September 3, 2015

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Man treated, released in Lorain shooting

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LORAIN — A 21-year-old man was found shot in a home at 408 Florida Ave. after police were called at 6:10 p.m. Sunday. Cody Shafer was briefly hospitalized at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. A nursing supervisor said Sunday night that Shafer was being treated and was about to be released. “We were just sitting Read More…

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide

  NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two people were found dead in their home about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. Police identified the killer as Timothy Hoff, 65, and the victim as Donna Roode, 62. Police Lt. Tony Lee wouldn’t comment Sunday evening, but a news release said police received a Read More…

Fans brave the heat for Roverfest in Lorain

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LORAIN — Saturday’s Roverfest concert had its share of debauchery, but organizers and police said the crowd was generally well behaved. The annual concert with Cleveland-based WMMS 100.7-FM radio shock jock Shane “Rover” French and up to 20,000 of his best friends was Saturday at Black River Landing featuring plenty of beer, skin and music. Read More…

Lorain man shot in head

LORAIN — The shooting of a man in a house at 408 Florida Ave. was under investigation Sunday evening. Police received a call about 6:10 p.m. of a man shot in the head. Neighbor Devona Skaggs said the man was taken from the home by paramedics on a stretcher and was conscious. She said another Read More…

2 people found dead in North Ridgeville home identified

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two people were found dead in a Laurel Circle home in what police said is an apparent murder-suicide. A Police Department news release said they received a 911 call at 1:24 a.m. today from a woman in the home and found a 62-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man dead there. The caller, Read More…

Lorain school board hears ex-custodians’ grievances

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LORAIN — Two fired Lorain High School custodians, who say they were falsely accused of stealing overtime in a racially motivated case, met behind closed doors with Board of Education members Wednesday. The union grievance hearings for Jose Colon Jr. and Bill Kopp took 3½ hours. Kopp was head custodian at the high school before Read More…

Lorain schools seek dismissal of Admiral King lawsuit over gas leak

LORAIN — The school district is asking that a lawsuit against it by an environmental contractor over the Admiral King Elementary School gas leak be dismissed. Anthony Giardini, Board of Education attorney, said Tuesday that a motion to dismiss was filed about three weeks ago in response to the May 7 suit filed in Portage Read More…

Woman killed in Route 18 crash

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WELLINGTON TWP. — A 75-year-old Wellington woman died in a head-on crash on state Route 18 between Pitts and Quarry roads about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Renate Thomas was westbound in a 2003 Ford Explorer when she drove left of center and struck an eastbound 1997 Ford F350 pickup driven by Kenneth Willbond, said Sgt. Tim Read More…

Lorain schools to see increase in state funds; new assistant superintendent hired

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LORAIN — Unofficial numbers from the Ohio School Board Association show Lorain Schools receiving about $80.2 million in state taxpayer money for the 2015-16 school year, according to Board of Education member Jim Smith, who announced the numbers at Monday’s board meeting. Lorain received $75.9 million in 2014-15. Smith said Lorain will receive about $85.1 Read More…

Lorain rental program lowers income threshold

LORAIN — The city’s rental assistance program has been changed to allow for people with lower incomes to be eligible. The previous ordinance allowed eligibility for those making up to 80 percent of the area median income in Lorain County of $66,100. The new ordinance allows eligibility for up to 50 percent. Under the new Read More…