February 14, 2016

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Charges are filed against ex-Lorain official, wife

ELYRIA — Bill Desvari, Lorain’s former chief building official, and his wife have been indicted on charges stemming from Desvari’s theft of $196,992 by cashing the Social Security checks of his deceased great aunt. Desvari, 62, is charged with theft and six counts each of tampering with records and filing incomplete, false and fraudulent tax Read More…

Former Lorain official indicted on more charges

ELYRIA — Bill Desvari, Lorain’s former chief building official, has been indicted again on tampering with records, theft and filing incomplete, false and fraudulent tax returns. The indictment, filed today in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, covers a period of time between 2006 and 2011. Desvari pleaded guilty to a federal charge of theft of Read More…

Pizza deliveryman threatened by men with gun

LORAIN — A pizza deliveryman was threatened by men with a gun Wednesday evening. A deliveryman for Marco’s Pizza said he was delivering pizza to a home in the 800 block of West 17th Street when two males ran out from behind the home. According to a police report, the delivery driver described the men Read More…

Commissioner offers St. Joe’s rescue plan

ELYRIA — Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams on Wednesday offered an alternative plan to keep St. Joseph Community Center running as it deals with financial and physical problems, but his plan would shift all of the risk to the city of Lorain. The city of Lorain has proposed a plan backed by Williams’ fellow commissioners, Read More…

Charter school proponents insist that they’d never go back to public schools

Constellation Schools runs a charter school out of the former Eastgate Elementary School on Abbe Road in Elyria. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — Heidi Bickenheuser said she never even thought about sending her children to Elyria Schools. The 35-year-old mother of five said knew she would seek out a charter school — a publicly funded, privately operated school that uses state funds to run under its own parameters. An open house at Elyria Community Elementary when Read More…

Police log for April 25, 2012

Lorain police Monday, April 23 2:34 p.m. — 400 block W. 13th St., Tre L. McCall, 19, same address, charged with violation of a protective order and obstructing official business. Police said Tre’s ex-girlfriend let Tre in her home earlier, but did not want him there anymore. Tre’s ex-girlfriend has a temporary protection order against Read More…

Coroner IDs man found dead in home

LORAIN — The identity of a man found dead in his home earlier this month has been confirmed. According to Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans, the man was homeowner Raymond Dollney, 58, who was found April 9 in the bedroom of his home at 1629-1631 E. 31st St. Evans said Dollney had been dead Read More…

Friends, family raising funds for man’s liver transplant

Anderson

LORAIN — When Brad Anderson found out he would need $100,000 to save his life, friends and family members flooded Facebook to get the message out. Anderson was diagnosed with nonalcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in December 2008, and, after numerous treatments, his condition worsened. In January, he was told he would need a liver Read More…

Police log for April 24, 2012

Lorain police Friday, April 20 3:30 a.m. — Washington Avenue and West 22nd Street, newspaper deliveryman said after he turned onto the 1100 block of W. 22nd St. from Washington Avenue, a passenger in a car following him fired a gun in his direction before the car drove off southbound. 10:47 a.m. — 600 block Read More…

Fire destroys Lorain duplex overnight

LORAIN — A fire overnight destroyed a vacant duplex across the street from the Lorain Public Library, according to firefighters. Firefighters were called to 476 W. Sixth St. at 1:14 a.m., according to Assistant Chief Dennis Livchak. “I could see smoke as soon as we left the station (over a half-mile away),” Livchak said. Firefighters Read More…