May 1, 2016

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Constellation Schools criticized for workers on its boards

From one Montessori school with three workers and 27 students in the Old Brooklyn section of Cleveland in 1998, Parma-based Constellation Schools has grown to a total of 19 based in Cuyahoga, Lorain and Richland counties. Constellation has about 4,500 students and 550 employees, according to Jerry Preseren, Constellation’s executive director. While all Constellation Schools, Read More…

Division I regional track: Lorain girls overcome DQ on way to championship

AMHERST — While the rain and lightning put a damper on the Division I regional track meet at Amherst High School’s Richard S. Cooley Track on Friday, it certainly didn’t put a damper on Lorain’s girls. Despite a costly disqualification in the 800-meter relay, the Titans, led by seniors Melody Farris and Alicia Arnold, won Read More…

Lorain teachers union presents alternative cutbacks

LORAIN — An alternative to Lorain Schools’ plan to lay off 182 school employees appeared dead on arrival Thursday. In a 3-2 vote, Board of Education members killed a proposal to have interim Superintendent Ed Branham make recommendations on the teacher’s union plan at the board’s June 14 meeting. Read the proposal below. “We will Read More…

City of Lorain, 3 police officers named in lawsuit

ELYRIA — Three Lorain police officers were sued Thursday for their alleged roles in the wrongful arrest of a Lorain woman last May. The lawsuit, which also names the city as a defendant, said Officer Tabatha Angelo, who lives near Jennifer McCartney, got into an argument May 28, 2011, with Deborah Kopis, McCartney’s mother, over Read More…

Police log for May 25, 2012

Elyria police Monday, May 21 10:44 a.m. — 1300 block Middle Ave., woman reported that someone had stolen her license plates off her vehicle. 11:15 a.m. — 600 block Broad St., Gina McKee, 23, 400 block 10th St., arrested and charged with drug abuse, driving under suspension and changing course — signaling. McKee also had Read More…

State scuttles St. Joe’s rescue

LORAIN — The Ohio Department of Development has rejected the central portion of a deal backed by the city of Lorain and Lorain County commissioners that would have pumped $600,000 in local taxpayer funds into the cash-strapped St. Joseph Community Center in return for the state forgiving the bulk of an outstanding $1.3 million loan. Read More…

Prosecutors: There’s enough to proceed with charge against former Lorain official

Federal prosecutors argued in court documents filed Monday that they have provided enough information to move forward with a charge accusing former Lorain Community Development Director Sandy Prudoff of lying to the FBI during the Cuyahoga County corruption investigation. Prudoff’s attorney, John Ricotta, had asked for that charge to be thrown out earlier this month, Read More…

Ex-Lorain official convicted of theft won’t get job back

LORAIN — A disappointed Chuck Camera walked out of City Hall on Monday. In the last two months, Camera had pleaded guilty to stealing from Lorain Youth Baseball while league president, been fired from his streets commissioner job and been grilled by a city lawyer last week in a six-hour hearing appealing the firing. Now, Read More…

Lorain Council votes to end automatic pay raises

LORAIN — Three percent annual pay raises for elected officials are no longer automatic. City Council members on Monday unanimously voted to end automatic increases when the terms of elected officials end. Raises will now be voted on by Council members on a case-by-case basis. The votes will be staggered to avoid breaking Ohio law, Read More…

Police log for May 22, 2012

County sheriff Friday, May 11 2:09 a.m. — 1000 block W. 29th St., Lorain, Dennis P. Sender, 38, same address, charged with domestic violence. Sender’s girlfriend said Sender grabbed her by the hair and slammed her face in the dashboard of his vehicle after she began arguing with him about his driving. She said Sender Read More…