July 6, 2015

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Lorain utility head takes North Ridgeville job

LORAIN — Wednesday’s boil alert illustrated Utilities Department Director Corey Timko’s belief that most people take water for granted until there’s a problem getting it. “There’s not many things in life that you expect to operate 365 days a year without fail, but water is one of them,” he said. “We work hard to make Read More…

Boil alert issued for Lorain

LORAIN — A boil alert for portions of Lorain has been issued because of a power outage around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday outside the water plant at 1106 First St. The 48-hour alert is for the areas of Cooper Foster Park Road to the south, Tower Boulevard to the north, Leavitt Road to the west and Read More…

Pedestrian killed by van on Cooper Foster

Evan Goodenow The Chronicle-Telegram AMHERST — Lorain resident Nicola Wade has been identified as the woman fatally struck by a van around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Cooper Foster Park Road. Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner, said Wade, 38, of 1508 Herbert Drive,died of blunt force trauma to her chest and Read More…

County chamber head is selected to fill Lorain Council seat

DeTillio

LORAIN — Frank DeTillio, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce CEO and president, is replacing Craig Snodgrass as the City Council’s 8th Ward councilman. DeTillio was elected Tuesday by Democratic Party 8th Ward Central Committee members, defeating candidates Lois Gloacki, Jeff Neal, Rigoberto Rivera and Josh Thornsberry, according to Paul Adams, Lorain Democratic Party chairman. DeTillio Read More…

Lorain mayor wants community help to reduce gun violence

LORAIN — A comprehensive strategy needs to be employed to reduce gun violence like the kind in an early New Year’s morning homicide, Mayor Chase Ritenauer said at Monday’s City Council meeting. “I ask for the entire community’s help in this,” he said. “We’ve got to stand together ultimately to fight for our community now Read More…

Lorain, feds reach deal over demolition lawsuit

LORAIN — A $235,000 settlement has been reached between Lorain and federal officials over no-bid demolition contracts awarded by the city. City Council members approved the settlement Monday night. Negotiations, which Law Director Pat Riley called, “long, protracted and difficult” began in April and concluded last month. The settlement involved 11 demolition contracts, valued at Read More…

Lorain mayor calls for anti-violence strategy

LORAIN — The New Year’s morning fatal shooting of one man and wounding of three others brought a call by Mayor Chase Ritenauer at Monday’s City Council meeting for a comprehensive anti-violence strategy. Tuesday’s shooting at the Liberty gas station on Broadway on was spillover from an earlier fight at the Cotton Club nightclub, and Read More…

CHASING CHASE: Lorain mayor reflects on first year in office

“The greedy thieves who came around and ate the flesh of everything they found. Whose crimes have gone unpunished now. Who walk the streets as free men now. They brought death to our hometown, boys, death to our hometown.” — Bruce Springsteen, “Death to my Hometown” LORAIN — The autographed Bruce Springsteen guitar sits in Read More…

Drug deaths in county have been rising but nearly tripled in 2012

Fatal overdoses from heroin and prescription drugs have been increasing nationally over the last decade, but the problem exploded in Lorain County last year. Sixty people died from heroin or prescription drug overdoses, or a combination of both, according to Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner. Forty of the deaths were predominantly from prescription drugs Read More…

Firefighters pluck teen from cliff in Brownhelm Township

BROWNHELM TWP. — Vincent Ragnoni tried to rescue his family’s dog in the Vermilion River Reservation around 2 p.m. Friday, but both he and his pet ended up needing help. It took firefighters about 90 minutes to rescue the 17-year-old Ragnoni and the approximately 11-month-old mixed retriever, according to Florence Township Fire Chief Bill Rennie. Read More…