December 20, 2014

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Turnpike privatization discussed at meeting

ELYRIA — Privatization of the Ohio Turnpike is the road to ruin, speakers said at a Tuesday meeting on the proposal. “It’s a highway robbery to give that Turnpike away,” said Ernie Peto of Olmsted Falls, one of more than a dozen residents and local leaders who denounced the plan being considered by Gov. John Read More…

Man killed following standoff in Elyria

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ELYRIA — Jim King wished he could’ve spoken to his brother before police fatally shot him Sunday, but said he doesn’t blame officers for the death of William King. “He brought all this on himself. I realize that,” King said before his brother was pronounced dead. “I understand what they’re going through if somebody’s got Read More…

Memorial held for brothers killed in double homicide

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LORAIN — Donna Linder’s agony over her sons’ killings is compounded by her niece being accused of the shootings. “It’s hard for both sides,” Linder said Sunday at a memorial for Dale Linder Jr. and Justin Linder. “My sister is there for me, and I’m there for her, too.” The Linder brothers were each shot Read More…

Elyria home is uninhabitable after fire, but no one is hurt

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ELYRIA — Briana Coughlin awoke around 3:25 p.m. Sunday to the smell of smoke in her home at 913 Foster Ave. Coughlin said the smoke was coming into her second-floor bedroom and the two-floor home was pitch black as she ran down the stairs. Coughlin, 23, said flames were about two-feet high in front of Read More…

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…