July 31, 2014

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Interim Lorain superintendent may be picked today

LORAIN — An interim Lorain City Schools superintendent could be named today. Board of Education members said Monday they hope to accept the resignation of southbound Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson — selected last week as superintendent of DeKalb County Schools in Georgia — and name an interim to serve through the end of June. Board members Read More…

Police log for Sept. 6, 2011

Lorain police Saturday, Sept. 3 11:24 a.m. — 5900 block Gargasz Drive, Gary R. Haddix, 35, 700 block Allison Ave., Lorain, charged with domestic violence. 8:52 p.m. — 1200 block W. 40th St., unlocked garage entered and $40 registration stolen from pickup truck. 9:13 p.m. — 1500 block E. 29th St., woman told police two Read More…

Police arrest suspect in Lorain burglaries

LORAIN — Police arrested a burglary suspect early Sunday after he fled an officer while carrying a box of car stereo speakers. Andre Heidelburg was spotted walking in the 1200 block of West 13th Street carrying the box of speakers near a Chevy Trailblazer he had been driving around 3:35 a.m. Sunday, a police report Read More…

Man found guilty of raping Lorain woman

ELYRIA — A jury on Thursday found Jeremiah Charlton guilty of raping a 67-year-old woman inside her Lorain home earlier this year. Charlton, who defended himself throughout most of the trial, could get up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year. Attorney Dave Nehr, who advised Charlton throughout the trial, Read More…

Police log for Sept. 2, 2011

Elyria police Wednesday, Aug. 31 10:05 a.m. — 400 block Kansas Ave., two boys, 15 and 17, charged with criminal damaging and burglary for allegedly entering and damaging a vacant house. 10:27 a.m. — 200 block Williams St., the owner of Blue Star Recycling reported that someone altered a receipt and collected $82 more than Read More…

Start date at EHS pushed back to Sept. 12

ELYRIA – Construction delays at Elyria High School have forced the district to delay the start of school for high school students. School officials have not given details on what portions of the project are behind schedule enough to demand a delay to classes, but in a press release sent out late Thursday, school officials Read More…

Rape suspect defending himself in county court

ELYRIA — A Cleveland man is defending himself against a rape charge in a trial that began Wednesday before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge. Jeremiah Charlton, 52, is accused of sexually assaulting a 67-year-old woman inside her Lorain home on May 28 after meeting her while she was mowing her lawn. According to Read More…

Police ID victim of fatal Lorain shooting

Whitfield

LORAIN — A man was fatally shot in Lorain overnight, according to Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere. Mario Whitfield, 24, of Lorain dropped dead at the scene as he was trying to flee a gunman, Carpentiere said. Whitfield and another man were sitting outside on Westview Court about 4:40 this morning following a party when Read More…

Lorain Schools expects interim soon, acceptance of Atkinson’s resignation delayed

LORAIN — An interim Lorain Schools superintendent could be named by week’s end. Board of Education Chairman Tony Dimacchia said Tuesday that board members will interview candidates this week and are looking for someone outside the district with superintendent experience and the ability to get a 1.5 percent earned income tax school levy passed by Read More…

Turnpike crash injures two

Two people suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries in a 4:30 p.m. crash on the Ohio Turnpike westbound lanes by the Elyria-North Ridgeville border. Both the female driver and her male passenger were conscious and alert after being cut from their wrecked station wagon by North Ridgeville firefighters about 5 p.m. The crash, Read More…