February 7, 2016

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Nancy Smith files clemency application in Head Start case

LORAIN — An application seeking clemency for Nancy Smith in the controversial Head Start child molestation case argues that Smith’s unwavering claims of innocence are bolstered by a recantation from one of her alleged victims, accounts of co-workers who insist she couldn’t have committed the crimes she was convicted of, and problems with the police Read More…

Man found dead in Lorain house

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LORAIN — The death of a man found in a bedroom at 1629-1631 E. 31st St. is under investigation. The man is believed to have been dead for months, according to Deputy Coroner Dr. Frank Miller. The homeowner of the house is Richard Dollney, according to the Lorain County Auditor’s website. Police are investigating whether Read More…

Judge says no to nixing DUI evidence for school board member

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LORAIN — A judge has rejected Lorain school board member Tony Dimacchia’s request to toss out evidence gathered by an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper during Dimacchia’s Dec. 17 arrest on DUI and speeding charges. Visiting Judge Gus Nunez made the decision last week, according to Lorain Municipal Court records. Dimacchia was pulled over around 3 Read More…

2 men arraigned in Lorain murder

LORAIN — Two men arrested and charged with the murder of Lamar “Mark” Taylor were arraigned Monday at Lorain Municipal Court. Clarence Adams III, 21, and Austin Diaz, 18, both entered a plea of not guilty. Bond was set at $1 million, and the men were being held at the Lorain County Jail pending a Read More…

Man arrested after SWAT team is called to Lorain home

LORAIN — A Lorain man has been arrested after an incident that brought out the Police Department’s SWAT team overnight. Luis Sanchez is charged with domestic violence and felonious assault. Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere couldn’t provide an age for Sanchez because the department’s computer system is currently down. Carpentiere said Sanchez was reportedly arguing Read More…

Lorain man slain; 2 arrested after beating death

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LORAIN — Homicide victim Lamar “Mark” Taylor had been divorced from Vicki Moore since 2007, but the two remained close so when she asked him in January to move back in to help take care of her mentally disabled son, he agreed. “That’s what kind of person Mark was,” Moore said Sunday, hours after police Read More…

Man accused in Hustler Club blackmail scheme gets probation

The Lorain man who was accused of trying to blackmail Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Cleveland was sentenced Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to a year of probation and ordered to pay $2,000 in fines. Joseph Schwarz, 34, pleaded guilty in February to unauthorized use of property in exchange for prosecutors dropping additional Read More…

Lorain Schools provides exact administrator salary data

LORAIN — The $3,434,799 in Lorain Schools administrator salaries approved in a contract renewal by the Board of Education at its March 29 meeting is public information, but the exact salary data wasn’t made public at that meeting. While board members were given a list of who makes what, the public agenda had a salary Read More…

Police: Woman stabbed by sister in Lorain

LORAIN — A fight between two siblings resulted in a stabbing yesterday. At 1:31 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West 18th Street in regards to someone screaming for help. Officers arrived to find a female lying on the sidewalk in a pool of blood bleeding heavily from her arm. According to Read More…

Lorain Schools renews admin contracts while laying off teachers

LORAIN — At the same meeting that Board of Education members announced 182 layoffs last Thursday, they also unanimously approved up to $3.35 million worth of contract renewals for 40 administrators. The contracts are for the 27-member Lorain Administrators Association and 13 nonunion administrators. The two-year contracts contain first-year wage freezes, and the contracts were Read More…