September 4, 2015

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Judge disqualifies nine votes in Lorain council race; results could be overturned

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ELYRIA — A county judge has agreed to throw out nine votes in the controversial 2nd Ward City Council Democratic primary race in Lorain, enough to potentially overturn the results that saw incumbent Dennis Flores defeated by challenger Ryan Horn. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski ruled Tuesday that six provisional ballots and three Read More…

Arbitrator reinstates fired trooper

ELYRIA — An arbitrator has overturned the firing of an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper who was accused of failing to follow proper procedures and falsifying information about a Lorain police officer who was caught driving the wrong way on state Route 2 last year. Arbitrator Sherrie Passmore wrote that Tammy Soto should be reinstated to Read More…

Avon Lake judge rules dogs dangerous

AVON LAKE — Two pit bulls that killed a Shi Tzu in August were declared dangerous Tuesday by a judge in Avon Lake Municipal Court, but their owners intend to appeal the ruling. The pit bulls’ owners, Donald and Melinda Golas, were cited on two counts of animal at large after the dogs attacked and Read More…

Columbia Library recovering after flooding damage

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COLUMBIA TWP. — Susan Trujillo sat at a computer station, perusing sites on the Internet, while a hammer pounded away in the otherwise quiet building Tuesday. Trujillo shook off the noise, however, because it was a result of needed repairs being made to the Columbia Branch Library as a result of past flooding. Lorain Public Read More…

Lorain designer readies for trip to France for Paris Fashion Week

Fashion designer Jevon Terance stands in front of his Clothing Boutique on Broadway in Lorain on Aug 21.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Until a month ago, Lorain fashion designer Jevon Terance had never heard of Champs-Elysees, a Paris avenue known for its upscale clothing stores. Now, Terance is preparing to head to the famous retail district to show off six of his newest designs at a Paris Fashion Week show Oct. 4. “You have your Read More…

Lorain sports complex to get upgrade

LORAIN —The former Brad Friedel Premier Soccer Academies, purchased in 2013 by All Pro Freight owner Chris Haas, is being upgraded into Lost Nation Sports Park West. Plans call for the 115,000-square-foot, two-building complex to have indoor athletic fields and courts, batting cages, an overnight dormitory for athletes and a sports bar and restaurant. Mike Read More…

LaGrange man sentenced for failing to disclose AIDS

ELYRIA — A LaGrange man who failed to disclose to a sexual partner that he has AIDS was sentenced Monday to two years of probation and 50 hours of community service. Nicholas Cerreto, 35, pleaded no contest to a felonious assault charge in July. Under Ohio law, it is illegal not to tell a sexual Read More…

Elyria court employees get raise — year after it was budgeted

ELYRIA — Elyria Municipal Court employees are getting a raise more than a year after it was put into the court’s budget to match the wage increase that bargaining employees negotiated. Municipal Court Judge Gary Bennett argued the 2 percent wage increase for employees who work for the court or clerk of courts office was Read More…

New crosswalk ready for use at Lear North

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Neither police nor school officials can recall anyone being struck by a vehicle or injured in the vicinity of Lear North Elementary School, and they plan to keep it that way with a newly installed crosswalk directly in front of the Lear-Nagle Road school, which is home to the community’s first-graders. The Read More…

Lorain man charged with assault after alleged beating

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LORAIN — A city man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend and then forcing her to eat dog food has been charged with assault. Steven Rozsos, 36, of the 500 block of Oberlin Avenue, was arrested Friday at 9896 Murray Ridge Road in Elyria, according to a police report. On Aug. 22, police said they responded Read More…