June 26, 2016

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Three candidates vying for superintendent during tumultuous time for Lorain Schools

The next Lorain Schools superintendent is expected to be chosen by Board of Education members Tuesday although board members say they won’t identify the superintendent until a contract is approved. The three finalists all are superintendents or have been. Deborah Piotrowski has been Xenia Schools superintendent since 2010. Stephen Stohla served as superintendent of Alliance Read More…

Police log for July 9, 2012

Elyria police Friday, July 7 5 p.m. — 1800 block West Ave., Thomas Mack, 56, 1600 block Oberlin Ave., Lorain, arrested and charged with breaking and entering. Witnesses and Mack’s nephew said Mack broke a window of a vacant home and entered it. Mack’s nephew said they were looking for scrap, according to police. Mack Read More…

Police: Drunken man follows, stabs man

LORAIN — A Lorain man faces a felonious assault charge after being accused of stabbing another man in the arm. Christoper Gilmore is accused of stabbing John Ivan in the right arm around 11:05 p.m. Friday outside Gilmore’s home in the 2600 block of Meister Road. Gilmore said a drunken Ivan was walking by with Read More…

Looking for a fighting Chance: Lorain boxer Wilkins Santiago hoping to get career boost from joining pitching great Dean Chance, promoters

ELYRIA — Wilkins Santiago is off to a great start as a professional boxer, going 6-0 with one knockout. But things might be getting even better for the Lorain junior middleweight. Former American League Cy Young winner Dean Chance, who is the president of the International Boxing Association, and longtime fight promoter Don Chargin Jr. Read More…

Lorain woman credits neighbor for saving her from fire

LORAIN — Holly Conner said she’s grateful to a neighbor who spotted flames coming out of her West 23rd Street home Thursday morning and pounded on her door to wake her up. “I’m a heavy sleeper, so she did save my life,” said Conner, 19. “She said she heard this big old boom and looked Read More…

Storm knocks power line onto fence, electrifying it for hours

LORAIN — Bobby Brown said a power line fell onto a metal fence in the backyard of his Euclid Avenue home Thursday morning and he waited nearly six hours for Ohio Edison crews to show up before power was cut. In the meantime, Lorain auxiliary police officers and Lorain firefighters guarded the electrified fence, but Read More…

Dale and Justin Linder remembered as ‘good kids’ and athletes

LORAIN — Dale Linder was scheduled for a job interview at 1 p.m. Thursday. He never attended that interview. Dale, 22, and his brother Justin, 20, were shot early that morning, both dying from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Police are now searching for Donna Brown, 24, their cousin, who is suspected of Read More…

Police release identity of double shooting suspect

LORAIN — Lorain police are asking for the public’s help finding a woman who is a suspect in a double homicide this morning, and they’re offering a $2,000 reward. Listen to the 911 calls: [audio:http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/files/2012/07/911_july52012-1.mp3] [audio:http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/files/2012/07/911_july52012-2.mp3] Donna Brown, 24, of Lorain is wanted for the murders of Dale Linder, 20, and Justin Linder, 22, who Read More…

Police: Blast inside Lorain house caused by firework

LORAIN — A reported firebombing around 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at 1306 Pennsylvania Ave., injured two people. Lori Greer and Craig Jackson said they were sitting in the living room of Jackson’s home near a window when an explosive was thrown through the window, blowing out the screen and burning up couch cushions and a curtain. Read More…

Lorain, bank at odds over burnt-out house

LORAIN — David and Goliath are squaring off at 476 W. Sixth St. On one side is JPMorgan Chase, the second-largest bank in America. On the other side is Lorain, a financially troubled city grappling with a high rate of foreclosures. The center of the dispute is a burnt-out house at 476 W. Sixth St. Read More…