August 2, 2015

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Lorain Council members sworn in; including Dennis Flores for his second go-around

LORAIN — Two new City Council members were sworn in Monday. Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, regained the seat he had from 2007 to 2009. He defeated incumbent Councilman Andy Drwal in the May primary and ran unopposed in November. Also sworn in was Councilman Tony Richardson, D-at-large, the top primary vote getter among at-large Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington turns close game into rout with 31-0 run against Clearview

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Two games were played last night in the Clearview gym. One was a back-and-forth affair that promised to turn into a nail-biter, the other was a wide-open, take-no-prisoners blowout. The strange thing was both were played in a total of four quarters as the Wellington Dukes blasted the Clippers over the last Read More…

Lorain teachers’ union pushes to cut public funds for charter schools

LORAIN — They take public money, but run privately. They have the freedom to select their students and are permitted to employ less-expensive and less-experienced nonunion teachers. Critics of charter schools — also known as “community schools” — say those reasons help stack the deck against traditional public schools, and Lorain teachers union leader David Read More…

Lorain man arrested for shooting woman outside bar

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A Lorain man has been arrested for shooting an Elyria woman in the foot outside a bar early yesterday morning. John Herring, 22, was arrested at his home in Lorain, according to Elyria police Lt. Chris Costantino. He faces charges of assault and intimidation as well as two counts of felonious assault. Tanisha Green, 18, Read More…

Lorain Schools announces cuts: 27 to be laid off, more than $6M in cuts planned

LORAIN — Faced with bad or worse outcomes in eliminating a projected $12 million deficit, Lorain Schools interim Superintendent Ed Branham recommends splitting the difference. Branham told Board of Education members Wednesday he’ll recommend next month that the school district go into fiscal emergency in February, cut between $6.1 million and $7.6 million and borrow Read More…

Police log for Dec. 14, 2011

County sheriff Thursday, Dec. 8 8:14 a.m. — 400 block Pine Hollow Blvd., Daniel Gomez, 39, Lorain, charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly refusing to leave his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. 8:08 p.m. — 43100 Oberlin Elyria Road, Carlisle Township, Scott Wilson, 28, Oberlin, charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. 11:45 p.m. — 45600 Read More…

Neil Simpson gets extra 41 years for robberies

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ELYRIA — Neil Simpson will have to serve 41 years in prison for two robberies before he can get back to serving a life prison term for the murder of Granny D’s Pizza owner David Kowalczyk that capped Simpson’s June 2007 crime spree. Simpson remained defiant during the sentencing hearing today before Lorain County Common Read More…

Convicted killer Neil Simpson found guilty of robberies

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ELYRIA — A jury found convicted killer Neil Simpson guilty of charges stemming from two robberies he committed in the days leading up to the shooting death of Granny D’s Pizza owner David Kowalczyk. It took jurors 17 hours of deliberations over three days to reach their verdict, convicting Simpson of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and Read More…

Police: Pizza driver robbed at gunpoint

LORAIN — A Marco’s Pizza deliverywoman dropping off a pizza at about 10:55 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of West Ninth Street said she ran to a nearby house when two men carrying pistols approached her. “I pounded on the door and they ran away,” said the woman, who asked not to be identified. Read More…

Council halts Lorain mayor-elect’s job shuffling

LORAIN — Don’t shuffle the deck until you get a seat at the card table. That’s Law Director Pat Riley’s advice to Mayor-elect Chase Ritenauer and City Council members who on Monday scrapped Ritenauer’s reorganization plan for top staffers until he takes office Jan. 1. Ritenauer proposed that the chief deputy safety service director and Read More…