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Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Elyria, Ohio Elyria Ohio the chronicle Telegram the colourful newspaper Friday May 56 pages Lor Din lands regional lottery he by Linn Grossman it staff writer lora1n a new regional office for the Ohio lottery will be opened in Lorain and the precise location is expected to be announced within three to four weeks. Lottery director Ron Nabakowski said Are underway with officials for two existing buildings both in Lorain both in their Central business District. One of them looks real he said. We could use a place right now. If we had it available we d move in he added. Sources said one of the two Sites being Ltd bldg. Being considered considered is the Ltd building at West Erie and Broadway. Owners of another major office building the Broadway building at East Erie and Broadway said they have not been approached about housing the office. They Haven t started negotiating with us. I would Hope that they would consider the Broadway building. We could use a tenant like said Developer Jon Veard. Nabakowski said any Sites that had been considered in Elyria have been ruled out for no particular reason. Lorain is he Nabakowski said thursday that he assumed the office would be opened before Winter. The Lorain lottery office is expected to employ about 10 people most of whom Are already working in the Cleveland office. A few clerical people will be hired Nabakowski said. But replacement jobs will be available to Lorain county workers As the Cleveland people leave their jobs he said. The decision to create another regional office for the lottery was made last Winter because the Cleveland office was overloaded. Nabakowski said he expects the Lorain office to be one of the smaller regional offices handling about 6-8 percent of the lottery s business which is expected to reach about billion this year. The Lorain office will handle business from Lorain Erie Huron Ashland Medina Wayne and parts of Richland county he said. No Quick action seen on bid to lower credit Cap Institute of higher awning Michael Kuebler 15 months takes on a pretty hefty task As he tackles mowing the Lawn at Lorain county Community College. Michael is the son of or. And mrs. Paul Kuebler or. Of Elyria it photo by Gene Krebs by Amy Richards it business editor Elyria although state legislation to lower the ceiling on credit card interest rates has been introduced Ohio Consumers probably won t see any action until late this year according to the sponsor of the Bill. State rep. John Bara d Elyria has introduced Legisla Tion that would lower the inter est rate ceiling on credit card second mortgage and insurance loan interest rates from 25 percent to 18 percent. Bara however said the Bill probably won t be considered before the november elections. It is expected to draw fire from retail merchant and Bank associations. In 1984, the Ohio legislature lifted the ceiling on credit card interest rates from 18 to 25 percent. Bankers and retail merchants argued at the time that a higher ceiling was Neces sary because other interest rates were continuing to climb. That is no longer the Case Bara said this week. While other interest rates have been Plum meting Banks and retail Mer chants Are still collecting the same charges he said. Now with the prime rate in the area of 9 percent some companies Are still charging 21 he said. The legislation could be changed Bara said to make the Cap one that fluctuates 5-6 percent above the prime rate. Nationally an estimated 70 million americans carry 155 million Mastercard and visa bards according to Alan Fox legislative representative for the consumer federation of America. The level of charged debt in the United states is estimated to be billion. American Consumers Are paying interest on approximately million of that debt he said. During the past year credit card interest rates have dropped a third of a Fox said. Considering the Way other interest rates have declined that s not much of a John Mahaney president of the Ohio Council of retail merchants said he knows of no Bank or retail business in the state charging 25 percent. Some department stores however Are charging More than 20 percent. Mahaney and Ralph Bolen executive vice president of the Ohio Bankers association said that while their groups Haven t turn to Page a-4 did t sell Well re co too boots adult mags from local and wire reports a Leader of the move to Force adult magazines off the shelves of area stores applauded the action of re co which has decided to Stop Selling the publications. I think it s great. It s a really positive said Art Sanders who is on the Board of directors of the Lorain county chapter of the National federation of decency. Re co . Inc., of twins Burg the nation s largest drug store Chain was the latest to join the anti smut Campaign. The company which says it s taking the action because of economics not pressure has ordered managers of its stores in 29 states to Stop Selling magazines such As Playboy forum and Penthouse. The re co action was taken because the magazines did not sell Well according to re co spokeswoman Lee Goldman. Last month we did a sales analysis of adult magazines and decided we would no longer take distribution of them. It was a business decision based entirely upon she said. Still under pressure however is the Lawson milk co., head quartered in Cuya hoga Falls which has thus far refused to Stop Selling the magazines. Business luncheons the train station 424 East River St. Don t forget Mother s Day. Sun. May 111h Flowers by Sharon 501 Broad so. Elyria 323-7208 this is going to put More pressure on Sanders said. When people stand up for what they believe in it makes a Lawson was picketed last month by the local chapter of the federation. A Boycott of Lawson was sought by the roman Catholic diocese of Cleveland and the northeastern Ohio round table a conservative Christian organization the boy Cott has been in effect since last month. V in the Cleveland and Lorain county area convenient foods Gray drug fair and discount drug Mart inc. Have stopped adult Magazine sales. Nationwide the 7-eleven stores the country s largest convenience Chain has stopped the Sale of the magazines. Two weeks ago rite Aid discount pharmacies the nation s third largest discount drugstore did the same. Lawson this week issued a statement calling the Boycott censorship and attacking what it called coercive efforts to remove certain publications from our stores Yolanda Crisp a Lawson spokeswoman said Overall sales had increased since the Boycott we Are supporting the Issue of Freedom of Choice. We believe that what the groups Are asking us to do is not Crisp said. The Lorain chapter of the National federation of decency is planning to picket Lawson stores May 17 to express their displeasure with the company s policy according to Sanders. By the Way we sell sporting equipment Elyria Indian fever is catching on fast but it has created a bit of a headache for the Koenig sporting goods store at Midway mall. Koenig is the Only Elyria area store where indians tickets can be bought. Earlier this week lines of fans formed out into the mall and slowed business at Koenig s to a trickle. There Are More people buying tribe tickets than sporting goods according to Richard Shank store manager. He estimated there had been about customers for tickets since the indians present 10-game winning Streak. When we put this in we had no idea they would winning like they he said. Other than that How s businesses we be had five Calls this morning 10 for tickets. None for sporting Shank said. Chernobyl nuke fire is put out International atomic Energy Agency official says the fire at the chernobyl nuclear reactor has been put out. Meanwhile a Quarter of a million Kiev children get an Early school Holiday and Are moved out of the area to summer Camps. Page a-4. Updating the update to update the it s weekly television program Magazine has been getting some updating of its own. For instance we be added Channel 55 out of Akron in response to several Reader requests. In addition to religious programming Channel 55 has such wholesome family fare As Ozzie and Harriet and the Donna Reed show. We be also expanded our update primetime log to encompass the 8 . To Midnight time Frame. That la also let you know at a glance what movies Are coming on right after the 11 . News. In encore today a look at the Oberlin Community chamber singers As they celebrate their 20th anniversary and a talk with a inside outside auctions.c8 business.c7 deaths.b2 editorial .e8 etc.e7 Garden. B4-8 outdoor .c5-6 sports.cl-4 television.c9 tonight Clear. Low near 40. Saturday sunny. High in Naid 60s. Details on Page a-3 car Wash at original glorious apostolic Church 995 Foster ave 9 00-until__________ Puffer s Eldru store will be open 9-2 this Sun for Mother s Day fellow named Pete Best the Guy who was the drummer for the beatles before Ringo Starr took Over to gain everlasting Fame and riches. In the outdoors Sam Grilli tells the thrilling Saga of Henrietta and Gabriella two damsels definitely in distress. Pages c-5, c-6. And coming up sunday Mother s Day holds Sway in a big Way. We be got a special Phil Hicks Story in the news Section and two Mother s Day features in the accent Section. In the Magazine Bay Village s Frank ale Sandrowicz recalls his first View of the statue of Liberty from the deck of a French Ocean liner. And Linda Feagler reviews Margaret Truman s Book about her Mother Bess. Everyone loves a Parade we be been mighty pleased and proud to be carrying Parade Magazine these past several months. Evidently we re not alone. A week Magazine lists Parade As the second hottest Magazine in the country in terms of increases in and Dollar volume. Hottest of magazines of 1985 performance Index up Goi on increase m actual Dollar volume and percentage increase in Dollar volume Truw Graf fat. Schoo and room for one More and the contents Aren t half bad either As you regular readers can attest. This week s edition features the heart warming and inspiring sequel to the Story of 6-year-old Weldon Jackson abandoned by his parents unable to speak almost completely deaf. Parade s Story about him captured the nation s heart and got help and a Home for Weldon

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