Archive for March 14, 2009

Who is YOUR Super Hero?

paula2 by Paula Tobias

Who is your super hero?
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With everything going on nationally and locally I wonder if we forget what’s going on in Iraq.

I read last week that they were bringing home 12,000 of our troops.
I wondered to myself “why are you not mentioning the other half of that story, they’re sending more over!”
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My nephew and his unit began deployment the beginning of this year. They were deployed from Columbus, OH to Fort Sill OK, then onto Kuwait this morning we spoke to him on Skype and he’s landed they’re in Iraq.

They’re a long way from home for a long time.
ED NOTE: I HAVE REMOVED THE REQUEST FOR CARDS AND THE ADDRESS AS APPARENTLY IT VIOLATES ARMY REGS.
Prayers will be appreciated as well for the hard work they’re all doing.

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March 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm 11 comments

St. Joseph’s Hospital- another re -invention?

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ED NOTE: Many Thanks to the Black River Historical Society for much of the information found here!
You can check out more of the history of St. Joseph’s Hospital (and so much more) thanks to the hard work of the volunteers of the Black River Historical Society

imaglor Source

St. Joseph center in crisis: Lack of tenants, operating capital could cause eventual closure”

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Today’s headlines in the Morning Journal re St. Joseph’s ( Community Center) possible closing once again took me back on the Lorain’s Magical History Tour – a journey I have been on for the past few days as one thing keeps leading to another.

The headlines of today in Lorain may echo headlines of by gone days:
The Beginning:
Lorain in Retrospect- JJ Meyers

“Central Lorain became the mecca for real estate operators, led by Mr. Hogan and Wm. A Braman of Elyria….

they acquired the area upon which
“was erected a large three story frame building designed as a sanitarium, in which with the liberal internal and external application of certain water oozing from a nearby spring, a cure for numberless ailments was proclaimed by the promoters.

From Lizzie’s Guide to Lorain
http://www.loraincityhistory.org/lizzie/places/stjoseph/stjoseph_1.htm
The house was called the “Devonian Baths” and was built in 1887 over sulpher springs discovered by accident by Gilbert Hogan, who had been drilling for natural gas. This is one of the early pictures of the hospital.
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This was another enterprise which “died a borning” During the the money stringency in the early nineties (1890’s) a far sighted individual in the person of Father Bihn rector of a Catholic Orphan Asylum at Tiffin,
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saw the possibilities of utilizing the building and site for similar for a similar purpose and purchased for the sum of $8,000. Sisters of Charity were transferred to administer to the orphaned children…… The institution gradually evolved into the imposing and efficient St. Joseph’s Hospital of today

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What next:
according to Mr. Cordes

“Hopefully, we’ll find some solutions before things come to the critical mass point,”

Hope “springs eternal”
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Source

March 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm 8 comments

Foreclosures- Link Up

Continuing this blogs ongoing “link ups”

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Kohrman Jackson and Krantz

http://ohiorealestateblog.blogspot.com/

Connie Carr of Ohio Real Estate Blog ( and past member of the Lorain Port Authority Board) is the author of :

Foreclosure Numbers and Housing Price Declines Overblown?

Friday, March 13, 2009
A study recently conducted by University of Virginia professor William Lucy and graduate student Jeff Herlitz analyzed foreclosures in all 50 states, 35 metropolitan areas and 236 counties.Their analysis shows that most foreclosures are concentrated in just 4 states, California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona, along with a modest number of metropolitan counties in other states. They also determined that 87% of national declines in housing value occurred in those same 4 states, with California accounting for the lion’s share of the losses.

There’s something to be said for living in the Midwest where the real estate bubble never got much traction; we had less to lose.

and the rest of the post can be found here
http://ohiorealestateblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/foreclosure-numbers-and-housing-price.html

March 14, 2009 at 2:05 am 1 comment


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