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Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Elyria, Ohio Inside Story l former first round los Angeles raiders draft Choice among 1 0 free agents signed by Browns. Cd. Beijing China China sends troops to halt Border riots. Page a-6. Utilities committee approves list of nine most Likely to be repaved residential streets. Page do North Ridgeville parents of slain Ridgeville Man returning to California for trial of last defendant in murder. Page d-3. Paul Facinelli take an open mind to meeting of new agers. Page do. Avon Council approves sewer tap in ordinance. Page b-8. City Council to reopen closed aids clinic until it can accept bids and find a permanent site. Page do teachers put a new twist on the old subject of math prac tical application. Page do. As City Council passes the second Reading on rezoning for the proposed station Square shopping Center opposition is growing. Page do. Boat thefts Vermilion and North Ridgeville police continue the investigation of the thefts of 33 boat motors. Page b-7. Belted schools swing a and 60 employees fall victim. Page b-7. North Olmsted former mayor Yvonne Petrigac says her administration is not to blame for the City s sewer problems. Page b-8. Cleveland a Bay Village Man has been promoted to director of Nasa s Lewis research Center. Page b-6. North Olmsted condominium owners on country club Boule Vard Are upset about their deteriorating Street. Page c-6. Entertainment los Angeles Low ratings Force lbs to cancel wheel of Fortune Host Pat Sajak s late night talk show. Page b-5. Business Detroit the chairmen of Ford and general motors corp. Together made More than Mil lion last year. Page c-5, Index accent bl-3 auctions d3 Bridge b5 business c5 comics d7 dear Abby b2 forecast editorial a4 etc.a5 Horoscope b4 sports cd -4 theater b5 to b4 t flurries Likely wednes Day. High 35-40. Details on a-3. Gorbachev gets Tough warns Lithuania of harsh political economic measures Moscow a Mikhail s. Gorbachev and his new presidential Council have issued a harsh new warning to Lithuania s secessionists threatening additional unspecified political and economic measures to rein in the rebel Republic. In a Tough statement the 16 member Council chaired by Gorbachev rejected the Baltic Republic s declaration on thurs Day that it would not repeal its March 11 Independence Declara Tion As a condition for negotiations. Quoting the presidential coun cil Tass said monday the reply by the lithuanian supreme soviet was not constructive and did not open an Avenue toward settling problems. In fact it leads matters to a dead the statement indicated that recent conciliator moves by both sides had done Little to ease the tense confrontation Between the Kremlin and the breakaway Republic. Barth tribe s ready indians Rookie Catcher Sandy Alomar tips his hat to fans at municipal stadium As the tribe gets ready for tonight s season opener against the new York Yankees. Sports pm. Lithuania was forcibly annexed by the soviet Union in 1940 along with the other Baltic republics Estonia and Latvia which have declared their intention to seek Independence but Are proceeding More cautiously than Lithuania. Members of the presidential Council concluded that additional economic political and other measures should be taken to protect the soviet Constitution and the interests of citizens living in the Republic and the soviet Union As a Tass quoted the presidential Council As saying. It did not say what kinds of Steps the Council had in mind. Gorbachev has ordered lithuanians to turn in their firearms and warned the Republic not to form Border patrols. Soviet troops have arrested some lithuanians who deserted the red army and they have also occupied several Public buildings in the Republic. Shuttle scrubbed Cape canaveral Fla. A Nasa scrubbed the launch of discovery with the billion Hubble space Tele scope today when a problem developed four minutes before liftoff in a unit that supplies Power to the shuttle s Wing and Tail surfaces. The chances of going Tomor Row Are not said launch control commentator George Diller As engineers tried to determine the extent of the problem with the auxiliary unit and what it will take to fix it. Lorain in race for million Plant 126 jobs by John Caniglia it staff writer Lorain City Council is prepared to approve More than million in tax abatement Over 10 years to lure a National business that would build a million Plant and bring 126 jobs to the City s far West Side. Lorain however is one of pos Sibly four cities vying for the company. Itt Lester of Cleve land which builds transmission parts for general motors. The proposed facility would be a new Plant for itt Lester. Council will vote on offering a 75 percent abatement of taxes to the company at its meeting next monday. The decision to vote on the measure came after coun cil s Federal programs commit tee recommended the measure monday night. G. Daniel Metelsky do said the company would not say exactly where it plans to locate. He said the confidentiality of the project is important especially since it involves a National com Pany. While Metelsky and an itt spokesman maintained silence mayor Alex Olejko said the com Pany May be looking at an Indus trial Park on the West Side turn to Page a-6 journal censors abatement Story by John Caniglia it staff writer Lorain a member of the Lorain Board of education blasted the Lorain journal Mon Day for failing to publish accounts about opposition to the paper s attempt at a tax abatement Ronald Ruskan the Board s vice president said he spoke out against the paper s 10-year tax abatement at three school Board sessions but has yet to see any thing about his comments reported in the paper. He alluded to the paper s coverage of the abatement As censoring the news. Ill be watching to see if there is Ever any opposition printed in the Lorain Ruskan said at a Board meeting. It s As if there has been a news blackout. In my opinion journal ism Means printing both sides of the contacted after the meeting John Cole the editor of the paper denied that the journal Ever censored any stories. He said he was unsure if the paper failed to print opposition to the abatement saying i would have to Check the the journal is seeking a 10 year abatement that would Cut nearly off its property taxes on machinery and equip ment. The company has said it is planning to spend nearly Mil lion on expanding its facilities on Broadway and adding a new printing press. In Ohio schools Are funded locally by property taxes which caused Ruskan a candidate for county commissioner to speak out on the matter. He stressed the company s abatement proposal is not Neces sary. He said that since the project has already begun the com Pany does not need any of the incentives the City would offer. He compared the journal s project to that of the Ford motor co., which sought a 10-year abatement from the Vermilion school District. The abatement would have Cost the school District at least million but was dropped after Lorain com Mon pleas judge Kosma j. Gla Vas ruled the project was nearly completed when the company sought the abatement. If the incentives weren t needed then a tax abatement should t be Ruskan said. Leiter say Legg Joann Obermiller of Lorain tells her children Matthew 1, and Candice 5, to smile and say egg As she takes video shots of them in front of Lorain s huge easter Basket in Lakeview Park. Ridge tool rezoning expected to be Elyria committee topic by Lawrence Budd it staff writer Elyria City Council s Community development com Mittee is expected to renew Dis Cussion tonight of the rezoning sought by Ridge tool co. On Winckles and Prospect streets. At its last meeting the com Mittee voted to table for further study the change to Light Indus trial sought by Ridge tool. The change was approved last month by planning commission after six months of deliberations. The commission recommended the change Over the pro tests of homeowners demanding to know what the company planned to do with the property. Council rarely varies from the commission s recommendations. Jim Taylor attorney for Ridge tool said the company needed to rezone about 20 lots on the Block Between Winckles and Prospect but declined to say what the company s plans were. Councilman Larry Tanner do said he would ask mayor turn to Page a-6 the accent s on seniors some experts have dubbed it the grading of population experts say the growth in the number of older americans will continue into the near future and probably beyond. To help meet the information needs of this growing and influential segment of the Popula Tion the chronicle Telegram starting today will devote much of its accent sections on tuesdays to senior citizens with articles and features geared especially for these Golden today for instance in accent on seniors on Page by you la find a seniors Calendar of events another popular column of reminiscences and history by our own Connie Davis and a feature about retirees keeping Active and making Money too at a local Flea mar Ket. Robert and Ruth Koehler seniors at Jamie s Flea Market. Inside the Section you la also find one of the regular prime time columns by Bard Linde Mann. And of course that favorite of All Ages dear Abby. Look for accent on seniors each tuesday in the chronicle Telegram. Ridgeville City workers to vote on unionization by Steve Fogarty it staff writer North Ridgeville the Union local representing service department employees May grow by More than 50 percent if City Hall workers vote for affiliation with that body. A group of 17 City Hall employees who work in various departments Are asking to be affiliated with local 3442 of the american federation of state county and municipal employees which represents the City s 28-Man service department. The local covers workers at the City service garage and at the French Creek Wastewater treatment Plant. Notice of the intent to seek a unionization vote has been posted in City Hall according to Darlene Herborn who is employed As a finance clerk in the offices of City auditor Chris Costin. In addition to the auditor s office other employees seeking Union representation work in the income tax data processing building utilities and Parks and recreation departments. The vote would also affect mayor s court City Council clerk s office the City Hall receptionist and French Creek Herborn said. Herborn 37, said employees have discussed unionizing since last fall prior to the november election in which Republican Jeffry Armbruster ousted democratic incumbent Floyd Peaco for the City s top Job. This has nothing to do with the new her born said. We began talking Long before the

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