May 3, 2016

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Lorain police presence intended to deter pedestrians on Henderson Memorial Bridge

LORAIN — The Ohio Department of Transportation is bringing in the Lorain Police Department to keep pedestrians off Henderson Memorial Bridge. ODOT spokeswoman Joyce Miller said maintenance on the westbound section of the bridge is expected to last until the end of July and until then the westbound lanes and pedestrian path are closed. “We’re Read More…

Grafton, Lorain police ahead of the game on certification

GRAFTON — Two Lorain County police agencies have applied for state certification on new standards that won’t become mandatory for another year. Grafton police and Lorain police are working on meeting new standards on use of force, use of deadly force and recruitment and hiring practices that have been established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Read More…

Lorain police charge alleged dealer with involuntary manslaughter after another fatal overdose

LORAIN — For the second time this month, Lorain police have arrested and charged a suspected drug dealer with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly giving painkillers to someone who later died from using the drugs. Russell “Red” Davis, 47, was taken into custody during a search of his Garden Avenue home on Wednesday. Lorain police Lt. Read More…

Republic says it’s following state guidelines in plant idling

LORAIN — Republic Steel is abiding by the Ohio EPA’s recommendations and policies during its temporary shutdown, the company said in a release Tuesday. “Prior to idling the plant, Republic contacted the Ohio EPA and met with its representatives to gain a full understanding of the company’s environmental responsibilities during the shutdown,” the release said. Read More…

Coast Guard to reduce Lorain staffing to summer weekends beginning in 2018

LORAIN — The U.S. Coast Guard will be altering its operations in Lorain beginning in 2018. A news release from the Coast Guard said Station Lorain will be going from fully staffed 24/7 to only being staffed on Friday through Sunday during the summer. “Under the proposed plan, Station Lorain will remain staffed with response Read More…

Avon man arrested on drug charges after child abuse investigation

LORAIN — An Avon man has been arrested after his badly bruised son was taken to the hospital and it was discovered that the 8-month-old boy had marijuana in his system. Michael Garcia, 33, of Avon Road, Avon, was arrested and charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering children after his son was found Read More…

Ohio EPA to tour Republic site to check for hazards

LORAIN — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will be investigating the idled Republic steel mill to make sure regulations are being followed, Councilman Greg Argenti said at a Monday meeting of the City Council’s Police and Fire Committee. “I did contact the Ohio EPA,” Argenti, I-4th Ward, said. “I was told they will have an investigative Read More…

Suspected dealer faces manslaughter charge in OD death

LORAIN — A suspected drug dealer is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge for allegedly selling the heroin that led to a fatal overdose earlier this month. Christopher Lindner, 52, is also charged with corrupting another with drugs in connection with the death of 53-year-old Charles Everett, according to a news release from Lorain police. Police Read More…

Lorain police investigating West 10th Street shooting

LORAIN — A Wednesday evening shooting sent one man to the hospital and left rounds lodged into a home on West 10th Street and spent casings littered on the street and sidewalk. According to a police report, Michael Irizarry, 44, of Lorain, was shot twice “through and through,” once in the buttocks and once in Read More…

Lorain Fire Department faces major cuts

LORAIN — Cuts are coming, and they’re going to be big. At a meeting of City Council’s Finance and Claims Committee on Wednesday night, Mayor Chase Ritenauer announced that the proposed income tax credit reduction for those who live in Lorain but work elsewhere was being pulled from consideration. The reduction was expected to collect Read More…