July 6, 2015

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Lorain Utilities Department acting on EPA report

LORAIN — Our lives depend on having clean water, but Utilities Department Director Corey Timko said people often take it for granted. “Until you turn on that tap and it’s out. And then everyone blows a gasket,” Timko said Sunday. “Three-hundred-and-sixty-five days a year, 24 hours a day, you expect you will turn on that Read More…

Boys basketball: Harding hands Lorain first loss

LORAIN — Warren G. Harding is ranked third in the preseason Division I state poll. In the Raiders’ season debut Friday night at Lorain High School, they showed everyone why. Led by 6-foot-7 senior Rashid Gaston’s 13 points and 21 rebounds, Harding handed the Titans their first loss of the young season, winning the Lake Read More…

Man gets 8 years for rape of Lorain woman

ELYRIA — A Cleveland man who raped a 67-year-old Lorain woman inside her home was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi also classified 52-year-old Jeremiah Charlton as a sex offender who must register his address with authorities for the rest of his life once he is released Read More…

Police log for Dec. 9, 2011

County sheriff Saturday, Dec. 3 11:53 a.m. — 9800 block Murray Ridge Road, Ronald Johnson, 28, Elyria, charged with possession of cocaine, trafficking in drugs and conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a detention facility. He had been picked up and taken to the Lorain County Jail on a separate warrant. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Read More…

Software helps police catch suspected burglar

LORAIN — The women’s jewelry and screwdriver allegedly found in his pockets and the crowbar allegedly found in the car he was driving made police suspicious of burglary suspect Kelly D. Rice when they stopped him for a traffic violation Thursday. A new computer program also heightened suspicions. The “Analyst’s Notebook” identifies connections, patterns and Read More…

Lorain men arrested, accused of running heroin distribution ring

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LORAIN — Two former Detroit men who live in side-by-side duplexes in Lorain face racketeering charges in connection with a heroin distribution ring they ran out of their residences, police said. Thodis Brown, 32, of 3115 Surf Ave., and Kevin E. Watson, 33, of 3117 Surf Ave., could be sentenced to 10 years in prison Read More…

Zoning board OKs St. Joe’s veterans shelter

LORAIN — The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals voted Wednesday to pave the way for a 30-bed homeless shelter for veterans on the fifth floor of the St. Joseph Community Center with the help of a $500,000 Veterans Administration grant. The board voted unanimously to grant a variance and conditional use permit under the city’s Read More…

Lorain seeking $50,000 grant to rehab Century Park beach house

LORAIN — Money for restoration of Harbor House, the approximately 85-year-old beach house at Century Park, is being sought by City Council. Council members on Monday approved the application for $50,000 in federal money for Harbor House, which is in disrepair. “If we’re not going to do anything with it, you need to bulldoze it,” Mayor Read More…

Police log for Dec. 6, 2011

Elyria police Sunday, Dec. 4 10:08 a.m. — 100 block Rush St., radio stolen from car. 12:41 p.m. — Planet Fitness, 1553 West River Road N., vehicle window was broken and purse stolen. 4:45 p.m. — Planet Fitness, 1553 West River Road N., duffel bag stolen from locked locker. 8:30 p.m. — Arby’s, 644 Griswold Read More…

Police log for Dec. 5, 2011

Lorain police Friday, Dec. 2 1:07 p.m. — 1500 block E. 31st St., David Young, 21, Lorain, charged with fictitious plates or registration, reckless operation on public property, expired plates and driving under suspension. 6:14 p.m. — 1200 block W. 34th St., Nicholas R. Thomas, 24, Elyria, charged with theft, disorderly conduct by intoxication and Read More…