August 5, 2015

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Witnesses place Lorain murder suspect at scene

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ELYRIA — Moises Velez’s friends testified Thursday that they were hanging out in front of Southerners Place in Lorain on July 20 when two armed men approached them and confronted Velez. A few moments later, Velez’s friends had scattered and Velez lay dead outside the Pearl Avenue bar, the witnesses said during the aggravated murder Read More…

Police log for Jan. 27, 2012

Elyria police Tuesday, Jan. 24 10:16 a.m. — 300 block Brandtson Ave., a woman reported someone cut two screens on her window, but did not gain entry because the windows were locked. 11:01 a.m. — 300 block East Ave., Michael Stone, 31, 100 block Bohannon Court, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 1:03 Read More…

Police log for Jan. 26, 2012

Lorain police Monday, Jan. 23 11:03 p.m. — 1300 block Ashland Ave., James T. Kees, 47, same address, arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct by intoxication and persistent disorderly conduct. The boyfriend of Kees’ wife said James Kees repeatedly punched him in the face when the boyfriend tried to break up a fight between Read More…

Lorain woman charged with stabbing man with fork

LORAIN — A 38-year-old woman was charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing a man in the back with a two-pronged kitchen fork early Tuesday, according to a Lorain police report. Stephanie Roddy, of the 1700 block of W. 30th St., had allegedly been arguing with a 50-year-old man at his home on the 3100 Read More…

Police log for Jan. 25, 2012

Elyria police Sunday, Jan. 22 11:52 a.m. — 600 block S. Logan St., window reported broken at vacant home, nothing taken. 1:35 p.m. — 100 block Longfellow St., theft of a UPS package containing a shower head worth $146.50 reported. 4:50 p.m. — 700 block Purdue Ave., juvenile female, 13, charged with domestic violence for Read More…

Building fire forces residents from four apartments

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

LORAIN — A fire overnight has forced occupants of a four-apartment building from their homes. Firefighters were called to 1639 E. 29th St. at 3:24 a.m., according to Assistant Chief Dennis Livchak. Livchak said the building is a four-unit apartment building and said it is owned by the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority. “When we got Read More…

Port deal bringing fishing tourney to Lorain

LORAIN — A walleye fishing tournament that organizers estimate will generate about $319,000 in revenue for area businesses will be June 28 to 30 at Black River Landing and Black River Wharf. The Pro Walleye Series will bring in about 70 amateur and 70 professional anglers for the catch-and-release tournament, according to Joe Baron, president Read More…

Man accused of DUI crash with kids in car

LORAIN — A 34-year-old Lorain man allegedly drove while intoxicated and crashed his van into a house Sunday night while his three children were sitting in the backseat, according to a Lorain police report. Gregory Kane, of the 6300 block of Debra Drive, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to control, leaving Read More…

Local leaders endorse Marcy Kaptur over Dennis Kucinich

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LORAIN — In the battle of the idealist versus the pragmatist, Lorain’s Democratic leaders on Sunday backed the pragmatist, giving U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, their endorsement over U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Cleveland. “I look at Congresswoman Kaptur as a leader who puts pragmatism above politics,” Mayor Chase Ritenauer said at the grand opening of Read More…

Longtime election volunteers from Lorain recognized with award from secretary of state

Charlotte and Randall Walton, recipients of the Precinct Election Official Red Carpet Award from the Ohio secretary of state, pose at the Lorain County Board of Elections office in Sheffield Township. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — Randall and Charlotte Walton don’t usually see eye to eye when it comes to politics. But, luckily for Lorain County residents, the married couple can agree on at least one thing: the importance of the electoral process. This February, the Waltons will be awarded the Precinct Election Official Red Carpet Award. The award Read More…