April 20, 2014

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Lorain Schools plans doubleshot at levy

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Lorain Schools may place a levy on the ballot in August and, if it fails, again in November, school officials say. Interim superintendent Ed Branham, district Treasurer Dale Weber and board President Tim Williams visited The Chronicle-Telegram on Monday and discussed the district’s finances, as well as the planned levy. The amount of the levy Read More…

Man found dead at Lakeview Park

LORAIN – A 24-year-old man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Lakeview Park, according to police. Police found Anthony Bodnar Jr. of Avon already deceased in a car at about 12:15 a.m., said Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere.

Brothers charged with hitting 2 with cars

LORAIN — Two men were arrested for felonious assault Tuesday night for intentionally hitting two other men with their vehicles, according to a Lorain police report. One of the alleged victims told police his ex-girlfriend and her two brothers showed up at his home, and he said they got into an argument at the 1600 Read More…

Lorain Zoning Board postpones decision on homeless shelter

LORAIN — The city Zoning Board postponed a decision on a variance that would allow the St. Joseph homeless shelter to stay open year-round instead of only during the winter. At a sometimes-emotional meeting attended by about 70 people Wednesday morning, community members and city officials expressed their support for the shelter, run by Catholic Read More…

Coroner suspects man was killed, then driven to Columbia Station driveway

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COLUMBIA STATION — The man whose body was found Saturday facedown in a van near the Lorain and Medina county border had several cuts and bruises on his head, neck, chest and arms, the county coroner said Monday. Dr. Stephen Evans said Wayne Soos’ death was suspicious because Soos’ van was in a location where Read More…

Two boys caught in church break-in

ELYRIA — Two 10-year-old boys were caught Sunday with toys and other items stolen from a church, according to an Elyria police report. Pastor Rick Young told police toys and cameras were taken, and two mugs of hot cocoa were made during an earlier break-in. He thought the thieves would return, so he parked down Read More…

Worker hurt in blast is charged

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LAGRANGE TWP. — The Diamond Products employee who suffered facial burns after an explosion in his office has been charged with aggravated arson. Robert Shaw, of 41170 Whitney Road, LaGrange Township, was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon and is now being held at the Lorain County Jail, according to police. Shaw, 50, is accused Read More…

Marge Daidone recognized at annual American Cancer Society Life Savers Ball

Marge Daidone said “something magical happens” when she can help a woman facing cancer renew her self-esteem and confidence. Daidone, a cosmetologist who works in Lorain, spoke minutes after receiving this year’s Living Angel award Saturday evening during the American Cancer Society’s 26th annual Life Savers Ball. The annual event took place at DeLuca’s Place Read More…

Man hurt in office blast

ELYRIA — A 50-year-old Diamond Products employee was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center following an explosion in his office at about 8:45 a.m. Friday. The man, who lives in LaGrange, was treated for facial burns, according to a statement from Roy Varga, Diamond Products human resources director. “No other employees were injured, and the damage Read More…

Police ID Sheffield crash victims

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SHEFFIELD — One person was killed and two people were LifeFlighted after a 7 a.m. accident on Colorado Avenue. Royce Kowalczyk, 26, of Amherst, was driving a 2000 white Ford Explorer west on Colorado, at the 4500 block, when his car went left of center and struck a grey 2007 Saab 9-7X head on, according Read More…