April 24, 2014

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Lorain school realignment likely postponed

LORAIN — School realignment, tentatively set to begin in August, will likely be postponed a year, Superintendent Tom Tucker told the Lorain Academic Distress Commission Monday. “We feel we need to do a lot more education next year,” Tucker said. “Spend more time explaining it and getting out there and working with (parents).” Tucker’s plan Read More…

Too many extension cords in bedroom blamed for Lorain fire

LORAIN — Overloaded extension cords are blamed for a fire called in at 12:24 a.m. Sunday at 2805 W. 40th St. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls said firefighters needed about eight minutes to contain the small fire that ignited in a bedroom in the one-floor, single-family wood-frame home. Burls said homeowner Terry Brestovansky told firefighters after Read More…

Restarting furnace sparks fire at Lorain apartment complex

LORAIN — A fire called in at 9:43 p.m. Sunday in the utility room of an apartment complex at 3190 Fulton Road caused minor damage. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls said after a previous fire, gas had been shut off to the furnace and clothes dryer. In restarting the furnace, a gas valve to the Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man tells police he was ‘jumped’ because he’s gay

Lorain Police

Lorain police 9:27 p.m. March 28 — 1400 block Cooper Foster Park Road, a highly intoxicated man told police he “got jumped” by a group of unknown people while walking in Lorain because he is gay. Police said the man had no visible injuries, although he complained that the left side of his face was Read More…

Man injured in fight at Lorain bar

LORAIN — A fight started at a bar Tuesday after witnesses told police a man tried to pull his ex-girlfriend by her hair and other men intervened to stop him. About 1:30 a.m., police arrived at Dale’s Sports Bar, 3680 Pearl Ave., to investigate a fight. A man outside the bar who had bruises on Read More…

Lorain man returns home to find decapitated kitten

LORAIN – After an evening out with his family, a Lorain man returned home to a startling sight on Monday night – the family’s 6-week-old kitten lying decapitated on his son’s bedroom floor. Zachary Zgola, 28, said he returned to his house on the 1100 block of West 10th Street around 10:45 p.m. on Monday Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man says child hit his daughter

Lorain Police

Lorain police 5:22 p.m. March 18— 600 block W. 20th St., a man called police because he said another child had hit his daughter. Tuesday, March 18  8 a.m. — 4600 block Oberlin Ave., a woman said her wallet was stolen from her purse while she was at work. 10:16 p.m. — 500 block E. Read More…

Lorain Port Authority dedicates new Jet Express terminal

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LORAIN — Lorain Port Authority executive director Rick Novak is banking on more boating excursions and a new passenger terminal to boost ridership for Jet Express trips from Lorain. A 5,000-square-foot building just south of the Bascule Bridge was dedicated Tuesday as the new home for the Jet Express, which offers trips from Lorain to Read More…

Lorain City Council approves $31.6 million budget

LORAIN — City Council members on Monday unanimously approved a $31.6 million budget. The budget includes no raises or new positions, but some new hires may be made for unfilled positions. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said after the council meeting that while Lorain could use more Street Department workers and police — Lorain’s workforce has decreased Read More…

Lorain blotter: Woman reports she was attacked by three unknown girls

Lorain Police

Lorain police Saturday, March 15 2 a.m. — 1700 block E. 37th St., juvenile boy, no age listed, same address, cited for being an unruly child and turned over to his grandmother. Police said the boy cursed his 57-year-old grandmother who uses an air tank and threatened to spit on her. Police said a judicial Read More…