May 25, 2015

Mostly cloudy with showers

Lorain Council President


Joel Arredondo Age: 67 Party: Democratic Education: Admiral King High School, 1965; Kent State University, bachelor degrees in business administration, history and Spanish, 1972 Family: Married Joyce Ferlic Arredondo in 1982; son Joel Andy Arredondo, 28; daughter, Mia Arredondo, 27 Job history: Burger Chef restaurant manger, 1972-77; city of Lorain loan officer, 1978-80; family restaurant Read More…

11-member committee to lead Lorain superintendent search

LORAIN — An 11-member Citizen Screening Committee to help find a new superintendent was appointed by Board of Education members Monday. Tony Dimacchia, board president and committee chairman, said the committee will recommend five candidates from 10 chosen by the Educational Service Center of Lorain County. The center will also recommend five candidates, and Dimacchia Read More…

Lorain Council 2nd Ward


Dennis Flores Age: 61 Political party: Democratic Education: Lorain Catholic High School, 1973; Phillips Junior College, associate’s degree in computer applications, 1991 Family: Single Job history: Lorain County Information Technology Department, computer technician, 2006; IT work for several temporary employment agencies, 2007-10; City of Lorain 2nd Ward councilman, 2008-09 and 2012-present. Campaign website/social media:; Read More…

Lorain Council At Large


Frank DeTillio Age: 67 Party: Democratic Education: Admiral King High School 1965, Akron University, bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting 1975 Family: Married Rosa DeTillio in 1997 Job history: U.S. Air Force, 1966-1970; economic development, community development department, City of Lorain 1977-80; Lorain Music marketing & sales, 1980-84; Lorain Chamber of Commerce economic Read More…

Lorain Council 5th Ward


Eddie Edwards Age: 73 Party: Democratic Education: Bruce High School, Dyersburg, Tenn., 1962; Cleveland State University, attended two years studying project management; Lorain County Joint Vocational School, studied construction management Family: Widower, Annie Robinson-Edwards; daughter, Darnisha Hunter, 53; son, Gregory Edwards, 41 Job history: Self employed entrepreneur, Edwards Trucking & Excavating; BF Goodrich, chemical process Read More…

Lorain Council 6th Ward


Angel Arroyo Jr. Age: 32 Party: Democratic Education: Southview High School, 2002; attended Zion Bible College, Barrington, R.I. Family: Married in 2011; son, 6; daughter, 2 Job history: Straight Ahead Ministries in Lynn, Mass., working to find employment for at-risk youth, 2007-09; Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, gang intervention specialist and mentor, 2009-present Campaign website/social media: Read More…

Lorain Council 7th Ward


Joe Faga Age: 56 Party: Democratic Education: Elyria West High School, 1976; Lorain County Community College, associate’s degree in electronics, 1978; attended Cleveland State University majoring in business, 1981-83 Family: Married Melinda Faga in 2005 Job history: Ohio Edison, engineering distribution assistant 1978-81; engineering field man, 1981-83; engineering technologist, 1984–86; marketing representative, 198 –90; Ottawa Read More…

Family aims to create network of support, autism awareness

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Brenda Klein, her two children Andrew, 12, and Joe, 7, and her husband Matt stand in their North Ridgeville home on Thursday afternoon, April 16.

Matt Klein wants parents of children with autism or other developmental disorders to know they’re not alone. Klein’s son, 12-year-old Andrew, has Asperger’s syndrome — which is an autism spectrum disorder — and his 7-year-old son Joe is autistic and unable to speak. Klein, a member of Leadership Lorain County’s Class of 2015, proposed the Read More…

‘A frenzy of senseless evil’: Holocaust remembered in Lorain

Erwin Froman, left, Holocaust survivor from Amherst, and Sheila Evenchik, coordinator and office manager of Aguduth B'Nai Israel Synagogue in Lorain, light candles in a ceremony at Holocaust Memorial Service at Aguduth B'Nai Israel on April 15.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The horror of the Holocaust was remembered in the words of two survivors who immigrated to Lorain. The Wednesday tribute, part of international Holocaust remembrances, occurred before about 200 people at Agudath B’nai Israel Synagogue. Actor Bob Kenderes portrayed Tibor Messinger, who died in 1993. Actress Marcia Mandell portrayed Goldie Nisenboum, who died Read More…

Clearview opiate forum: ‘Nobody is safe from this drug’

Debbie Dosztal of Avon spoke Tuesday in a panel discussion at an Opiate Awareness Forum at Clearview High School in Sheffield Township. Pictured is Tiffany Dosztal, Dosztal’s daughter, who fatally overdosed on heroin at 26 in 2012. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A 16-year-old Clearview High School student said she’s endured emotional and physical abuse because her father and mother are heroin addicts. A 22-year-old Westlake recovering addict said he robbed everyone he loved to get money for drugs. An Avon mother said she talks to her daughter, who fatally overdosed in 2012, in Read More…