February 9, 2016

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Lorain eyes fire call fee

LORAIN — City officials are considering imposing a new fire service fee on residents to stave off firefighter layoffs as the city deals with budget woes. Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the city’s fire union approached him with an idea to create a fire service fee that would help the city address a projected budget Read More…

Lorain Council votes to cut health care, but not until 2018

LORAIN — A measure to cut health-care benefits for Lorain City Council members failed to win enough votes to take effect this year during a special Council meeting Thursday. Although seven Council members voted in favor of the legislation, eight affirmative votes were needed to pass it as an emergency so it could take effect Read More…

Lorain council considers cutting its own benefits

LORAIN — In a 7-4 vote, City Council’s ordinance to establish compensation, benefits and terms of employment for all elected officials of the city was recommended for a second reading. The purpose of the ordinance is to eliminate insurance benefits for Council members and the Council president, which would save the city $108,000 per year Read More…

Arson suspected in Lorain church fire

EVAN GOODENOW / CHRONICLE
A fire at the La Iglesia de Dios church, 3115 Elyria Ave., Lorain, is being investigated as arson.

LORAIN — A fire at the La Iglesia de Dios church, 3115 Elyria Ave., called in at 5:35 a.m. Sunday, was set, authorities said. No one was hurt, fire Capt. David Baker said. Because the state Fire Marshal’s Office has classified the fire as arson, Baker said he couldn’t provide any other details. Two neighbors Read More…

Fire destroys trailer used by Lorain Utilities Department

EVAN GOODENOW/CHRONICLE

A fire destroyed a city of Lorain trailer at 306 Old Lake Road about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The fire also did minor damage to a second trailer and two city-owned pickups and a SUV, said Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls. Burls said the fire was contained at 1:40 p.m. and extinguished at 2:43 p.m. The Read More…

Lorain man accused of arson in abandoned building fire

Daniel Hayslip

LORAIN — A man was arrested Friday after lighting a fire in an abandoned building, according to police. Daniel Hayslip, 35, was charged with arson a little after 11 p.m. after a witness identified his car outside of a Dairy Mart, police said. Police and the Lorain Fire Department responded to the 200 block of Read More…

Man on fire seen undressing, running from flaming car

LORAIN – A suspect in a car fire early Wednesday was seen shortly after the incident, running down the street in flames. Henry Walker Jr. told police that he woke up at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday at his home on the 200 block of West 29th Street and looked outside to see his car on fire Read More…

UPDATE: Firefighter injured in Lorain apartment fire

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LORAIN — No one was in the apartment when a fire broke out in the bedroom in a duplex at the corner of Eastlawn Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Monday around 2 p.m. No civilians were hurt, but Firefighter Rob Hendershot cut himself on a piece of glass that got stuck in his arm and he Read More…