November 28, 2014

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Lorain considers development zone with Sheffield

LORAIN — City Council will discuss entering into a joint economic development zone with Sheffield to potentially attract commercial business to a vacant parcel of land. The development zone is a similar concept as a joint economic development district. The difference is a matter of technicality — a development zone is between two municipalities, while Read More…

83-year-old newspaper carrier attacked in Lorain

LORAIN — An 83-year-man was attacked by a group of males while delivering papers on his paper route on Sunday, but could not identify three teenagers police later arrested. Police said that about 5 a.m. the man was walking his Morning Journal paper route northbound on Brownell Avenue when a group of four males passed Read More…

Man arrested after downtown Elyria shooting early Sunday

ELYRIA — One man was shot and another arrested following an early-morning incident near Vic’s Nightclub. Around 3 a.m. Sunday, police pulled over Moises Velez, 21, of Lorain, after responding to shots fired in the area and hearing tires squeal away from Kerstetter Way toward Broad Street. Police found a switchblade knife in his pants Read More…

Man armed with bow and arrows leads police on multicounty chase

A man led police on a chase across several counties, including Lorain County, while armed with a crossbow and six arrows. Around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, a trooper from the Milan post of the Ohio Highway Patrol attempted to stop Randy D. Black, 40, of Quincy, Ill., around milepost 137 of Interstate 80, the report said. Read More…

2010 numbers: Crime rate down in the city of Lorain

LORAIN — Recent crime statistics show a 13 percent drop in violent crimes for Lorain in 2010 compared with 2009. The statistics reported a: 57 percent decrease in homicides 17 percent decrease in sexual assaults 11 percent decrease in robberies 8 percent decrease in felonious assaults 27 percent decrease in burglaries/breaking and entering 14 percent Read More…

Police cite store clerks for underage sales

ELYRIA — Police cited seven area clerks for allegedly selling alcohol to minors after a citywide sting operation on Wednesday. Using informants under the age of 21, police monitored 15 different stores to see if the clerk would sell alcohol to minors without checking for identification. The investigation was conducted as part of an alcohol Read More…

Lorain electrician is disciplined for unauthorized inspections

LORAIN — A Lorain Building Department electrician was suspended without pay for one week for conducting an electrical inspection despite being prohibited to do so. Lorain Safety Director Phil Dore said David Velez, 54, of Lorain, was placed on unpaid suspension from Feb. 24 to March 2 after police investigated whether Velez had inspected an Read More…

Friends, colleagues gather to remember Officer Kerstetter

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ELYRIA — More than 100 people gathered in front of the Elyria Police Department on West Avenue for a brief but emotional tribute to Sgt. James Kerstetter, who was killed in the line of duty one year ago Tuesday. The officer was promoted to sergeant posthumously. Police cars parked in front of the building with Read More…

‘Unusual’ fire snuffed out at old ice company building

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ELYRIA — Authorities are calling the circumstances surrounding a fire at the old Lorain County Ice Co. “unusual.” Crews responded to the blaze about 6 p.m. Sunday to the 19 West Ave. location and found heavy, black smoke pouring our of the building, Capt. James Cawley said. Firefighters quickly “kicked the fire down,” Cawley said. Read More…

Lynn Knechtges talks about her tragic lessons

One would never be able to tell by glancing at Lynn Knechtges – formerly Lynn Nolan – that she is a survivor of one of the more horrific acts of domestic violence in Lorain County’s history. A middle-aged woman with thin bangs and blond hair that is playfully dyed with purple streaks, she emanates warmth Read More…