June 27, 2016

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Lorain man charged with threatening women with gun

LORAIN — A Lorain man is facing charges for allegedly threatening two women with a gun last Saturday. Police were called to West 22nd Street about 10:30 p.m. after a man police later identified as Tyreece Taylor confronted the women as they were leaving the parking lot at Hometown Market. Alycia and Alyah Geiger told Read More…

Lorain apartment building catches fire

LORAIN — Fire crews fought an apartment fire Thursday evening in South Lorain. The fire occurred at 2158 E. 28th St., and firefighters responded to the area shortly before 10 p.m. About 10:40 p.m., a firefighter said the fire had been extinguished, it appeared as if everyone was OK, and it was too soon to Read More…

Lorain OKs grant money for splash pad upgrades

LORAIN — It’s looking like a dry summer for the city’s pools, but that’s going to change by 2017. Lorain’s Board of Control approved more than $45,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money to replace Central Park’s broken pool with a modern splash pad. “We’re really excited about all of it because our parks Read More…

Pair arrested after Lorain bank robbery

Two suspects have been arrested after a bank robbery Tuesday in Lorain. Police said Craig Kunch, 50, of Lorain, entered the Chase Bank at 2232 Fairless Drive at 3:43 p.m. and passed a note to a teller saying he was armed and demanding money. “Someone noticed that the man was acting strange and that the Read More…

Burglars hit a second Lorain jewelry store

LORAIN – A downtown jewelry store was burglarized Sunday, the second on Broadway in less than a month. Police Lt. Ed Super said five suspects who remain unidentified drove a van into the side of Marzavas and Son Swiss-American Jewelers at 800 Broadway. “By running the van into the side of the building, they smashed Read More…

Lorain firefighters on edge awaiting word on grant

LORAIN — Jon Crum’s life is going to change July 1. His wife is expecting the couple’s third child, adding to their family of two daughters. He also could lose his job with the Lorain Fire Department. “I’m hopeful the department gets some money to fix this,” he said. “That’s the only way 23 of Read More…

Lorain to tighten enforcement of fire codes

LORAIN — The Lorain Fire Department has increased enforcement of rules requiring commercial businesses to apply for annual operating permits as part of an effort to more fairly enforce the city’s fire code. Assistant Fire Chief Matt Homolya said when he took over the department’s Fire Prevention Bureau in August he found that the permit Read More…

23 Lorain firefighters to get layoff letters this week

LORAIN — Twenty-three firefighters will be getting layoff letters this week. “The letters are going out this week, but the actual layoff wouldn’t take place until July 1,” president of the Local 267 firefighters union Ken Shawver said. “We’ll know about any grant money by then.” In light of the city’s $3.6 million budget fallout, Read More…

Long-time county Clerk of Courts Ron Nabakowski dies at 74

AMHERST — Former Lorain County Clerk of Courts Ron Nabakowski died Friday at the age of 74. Lorain City Councilman Joe Koziura, D-at large, said his best friend had been in failing health for the past few months due to Lou Gehrig’s disease, a degenerative condition that had placed Nabakowski in a wheelchair years ago. Read More…

Man sought after Beech Avenue incident

LORAIN – Police arrested a Lorain man Thursday after he interfered with their attempts to arrest another man on a warrant at a Beech Avenue residence. Montell Johnson, 37, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business and having weapons under disability. Lorain Police Capt. Roger Watkins said police saw Christopher Chapman who Read More…