August 1, 2014

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Body found in Lorain building identified

LORAIN — The body of a homeless man found dead in an abandoned building at 341 W. 23rd St. about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday has been identified. John Fonseca, 56, is believed to have died from natural causes, Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans said Thursday. Evans said there were no signs of trauma on Fonseca, whom he Read More…

Prospect League: Blue Sox shut out Ironmen

Ironmen first baseman Tyler Bires stretches for the ball to beat a Butler hitter during Thursday night’s game in Lorain. Below, Ironmen catcher Ryan Cooper lunges to make a tag on Blue Sox baserunner Stuart Levy. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Butler pitcher Ben Hartz kept the Lorain County batters guessing as the Blue Sox came away with a 2-0 victory Thursday night at The Pipe Yard. Hartz went 62⁄3 innings, striking out two and allowing four walks and four hits for the Blue Sox (24-18). J.T. Brubaker (4-1) had a strong outing for the Read More…

Lorain man charged after domestic dispute, gunshot

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By Evan Goodenow and Anna Merriman The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN – An early morning domestic dispute ended in a gunshot and three people fleeing Thursday. Morgan Geiger, 34, was charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm within city limits, having weapons under disability, violation of a temporary protection order and obstructing official business around midnight on the 1100 Read More…

Final farewell to longtime public servant

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A line of Lorain County law enforcement vehicles drive south on state Route 58 in Amherst from St. Joseph Church to New Russia Township Cemetery in the funeral procession for Timothy Mahar on Wednesday. Mahar, who died July 10 at age 59, retired from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office in 2005 after 31 years of Read More…

Man allegedly breaks into ex-girlfriend’s house

ELYRIA — Police said a man punched in his ex-girlfriend’s dining room window, cooked a few pot pies in the oven and fell asleep on her bed where officers found him Tuesday. Damarcus Moore, 25, was charged with burglary about 10 p.m. at his ex-girlfriend’s house in the 1100 block of Melvyn Lane. After receiving Read More…

Homeless man found dead in abandoned Lorain building

LORAIN — A 56-year-old homeless Lorain man found dead in an abandoned building at 341 W. 23rd St. about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday is believed to have died from natural causes. The man, who police wouldn’t identify Wednesday night, was found in a second-floor abandoned apartment above the former Highland Grill, Detective Sgt. Buddy Sivert said. Read More…

Elyria police arrest two alleged drug dealers

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ELYRIA – A two-month investigation led to the arrest of two alleged drug dealers in Elyria on Tuesday morning. Andrew Lallathin, 25, was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine, trafficking marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at his business on the Read More…

Lorain police offering reward for missing woman

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LORAIN – Police are offering a reward for information leading to the discovery of a Lorain woman who’s been missing since the beginning of June. Kathleena Burke, 25, was last seen in Lorain on June 1. She is 5-foot-1 and was last seen around the intersection of 21st Street and Elyria Avenue, according to police Read More…

Construction to close 2 Lorain streets

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LORAIN — Two streets in Lorain will close for several weeks for road work. West 11th Street from King to Oberlin avenues will be closed to through traffic 6 a.m. today until 6 p.m. Aug. 8. Only local eastbound traffic will be maintained. Beginning Thursday, Sixth Street between Oberlin and Washington avenues will close to Read More…

Lorain blotter: Resident cited for public indecency

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Lorain police 8:58 p.m. July 13 — 1800 block E. 33rd St., Ramon Cruz, 87, same address, cited for public indecency. Neighbors said Cruz masturbated on his front porch across the street from them. Cruz denied the accusation. Friday, July 11 4:19 p.m. — West 21st Street and Ashland Avenue, Yato Segun, 57, 2100 block Read More…