February 13, 2016

Elyria
Mostly cloudy with flurries
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Suspect allegedly got drugs into Lorain jail

LORAIN — Assault suspect Curtis Bryant’s problems didn’t end Friday when he was booked at the Lorain City Jail. Police said video surveillance showed Bryant snorting what they believe was cocaine in a jail cell. “Curtis denied any such action and told us that he was just picking the paint from his fingernails,” police Officer Read More…

Lorain police officer assaulted at bar

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LORAIN — An off-duty Lorain police officer was assaulted at a bar early Saturday when a patron recognized him as a cop. Andrew Mathewson was in Club Copa on Broadway at about 2:30 a.m., according to Capt. Steve Schmittle. Schmittle said Mathewson was in the back of the club when the lights came on around Read More…

Local boxing legend returns to the ring, hosting JO event

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Local boxing legend Joe Gentile is preparing to do something he hasn’t done in over three decades — host a boxing event in Elyria. The Elyria Sports Hall of Fame member has joined with son Lorenzo and James Jeda — the founders of Rocktagon MMA — to launch the Rocktagon Boxing promotion, which will hold Read More…

Mail delivery goes on as cuts loom for employees

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LORAIN — Postman David Taylor said he concentrates on doing his job right rather than the cuts the U.S. Postal Service is undergoing. “I worry about how I do out here,” Taylor said as he delivered mail on Washington Avenue earlier this month. “I don’t worry about whether or not I’m going to continue to Read More…

A mail carrier’s perspective: Even good dogs can be bad news

LORAIN — Paws on the living room window, the German shepherd barked at postman David Taylor as he delivered mail to the dog’s Washington Avenue home earlier this month. “They say he’s friendly,” Taylor said of the dog’s owners. “That’s something I hope I don’t have to discover.” Taylor, a mail carrier since 2001, said Read More…

Lorain Schools assembles committee to recommend superintendent candidates

LORAIN — A new Lorain Schools superintendent is expected to be in place for the start of the new school year in August, and the goal is to hire someone from Northeast Ohio. “We’re not looking to be someone’s learning curve,” Board of Education President Tim Williams told members of the Lorain Schools Superintendent Search Read More…

Mitt Romney blasts President Obama on the economy

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Thursday at the closed National Gypsum plant on Henderson Drive in Lorain. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama during a speech Thursday at the shuttered National Gypsum plant. Romney said the president’s economic policies have failed the 58 former workers at the Lorain drywall plant, which Obama visited in February 2008 during the Democratic primary that year. The company closed down the Read More…

Lorain district hopes to have new super by start of school

LORAIN — A new Lorain Schools superintendent is expected to be in place for the start of the new school year in August. The goal was announced at the first meeting of the Lorain Schools Superintendent Search Committee meeting Thursday night. The 10-member committee, which includes district administrators, Board of Education members, parents and teachers, Read More…

Lorain man LifeFlighted after shooting overnight

LORAIN — A Lorain man was shot this morning in what police say is the second shooting involving the man. At 2:33 a.m., police were dispatched to the area of West 22nd and Beech Avenue in reference to a person that had been shot and left the area. According to a police report, a witness Read More…

Walmarts in Lorain County band together with money, muscle for Haven Center

LORAIN — Diapers, baby wipes, pillows and other items get used up pretty fast when you’re running a homeless shelter that provided about 13,000 nights of shelter to men, women and children last year. That is why the donation of thousands of such goods, including 27,000 diapers, was such a godsend for the Haven Center Read More…