April 26, 2015

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Three Lorain men arrested for Craigslist scam

LORAIN — Three people were arrested in connection with a Craigslist vehicle scam and a robbery Thursday. Aaron Morgan Neal, 18, Bakari Sims, 18, and Philip Anthony Smith, 18, all of Lorain, were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery Thursday. Neal and Sims were also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Neal Read More…

AFL-CIO endorsements include two not on ballot

Tim Carrion

LORAIN — The Lorain County AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has issued its political endorsements for the year, including for two men who aren’t on the ballot. The labor organization endorsed Tim Carrion, who is president of the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress for mayor of Lorain and its own president, Harry Williamson, for Lorain Read More…

Second Harvest Food Bank readies for move into new Lorain facility

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio's new facility on Baumhart Road in Lorain on April 22. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Even though the cavernous space rapidly taking shape as the new home of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio now has walls, offices and freezer rooms, it’s still plenty big. “People keep coming in and saying it looks bigger now than when it was all open,” Julie Chase-Morefield, Second Harvest’s executive Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain man wounded in home invasion shooting

LORAIN — William Fiske said he was asleep in his home on Grant Street about 3 a.m. Wednesday when he was awakened by the sound of his back door being broken in. Fiske, who was in his bedroom, said he then heard Jimmie James, his brother-in-law, fighting in the kitchen with the man who had Read More…

Police: Lorain woman hit fiance with alcohol bottle, fled with baby

LORAIN – Police are looking for a woman whom they believe knocked her fiancé unconscious with an alcohol bottle before fleeing the house, according to a police report. Deborah Otero, 35, is wanted on charges of domestic violence with injury and felonious assault for seriously injuring Nathan Bublik, 36 on Monday. Around 8:30 p.m. Monday Read More…

Broadway Avenue in Lorain closing for roadwork today

LORAIN — A section of Broadway Avenue will be closed to southbound traffic today, and northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. The closure starts at 8:30 a.m. for roadwork, and should reopen around 6 p.m. Broadway will be closed to southbound traffic between West 29th and West 32nd streets, and northbound traffic is Read More…

Lorain Council President

Arredondo

Joel Arredondo Age: 67 Party: Democratic Education: Admiral King High School, 1965; Kent State University, bachelor degrees in business administration, history and Spanish, 1972 Family: Married Joyce Ferlic Arredondo in 1982; son Joel Andy Arredondo, 28; daughter, Mia Arredondo, 27 Job history: Burger Chef restaurant manger, 1972-77; city of Lorain loan officer, 1978-80; family restaurant Read More…

High school baseball: Lorain hands Bedford first loss of season, stays undefeated in Lake Erie League

Lorain’s Julien Walker slides in to third safely Monday during a 7-4 win over undefeated Bedford. The win left the Titans unbeaten in the Lake Erie League. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Something had to give, that much was obvious. Turned out it was Bedford’s defense. Lorain and Bedford entered Monday’s Lake Erie League game with identical 4-0 records, but five Bedford errors — and eight Titans hits — did the job for the Titans, who picked up a 7-4 win at The Pipe Yard. Read More…

Lorain police investigating suspicious death after remains found

LORAIN – A man collecting aluminum cans in a remote area stumbled across the remains of 25-year-old Kathleen Burke, who went missing in the city almost a year ago. Police launched a suspicious death investigation after the remains of Burke’s body were found on April 11 this year in a remote area of central Lorain, Read More…

Lorain woman’s ‘Benny Bears’ helps educate new parents on safe sleep practices

photo courtesy of Amanda Saucedo
Amanda Saucedo with sons, Trae, left, and Ben, shortly after Ben’s birth in October.

LORAIN — Her tragedy may help save countless lives. At least, that is what Amanda Saucedo hopes as she launches Benny Bears, a nonprofit organization aimed at educating parents on safe sleep practices for babies. Saucedo’s son, Ben, died Nov. 19. “I fell asleep in bed when I was nursing him,” she said. “When I Read More…