September 4, 2015

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Lorain School Board votes to fire educator

LORAIN — Aliceson Humphries, Lorain Digital Academy director, was fired Wednesday, according to her attorney. Attorney Avery Friedman said Thursday that Humphries had been on paid suspension since May or June, but received a termination notice and is no longer being paid. However, Board of Education President Tony Dimacchia said a final decision hasn’t been Read More…

Car hits train in Wellington Twp.; 18-year-old driver killed

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WELLINGTON TWP. — An 18-year-old Wellington man was killed when police said he crashed into a train at the railroad crossing on Pitts Road, one mile south of state Route 18, near Jones Road. The crash was called in to police about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Nicholas Roberts, of 123 Middle St., was southbound on Pitts Read More…

UPDATED: Person killed after car hits train in Wellington

WELLINGTON – An 18-year-old Wellington man was killed when the car he was driving struck a train on Pitts Road near Jones Road about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Nicholas Roberts of 123 Middle Street was southbound in a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu when he struck one of the cars of a westbound CSX train, according to Trooper Read More…

Lorain council weighs in on troubled stores’ liquor licenses

LORAIN — Two convenience stores police say are connected to crime shouldn’t get their liquor licenses renewed, City Council members said Monday. Council at a special meeting — Council is usually on break in August — recommended that 611 Market, 1550 Colorado Ave., and Rudy’s Market, 523 W. 23rd St., not have their liquor licenses Read More…

Lorain clothier’s legacy celebrated

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Gail Smith, daughter of the late Ted Jacobs, shares memories of her father and his life in a public celebration of his life Sunday afternoon at DeLuca's Place in the Park in Lorain. Jacobs, a well-known business man and active member of the Lorain community, passed away May 31, 2015.

LORAIN — Ted Jacobs’ legacy of good will was remembered by friends and family Sunday. “Our dad was a very special man,” Gail Smith, one of Jacobs’ two daughters, told about 250 people at a “Celebration of Life” tribute at DeLuca’s Place in the Park. “But you already know that. That’s why you’re here.” Jacobs Read More…

Lorain man wounded by shot fired at bar

LORAIN — A Lorain man said he was shot inside Mutt & Jeff’s, a bar at 3700 Oberlin Ave., about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Montrel Church, 23, of Lorain, was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland Saturday morning, a nursing supervisor said Sunday. Church said he was walking from the back of the Read More…

Wolfey’s watch party draws supporters

ELYRIA — Being president is not brain surgery, but that didn’t concern a group of supporters for Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. If the electorate were comprised of those who gathered for the Republican presidential debate watch party at Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub on Thursday night, Carson would be the Republican nominee. Most of Read More…

Fired Lorain school custodians rehired

LORAIN — Two Lorain High School custodians who said they were unjustly fired after one complained of racial harassment were reinstated Thursday by Board of Education members. Bill Kopp, formerly the lead custodian at the high school, was accused of stealing 6½ hours of overtime during snow plowing in March and was fired in April. Read More…

Police, firefighters reach out at National Night Out events

Because of the nature of their jobs, firefighters’ and police officers’ interactions with the public frequently come during tense times. However, the interaction Tuesday in Lorain and Sheffield Township was informal and relaxed during annual National Night Out events. The anti-crime, pro-community event is designed to improve relations between residents and firefighters and police, particularly Read More…

Giardini demands emails from Smith over Admiral King gas leak

LORAIN — Board of Education attorney Anthony Giardini continues to demand that board member Jim Smith turn over emails concerning last year’s Admiral King Elementary School gas leak. Giardini, in a Monday news release, said his questioning about whether Smith provided confidential information to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission is what led to Thursday’s defamation Read More…