December 18, 2014

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Death row inmate seeks new trial in 1994 Lorain killing

McNeill

ELYRIA — Death row inmate Freddie McNeill has asked for a new trial, citing evidence his lawyers contend was improperly withheld by prosecutors during the 1995 trial that led to his aggravated murder conviction. McNeill, 37, has long maintained that he had didn’t kill Blake Fulton in Lorain in 1994 and is also fighting his Read More…

Police log for Sept. 29, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Sept. 27 6:26 a.m. — 200 block Louisiana Ave., a woman reported that someone broke the driver’s side window of her vehicle. The vehicle had not been entered. 7:20 a.m. — 100 block Brace Ave., a woman reported that someone slashed all four of her tires. 9:06 a.m. — 400 block Cleveland Read More…

Recalled firefighters thank Rep. Betty Sutton for help with grant

LORAIN — Firefighter Jonathon George thought U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Copley Township, was naïve. It was 2005, when Sutton, who took office in 2007, was a Cleveland attorney representing International Association of Fire Fighters Local 267 of which George is president. George told Sutton that members of Congress, who have a median net worth of Read More…

Lorain teachers agree to pay freeze

LORAIN — Teachers union members hope their sacrifice is shared by voters in November. The Lorain Education Association and Board of Education on Wednesday approved a one-year wage freeze and 10 percent reduction in payments for extracurricular school activities like athletic coaching that will save Lorain Schools about $2 million. The agreement comes about five Read More…

Lorain teachers agree to pay freeze

LORAIN — A one-year wage freeze and 10 percent reduction in payments for extracurricular school activities that will save Lorain Schools about $2 million has been approved by the district’s teachers union. At Wednesday’s board of education meeting, interim Superintendent Ed Branham called the givebacks “a major concession by the Lorain Education Association.” Branham said Read More…

Lorain Schools communications head joining Atkinson in Georgia

Former Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson is not the only Lorain Schools employee to leave the district for Georgia. Gary Brantley, who has served as chief information officer for Lorain Schools for four years, was appointed as the new chief information officer for DeKalb County Schools at the recommendation of Atkinson, who took over the district Read More…

Man faces drug charges after SWAT raid, second man sought

Carlton

LORAIN — Lorain police confiscated about $10,000 worth of crack cocaine after an early morning SWAT team raid on an Oberlin Avenue home Monday. Andre Carlton, 28, of Lorain, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, trafficking crack cocaine, weapons under disability, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of criminal tools, said Lorain police Detective Read More…

Man faces charges after assault rifles go missing

A Lorain man was arrested and charged for stealing and arranging to sell two assault rifles belonging to his girlfriend’s father. Steven Benner, 24, was charged with burglary, tampering with evidence and unlawful transaction in weapons, according to a report from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. A Carlisle Township man told deputies Monday that he Read More…

Council wrestles with renaming street for fallen Lorain airman

LORAIN — The proposal to name a street after deceased Airman 1st Class Eric Barnes veered off course at Monday night’s City Council Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting. Rename Wickens Place by Veterans Park? A fitting location, but what would the Wickens family think, asked Mayor Tony Krasienko and Councilwoman Anne Molnar, D-at large. Rename Read More…

Man says he was mugged in Lorain

LORAIN — A Lorain man said he was jumped and robbed by a group of males while walking down Oberlin Avenue Sunday night, according to a police report. The man said he was in the 1400 block of Oberlin Avenue when he passed three black males, aged 18 to 20. One of them yelled, “Hey Read More…