August 31, 2015

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Lorain school board picks new architect for new LHS

LORAIN — The new architect for the new Lorain High School project is Willoughby-based TDA Architecture. The acronym stands for “Think. Design. Act.,” according to the company’s website. The company was formerly known as Then Design. The company, whose work includes designing schools in Cleveland, North Olmsted and Wellington, will be paid about $3.57 million Read More…

Police: Man with box cutter robs Lorain store

LORAIN — A man brandishing a box cutter robbed the Family Dollar store at 4009 Pearl Ave. just before 9 p.m. Saturday, police said. A store employee said she was about to lock the front door when a man pushed his way in carrying the box cutter and demanding money, according to police Officer Miguel Read More…

State officials detail Lorain Schools’ fiscal future with possible takeover

LORAIN — There is no magic formula for making Lorain Schools solvent if the state takes financial control. “You’re going to have to make tough decisions,” Roger Hardin, Ohio Department of Education assistant director of finance program services, told Board of Education members Thursday. “Either make reductions or find new money, because that’s what it Read More…

Witnesses place Lorain murder suspect at scene

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ELYRIA — Moises Velez’s friends testified Thursday that they were hanging out in front of Southerners Place in Lorain on July 20 when two armed men approached them and confronted Velez. A few moments later, Velez’s friends had scattered and Velez lay dead outside the Pearl Avenue bar, the witnesses said during the aggravated murder Read More…

Police log for Jan. 27, 2012

Elyria police Tuesday, Jan. 24 10:16 a.m. — 300 block Brandtson Ave., a woman reported someone cut two screens on her window, but did not gain entry because the windows were locked. 11:01 a.m. — 300 block East Ave., Michael Stone, 31, 100 block Bohannon Court, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 1:03 Read More…

Police log for Jan. 26, 2012

Lorain police Monday, Jan. 23 11:03 p.m. — 1300 block Ashland Ave., James T. Kees, 47, same address, arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct by intoxication and persistent disorderly conduct. The boyfriend of Kees’ wife said James Kees repeatedly punched him in the face when the boyfriend tried to break up a fight between Read More…

Lorain woman charged with stabbing man with fork

LORAIN — A 38-year-old woman was charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing a man in the back with a two-pronged kitchen fork early Tuesday, according to a Lorain police report. Stephanie Roddy, of the 1700 block of W. 30th St., had allegedly been arguing with a 50-year-old man at his home on the 3100 Read More…

Police log for Jan. 25, 2012

Elyria police Sunday, Jan. 22 11:52 a.m. — 600 block S. Logan St., window reported broken at vacant home, nothing taken. 1:35 p.m. — 100 block Longfellow St., theft of a UPS package containing a shower head worth $146.50 reported. 4:50 p.m. — 700 block Purdue Ave., juvenile female, 13, charged with domestic violence for Read More…

Building fire forces residents from four apartments

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

LORAIN — A fire overnight has forced occupants of a four-apartment building from their homes. Firefighters were called to 1639 E. 29th St. at 3:24 a.m., according to Assistant Chief Dennis Livchak. Livchak said the building is a four-unit apartment building and said it is owned by the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority. “When we got Read More…

Port deal bringing fishing tourney to Lorain

LORAIN — A walleye fishing tournament that organizers estimate will generate about $319,000 in revenue for area businesses will be June 28 to 30 at Black River Landing and Black River Wharf. The Pro Walleye Series will bring in about 70 amateur and 70 professional anglers for the catch-and-release tournament, according to Joe Baron, president Read More…