The Lorain City School District also serves scholars that they reach their potential. with special needs from age 3 to age 21 as required by federal law. Lorain City Schools offers specialized services under IDEA and state laws for scholars with disabilities in the areas of Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Speech and Language Disorders, Multiple Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, and Other Health Impairments. Watch Us Continue Scholars eligible for services participate in the least

LORAIN CITY SCHOOLS the Progress!

For more information about Lorain City Schools: or to enroll today, stop in the Administration Center, located at 2601 Pole Ave., Lorain, or call 440-233-2271. Visit our website at www.lorainschools.org Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LorainSchools Twitter at: www.twitter.com/loraincsd Instagram at: www.instagram.com/lorain_city_schools_official

#TitanPride

2601 Pole Avenue • 440-233-2271 LORAINSCHOOLS.ORG www.cityoflorain.org

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Education

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is Focused on Student Success Lorain County Community College (LCCC)

Leave a Legacy with Lasting Community Impact Founded in 1980, the Community Foundation of Lorain County is made up of more than 660 endowment funds valued at approximately $130M. We wisely invest the funds’ assets and the interest earned provides $6M annually in scholarships and grants to support individual and nonprofit organizations in Lorain County. A gift to the Community Foundation is unlike any other gift as it will continue to grow and have lasting impact on our community . . . forever. Education & Youth Development Arts & Culture Programs Strengthening Lorain County Health & Human Services Interested in learning more about establishing your own fund or recognizing a loved one? Find out how: peoplewhocare.org/give or call 440-984-7390

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was named as an Aspen Institute Top 150 U.S. Community College – the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. This follows it being named a Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the Dream in 2019 and the top community college in the country for Excellence in Student Success by the American

Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter Forty years ago, a group of community members set out to create an organization to connect people who care with causes that matter. Flash forward to 2020 and look at all that we have accomplished together. Thanks to the diverse members of our philanthropic community, the Community Foundation has invested more than $100M through grants and scholarships to help ensure the future strength of Lorain County. Evidence of our collective impact can be seen throughout the community, and thanks to you our legacy will continue to grow…forever. www.peoplewhocare.org


The Right Choice

for Parents and a Real Chance For Children

MAKING THE GRADE: Dina Ferrer (left), Lorain County Community College's Coordinator of the Learning Center, and Anissa Neely, Administrative Assistant, help students achieve their dreams through higher education.

What makes Constellation Schools unique? We offer parental choice when it comes to selecting a school that offers quality education for your child in a safe environment. This is complimented by small class size, the integration of technology offering every child in grades 2 - 12 personal laptops, a foundation of character education and compassionate staff committed to the high academic success of our students. Constellation Schools enters its 23rd year of educating children in neighborhood schools. “While our highly qualified teachers focus on specific educational needs, getting to know the whole child is a responsibility every employee takes seriously. Our efforts are focused on preparing all students to be ethical world citizens prepared for success in career, college and life! It is a privilege to serve our families, and we welcome the opportunity to become partners in the education of your child!” For more information, visit www.constellationschools.com.

Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2018. According to a recent report on three-year success measures from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, LCCC’s success rate of 60 percent is higher than the state average of 51 percent. Additionally, more Lorain County high school students are taking advantage of College Credit Plus options to earn college credit while in high school. In fact, 43 percent of all Lorain County high school seniors graduate with some college credit – saving families $6.5 million. LCCC is also one of only three community colleges in Ohio that have been approved to offer an applied bachelor’s degree. Students can now earn a bachelor’s of applied science degree in microelectronic manufacturing – with local jobs waiting for them. LCCC is important to the community as one in four Lorain County residents has attended LCCC and more than 85 percent of our graduates work in Northeast Ohio. LCCC has two learning centers – at City Center and at Lorain High School – that provide access to higher education to Lorain residents. For more information about LCCC, visit www.lorainccc.edu. See ad on inside front cover. www.cityoflorain.org

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g n i c a r E mb Lifelong Learning Your recently renovated Lorain branch libraries offer so much more than just books! Check out a bike and helmet for the day to explore our great city or use the internet from the comfort of your own home with one of our mobile hotspots. Get fit in a yoga or Tai-chi class and monitor your heart health with one of our blood pressure kits. Get fresh produce at the City Fresh stand at our Main branch during the summer and fall. The new Teen Space at Main has a wall of screens for video gaming. We’re out in the community teaching STEM activities with our Discovery on the Go vehicle and have a book club called Books and Brews at Speak of the Devil. Want in on the fun? Volunteer with us through the Friends of the Lorain Public Library, Inc.   For more information, visit www.lorainpubliclibrary.org

MAIN LIBRARY 351 W. Sixth Street, Lorain, OH 44052 440-244-1192

SOUTH LORAIN BRANCH 2121 Homewood Drive, Lorain, OH 44055 440-277-5672

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Health & Wellness

Making Healthcare

Easier

When you’re sick or injured, nothing is more important than easy access to high-quality, compassionate medical care, experts who listen patiently, and advanced technology for accurate diagnosis. The Mercy Health – Bitar Medical Center is an example of our continued investment and commitment in Lorain County. The Bitar Medical Center is an enhanced, one-stop shop facility, providing convenient access to health care including, primary care, behavioral health, imaging and lab services as well as occupational health. Also available is walk-in care, offering extended evening and weekend hours.

In addition to the Bitar Medical Center on Oak Point Road, Mercy Health remains one the largest, integrated Health systems in the State of Ohio. Providing inpatient, outpatient, and ancillary services throughout 40 locations in Lorain County including Mercy Health Lorain Hospital and Mercy Health - Allen Hospital in Oberlin; Mercy Health Physicians primary and specialty care offices, and specialized facilities including Mercy Health - Cancer Center, Mercy Health - Outpatient Rehabilitation and Therapies as well as Mercy Health New Life Hospice. Learn more about the Mercy Health - Bitar Medical Center or about the number of services and Visit www.mercy.com or check out Mercy Health’s Lifestyle Blog at blog.mercy.com.

PRIMARY CARE FOR THE UNIVERSE OF YOU If you or a loved one need care, Mercy Health is close to home with the health care services you need. And we’re always accepting new patients at all of our convenient locations throughout Lorain County. From walk-in care to online scheduling, we’re here when you need us. To schedule an appointment, call 440-988-3705 or visit mercy.com

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Lorain Community Seniors Hours Tues. - Fri. 9:00am - 1:00pm Membership $10.00/Yr Age 50+ 3361 Garfield Blvd. • 440-288-4040 transportation

Daily activities

Real People. Real Health. Since 2002, Lorain County Health & Dentistry has been an integral part of the local health care landscape providing quality outpatient and dental services to all ages.

Lorain County Health & Dentistry An Ohio Community Health Center

Providing medical, dental, behavioral health and optometric care to all ages at seven convenient locations in Lorain, Elyria and Oberlin.

(440) 240-1655

Medicaid l Medicare Commercial insurances accepted Sliding fee discount for qualifying patients

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“At Lorain County Health & Dentistry we care for a vulnerable population that would likely go without health care if not for our services,” states Stephanie Wiersma, CEO. “We make, and keep, people healthy, and we specifically seek to serve those who are uninsured, underinsured or have low or no income. We are the largest safety-net provider of primary and preventive health care in Lorain County.  We are constantly striving to do more, serve more, offer more.  It’s part of who we are.” The physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists and the support staff at Lorain County Health & Dentistry treat patients with respect and compassion. Every day, with every patient, they aim to provide the best possible health care experience. Medical services offered include Adult and Family Medicine, Flu shots, Immunizations, Integrated Behavioral Health, Optometry & Eye Care, Pediatrics, Podiatry & Foot Care, Prenatal & Postpartum Care, Women’s Health and School & Sports Physicals. Dental Services include Cleanings, Examinations, Extractions, Fillings, Root Canals, Fluoride Treatment, Oral Cancer Screening, X-Rays and Sealants. To find a location near you, call 440-240-1655 or visit www.lorainhealth-dentistry.org.


Homes & Real Estate

Making Your Home

Ready toSell

Decisions you make before putting out the “For Sale” sign are just as important as the ones you’ll make during the process. Make listing your home as easy as pie by following these simple guidelines: Find All Your Paperwork There’s a lot that goes into purchasing a home, and there’s a lot that goes into selling one, too. Before you start on anything else, gather all the pertinent paperwork. A potential buyer will want to know about routine maintenance, what your utility bills have been throughout the year, and other relevant facts. It also puts your home head-and-shoulders above others because it shows off how well you’ve maintained your property!

Make Small Repairs Now is the time to take care of minor repairs you’ve been putting off, such as replacing or repairing broken or old hardware and installing those new door handles or faucets. Not only does it improve the functionality of your home, but it increases the value, too!

make sure you have quality lighting in your home. Consider removing draperies, cleaning windows and getting new, higher wattage lightbulbs. If you’re feeling daring and have the time, you may even want to install accent lighting to highlight your home’s unique features. Whatever you choose, making your home more welcoming, brighter, and cheerier will ultimately make it more sellable.

Declutter Your Home To appeal to a buyer, you’ll want your rooms to look open and spacious. Now is the time to go through your belongings and either donate or sell what you don’t need anymore. As a bonus, you’ll have less to move and a home that’s filled only with the essentials, making it appear bigger. >> Continued on next page

Clean Thoroughly Cleaning is one of the most necessary steps in preparing to list your home. There’s just no way around it. Remember that everything from windows, floors, and carpets to the garage, basement, and even the outdoor living spaces should be cleaned as thoroughly as possible.

Update Lighting Every buyer wants to be able to see an investment, so

Family owned and operated since 1946 Experienced and knowledgeable sales, service and delivery staff

FREE delivery and haul away on appliance purchases over $499

Competitive Pricing with TV’s and Appliances to fit every budget

In house service and parts department

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468 Cleveland St. Elyria

INSURANCE TAILORED JUST FOR YOU Locally owned and operated since 1898, we offer competitive prices, complete coverage, and quality customer service.

Auto • Home Commercial • RV Motorcycle • Boat Life • Health • Annuities Stop in or call us for a free quote!

Dan Kelley, President

Kelley & Somers Agency 5311 Leavitt Rd. Lorain, OH 44053

440-324-3447

440-282-8898

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Up Your Curb Appeal You want potential buyers who pass by your house to think it’s the gem of the street, not an eyesore. How you increase your curb appeal will depend on the season. For instance, in winter you’ll want to make sure walkways and driveways are shoveled and well lit, but in warmer seasons, you’ll want to make sure that the grass is cut, and weeds have been pulled.

Celebrate & Take Pictures! Now that you’ve done the work of making your space ideal, it’s time to grab the camera! Quality photos that accurately represent your home’s exceptional features as it is now means that more people will come to view the property in person. Preparing your home for listing will take some time and attention to detail. But by using this list as a guide and meeting with a Howard Hanna agent for a professional opinion, you’ll be well on your way to moving into a new home! Contact Liz Concar at Howard Hanna’s Amherst office at 440-282-6757 or visit www.howardhanna.com.

Built on Integrity, Standing on Service! Fidelity National Title is a FULL SERVICE title company with local service & national reach. We are a direct office for the world’s largest underwriter, Fidelity National Title. Offering Solutions for Residential through Complex Commercial Buying, Selling, Reenancing? Give us a call! Providing Title Insurance to Mortgage Lenders, Business and Government Agencies & Individual Consumers Michelle Williamson, Vice President l Ohio Manager l FNT Direct Operations Fidelity National Title 440-284-5131

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Historical Society Preserves Lorain’s Past The Lorain Historical Society was founded

in 1981 by a small group of committed Lorainites who wanted to preserve the City’s rich history as an economically thriving, industrial community: rich in ethnic diversity with a strong “sense of place.” They met in local businesses and people’s homes to share their love of Lorain and to gather photographs, artifacts and archival materials that were the best representation of the richness of the City’s history. In 1995, the Historical Society moved to The Moore House. It was the home of the 11th mayor of Lorain, Mayor Leonard Moore. There a group of dedicated volunteers helped to refurbish the home and set up exhibits depicting Lorain’s industry, businesses and ethnic diversity. In 2013 the Lorain Historical Society acquired the old Carnegie Library Building in Lorain from the Lorain Port Authority. Since that time, the Society has renovated the building, opened a reference room, children’s room and recently unveiled phase one of their permanent exhibit. Proud of its community engagement, collaboration and diversity, the Lorain Historical Society continues as a vibrant organization that is dedicated to preserving and educating the public about Lorain’s history so that we can learn from the past, transform the present and revitalize our community for the future. For more information about programs, events and volunteer opportunities please visit our website at www.lorainhistory.org.

Connect. Promote. Grow. Partner

The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to Connect-Promote-Grow business for our 600 members. We are proud to provide top notch networking, cost savings programs and educational opportunities to the Lorain County 2019 Chamber of Commerce business community. The County Business Expo attendees. Chamber works with our local economic development organizations and has support from our local municipalities throughout northeast Ohio. We partner and collaborate with our educational partners to help provide our local employers with graduates ready to enter the workforce as well as retaining those in the transitional workforce. Our Annual Economic Summit spurs dialogue and strives to identify and stimulate current and future actions beneficial to all of Lorain County. The highlight of our year includes a Businessto-Business EXPO each November that allows our members to showcase their businesses and work with other local companies. Join today and become a part of the largest Chamber of Commerce on the west side of Cleveland. For more information, visit www.loraincountychamber.com. Tony Gallo, President

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is showcased in Lorain’s vast parks system which encompasses fifty-six parks covering more than eight hundred acres. This extensive system is carefully maintained by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to provide Lorain neighborhoods with a convenient and tranquil retreat. Neighbors and families have an opportunity to enjoy a few diverse activities, or simply relax and commune with nature. The community may enjoy any of our twenty-two playgrounds, nine baseball/softball fields, three soccer fields or two outdoor swimming pools. In addition, rental of our eleven pavilions and two gazebos is available for picnics, graduations, reunions, weddings, or other special events. Some of the many activities being offered at our

parks by local organizations include; youth baseball, men’s slow pitch softball, girls’ softball, youth soccer, fall tackle football, flag football, and swimming lessons. In addition, those seeking exercise in the great outdoors will find it by shooting baskets at one of our fifteen basketball courts or playing a spirited game of tennis on the courts at Lakeview. If walking, jogging, or biking are activities you enjoy, be sure to take advantage of the newly resurfaced sidewalks at Central, Longfellow, and Oakwood Parks. Boaters will also appreciate the convenience of the boat launching ramps at Lorain’s Municipal Pier and Black River Wharf Boat Launch. Our parks are an integral part of Lorain’s past, present, and future. We invite everyone to experience all that our parks have to offer. The best is yet to come!

Enjoy a Concert, Play, Musical and Events Live on Broadway! THE LORAIN PALACE THEATRE was founded in 1928. Today, it is a multi-purpose civic center intended to encourage a balance of uses to meet the artistic, social and cultural needs of the city of Lorain and surrounding communities. Offering concerts,

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live theater, community events and education, the Lorain Palace Theatre has something for everyone. Combining turn-of-thecentury charm with a stateof-the-art sound and movie projection system, the Palace offers a rich and exciting environment for all ages. The Palace Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit www.LorainPalace.org and our Facebook page for event information.


Community Services

Neighborhood Alliance: Through Knowledge Serving Those in Need and Understanding!

Improving Lives

Neighborhood Alliance has been compassionately caring for our community since 1927. We provide emergency shelter, daily meal delivery, nutrition services, and socialization activities for seniors and children through our enrichment services and access to wellness programs like Help me Grow for those in need. We are empowering people in our community with tools to create a better life for themselves. In the last 17 years, Neighborhood Alliance has been able to serve: • 1,859,062 meals prepared and delivered to 9,057 Lorain County nutritionally at risk and disabled seniors. • 8,928 men, women and children with 286,493 shelter nights provided by Lorain County’s only 24/7 extended stay, 68 bed homeless shelter. • 4,550 children with almost 256,000 days of child programming and afterschool activities. • 7,730 children and parent education programming, support and development. • 10,089 seniors with opportunities to remain socially active and engaged in their community. To donate or volunteer please visit our website, www.myneighborhoodalliance.

El Centro de Servicios Sociales, known as El Centro, is a non-profit, social services agency founded in 1974. The agency’s mission is to enhance the socio-economic status of the greater Lorain County community by providing essential social, educational, cultural, and community development services. Today, El Centro provides a comprehensive number of services to residents of all races and ethnicities. Services offered include representative payee services, information and referrals, financial literacy, and youth and senior services. Additional services provided are in collaboration with community agencies such as, ESOL classes by Lorain County Community College, Food Pantry and Summer Farmers Markets by Second Harvest, Medical Spanish Interpretation for Mercy Health, Bilingual 211 operators for Lorain County United Way, Free Legal Aid Clinics by Cleveland Legal Aid, and Mental Health Interpretation and Navigator for MHARS. For more information Hours Mon. – Thurs.: 8:30am to 5:00pm on our services, Fri.: 8:30am to 3:00pm please contact us at www.facebook.com/lorainelcentro 440-277-8235 or visit 2800 Pearl Ave. • Lorain, Ohio 44055 our website at 440-277-8235 www.lorainelcentro.org. www.lorainelcentro.org

Service Above Self

Lorain Rotary, established in 1926, is part of 1.2 million members worldwide maintaining high ethical standards while encouraging “Service Above Self.” Lorain Rotary contributes through time, service and resources to improve and enhance living conditions locally and internationally. Some activities include an annual cleanup at Settlers’ Watch, ringing the bell for The Salvation Army, assisting with Falbo Park renovations, a dictionary distribution to all Lorain third-graders, book donations to Lorain Public Library, college scholarships, and donations to veterans at Valor Home. Internationally, Rotary assists with Clean Water projects, Medical Equipment & Supplies Abroad and Worldwide Polio Eradication. Lorain Rotary was one of the initial organizations to sponsor the Rose Garden at Lakeview Park which is designed in the shape of a Rotary wheel. For more information visit www.lorainrotary.org.

Rotary Club of Lorain, Ohio Visit a club meeting to learn more about Rotary and becoming a member of the world’s first service organization

440-723-8351

PO Box 581 Lorain OH 44052

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Important Phone Numbers PHOTO: JASON SHAFFER PHOTOGRAPHY

Lorain City Hall 200 West Erie Ave. Lorain, OH 44052 www.cityoflorain.org

LORAIN CITY OFFICES Auditor 440-204-2090 Building 440-204-2045 City Council 440-204-2050 Civil Service 440-204-2066 Engineering Department 440-204-2003 Fire Department 440-204-2220 Housing & Planning 440-204-2020 Human Resources 440-204-2015 Information Technology 440-204-2004 Law Director 440-204-2250 Mayor’s Office 440-204-2002

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Municipal Court 440-204-2140 Parks & Recreation Department 440-244-4294 Police Department 440-204-2100 Prosecutor’s Office 440-204-2230 Safety/Service Department 440-204-2011 Street Department 440-244-4294 Treasurer/Income Tax Department 440-204-1002 Utilities Department 440-204-2500

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Direct Action for Central Lorain 440-246-1850 El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc. 440-277-8235


Lorain County Chamber of Commerce 440-328-2550 Lorain County Community Action Agency 440-245-2009 Lorain Head Start 440-246-0480

City of Lorain Post Office 440-288-8593 Visit Lorain County 440-984-5282

LORAIN SCHOOLS

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Lorain Public Library 440-244-1192

CEO 440-830-4000 Registration Equity, Curriculum & Assessment Team 440-830-4002

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Frank Jacinto Elementary 440-830-4130

St. Peter Elementary 440-282-9909

Schools Officer 440-830-4020

Garfield Elementary 440-830-4140

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Family Office 440-830-4088

Safety Coordinator 440-830-4016

Hawthorne Elementary 440-830-4150

Athletics 440-830-4008

Student Services 440-830-4041

Food Services 440-830-4037

Technology 440-830-4036

Helen Steiner Rice Elementary 440-830-4160

Human Resources 440-830-4010

Transportation 440-830-4047

Operations 440-830-4005

Treasurer 440-830-4026

People Office 440-830-4010

LORAIN CITY SCHOOLS

Steven Dohanos Elementary 440-830-4190

Print Shop 440-830-4101

Admiral King Elementary 440-830-4120

Toni Morrison Elementary 440-830-4200

Procurement 440-830-4109

Allen Memorial Art Museum-Oberlin College 87 North Main St., Oberlin 440-775-8665 www2.oberlin.edu/amam >> Continued on page 30

Larkmoor Elementary 440-830-4170 Palm Elementary 440-830-4180

Washington Elementary 440-830-4210 General Johnnie Wilson Middle 440-830-4240 Longfellow Middle 440-830-4220 Southview Middle 440-830-4280 Lorain High 440-233-2200

PRIVATE SCHOOLS St. Anthony of Padua Elementary 440-288-2155

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• Burial Services • Cremation Services • Preplanned Funeral Options • Family Owned and

Operated Since 1912

Jeffrey J. Shimo, Funeral Director Jerome M. Hromada, Funeral Director 3224 Broadway Ave. l Lorain, OH. 44055

Lorain guard Deonte Benejan goes up for a layup during the 2019 DiFranco Memorial Varsity Tip-off Classic at Midview High School on November 27.

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Ariel on Broadway Hotel & Event Center 301 Broadway Ave., Lorain 440-246-6669

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Fligner’s Market 1854 Broadway Ave., Lorain 440-244-5173 www.flignersmarket.com

Applebee’s 4320 Leavitt Rd. 440-282-4442

Lorain Port Authority 319 Black River Rd., Lorain 440-204-2269 www.lorainportauthority.com Black River Landing 421 Black River Rd., Lorain 440-244-5370 Lake Erie Crushers Sprenger Stadium 2009 Baseball Blvd., Avon 440-934-3636 www.lakeeriecrushers.com LCCC Stocker Arts Center 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria 440-355-4040 www.lorainccc.edu Lorain Growth Corporation 401 Broadway Ave. #B, Lorain 440-244-6503 Lorain Sports Hall of Fame P.O. Box 723, Lorain www.lorainsportshalloffame.com

Bascule Brewery & Public House 1397 Colorado Ave. 440-317-0944 Northcoast Grapevine Tours 1319 W. 35th St., Lorain 216-587-1965 www.northcoastgrapevinetours.com Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain 301 Lakeside Ave., Lorain 440-822-3160 The Shipyards 485 California Ave., Lorain www.theshipyards.com

WINERIES John Christ Winery 32421 Walker Rd., Avon Lake 440-833-9672 www.johnchristwine.com

Lorain Palace Theatre 617 Broadway, Lorain 440-245-2323 www.lorainpalace.org

Klingshirn Winery Inc. 33050 Webber Rd., Avon Lake 440-933-6666 https://kilngshirnwine.com

Jet Express Lorain Port Authority 319 Black River Lane, Lorain 440-204-2269 www.lorainportauthority.com

Matus Winery 15674 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman 440-774-9463 www.matuswinery.us Paper Moon Vineyards 2008 State Rd., Vermilion 440-967-2500 https://papermoonvineyards.com Quarry Hill Winery 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights 419-588-3179 www.quarryhillwinery.org Vermilion Valley Vineyards 11005 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman 440-965-5202 https://vermilion-valleyvineyards.com

Rotarian Liz Tepper recently helped with the Falbo Park build. Rotary purchased the swing set and helped with installation of park equipment.

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BREWERIES Avon Brewing Company 37040 Detroit Rd., Avon 440-937-1816 https://avonbrewingcompany.com Bascule Brewery & Public House 1397 Colorado Ave., Lorain 440-317-0944 www.basculebrewpub.com Railroad Brewing Company 1010 Center Rd., Avon 440-723-8234 www.railroadbrewingcompany.com The Brew Kettle Amherst 300 Church St., Amherst 440-984-2739 https://thebrewkettle.com/amherst/

PARKS Lorain City Parks 114 E. 35th St., Lorain 440-244-4294 www.cityoflorain.org  Lorain County Metro Parks 12882 Diagonal Rd., LaGrange 440-458-5121 www.loraincountymetroparks.com

Beachcliff Diner 2405 W. Erie Ave. 440-244-2030 Boriken Juke Joint 401 Broadway 440-281-4048 Brass & Bronze Foundry Bar 637 Broadway Ave. Opening Spring 2020 Brew & Stew 630 Broadway Av 440-434-2009 Broadway Mary’s 939 Broadway Ave. 440-522-7888                Opening Spring 2020 Brown Bag Burgers & Beer 4326 Leavitt Rd. 440-242-0344 Cakes By the Lake Café /Ariel on Broadway Hotel 301 Broadway Ave. Opening Spring 2020 Campana’s Café & Pizza 203 W. 8th St. 440-242-0627 Chris’ Restaurant 2812 W. Erie Ave. 440-245-5822 Derby at Fox Creek Bar & Grill 5445 Beavercrest Dr. 440-282-1126 Diso’s Bistro 4286 Oberlin Ave. 440-282-1195


Dodie’s Dockside Restaurant/Ariel on Broadway Hotel 301 Broadway Ave. Opening Spring 2020 Domino’s Pizza 445 Broadway Ave. 440-961-2303

El Kefon 1836 Broadway Ave. 440-246-6396

Game On Lorain Pub Giovanni’s Pizza 2936 Grove Ave. 440-277-5141 Erie Steak & Seafood Co. 301 Lakeside Ave. 440-288-2051                            Opening Spring 2020 Fresco Bistro 641 Broadway Ave. 440-288-1533                   Opening Spring 2020

Gyros & More 1515 Broadway Ave. 440-244-6120 Hunan King 3317 Oberlin Ave. 440-960-2162 In Forno Neapolitan Pizza 550 Broadway Ave. Opening Spring 2020 K-Cream Korner 1207 W. Erie Ave. 440-245-2631

Game On Lorain Pub/ Ariel on Broadway Hotel 301 Broadway Ave. Opening Spring 2020

Lenoci’s Spaghetti House 5520 Oberlin Ave. 440-282-3033

Los Toros Mexican Restaurant 4340 Leavitt Rd. 440-444-0385                                    Mutt & Jeff’s 3700 Oberlin Ave. 440-282-4080

Selenti’s Pizza 808 Oberlin Ave. 440-245-1125

Offshore Pub & Grub 1407 Colorado Ave. 440-245-2628

Soul on Fire – Brick Oven Pizza 3819 Oberlin Ave. 440-240-8529

Papasito’s & Beer Mexican Grill 2532 W. Erie Ave. 440-240-8707

Speak of the Devil 201 W. 5th St. 440-434-4286

Pine Garden Restaurant 2519 W. 21st St. 440-282-4220

Superior City Cocktail Bar/The Shipyards 485 California Ave. Opening Spring 2020

Union Town Provisions 422 Broadway Ave. 440-654-4040                             Yala’s & Eliseo’s Pizza 3352 Oberlin Ave. 440-282-5169 440-282-8234 Multiple locations of Burger King, McDonalds, Mr. Hero, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are located in Lorain. Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate restaurant list for this publication Please contact us in reference to corrections as there are restaurant openings and closings in the area after the magazine is published.

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Advertiser Index ALARM SYSTEMS/ COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

BCT Alarm Services.......... p 6, 12 www.security-ohio.com APPLIANCES/TELEVISIONS

Stewart’s TV & Appliance..... p 21 www.stewartappliance.com ASSESSMENTS/APPRAISALS/ LICENSES/TAXES

Lorain County Auditor.......... p 32 www.loraincounty.com/auditor BANKS

Northwest Bank............... p 7, 14 www.northwest.bank BUILDING SUPPLIES/ RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

Carter Lumber...................... p 22 www.carterlumber.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Lorain County Chamber of Commerce....................... p 23 www.loraincountychamber.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/ MAIN STREET

Lorain Growth Corporation.... p 9 www.loraingrowth.org CHARITABLE DONATIONS/ COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Community Foundation of Lorain County.................. p 16 www.peoplewhocare.org CITY GOVERNMENT

City of Lorain......................... p 5 www.cityoflorain.org CLEANING/RESTORATION

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Lorain County Community College........................................ .... Inside front cover, p 11, 16, 17 www.lorainccc.edu

HEALTH PROMOTION/ DISEASE PREVENTION

REAL ESTATE/TITLE SERVICES

Lorain County Public Health........................ p 20 www.loraincountyhealth.com

COMMUNITY SERVICES

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

El Centro.............................. p 25 www.lorainelcentro.org

Lorain Historical Society... p 8, 23 www.lorainhistory.org

Neighborhood Alliance........ p 25 www.myneighborhoodalliance.org

HOSPITALS/MEDICAL FACILITIES

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/ WATERBORNE COMMERCE

Lorain Port Authority.................. .......................... p 12, back cover www.lorainportauthority.com FACILITIES MANAGEMENT/ MAINTENANCE SERVICES

Simplified Facilities Group Inc......................... p 7, 14 www.simplifiedfacilities.com FESTIVALS/EVENTS

Firefish Festival.................... p 29 www.firefishfestival.com FLOWERS/GIFTS/SOUVENIRS

Lolipop’s Gift Shop................ p 9 Zelek Flower Shop Inc............ p 9 www.zelekflowershop.com

Mercy Health................. p 14, 19 www.mercy.com HOTEL/EVENT CENTER

Fidelity National Title.... p 11, 22 www.ohio.fntic.com/mwilliamson RESTAURANTS

Nino’s................................... p 31 www.ninos1990.com RESTAURANTS/BARS

Game On Lorain..................... p 8 SCHOOLS/PUBLIC

Lorain City Schools.............. p 15 www.lorainschools.org

Ariel on Broadway Hotel & Event Center...... p 12, back cover www.arielonbroadway.com

SCHOOLS/PUBLIC CHARTER

INSURANCE

SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER

Kelley & Somers Agency..p 14, 21 www.somersagency.com

Lorain Community Seniors Inc........................... p 20

JEWELERS

SERVICE ORGANIZATION

Nielsen Jewelers.................... p 9 www.nielsen-jewelers.com LIBRARY

Lorain Public Library System Lorain............................. p 13, 18 www.lorainpubliclibrary.org

Constellation Schools.... p 12, 17 www.constellationschools.com

Rotary Club of Lorain........... p 25 www.lorainrotary.org THEATRE/PERFORMING ARTS

Lorain Palace Theatre....... p 8, 24 www.lorainpalace.org

MEDICAL-DENTAL CLINIC

TOURS & EVENTS

FUNDRAISING/GAMING/ LAMINATING

Lorain County Health & Dentistry..................... p 13, 20 www.lorainhealth-dentistry.org

Lorain Lighthouse Foundation............................. p 8 www.lorainlighthouse.com

Sun Novelty........................... p 8

PHOTOGRAPHER

FUNERAL HOMES

Jason Shaffer Photography.. p 28 www.jasonshafferphoto.com

Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel..................... p 29 www.gluvna.net

Duraclean............................. p 22 www.duracleanohio.com

Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists........................ p 6, 13 www.dovinfcs.com

CLOTHING/ALTERATIONS

GROCERIES/MEATS/CATERING

Jevon Terance Boutique......... p 8 www.jevonterance.com

Fligner’s Market................... p 31 www.flignersmarket.com

TRANSPORTATION/ MOTORCOACH BUS TOURS

PRINTING SERVICES

Footprint Tours Inc................. p 9 www.footprinttours.net

SQP Print Center.................... p 9 www.sqpcenter.com

VETERANS SERVICES

REAL ESTATE/REALTORS

Howard Hanna-Amherst.............. ............................. p 1, 13, 21 22 www.howardhanna.com

Lorain County Veterans Services............. Inside back cover www.loraincountyveterans.com

J. Craig Snodgrass, CPA, CGFM Lorain County Auditor

Thank you Lorain

226 Middle Avenue, 2nd Floor • Elyria, Ohio 44035 General ..................................... (440) 329-5207

Real Estate ............................. (440) 329-5212

Auditor Snodgrass ........ (440) 329-5170

Special Assessments ... (440) 329-5210

Appraisal ................................. (440) 329-5488

Tax Exemption .................. (440) 329-5739

Board of Revision ........... (440) 329-5269

Tax Map .................................... (440) 329-5757

Homestead ........................... (440) 329-5222

Owner Occupancy ........ (440) 329-5203

Licenses - Dog, Vendor, Junk Yard, Cigarette............................ (440) 329-5717

Weights & Measures.... (440) 329-5657

www.loraincounty.com/auditor • auditor @loraincounty.com

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