February 7, 2016

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Inmates share stories to deter kids from trying drugs

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LORAIN — If you run with a bad crowd, sell drugs and rob people, it will catch up to you, and you will go to prison. That was the message several prisoners from Grafton Correctional Institution told students at Longfellow Middle School on Wednesday during a “Dope is for Dopes” presentation in the gym. The Read More…

Messages of hope adorn Genesis House fence

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AVON — Students at Avon High School are painting messages of hope on panels that will soon be used to erect a fence for the Genesis House Domestic Violence Outreach building. Virginia Beckman, Genesis House executive director, said the outreach center at 3575 Elyria Ave. in Lorain is used to hold support groups for domestic Read More…

Manager, customer team up to catch theft suspect

Joseph Lane

LORAIN — Police said a man’s attempt at gaining a five-finger discount was thwarted Sunday when a store manager and customer instead captured and detained him until officers arrived. Joseph Lane, 24, of Lorain, was taken to jail on a theft charge for attempting to steal a $2 package of cigarette rolling tubes from Raceway Read More…

What’s hoopening: Basketball goals return to Lorain schools

LORAIN — Young neighborhood basketball players looking for a place to get in a quick pickup game soon can turn to two Lorain schools. District officials said backboards, hoops and nets will return to courts at Admiral King Elementary, 720 Washington Ave., and Toni Morrison Elementary, 1830 W. 40th St. The nets and hoops came Read More…

Family remembers veteran killed in Lorain hit-and-run

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Lorain native Condalisa Smith woke up at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 16 to several missed calls on her cell phone. It was a nurse who specialized in organ donations informing Smith of her father’s wishes. “That’s how I found out my dad was dead,” she told The Chronicle-Telegram in an interview Friday. “I couldn’t believe it.” Read More…

Former Spitzer Plaza Hotel faces violations again

The Spitzer Hotel, at 301 Broadway, is shown Wednesday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — A series of violations against the former Spitzer Plaza Hotel in downtown Lorain have been moved from the city’s Department of Building, Housing and Planning to Lorain Municipal Court. “We had sent the owner a notice of violations that had noted several problems with this building and they originally had until Jan. 11 Read More…

Sheffield mayor says Rep. Jordan supports locating VA clinic in village

SHEFFIELD — Mayor John Hunter continues to push for a permanent Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in the village, and he now has the support of a congressman. U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, penned a letter to Hunter and VA officials, which was received Monday. In the letter, the congressman said he’s pleased Sheffield was chosen Read More…

Lorain officials consider license plate fee hike

Joe Koziura

LORAIN — City Council finance committee members discussed the possibility of a motor vehicle license fee Monday night that was met with mixed feelings by Council members and residents alike. The two new ordinances would levy a $5 fee each on motor vehicle licenses to go in effect during 2017. It would double license fees Read More…

State rules termination ‘excessive’

LORAIN — The Ohio Department of Education said the firing of a Lorain Schools administrator in August was “excessive” in a report last week. Aliceson Humphries, the former executive director of the Lorain Digital Academy, was fired in August after an altercation with her sister and niece at a May track meet. “On May 6, Read More…

Friends and family mourn Lorain shooting victim

LORAIN — Roughly 75 people huddled together Friday night and shared stories depicting the life of Corrina Charlton. Charlton, 59, died Jan. 16 from injuries sustained from an apparent gunshot wound. Anthony Wayne Davis, 57, of 916 W. Seventh Court, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder. The vigil was in front of the home Read More…