April 30, 2016

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Church plans go to city next week

LORAIN — First Evangelical Lutheran Church will submit plans to the city next week for its new building, which is being designed with the past and future in mind. The congregation’s historic 90-year-old church was destroyed by an arsonist in August 2014, and since that time its 130 congregants have gathered elsewhere, mostly at General Read More…

Cleanup effort in Lorain’s Oakwood Park planned Saturday

LORAIN — Oakwood Park is going to be getting a spring cleanup. Councilman Angel Arroyo, D-6th Ward, and members of the Lorain Fire Department will volunteer their Saturday morning to clean up some of the debris and fallen trees from the area near the intersection of state Route 57 and East 31st Street. Arroyo said Read More…

Lorain City Hall projects likely put on hold because of budget crunch

LORAIN — Projects in City Hall probably will be halted as part of budget cuts from the Safety-Service Department. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said for the department to reach its $150,000 budget equalization required in the 2016 budget due to a $3.6 million deficit, furloughs won’t be enough. Ritenauer said since the Safety-Service Department and the Read More…

Lorain FOP wants city to reconsider tax credit

LORAIN — The Lorain Fraternal Order of Police wants the city to put the income tax credit reduction back on the table, the union president said in a letter to City Council and the mayor Wednesday. “City Council needs to immediately find ways to increase revenue,” FOP President Officer Kyle Gelenius said in the letter. Read More…

Lorain police charge alleged dealer with involuntary manslaughter after another fatal overdose

LORAIN — For the second time this month, Lorain police have arrested and charged a suspected drug dealer with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly giving painkillers to someone who later died from using the drugs. Russell “Red” Davis, 47, was taken into custody during a search of his Garden Avenue home on Wednesday. Lorain police Lt. Read More…

Republic says it’s following state guidelines in plant idling

LORAIN — Republic Steel is abiding by the Ohio EPA’s recommendations and policies during its temporary shutdown, the company said in a release Tuesday. “Prior to idling the plant, Republic contacted the Ohio EPA and met with its representatives to gain a full understanding of the company’s environmental responsibilities during the shutdown,” the release said. Read More…

Avon man arrested on drug charges after child abuse investigation

LORAIN — An Avon man has been arrested after his badly bruised son was taken to the hospital and it was discovered that the 8-month-old boy had marijuana in his system. Michael Garcia, 33, of Avon Road, Avon, was arrested and charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering children after his son was found Read More…

Lorain revolving loan program has $600,000 in write-offs

LORAIN — The city’s revolving loan program has given out $600,000 to businesses to spark growth and development. And, according to the director of Building, Planning and Housing’s report on the Lorain Development Corporation at a Federal Programs Committee meeting Monday night, the city hasn’t seen a penny in return. “I got an email from Read More…

Ohio EPA to tour Republic site to check for hazards

LORAIN — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will be investigating the idled Republic steel mill to make sure regulations are being followed, Councilman Greg Argenti said at a Monday meeting of the City Council’s Police and Fire Committee. “I did contact the Ohio EPA,” Argenti, I-4th Ward, said. “I was told they will have an investigative Read More…

Suspected dealer faces manslaughter charge in OD death

LORAIN — A suspected drug dealer is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge for allegedly selling the heroin that led to a fatal overdose earlier this month. Christopher Lindner, 52, is also charged with corrupting another with drugs in connection with the death of 53-year-old Charles Everett, according to a news release from Lorain police. Police Read More…