August 29, 2015

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AUDIO: Newly released recordings of Robert Fowler

A new set of phone conversations by Safety/Service Director Robert Fowler with Linda O’Connor was leaked to The Chronicle-Telegram this week. Some excerpts (EXCERPTS ARE UNEDITED AND SOME CONTAIN OBSCENITIES): Fowler uses a disgusting term to describe former Utilities Department Information Technology Director Troy Werner. Fowler uses obscenities to describe Settie in a Feb. 26, Read More…

AUDIO: Excerpts from a conversation between Robert Fowler and Bill Donohue

These audio files are taken from a conversation July 7, 2014, between Lorain Safety/Service Director Robert Fowler and Bill Donohue, then the city’s director of utilities. Partial transcripts are noted. The call begins with Donohue apologizing for offensive comments and Fowler saying then-Assistant Utilities Director Mary Ivan Garza instigated complaints against Donohue. Fowler: “I don’t Read More…

Lorain’s safety/ service director apologizes, starts suspension

LORAIN — Safety/Service Director Robert Fowler apologized Monday for accusing Utilities Director Mary Ivan Garza and United Steel Workers Local 6621 of instigating complaints that led to the resignation of William Donohue as utilities director. The accusation was in a July 7 recorded call on Donohue’s work phone leaked to The Chronicle-Telegram last month. LISTEN Read More…

AUDIO: Excerpts from conversations that got Robert Fowler suspended

Here are excerpts of phone calls that led to a three-day suspension of Lorain Safety/Service Director Robert Fowler. The calls were leaked anonymously to The Chronicle-Telegram. July 2, 2014, call from Chief of Staff Derek Feuerstein to Utilities Director William Donohue, regarding offensive remarks Donohue has made in the presence of employees. June 13, 2014, call Read More…

Elyria stabbing victim harmed herself, police say (911 Audio)

>An Elyria woman who was a victim of a stabbing Monday has admitted to police that she harmed herself. According to a news release from Elyria police, Mary Palange, 55, initially told police that a male subject approached her while she was in her garage at 430 Longfellow St. and punched her on both sides Read More…