September 16, 2014

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Admiral King’s last grads cross the stage

The Admiral King High School class of 2010 marches in for its commencement Wednesday night. The graduating class will be the last for the school, which is becoming Lorain High School as the city’s two high schools merge. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

LORAIN — “They definitely saved the best for last,” Admiral King Class President Jasmine Garcia told the class of 2010 Wednesday night during the final graduation ceremony for the school. Admiral King and Southview high schools will merge into Lorain High School on the grounds of Admiral King start­ing in the fall. Families cheered, graduates Read More…

Lorain teacher still in critical condition from crash

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CLEVELAND — Garfield Ele­mentary School teacher Noemi Pagan remained in critical con­dition early today in a Cleve­land hospital, where she is being treated for injuries sus­tained in a head-on crash. Pagan’s vehicle was struck in the 4300 block of Broadway just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday as she was returning to the school from a meeting. Read More…

Elyria apartment complex emptied by explosive levels of gas

ELYRIA — Firefighters evac­uated eight people Tuesday from Hawthorne Place Apart­ments near Cleveland Street after a natural gas leak meas­ured at explosive levels, offi­cials said Tuesday. Two buildings at 43 and 47 Hawthorne Place, each with eight apartments, house around 15 people in all, said Assistant Fire Chief Ron Brlas, adding that about eight were Read More…

Lorain teacher in critical condition, Strongsville man serious after crash

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Two people were flown to a Cleveland hospital Tuesday afternoon, one of them a Garfield Elementary School teacher, after a head-on crash on Broadway in Sheffield Township. A third person was taken to a local emergency room. Noemi Pagan, 38, was returning to school from a meeting, said school board President Tony Read More…

Family picnic for Memorial Day turned in to brawl

LORAIN — A family picnic turned into a family brawl Monday with several people throwing punches. When police arrived at the residence in the 2200 block of Oakdale Avenue at 3:40 p.m., approximately 20 people were yelling and arguing, according to a police report. A 24-year-old Lorain woman began arguing with two other females, one Read More…

Man, 18, foster brother, 17, charged with Elyria break-ins

ELYRIA — A 17-year-old Elyria boy and his 18-year-old foster brother are facing burglary charges after alledgedly breaking into several cars and an apartment last week and trying to break into another apartment in the 200 block of College Park. Steven Davis, 18, and a 17-year-old foster brother, were both charged with attempted burglary and Read More…

Photo gallery: Oberlin graduation; one mom sets shining example

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OBERLIN — Jessica Ruth Downs was thrilled to participate in Oberlin College’s commencement ceremony Monday as her family, including her two young daughters, looked on. Downs, 37, of Oberlin, has been working toward her master’s of music teaching degree as a music education major at the college for two years. She will see the official Read More…

Elyria pilot flying anti-oil missions

ELYRIA – While home on a weekend pass to attend his son’s high school graduation, Lt. Col. Ken Saunders spared a few minutes to talk about what his Air Force Reserves unit is doing to help fight the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Saunders, 47, of Elyria, is a pilot and the Read More…

School playground burns again

SHEFFIELD TWP. – For the second time in two years, the playground at Vincent Elementary School burned to the ground in what officials are calling a suspicious fire. Around 1:30 a.m., the Sheffield Township Fire Department responded to the school on North Ridge Road and put out the fire after about 15 minutes, Fire Chief Read More…

Lorain man reported shot in Elyria

ELYRIA – A 19-year-old Lorain man was shot twice early Saturday morning but told officers he doesn’t know what happened. Alton Goshen was shot in the arm and lower back just after 3:30 a.m., said Elyria police Sgt. Richard Ellis Jr., adding Goshen isn’t cooperating with investigators. “He don’t know nothing about nothing,” Ellis said. Read More…