October 23, 2014

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Fired Lorain officer seeks unemployment benefits

LORAIN — Former Lorain police officer Stanley Marrero filed for unemployment Tuesday — two months after he was terminated after a judge convicted him of three misdemeanor charges. Marrero, 44, was notified that he was fired on Sept. 25, while he was serving two months in the Lorain County Jail as a result of a Read More…

Officials say Berry Bascule Bridge slated to be reopened by Friday

LORAIN — After more than five months of waiting, Lorain’s Charles Berry Bascule Bridge will finally be open by this Friday, according to Ohio Department of Transportation officials. The bridge has pointed skyward over the Black River since June 9, and its planned September opening was delayed when ODOT discovered the bridge’s computer-operated braking system Read More…

Child with lighter eyed as blaze`s cause

LORAIN — Deborah Brewer rushed feverishly with a pot full of water to put out the blaze in her apartment Monday, but she was too late. By the time the 26-year-old made her third trip back to the sink, the fire on her 4-year-old son’s mattress had spread to the nearby outlet and wall, and Read More…

City and nonprofits get their liens crossed

LORAIN — A paperwork error has led to nearly $100,000 in unpaid property taxes for the buildings housing the Black River Historical Society and the Lorain City Health Department. Together, the Moore House Museum, on West Fifth Street, and the Health Department, on West Erie Avenue, have a total of $94,000 in unpaid property taxes. Read More…

Lorain/Sheffield Notebook: November 15, 2008

Fundraiser for multiple sclerosis The Southview High School JROTC program will host a bowl-a-thon called “Strike for MS” to help spread awareness and raise funds to fight multiple sclerosis. The event will take place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Brunswick Zone in North Olmsted. Everyone is invited to attend and anyone who Read More…

Call describes ‘mercy killing’

To listen to the 911 audio, follow this link. AVON — Between deep sighs, 85-year-old Robert Shaw spoke wearily into the phone from his Avon home Wednesday morning. He needed police assistance, he told the dispatcher, but he hesitated when asked why. Finally, he confessed. “I just killed my wife,” Shaw said on a 911 Read More…

Lorain to spend funds on blighted buildings

LORAIN — The city wants to focus  more than $3 million in federal funding on rehabilitating or demolishing blighted structures throughout the older areas of Lorain. Ohio cities hard-hit by foreclosures learned in September that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would dole out more than $258 million to improve run-down areas. Lorain’s Read More…

Men who stormed Elyria home still at large

ELYRIA — Elyria police were continuing their search for the two men who attacked a 67-year-old woman Tuesday and invaded her home. Pung Y Lam Ko was treated and released Tuesday from EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria after complaining of chest and eye pains stemming from the afternoon attack on Hawthorne Street. Elyria police Read More…

Lorain`s Pipe Yard home to top-notch Prospect League

LORAIN — When the NorthCoast Knights debut this summer at the Pipe Yard in Lorain, the team will be part of the largest collegiate baseball league in the nation. The team has a stake in the East Division of the new Prospect League — a league recently re-branded after the Central Illinois Collegiate League announced Read More…

Robbers invade restaurant owner’s home

ELYRIA — From across the street, the encounter looked like nothing more than a couple of salesmen on a door-to-door call. But police say the two men who knocked on the door of a Hawthorne Street home had something more sinister in mind: They forced their way into the home of the 67-year-old woman, beat Read More…