July 3, 2015

Elyria
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Burge seeking return of law license

James Burge smiles broadly as he thanks supporters and tells them that he's been delivered from hell following his sentencing on corruption charges Thursday, May 14, 2015. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to reinstate his license to practice law. Burge’s law license was suspended in April after jurors found him guilty of three felony counts of tampering with records and three misdemeanor charges of falsification. Felony convictions automatically trigger a license suspension in Read More…

State disbands court union

ELYRIA — The State Employment Relations Board has ended union representation for workers at the Lorain County Juvenile Detention Home and other residential facilities run by the county’s Domestic Relations Court. The 42 employees who were represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will now become at-will employees of the court, Domestic Relations Court Administrator Read More…

City removes remains from grave

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ELYRIA — Things were different Thursday when Crystal Denn visited the gravesite of her mother, Mary Dallas, at Brookdale Cemetery because the remains of her mother’s killer were no longer there. “There was a sense of happiness over me,” Denn said after the cremated remains of Marvin Dallas were disinterred by city workers Thursday. Denn Read More…

Activist working to block parole attempt by killer mother

Renee Patterson

The website BlockParole.com has launched an online petition drive to prevent an Elyria woman who slashed her toddler’s throat from being granted parole. Renee Patterson, 53, is serving a sentence of 20 years to life in prison for killing Joshua Marsh as the 2-year-old lay in his crib April 11, 1990. The website’s president, Bret Read More…

Killer’s remains disinterred from victim’s grave

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ELYRIA – The remains of Marvin Dallas have been removed from the gravesite of the woman he was convicted of killing more than 20 years ago. Freshly dug earth marked the spot this morning where Marvin Dallas’ cremated remains had been buried earlier this year on the grave of his wife, Mary Dallas, who died Read More…

Killer’s remains to be removed from gravesite of his victim

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ELYRIA — The cremated remains of convicted killer Marvin Dallas will be disinterred from the gravesite of his victim at Brookdale Cemetery today, Elyria Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka said. “We will respectfully disinter him,” she said, and the remains will be given to Dallas’ children. After his death in January at age 60, Dallas Read More…

Daughter wants killer’s cremains removed from her mother’s grave

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ELYRIA — Mary Dallas was the victim of a brutal beating in 1993 that claimed her life, not an adored wife who would have wanted her killer’s remains buried with her for eternity at Brookdale Cemetery, her daughter said. But to Crystal Denn’s horror, she discovered last month that’s exactly what happened. Denn is now Read More…

Father of Clearview girl who lost class election to refile suit in federal court

ELYRIA — The father who sued Clearview Schools over his daughter losing her race for class president has had his lawsuit thrown out of court. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi ruled this week that the lawsuit filed by Charles Brown on behalf of his daughter, Aliceison Brown, couldn’t go forward because the school Read More…

Attorney: Charges against officer based on lies

Michael Hoover

ELYRIA — The attorney representing the Ohio Adult Parole Authority officer accused of trafficking in drugs said Monday that his client is the victim of lies put forth by people with “pending criminal cases.” “I believe that individuals with motivations to lie about Michael Hoover are fabricating these stories to gain a benefit for themselves,” Read More…

Water suppliers seek backup plans for Lake Erie intakes

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ELYRIA TWP. — Frazil ice that has clogged water intake valves in Avon Lake and algae blooms that have cut off the city of Toledo’s water supply are among the possible water emergencies that have local water suppliers looking at new ways to share resources in case disaster strikes. Avon Lake Regional Water, the city Read More…