July 23, 2014

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Remaining HarborWalk homes sell at auction

LORAIN — All the vacant properties in Lorain’s HarborWalk development sold at auction today — most at half or less of their original asking prices. Eleven vacant lots sold during the first phase of the auction. The highest bidder, a representative for Spitzer Management, bought two lots for $6,500 each. The second-highest bidder, a corporation Read More…

Eaton Township Fire Chief Phil Slack resigns

EATON TWP. — Eaton Township Fire Chief Phil Slack has resigned, according to a letter forwarded to The Chronicle. According to Slack’s letter: “I have had the honor and privilege of serving you as a member of the Eaton Township Volunteer Fire Department for 41 years, nearly two-thirds of my life. For the past thirteen Read More…

20 arrested in Elyria drug trafficking sweep

ELYRIA — Twenty suspected drug dealers have been taken in in the past several weeks after sweeps in Elyria involving the Elyria Police Department and the U.S. Marshals’ Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task force. According to police, those charged are: Delance R. Kimbro, trafficking in drugs William D. Sims, oustanding warrant Jermaine O. Johnson, trafficking Read More…

11 HarborWalk lots sell at auction within minutes

LORAIN — The auction at Lorain’s HarborWalk development has gotten off to a successful start with all 11 empty lots selling within a matter of minutes. The top bidder, Catherine Schuster from Spitzer Management — one of the original partners in the project — bought two lots for $6,500 each. Another bidder, identified by auctioneers Read More…

CORRECTIONS: Nov. 5, 2010

The WEOL High School Football Playoff ad in Today’s Chronicle print edition contained an error. The Avon vs. Sandusky game tonight is being played at Avon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Lorain High teacher faces cocaine charges

Fracchione

LORAIN — A Lorain High School teacher was arrested overnight and faces a long list of charges, including cocaine possession, according to a police report. Dominic Fracchione, 36, of Lorain is charged with taking drugs into a jail, possession of cocaine, failure to comply with a police officer, drunken driving, refusing a DUI test, possession Read More…

Marshals apprehend fugitive of the week wanted in Lorain

A man wanted by Lorain police who was the U.S. Marshals’ fugitive of the week last week has been apprehended. David Derouin, 47, was wanted on charges of attempted rape. He was also wanted by the Cleveland Heights Police Department on charges of intimidation. According to the Marshals, he was apprehended at his mother’s home Read More…

Lorain businessman reopening old Colorado Avenue Convenient

CT photo by Rona Proudfoot.

LORAIN — Residents of Lorain’s east side who’ve long complained about their lack of grocery shopping options will have one more in about a month. Mike El-Hakim, who has owned the Dairy Mart at East Erie and Colorado avenues for the past 16 years, is reopening the closed Convenient Food Mart on Colorado near Root Read More…

Officer Pete Soto’s condition improving; salon plans ‘cut-a-thon’ to help

Avon police officer Pete Soto’s condition continues to improve, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Soto, who was hurt in an on-duty accident on his police motorcycle Oct. 12, is now in good condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. The pickup truck driver who collided with Soto, Kevin Sammon, 49, of Avon Lake, has been Read More…

U.S. Marshals find Lorain man on ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list

One of the two Lorain men on the most recent installment of the “Dangerous Dozen” most-wanted list has been found, according to the Marshals. Tracey Hale, 31, was found locked up in Cleveland on drug abuse charges, according to Tony Keffer, U.S. Marshals Service task force coordinator for Lorain County. Hale, who was arrested Oct. Read More…