August 1, 2014

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Man found dead in Lorain house

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LORAIN — The death of a man found in a bedroom at 1629-1631 E. 31st St. is under investigation. The man is believed to have been dead for months, according to Deputy Coroner Dr. Frank Miller. The homeowner of the house is Richard Dollney, according to the Lorain County Auditor’s website. Police are investigating whether Read More…

UPDATED: Plan presented to make St. Joe’s profitable

Look at the entire St. Joe’s proposal LORAIN — The St. Joseph Community Center would undergo a rebirth while the financial cord would be cut with city and county taxpayers under a plan detailed to City Council members Monday. Under the plan presented by Mayor Chase Ritenauer, the center’s landlord, Ohio Realty Advisers, and the Read More…

Man’s body found in Lorain home

LORAIN – The death of a man found in a bedroom at 1629-1631 E. 31st St., is under investigation. Neighbor Cassandra James and her boyfriend, LaMar Fisher, said they called police when James’ cat got into the basement of the house. James said she called police and an officer let them in through an open Read More…

Lorain man slain; 2 arrested after beating death

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LORAIN — Homicide victim Lamar “Mark” Taylor had been divorced from Vicki Moore since 2007, but the two remained close so when she asked him in January to move back in to help take care of her mentally disabled son, he agreed. “That’s what kind of person Mark was,” Moore said Sunday, hours after police Read More…

Man beaten to death in Lorain

Editor’s note: The location of Taylor’s residence has been corrected. LORAIN – The killing of a city man apparently beaten to death around 2:50 a.m. today in the 1900 block of East 34th Street led to two arrests shortly thereafter. Lamar “Mark” Taylor, 52, was beaten to death a short distance from his home at Read More…

Lorain Schools provides exact administrator salary data

LORAIN — The $3,434,799 in Lorain Schools administrator salaries approved in a contract renewal by the Board of Education at its March 29 meeting is public information, but the exact salary data wasn’t made public at that meeting. While board members were given a list of who makes what, the public agenda had a salary Read More…

Lorain Schools renews admin contracts while laying off teachers

LORAIN — At the same meeting that Board of Education members announced 182 layoffs last Thursday, they also unanimously approved up to $3.35 million worth of contract renewals for 40 administrators. The contracts are for the 27-member Lorain Administrators Association and 13 nonunion administrators. The two-year contracts contain first-year wage freezes, and the contracts were Read More…

County Republican party re-elects its chief

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Helen Hurst is continuing as Lorain County Republican Party chairwoman. Hurst, chairwoman since 2008, said she was unanimously elected Tuesday night with about 75 precinct committee people voting. Hurst, 73, of North Ridgeville, said she’s been involved with politics since 1963. Hurst, whose official title is executive committee chairwoman, said her goal will be to Read More…

Two women, baby escape fire in Elyria triplex

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ELYRIA — Two women and a baby narrowly escaped a fire in their triplex home at 517-519-521 West River Road N. about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday thanks to good Samaritans. Holly Huff, coordinator of the Cascade-Furnace Street Blockwatch Association and an auxiliary Elyria police officer, said she was driving home when she saw smoke, called 911 Read More…

Republic Steel and union agree on contract

A new contract has been approved between Republic Steel and its workers. “We are very excited about our relationship with the USW (United Steelworkers) and excited about the great opportunities and projects we have in front of us,” said Francesco DiGiannantonio, Republic’s chief financial officer, on Monday. DiGiannantonio referred additional comments to Bob Clegg, a Read More…