February 12, 2016

Elyria
Cloudy
22°F
 

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…

Tests reveal no other TB cases at Lorain High School

LORAIN — None of the about 900 Lorain High School students who were screened for tuberculosis had positive test results for the illness. That was the word from Lorain Schools interim Superintendent Ed Branham, who said Wednesday afternoon that personnel from the TB clinic at Mercy Regional Medical Center had reported no one had tested Read More…

State proposes plan to cut St. Joe’s debt

St. Joseph Community Center in Lorain.

LORAIN — A proposal to stabilize the finances of St. Joseph Community Center calls for the city of Lorain and Lorain County commissioners to each pump $300,000 into the facility and to each make an additional $150,000 in loan payments to the state, according to Mayor Chase Ritenauer. In exchange, the state would forgive $225,000 Read More…

Police log for April 5, 2012

Lorain police Tuesday, April 3 6:53 p.m. — U.S. Steel plant, 1807 E. 28th St., attempted break-in to city-owned property, $500 in damage done to door. 7:36 p.m. — 1400 E. 29th St., woman said she was shot in the neck with a BB pellet fired by a 15- or 16-year-old neighborhood boy. 8:35 p.m. Read More…

Children reportedly living in squalor

LORAIN — Five children between the ages of 2 and 10 years old were found living in squalid conditions in a home in the 1800 block of East 31st Street early Wednesday. Piles of debris, trash and possibly animal feces were found in the second floor of the home where one child was sleeping on Read More…

Senator tours U.S. Steel’s expanded operations

404steelslide

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, visited U.S. Steel’s Lorain tubular operations Tuesday to discuss pro-energy growth in the state. Portman toured the recently commissioned No. 6 Quench and Temper finishing line, a $100 million investment by U.S. Steel into the Lorain operations. According to plant manager John Wilkinson, the facility employs 788 workers at a Read More…

Former teacher pleads guilty to having nude photos of student

ELYRIA — A former teacher at the now-closed Arts Academy in Lorain pleaded guilty Monday to charges he possessed nude and semi-nude photographs of a 14-year-old female student. Ezais Robinson, 40, entered guilty pleas to illegal use of a minor in nude material and tampering with evidence in exchange for prosecutors dropping additional charges of Read More…