July 22, 2014

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Man, four houses shot in two hours in Lorain

Larry Edwards Sr. points Tuesday to where he was shot in the arm at 688 W. 13th St. in Lorain. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

LORAIN — Trying to quiet down his neighborhood got Larry Edwards Sr. shot on Tuesday morning. Edwards said he was standing on his porch at 688 W. 13th St., around 4:10 a.m. Tuesday when he yelled to men in a pickup to turn down their music. Edwards said the men cursed him and the passenger Read More…

Police log for Aug. 17, 2011

Sheriff’s office Monday, Aug. 15 5:08 p.m. — 300 block Westwoods, Amherst Township, bicycle reported stolen. 5:26 p.m. — 300 block Westwoods, Amherst Township, criminal damaging to vehicle reported. Elyria police Sunday, Aug. 14 11:01 a.m. – 100 block Woodridge Drive, two rings, worth about $1,500 each, reported stolen from an 81-year-old woman. 12:46 p.m. Read More…

Tea party activist replaces candidate for Lorain Council

Newman

LORAIN — Randy Newman has spent the past few years grousing about government’s inability to get its finances under control. Now the leader of the Lorain County 47th Tea Party will try to move from the audience to the table. Last week, Lorain Republicans named the 60-year-old Newman as their candidate in the race for Read More…

2 Lorain men arrested following overnight shootings

Hampton

LORAIN — Two Lorain men were arrested after they were tied to at least three shooting incidents overnight. Alton Goshen, 20, and Karis Hampton, 33, were arrested about 4:30 or 5 a.m., according to Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere. A short chase preceded their arrest, Carpentiere said, but he didn’t have details about it. Goshen Read More…

Lorain superintendent worries some in new district

Two of the nine school board members in the DeKalb County Schools in Georgia have expressed concerns about the selection of Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson to lead their 100,000-student district. In open letters to the community published on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Get Schooled blog, Don McChesney and Nancy Jester said they were concerned about Read More…

Police log for Aug. 16, 2011

Elyria police Sunday, Aug. 14 11:01 a.m. – 100 block Woodridge Drive, two rings, worth about $1,500 each, reported stolen from an 81-year-old woman. 12:46 p.m. – 600 block Delaware Ave., 47-year-old woman reported that someone stole a roll of chain link fence and 8 aluminum fence posts, valued at about $200, from her backyard. Read More…

South Lorain post office to close Sept. 9

LORAIN — The South Lorain post office will close after Sept. 9. All services will move to the facility at 3190 Colorado Ave, which will include retail and 24-hour P.O. boxes, beginning Sept. 10. The shuttering of the East 28th Street building has been a long time coming due to budget cuts resulting from declining Read More…

Fire damages central Lorain home

Firefighters were on the scene at 2504 Reid Ave. this morning.

LORAIN — A fire pretty much completely damaged a home at West 25th Street and Reid Avenue this morning, according to Fire Capt. Jeffrey Fenn. The home, a pink house on the southwest corner of the intersection at 2504 Reid, had damage to the entire structure. The fire was reported about 7:20 a.m. No one Read More…

CT reporter goes on patrol with Lorain police

Police Officer Christopher Colon frisks a suspect during a drug-related traffic stop on West 20th Street about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Seated is William Malone, who police said was carrying a small amount of crack cocaine. (CT photo by Evan Goodenow.)

With hot weather, more people outside and students out of school, July and August are traditionally the busiest months for the Lorain Police Department. Overnight shifts on the weekend are often the busiest time. To give readers a better idea how police cope during busy shifts, reporter Evan Goodenow spent about eight hours riding along Read More…

Center deals with side-effect of offering help — loiterers

LORAIN — Sitting outside the Lorain Family Center on a recent afternoon, city resident Jose Contreras said the center has been a home away from home for him, providing daily meals and produce he can take home. “Without it, I’d really be messed up,” Contreras said. “It’s been a rollercoaster ride since I got out Read More…