December 20, 2014

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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…

Lorain park hours to remain unchanged

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

Police: Fleeing driver dies in crash

Police said Jeremy Casey’s Chevrolet Impala smashed into Walgreens at 33760 Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville after a pursuit Sunday. (CT photo by Ray Riedel.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A brief police pursuit turned deadly around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Center Ridge Road and Lear-Nagle Road. Jeremy Casey died when he was thrown from the Chevrolet Impala he was driving and it landed on him, according to a report by fire Lt. Ronald Schuler. The Impala went through Read More…

Three candidates vying for superintendent during tumultuous time for Lorain Schools

The next Lorain Schools superintendent is expected to be chosen by Board of Education members Tuesday although board members say they won’t identify the superintendent until a contract is approved. The three finalists all are superintendents or have been. Deborah Piotrowski has been Xenia Schools superintendent since 2010. Stephen Stohla served as superintendent of Alliance Read More…

Police: Blast inside Lorain house caused by firework

LORAIN — A reported firebombing around 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at 1306 Pennsylvania Ave., injured two people. Lori Greer and Craig Jackson said they were sitting in the living room of Jackson’s home near a window when an explosive was thrown through the window, blowing out the screen and burning up couch cushions and a curtain. Read More…

Cleveland man missing in lake near Avon Lake power plant

AVON LAKE — The search for a Cleveland-area man presumed drowned Wednesday resumes this morning. The search was suspended about 12:05 this morning near the deadly discharge channel by the Genon power plant. “All we can go on is the point he was last seen,” Avon Lake fire Lt. Jeff Moore told distraught relatives of Read More…

Swimmer missing near Avon Lake power plant

AVON LAKE — A rescue effort for a man report missing near the deadly discharge channel by the Avon Lake power plant near Miller Road Park is under way. At 10 p.m., a Coast Guard helicopter and vessel and at least one Avon Lake firefighter on a Jetski were searching for the man, who was Read More…