November 20, 2014

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UPDATED: Man dies after standoff with police

ELYRIA — A man who said he had shot his wife and was planning to shoot himself was shot by police around 5:30 p.m. today at his home at 619 West River Road N. The man died Sunday evening at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a nursing supervisor. The man, whose brother identified Read More…

Lorain school board picks Tom Tucker for superintendent

LORAIN — From administrator, band director, principal, teacher’s union negotiator and human resources director, Tom Tucker did nearly everything in his 28 years at Lorain Schools but lead the district. The job is now his if he wants it. “It’s a challenge,” Tucker said Thursday after Board of Education member Jim Smith revealed that board Read More…

Tucker picked to lead Lorain Schools

LORAIN — Sandusky Schools Superintendent Tom Tucker is the choice of Board of Education members be the new Lorain Schools superintendent. Board of Education member Jim Smith said today that Tucker’s 27 years working for the district was a major factor in why he supported Tucker over Stephen Stohla, a former Alliance Schools and Brookfield Read More…

Lorain Schools plans levy for November ballot

LORAIN — A seven-year emergency property tax levy that would raise up to $3.1 million annually for Lorain Schools is close to being placed on the November ballot. Board of Education members Wednesday unanimously approved sending the proposal to Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart, who will certify the mill rates for each proposal. The three Read More…

Man requests arrest to help him get off drugs

LORAIN — Most people try to avoid jail, but Dillon Starnes said he wanted to go there. Starnes said he wanted to get off heroin in the Lorain County Jail, according to police Officer Matthew Sedivy’s report. Starnes, 20, of the 3900 block of Reid Avenue in Lorain, was arrested and charged with violation of a temporary Read More…

Lorain board sends levy proposal to auditor

LORAIN –  A seven-year emergency property tax levy that would raise up to $3.1 million annually for Lorain Schools is close to being placed on the November ballot. Board of Education members Wednesday evening unanimously approved sending the proposal to Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart, who will determine the exact millage,  between 4.5 mills and 5.2 mills. Read More…

Lorain Schools say they’ve picked superintendent but aren’t saying who

LORAIN — The new Lorain Schools superintendent will be announced soon. Board members on Tuesday said they had chosen between finalists Stephen Stohla and Tom Tucker, but wouldn’t say who their choice is until he accepts an offer. The third finalist, Xenia Schools Superintendent Deborah Piotrowski, withdrew from the search through an email without explanation, Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain Schools superintendent candidate interviews conclude

LORAIN — The two finalists to become the next Lorain Schools superintendent made their case in interviews today with Board of Education members and in a forum with community leaders selected by board members. Stephen Stohla, a 1966 graduate of the former Admiral King High School,  told the approximately 20 forum participants he wanted to turn the deficit-ridden Read More…

Lorain Council tables proposal to close parks early

LORAIN — City parks will remain open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. City Council members Monday tabled a proposal to close the parks at dusk to reduce drug dealing, loitering and vandalism. Dusk would have been defined as when streetlights turn on. Councilman Brian Gates, D-1st Ward, said he proposed the early closing in response Read More…

Sheffield Council approves budget of $5 million

SHEFFIELD — Next year’s general fund budget is nearly $5 million. The approximately $4.96 million budget, which includes a projected deficit of about $3,000, was unanimously approved by Village Council members Monday. The general fund projects a carryover of about $1 million from this year’s budget. Council members also unanimously approved a proposed five-year, 1.75-mill Read More…