August 3, 2015

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Former Lorain cop sentenced for tampering with records

Former Lorain police Officer Emilio Morales, left, at his sentencing today with his lawyer, Mike Duff. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Former Lorain police Officer Emilio Morales was sentenced today to one year of good behavior on misdemeanor charges of tampering with records. Morales, who was fired in 2008, pleaded guilty to the charges last year as part of a plea bargain that saw prosecutor drop more serious felony charges. An internal police investigation Read More…

Wrestling: Lorain crushes Amherst, stakes its claim to being called county’s best team

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LORAIN — Billy Kopp said his Titans have been motivated for days, but the Lorain coach wouldn’t go so far as to say his team was Lorain County’s best after a 47-19 victory over Amherst on Thursday afternoon. “We got the report when we were down in Cincinnati last weekend that the newspapers called Amherst Read More…

Snow parking ban in effect in Lorain

A snow parking ban is in effect until further notice in the city of Lorain. According to the city, parking is prohibited on all designated snow streets. The list of streets is below.

Court document missing in Lorain murder case

Neil Simpson laughs as he talks to his attorney following his time on the stand Dec. 8.

ELYRIA — A court document in which convicted killer Neil Simpson threatened to rape his appeals lawyer has disappeared from the file in the case. The July 22, 2010, motion from attorney Ken Ortner asked Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski to assign Simpson a new attorney to handle the appeal of his aggravated Read More…

Police log for Jan. 13, 2012

Lorain police Monday, Jan. 9 2:02 p.m. — 2100 block Reeves Ave., a man reported being bitten by a pit bull whose owner could not be determined. The man was treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. 3:19 p.m. — 900 block North Ridge Road W., a woman was taken to EMH Medical Center Read More…

Girls basketball: Titans just have too much talent, size for Vermilion

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LORAIN — Lorain had every advantage in its game against Vermilion on Wednesday. It had a pair of post players who towered over shorter defenders. It also had outside shooters who were making jump shots look easy. Factor in the home-court advantage and it all added up to a 72-36 non-league win. The Titans, the Read More…

Lorain Schools may lay off 150 teachers

LORAIN — Board of Education members want to attract students by showcasing Lorain Schools’ programs and teachers. But those recruitment efforts will be more difficult after board members on Wednesday reluctantly approved nearly $5 million in layoffs and program cuts to reduce a projected $10.3 million deficit for the 2012-13 school year. “This is the Read More…

Auditors say Lorain police need tech upgrade

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LORAIN — The Police Department needs a new computer system for dispatching and record keeping, according to a December report from a Washington, D.C.-based police think tank. “The system-wide improvements that are recommended in this report cannot be made with grant funds, and the LPD requires local funding to meet their technology needs,” the 26-page Read More…

Man seriously injured after fight outside Lorain bar

LORAIN — An assault on Oberlin Avenue last night left a 28-year-old Lorain man with jaw and facial injuries. William Brown, 28, of Lorain, was LifeFlighted to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after being taken by ambulance to Mercy Regional Medical Center’s emergency room, according to a police report. His condition “severely deteriorated during transport Read More…

Auditor: Examination of bookkeeping of closed charter school not possible

LORAIN — The Arts Academy’s focus was on arts and science, not accounting. An audit of the failed charter school found a financial wreck of red ink, inaccurate or missing records, conflicts of interest and alleged ethics violations. “Management failed to provide all support documentation, consequently we were unable to analyze, review, inspect for completeness, Read More…