April 21, 2014

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Lorain father accused of child abuse

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LORAIN — A Lorain man is accused of beating his three children. Kyle Dalton, 26, faces an endangering children charge and three counts of domestic violence after his arrest Monday. Mark Dalton Sr., Dalton’s father, said he left his son with the three children in their home in the 900 block of West Eighth Street Read More…

Narcan program expanded for public use

Lobbying from Lorain County helped get a law passed Tuesday allowing people to use a nasal spray to revive heroin addicts. Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans, Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera, state Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, and leaders of the county’s Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board all sought to legalize Narcan for public Read More…

Lorain man dies in duplex fire

A man died in an early Sunday fire in a duplex at 418 Kentucky Ave. in Lorain. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — When he heard his friend’s home was on fire about 3:25 a.m. Sunday, Terry Welser said he dressed quickly and ran half a block from his home to 418 Kentucky Ave., where emergency responders were trying to save Lonnie Mullett Jr. Firefighters and paramedics spent about 20 minutes performing CPR on the 39-year-old Read More…

American Red Cross Lorain County chapter selects Real Hero Award winners

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Shane Robinson pulled two people out of a burning car Sept. 2 while his wife, Brittney Robinson, called police. Mitzi Baird, wife of Elyria City Councilman Jack Baird, R-at large, administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation when he had a heart attack Oct. 31. The Bairds’ daughter, Savanna, 15, called 911. Adele and Eric Flynn helped Penfield Township Read More…

Two Avon students contract whooping cough

AVON — Two Avon Schools elementary school students have contracted whooping cough, Superintendent Mike Laub said Thursday. Laub, who wouldn’t identify the children, citing a medical privacy law, said they were diagnosed Monday and Wednesday. He said both received antibiotics and are expected back in school soon. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a contagious, occasionally Read More…

Elyria, Lorain see drop in burglaries in 2013

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While violent crime increased slightly in Elyria and Lorain, burglaries dropped 30 percent in 2013 from 2012. The decrease was the most significant drop in 2013 annual crime statistics from Lorain County’s two largest police departments and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. While homicides and robberies get more attention, burglaries affect more people. The reported Read More…

After 38 years, blighted Lorain house to come down

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LORAIN — In 1976 as the nation celebrated its bicentennial, Loraine Ritchey grew concerned about an abandoned, blighted house on her block. On Friday, the house at 1034 W. Fourth St., a symbol of Lorain’s housing decay and city and state bureaucratic delays, will come down, ending a 38-year battle. Ritchey, co-founder and co-chairwoman of Read More…

Lorain Lighthouse lens to return

The Lorain Lighthouse is seen in this file photo. A lens removed from the lighthouse in 1965 returns to the city on Thursday. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

LORAIN — Renovations of the Lorain Lighthouse are expected to be completed by August, but right now the focus is on the lighthouse lens. The lens, removed from the lighthouse when it was decommissioned in 1965, returns to the city on Thursday, said Ed Baker, president of the Port of Lorain Foundation, the nonprofit group Read More…

Lorain Council rejects sewer project

LORAIN — A Grove Avenue sewer line project to spur economic development was rejected Monday by City Council members with opponents citing taxpayer costs. The proposal called for taxpayers to pay 25 percent of the $296,235 cost, which is about $74,058. The 1,500-foot project from Grove and Fairless Drive to Frankford Avenue includes the property Read More…

Lorain Schools program teaches helps parents catch up on technology

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LORAIN — A recently expanded program is providing parents and grandparents of Lorain Schools students with free computers and training to improve student achievement. The program, run by Lorain County Community College, is an offshoot of a 2010 Connect Your Community program funded with federal taxpayer stimulus money to expand broadband access to county residents, Read More…