September 20, 2014

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November election results certified as official

ELYRIA — The results of November’s general election were certified by the Board of Elections on Tuesday now that all absentee and provisional bal­lots have been counted. None of the races or issues required a recount — only the levy for the Firelands Schools came close — so finalizing the official results didn’t require extra Read More…

Elyria man arrested on drug, weapons charges

ELYRIA — A 20-year-old Elyria man was arrested late Friday night on multiple weapons charges after he fled a traffic stop that was initiated because the blue Ford 500 he was driving matched the description of a vehicle used in a shooting earlier that day. Antonio Lynch was charged with tampering with evidence, possession of Read More…

Fires strike in Lorain, Avon Lake

Families and pets were saved from a pair of fires over the weekend, one in Avon Lake and one in Lorain. The family dog alerted a mother that her home at 163 Belmar Blvd. in Avon Lake was on fire Saturday morning, giving the woman time to wake her two children and escape, officials said. Read More…

Wellington school levy loses narrowly

WELLINGTON — Voters narrowly defeated a 5-mill continuing levy Tuesday night with 1556 for to 1621 against in a move that will put the district in the red by 2013, said Wellington Schools Super-intendent Francis Scruci. “Obviously, when you come up short you don’t feel very good,” he said. “We have some decisions coming up.” Read More…

Two Clearview school levies pass

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Clearview school officials were thrilled Tuesday night when two levies, a five-year, 3.92-mill renewal and a 1-mill permanent improvement levy, both passed. The renewal levy passed 914 for to 627 against while the improvement levy passed with a nar-rower margin of 792 for to 747 against. The renewal will raise $352,690 a Read More…

Developer has expressed interest in St. Joe’s, city says

LORAIN — City officials are talking with a developer about taking over the struggling St. Joseph Community Center. The early word is that the talks look promising. “If the ongoing conversa­tions with the potential devel­oper continue as they have, I am extremely confident that St. Joseph’s will not only be saved, but will turn into Read More…

Saturday’s motorcade route for Army Cpl. Heath Kirk announced

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LORAIN — U.S. Army Cpl. Heath Kirk of Lorain, who lost his leg in Afghanistan in the fall, will be welcomed home Saturday with a motorcade and party. The family is asking residents to line the motorcade route, as this will be Kirk’s first time back to Lorain since he left for the Army. The Read More…

Lorain police captain to retire tomorrow; police memorial at City Hall to be unveiled

LORAIN — After more than 30 years of service, Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera announced Thursday the retirement of Capt. William Engle effective tomorrow. Engle was hired in 1980, was promoted to sergeant in 1992, lieutenant in 1994 and to captain in 2001. Engle was an original member of the Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT) Read More…

Police seek woman in Kmart coupon attack

LORAIN — Police are looking for a woman who assaulted another customer at Super Kmart Wednesday because she was angry at how long it was taking to redeem a coupon at the register. According to a police report, the 32-year-old victim was at the store in the 5300 block of Leavitt Road trying to redeem Read More…

Welcome party, motorcade planned for injured soldier coming home to Lorain

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LORAIN — Family and friends of U.S. Army Pvt. 1st Class Heath Kirk of Lorain, injured in Afghanistan, have organized a public welcome home party and motorcade for Saturday evening. Kirk, 21, was severely wounded in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in September 2009, where he lost a leg. After two months of surgeries and recuperation, Kirk has Read More…