August 29, 2015

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New Wellington middle school building ahead of schedule

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WELLINGTON — The construction of McCormick Middle School is finishing strong, despite getting a late start. Construction is progressing so well, in fact, that school officials say it will open a month earlier than planned. Wellington Schools Superintendent Dennis Mock said the district plans to open the building and move students in around Thanksgiving break Read More…

Man injured in rollover crash

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COLUMBIA TWP. — A 52-year-old man was sent to the hospital with critical injuries after his convertible rolled over at a traffic stop Monday morning. The man — whose name was not released Monday afternoon — was driving alone in his Chrysler Sebring convertible eastbound on Royalton Road Monday morning behind the tractor of a Read More…

Lorain man charged after fight with police

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LORAIN – A man beat up his girlfriend and then fought with police when they came to arrest him early Sunday, according to police. Felix Ortiz, 28, from Lorain, was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and assault on a police officer around 1:15 a.m. Sunday outside of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on Read More…

Apparent murder/suicide in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police responded to a 911 call Saturday morning to find two people dead in a house from what police are calling an “apparent murder/suicide,” according to a press release on the North Ridgeville Police Department Facebook page. Police got the call around 1:24 a.m. from a woman who said her mother had Read More…

Closing motels’ residents ponder next step

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LORAIN – Wendy Jones doesn’t know where to go. With three children in tow and a few prior evictions on her record, Jones is trying but finding it hard to leave the Erieview Motel, where she and her family have lived for a month. But, she said, she’s calling multiple homes and apartments in the Read More…

Oberlin dispatcher sues city for age discrimination

OBERLIN — A part time Oberlin police dispatcher has sued the city for age discrimination after she claims she was passed over for a younger, less qualified candidate for a full-time position, according to court documents. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 16 to hear Read More…

David Hall named new Oberlin Schools superintendent

OBERLIN — David Hall, assistant superintendent of Lorain Schools who is serving as the district’s interim superintendent, was tapped as the new Oberlin Schools superintendent Wednesday night. The Board of Education made the unanimous decision Wednesday after an extensive search in the months after the death of John Schroth in April. With help from the Read More…

Junior fair board finds creative solution to bird ban

WELLINGTON — Live birds are banned at the Lorain County Fair this year, but that doesn’t mean the fair will be poultry-free. The Lorain County Junior Fair board is working to bring in as many stuffed dead birds as they can to replace the real thing. The decision to turn to taxidermy comes after the Read More…

Westlake detective indicted

WESTLAKE — A Westlake police detective was indicted last week for using excessive force on a suspect and then trying to cover up the incident, according to a press release from the state attorney’s office. Robert Toth, 48, a 23-year-veteran of the Westlake Police Department, was placed on unpaid administrative leave from the position after Read More…

More than a year after crash, Kyle walks to receive diploma

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Kyle Delligatti didn’t move when his name was called. From his place in a wheelchair just off to the side of the graduation stage, he sat for a beat before moving his hands slowly to the arm rests and pushing himself upward. An aide helped him stand — offering support until he was firmly on Read More…

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