April 30, 2016

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Longtime letter writer dead of self-inflicted gunshot

LORAIN — Glenn Walter Tiler, a longtime Chronicle-Telegram letter-to-the-editor writer, was a private person, but he liked to make his opinions public. “I don’t want to get into an argument with someone or have somebody come up to me in a restaurant,” Tiler said in a 1999 Chronicle profile. “I do my arguing on paper.” Read More…

Lorain Schools to announce admin cuts

LORAIN — Cuts at Lorain Schools’ Charleston Administration Center are expected to be completed within a month. Superintendent Tom Tucker plans to discuss the plan, which involves about 25 positions, with staff today. About 13 staffers are moving from the center at 2350 Pole Ave. to schools distictwide. The rest of the cuts involve federal Read More…

Union sues Lorain school district

LORAIN — When ground was broken in October for the new Lorain High School, union leaders were on hand for the celebration, but their celebrating may have been premature. Lorain Schools has rescinded a project labor agreement designed to increase union members and local residents building the high school, according to a July 11 lawsuit Read More…

Lorain Council says no to expanding terms to four-years

LORAIN — Proposed expansion of City Council terms from two to four years won’t go before voters in November. Council on Monday rejected the proposal with Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, Councilman, Tim Howard, D-3rd Ward, Councilman Bret Schuster, D-4th Ward, Councilman Eddie Edwards, D-5th Ward, Councilman Rick Lucente, D-6th Ward, Councilman Myroslaw “Mickey” Silecky, Read More…

Suspect caught after chase, jump off cliff

ELYRIA — A domestic violence suspect led police on a car and foot chase early Monday that also saw the suspect jump 30 feet off a cliff in Cascade Park, police said. The incident began at 3:22 a.m. Monday when police said they were called to the Journey Inn, 888 Lorain Blvd., by Jasmine Kocheiser Read More…

Lorain mayor says no to HUD’s HOME

LORAIN — More federal taxpayer money is needed to demolish blighted, vacant homes, not rehabilitate or build new ones in blighted neighborhoods, Mayor Chase Ritenauer said Monday. “The housing just becomes blight,” Ritenauer said after a public hearing on Community Development Block Grant funding. “It just becomes newer looking blight.” During the hearing, Ritenauer said Read More…

High lawns at vacant properties keep contractors busy

Cut and run is a good strategy for Mike Molnar. Molnar, owner of Amherst-based Molnar Express Inc., is one of two contractors hired by the city to cut high grass at vacant and poorly maintained homes and properties. Molnar said his company has cut between 75 and 150 properties per week since being hired in Read More…

Lorain Council to consider 4-year terms

LORAIN — City Councilman Brian Gates, D-1st Ward, took office in January 2010 and by November was seeking petition signatures for re-election. Gates said two-year Council terms mean those elected to Council are almost permanently running for re-election, which diverts time from constituent services. “You’re lucky to have six months off between campaigns it feels Read More…

Paramedic saves boy from drowning

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Trish Dougan said 2-year-old Brayden Goodson was clinically dead when she pulled him out of a backyard pool at 5334 Manning Circle around 2:55 p.m. Thursday. Dougan, a paramedic since 1999, said Brayden had no pulse, wasn’t breathing and his lips were blue. Dougan said she had been baby sitting Brayden for Read More…

Plan to clean up Brentwood Lake swamp gets bogged down

ELYRIA — A proposal to clean the swamp at the former Brentwood Lake bogged down Wednesday over questions of cost and property ownership. “We have to find a solution to this problem,” Berry Taylor, a Carlisle Township trustee, told about 30 residents who live around the swamp at a meeting at the Lorain County Administration Read More…