September 22, 2014

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No. 10: Head Start case remains in the news

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The controversial Head Start child molestation case remained in the news this year, even though Joseph Allen and former bus driver Nancy Smith were convicted by a jury in 1994. Last year, Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge acquitted the pair, saying he had no faith that they had committed the crimes they were Read More…

Lorain teacher pleads not guilty to drug charges

ELYRIA — A Lorain High School teacher pleaded not guilty Wednesday at his arraignment in Lorain County Common Pleas court on drug and drunken driving charges. Dominic Fracchione, 36, was arrested during a Nov. 5 traffic stop after police reported seeing his 1995 Ford Thunderbird speeding and weaving on East 28th Street. A police report Read More…

New Year’s holiday closings

Many government offices at the city, county, state and federal levels will be closed over the coming days for the New Year’s holiday. Safety services will remain on duty throughout the holiday weekend. The U.S. Postal Service will deliver mail both today, when normal business hours will be maintained, and on Friday. Most post offices Read More…

American Cancer Society accepting Living Angel nominations

LORAIN — The American Cancer Society is now accepting nominations for the Living Angel Award to be presented March 5 at the 25th Annual Life Savers Ball at DeLuca’s Place in the Park in Lorain. The recipient of the honor is a person in the community who has direct involvement in the field of cancer, Read More…

Man LifeFlighted after Lorain shooting as gunfire incidents continue

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By Kaitlin Bushinski and Rona Proudfoot, The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — Multiple gunmen reportedly shot an 18-year-old man in downtown Lorain on Wednesday — the latest in a series of Lorain shootings that may or may not be related. About 7:20 p.m., the man, whose name was unavailable Wednesday evening, was reportedly shot in the abdomen Read More…

Lorain County under freezing rain advisory until 9 a.m.

Much of northern Ohio — including Lorain County — is under a freezing rain advisory until 9 this morning. According to the National Weather Service, areas of freezing rain will continue to develop and move across the advisory area this morning. The precipitation is expected to transition to rain after daybreak as temperatures rise. Untreated Read More…

Woodford Avenue substation catches on fire

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ELYRIA — Firefighters and officials from Ohio Edison responded to the scene of a fire at the Woodford Avenue Substation in Elyria this afternoon. The fire was reported about 4 p.m. at the substation near 175 Woodford. First responders reported that the substation was “majorly arching” and had exploded. The fire was still burning but Read More…

Multiple reports of gunfire, shattered windows overnight in Lorain

LORAIN — Police in Lorain were busy responding to multiple reports of gunfire shattering windows overnight, according to reports. Lorain police Sgt. Mark Carpentiere said he didn’t know if the incidents are related but said “we’re looking into that possibly.” Police confiscated a pellet gun used in one incident and found a bullet in another, Read More…

Sheffield Lake man charged after biting, kicking officers

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A Sheffield Lake man is facing multiple charges after he reportedly kicked and bit officers who were trying to subdue him yesterday afternoon. Aaron Stead, 31, is charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and assault on police officers. Officers were called to the Erie Shore Landings apartment complex at 5115 Lake Read More…

Patient LifeFlighted from I-90 crash

AVON — At least one person was LifeFlighted following a crash on Interstate 90 in Avon. The accident, which occurred a little after 3:30 p.m. on I-90 westbound east of state Route 611, involved two vehicles, both of which sustained heavy damage. A teal Ford Escort involved in the crash was an unoccupied disabled vehicle Read More…