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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…

Lorain’s Atkinson hired by Georgia Schools

ELYRIA — Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson is moving on to head the DeKalb County Schools. On Monday, in a 6-to-3 vote the Georgia school board ratified Atkinson’s three-year contract with the district, and she is slated to begin her new position Sept. 15. Atkinson’s formal hiring comes two days after she visited DeKalb County to Read More…

H.S. Football: Lorain runs over Midview for win

Lorain's Anthony Maldonado fights for yardage against the Midview defense.

LORAIN – Lorain exercised its right to run in the second half of its season opener against Midview — and the Titans didn’t stop until they’d worn down and knocked out the Middies. The Titans’ running game kept the ball away from Midview’s high-potential but inconsistent offense, controlling the ball for 18 minutes in the Read More…

Police log for Aug. 26, 2011

Lorain police Monday, Aug. 22 9:22 a.m. – 2100 block Hancock St., padlock cut off garage door and $585 worth of tools stolen. 10 a.m. – 3300 block Lincoln St., copper piping stolen from basement. 10:30 a.m. – 1500 block Lehigh Ave., side door pried open and $500 worth of copper piping stolen. 1:39 p.m. Read More…