November 26, 2015

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

Massive fire at Carter Lumber warehouse on U.S. 20

carter lumber

A massive fire at a warehouse at Carter Lumber on U.S. Route 20 is being fought by Wellington firefighters and firefighters from neighboring area fire departments. No one was hurt in the fire, which was reported about 5:30 pm, said Wellington Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee. Read Thursday’s Chronicle-Telegram for the full story.

Oberlin murder victim ID’d

OBERLIN — The fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Oberlin man has been classified as a homicide. Steve Davis, 24, was found dead in his home at 40 Locust St., about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after his cousin called police. He was shot multiple times including the chest and head, said Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner. Read More…

Cuts possible as Lorain faces deficit

LORAIN — Facing a $2.3 million projected deficit, Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer isn’t ruling out layoffs next year and wants City Council members to spend the $1 million rainy day fund and a $136,000 surplus to reduce the shortfall. “Right now, it’s pouring,” Ritenauer said Tuesday. “We’ve got to deal with that.” Ritenauer said unspecified Read More…

Lorain facing $2.3 million deficit

LORAIN — Lorain has a $2.3 million projected deficit and Mayor Chase Ritenauer isn’t ruling out layoffs. “We are going to have to make some painful decisions in 2016,” Ritenauer said in a news release today. “I expect everything to be on the table including reductions in force, regional consolidation and a thorough review of Read More…

Lorain council hears about proposed housing development; vote could come next month

LORAIN — Flooding, sanitary sewer and traffic concerns were raised at a public hearing Monday about a $40 million, 151-home housing development proposed to be next to 4101 Kolbe Road. Perpetual Development LLC wants to build the homes on about 54 acres northeast of the intersection of Kolbe and Jaeger roads. Perpetual needs City Council Read More…

Bell Avenue shooting suspect arrested

Clint Jackson

ELYRIA — An Elyria man is accused of firing into a Bell Avenue home in a Nov. 10 incident in which a bullet narrowly missed a 5-year-old girl and her mother. Clint D. Jackson was arrested by police Officer Charles McArthur about 4:25 p.m. Saturday after he drove into the Midview Crossing Apartments, 1864 Middle Read More…

Lorain Historical Society celebrates grand reopening


LORAIN — Worthy Streator would’ve approved. The former Carnegie Library building donated by the doctor, industrialist, railroad developer and Ohio state senator has received a $1.7 million facelift unveiled Sunday. Streator, who died in 1902, had been very particular about deed restrictions concerning the building — now known as the Carnegie Center — and the land Read More…

To pay or not to pay: Sports funding challenges schools


ELYRIA — A state ban on “pay-to-play” scholastic athletic fees would be an unfunded mandate, the host of a public meeting on the subject said Thursday. “I don’t like pay to play, but I don’t want to see any extracurriculars eliminated,” state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, told about 75 people at Lorain County Community College. Read More…

Sullivan man critical after one-vehicle wreck

HUNTINGTON TWP — A Sullivan man is in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after police said he crashed the pickup truck he was driving into a tree in front of 259440 state Route 58 about 11:45 p.m. Monday. Matthew McGlocklin, 22, was southbound in a 1998 Dodge Ram when he veered left into Read More…

City, school district enters agreement to share services

LORAIN — The city and Lorain Schools will share services in a money-saving partnership approved by Board of Education members Monday. The amount of annual savings to the school district was unavailable Monday night, but Superintendent Jeff Graham said it will be substantial by reducing the contractors the district hires. “It’s all fantastic and truly Read More…