May 30, 2015

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About Evan Goodenow

Evan Goodenow has been covering Lorain County since 2011. He can be reached at 329-7129 or egoodenow@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Lorain looks to Elyria ordinance to combat underage drinking

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LORAIN — Opponents of underage drinking are asking City Council to toughen Lorain’s ordinance regarding adults who allow underage drinking. A few speakers at a sparsely attended anti-underage drinking forum at City Hall on Thursday asked Council to model the changes after Elyria’s ordinance that was toughened last year. People convicted of “knowingly” allowing minors Read More…

Lorain Councilman: FTP message is to express faith not curse police

LORAIN — FTP is slang for (Expletive) the Police, but Lorain Councilman-elect Angel Arroyo Jr., D-6th Ward, insists that’s not what he meant when he posted the acronym on Facebook alongside pictures he took of police cruisers in different cities while traveling around the nation. Arroyo said Wednesday he meant Faith Through Prayer. Copies of Read More…

Field narrowed to six to replace Lorain school superintendent Tucker

LORAIN — The search to replace retiring Superintendent Tom Tucker has been narrowed to six candidates including two from Lorain County. Euclid Assistant Superintendent Kim Allen, Columbia Superintendent Graig Bansek, Cleveland Heights Assistant Superintendent Andrea Celico, Parma Superintendent Jeffrey Graham, Lorain Assistant Superintendent David Hall and Columbus Deputy Superintendent John Stanford were selected Wednesday by Read More…

Search for Lorain Schools superintendent narrows to six

LORAIN — The search for a replacement for retiring Lorain Superintendent Tom Tucker has been narrowed to six candidates. The candidates approved by Board of Education members are Euclid Assistant Superintendent Kim Allen, Columbia Superintendent Graig Bansek, Cleveland Heights Assistant Superintendent Andrea Celico, Parma Superintendent Jeffrey Graham, Lorain Assistant Superintendent David Hall and Columbus Assistant Read More…

Lorain struggles to keep grass under control

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LORAIN — Staring across the street Wednesday at the high grass in front of the abandoned, city-owned home at 2314 E. 31st St., homeowner Jesus Rosalez said he wished the city could get the grass cut faster. “I know they’ve got a lot of properties,” he said. “But they really need to get to it.” Read More…

‘Pass on the patriotism’

LORAIN — America’s war dead and members of the military in general were remembered Sunday in annual Memorial Day services at the Lorain Palace Theater. “The nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten,” Dan Gillotti, a former Army first sergeant and Vietnam War combat veteran, told about 120 people in the mostly vacant Read More…

Candidates recommended to replace Tucker as Lorain superintendent

LORAIN — Five applicants to replace retiring Lorain Superintendent Tom Tucker have been recommended by Educational Service Center of Lorain County, according to Greg Ring, center superintendent. Ring, whose organization is running the search for the Board of Education, said Wednesday that he made the recommendations to board President Tony Dimacchia last week. Ring said Read More…

Head Start bridging coincides with 50th anniversary

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LORAIN — Head Start teacher Makiko Woods-Hill watched proudly as her daughter, Fujino Woods-Hill, and 2-year-old granddaughter, Gabrielle Gibson, walked across the Lorain Palace Theater stage Wednesday. The annual “bridging ceremony,” in which Head Start students move up a grade or graduate, was held at the Palace this year as part of national 50th anniversary Read More…

Police identify Michigan man killed in Turnpike crash

Firefighters work at the scene of a crash Wednesday between a freight van and a tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA TWP — A 42-year-old Michigan man died after police said the freight van he was driving rear-ended an eastbound tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. Brian Maki, of Houghton Lake, Mich., the driver of a Load One Transport and Logistics van from Holland, Mich., died at the scene, according to Sgt. Read More…

Michigan man dies in Turnpike crash

ELYRIA TWP. — A 42-year-old Michigan man died after police said the freight van he was driving collided with the rear of a stopped tractor-trailer eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike. The semitrailer was stopped due to a construction backup and was struck around 4:25 p.m., said Sgt. Frank Ramsey, of the Ohio Highway Patrol Milan Read More…