September 4, 2015

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Lorain Labor Day celebration canceled

LORAIN — Blame it on disorganized labor. Since 1994, the annual Lorain County Organized Labor Day Family Celebration has drawn thousands of people, dozens of politicians and several national union leaders. But the festival won’t be happening Sunday due to a lack of volunteer planners, according to longtime festival organizers. Kevin Zacovic, festival co-chairman since 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…

Lorain man charged with assault after alleged beating

Steven Rozsos

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…

Horn sues Flores, claims defamation

ELYRIA — Bail bondsman Tony Horn sued Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores and attorney Gerald Phillips on Friday, accusing them of defamation in their efforts to overturn Flores’ loss in the May Democratic primary to Horn’s son, Ryan Horn. The lawsuit alleged Flores and Phillips improperly accused the elder Horn of rigging the election in Read More…

Group protests outside of Lorain Planned Parenthood

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Protestors walk down Broadway in Lorain in protest of Planned Parenthood on Saturday morning, Aug. 22.

LORAIN — Outraged by a series of secretly recorded videos that claim to show Planned Parenthood executives offering to sell fetal body parts for medical research, members of Lorain County Right to Life took to the streets Saturday. About 30 anti-abortion protesters convened outside of the Planned Parenthood offices on East Ninth Street in Lorain Read More…

Exit Claus: Light Up Lorain event spurned in favor of Amherst

LORAIN — Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen is packing up and moving to Amherst, something that doesn’t sit well with some who help put on Light Up Lorain, the organization that has long hosted Santa and Mrs. Claus in downtown Lorain. Steve Bansek, chairman of Light Up Lorain, said that even with the departure, the annual event Read More…

Lorain School Board votes to fire educator

LORAIN — Aliceson Humphries, Lorain Digital Academy director, was fired Wednesday, according to her attorney. Attorney Avery Friedman said Thursday that Humphries had been on paid suspension since May or June, but received a termination notice and is no longer being paid. However, Board of Education President Tony Dimacchia said a final decision hasn’t been Read More…

Lorain Arts Council worried it’ll lose its home

Antonio Barrios

LORAIN — Lorain Arts Council has hosted exhibits and workshops out of its location on Broadway for the past five years, but members of the organization are afraid their downtown location may not last. Antonio Barrios, president and CEO of Lorain Arts Council, said the council has seen appraisers and potential buyers tour the council’s Read More…

Man claims self defense in Lorain shooting; no charges filed

LORAIN – A Lorain man contends he shot his landlord in self defense on Sunday. Lorain Police Capt. Roger Watkins said Wednesday that no charges have been filed. He said police were called to 934 W. 14th St. at 4:23 a.m. regarding a shooting. Around the same time, Samuel Robertson IV, 37, also called police Read More…