****I gotta confess – I still have a hard time with the name The Morning Journal.
If there's anything that leaps out at me as I scroll through endless rolls of vintage newspaper microfilm at the library, it's how much Lorain news used to be crammed into the former Lorain Journal. In the 1960s and 70s, the newspaper was chock-full of community news, especially pertaining to schools. The hiring of new teachers, school honor rolls, school dances, fun fairs, choir and band concerts, and poster contests used to be newsworthy.
I used to get a real thrill seeing my name in the paper for the honor roll. (Now the only way I see my name in the paper is for a traffic ticket.)
When it became The Morning Journal, it just wasn't the same paper. And with the focus now on being a regional newspaper (way beyond the former Golden Crescent), the whole Lorain flavor of the publication has been watered down. I'm not sure if it has helped or hurt sales. What good is it if someone in Castalia or Westlake buys it if there's Lorainites who don't?
I miss the old Lorain Journal. But I don't think it's ever coming back.