At 1pm Friday afternoon, ODOT officials took questions in City Hall from a number of concerned Lorain business owners and residents. Tempers flared as ODOT official John Hart answered questions posed to him, but would not come right out and affix blame to any one entity. While people appeared to be looking for a scapegoat, the matter boiled down to trying to fit 2008 technology with 1940’s hardware. As the videos upload, I’ll share some pictures of the players involved.
John Hart, P.E., Deputy Director – District 3, ODOT
Valerie Kilmer, Production Administrator – ODOT, Ken Wright, Planning and Production Administrator, ODOT
Rev. Brad Donahue
Brian Stacy, ODOT, District 3 Spokesman
Mitchell Fallis, Lorain Council-at-Large
Mike Challender, Chairman of Lorain Growth Corporation
Paulette Sutton, owner Hot Waters Marina
State Rep D-56, Joe Koziura
Also present were Mayor Tony Krasienko, Ohio Senator Sue Morano, D-13th district, US Rep (D-OH-13) Betty Sutton’s representative Mark Ballard, 2nd Ward Councilman Dennis Flores, Council-at-Large Anne Molnar and Kennedy’s Billiards owner Mike Kennedy and others.