May 24, 2016

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New site offered for Lorain High School just months before groundbreaking

LORAIN — Just three months before the scheduled groundbreaking for a new Lorain High School at 2600 Ashland Ave., a new site is being proposed. The proposed new 30-acre site is north of Columbus Park at 2245 W. Park Drive and would be donated to the city by Joseph Lucas, president of Lucas Plumbing & Read More…

Crews setting out to tackle Lorain’s 760 overgrown lawns

LORAIN — Grass and weeds in front of the foreclosed home at 330 Connecticut Ave. were up to 5 feet high Tuesday before Jason Petkovsek and Aaron Abraham got to work. Petkovsek owns Lorain-based JBE Landscape Management, and Abraham is one of his four employees. Within 35 minutes, the front and back yards were cut. Read More…

Lorain man in critical condition after assault

LORAIN — A Lorain man who was assaulted yesterday has been identified. Garrett Davis, 30, of Lorain, was found lying behind a home on the 500 block of West 23rd Street. Police said Davis was barely conscious and was bleeding from his mouth and nose. Davis was transported by LifeCare to Mercy Regional Medical Center Read More…

Former Lorain official pleads guilty, will get at least 2 year in federal prison

AKRON — Former Lorain Community Development Director Sandy Prudoff pleaded guilty Wednesday to five federal charges linking him to the long-running Cuyahoga County corruption investigation. Prudoff, 69, won’t be sentenced until Aug. 16, but the plea agreement the ex-city official reached with federal prosecutors calls for him to serve two years behind bars. He would Read More…

Police log for June 7, 2012

Lorain police Monday, June 4 1:10 a.m. — 4500 block Palm Ave., Rachel A. Ortiz, 43, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Ortiz’s daughter said Ortiz bit her when she went to move her baby from a room at Ortiz’s home. Ortiz said she did not want her daughter to move the baby Read More…

Former Lorain official pleads guilty in Cuyahoga County corruption probe

AKRON — Former Lorain Community Development Director Sandy Prudoff pleaded guilty this morning to five federal charges stemming from the ongoing corruption probe in Cuyahoga County. His plea agreement calls for the 69-year-old Prudoff to spend two years in federal prison. He will be formally sentenced in August and must report to prison on Sept. Read More…

Lorain man faces charges for incident that led to police standoff

LORAIN — A man who was shot Sunday night by Lorain police officers faces a domestic violence charge in relation to an incident at the Southern Heights apartment complex that eventually led to a standoff and his shooting. Jarelle Guice, 23, was listed in fair condition Tuesday at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center after reportedly being Read More…

Police log for June 6, 2012

Lorain police Sunday, June 3 3:04 a.m. — 4100 block Gary Ave., car struck lamp post in front yard. The driver, who appeared intoxicated, according to witnesses, left the scene. 4:50 a.m. — Police Department, 100 W. Erie Ave., Victoria Rowe, 31, 1700 block of Cooper Foster Road, Lorain, charged with domestic violence, but not Read More…

Fire forces Lorain family from home

LORAIN — The Lorain Fire Department is currently investigating a fire that started on the outside of a home last night. According to Assistant Chief Dennis Livchak, firefighters were called to 1854 E. 30th St. at 11 p.m. for a house fire. The Fire Department arrived on the scene three minutes later, and the fire Read More…

Chuck Camera to appeal decision over firing

LORAIN — Fired Lorain Streets Commissioner Charles Camera will appeal a recent Civil Service Commission decision upholding his dismissal by the city in April stemming from charges relating to his former position as head of Lorain Youth Baseball. A notice of Camera’s intent to appeal the commission’s May 21 decision was filed Monday in Lorain Read More…