May 22, 2015


Charges against suspect in head stabbing forwarded to grand jury

Lonnie Sherrill

AVON LAKE — Felonious assault and domestic violence charges against a 58-year-old man accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the head have been forwarded to a county grand jury. Avon Lake Municipal Court Judge Darrel Bilancini found probable cause to leave in place the charges against Lonnie Sherrill during a preliminary hearing Tuesday. He also Read More…

Rey Carrion to head Lorain’s Department of Building, Housing and Planning

Rey Carrion

LORAIN — The point man for Lorain’s housing revitalization efforts was named to a newly created post Tuesday. Rey Carrion moves from acting community development director to director of building, housing and planning. The switch is part of the June merger of the Community Development Department and the Building Department into the Department of Building, Read More…

Study says Ohio power plants 2nd-most polluting in US

LORAIN — Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center is asking Ohio to clean up its power plants, releasing a study Tuesday that reports Ohio’s power plants are the second-most polluting in the country.  The group blames carbon emissions from these plants as fueling extreme global warming-related weather events. The study was presented to city leaders Read More…

Lorain County sees record-high temperatures


No question, Tuesday was a hot, hot, hot day. How hot? Well, the 96-degree reading was scorching enough to shatter the date’s previous high of 93 degrees set in 1964. The 96-degree mark was hit at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and at Lorain County Regional Airport, according to Martin Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Read More…

Law director says attorney can’t sue city over court fees

ELYRIA — Lorain Law Director Pat Riley has asked a county judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by Lorain attorney Mike Camera challenging the $150 fee charged in Lorain Municipal Court to have a criminal case file sealed. In court documents filed Friday, Riley wrote that Camera doesn’t have the legal right to sue Read More…

Audit finds Lorain officials illegally moved funds

LORAIN — An audit released Tuesday by the Ohio Auditor’s Office said Lorain officials made two illegal budget transfers totaling $100,000 last year. The transfer process was approved by City Council members in 2009. However, the audit said the transfers during the 2012 fiscal year from the Water Fund and Water Pollutions Control Fund to Read More…

Former Lorain County Jail guard pleads guilty in beating of inmate

Marlon Taylor

Former Lorain County Jail guard Marlon Taylor pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge in connection with the beating of an 18-year-old inmate in July 2012. Taylor, 49, had been expected to enter the plea after he was charged by way of information in August. Mike Tobin, spokesman for U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio Steven Read More…

Richard R. Fenik


Richard R. Fenik, 76, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Denise’s Adult Care, while under the care of New Life Hospice. He was born October 18, 1936 in Lorain and was an Elyria resident for most of his life. Richard worked at Ohio Edison for 40 years, as a lineman and trouble Read More…

Ashley Marie Artim

Ashley Marie Artim, 34, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013. She was the cherished daughter of Michael and Sandy (nee Sarkovic); loving sister of Jennifer Ortosky (Robert); devoted aunt of Michael Ortosky; beloved goddaughter of Ralph Milojevich; dearest granddaughter, cousin and niece of many. A Memorial Prayer Service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 Read More…

Philip J. Lodge

Philip J. Lodge, 88, of Elyria, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Wesleyan Village. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.