July 25, 2014

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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…

Lorain Schools officials hope realignment will improve academics, attendance, reduce voucher eligibility

LORAIN — The main goal of a proposed Lorain Schools realignment is to improve academics, but it could also increase attendance. Voucher eligibility for parochial and private schools is tied to each school’s state performance rating. “Depending on how the realignment works, the school’s overall rating may improve so much that it would no longer Read More…

Lorain blotter: Boyfriend charged with domestic violence after fight over pictures on phone

Lorain Police

Lorain police 2:11 a.m. March 8 — 3000 block G St., Andre Henry, 30, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Henry’s girlfriend, who police said had bruises and scrapes on her right arm and a bruise around her right eye, said they argued after she found nude pictures of women on his phone. Read More…

Lorain track coach Donovan Wilson ailing, needs kidney transplant

Donovan Wilson

Donovan Wilson’s track teams have faced many uphill battles. None compares to what the 44-year-old Wilson faces as he fights stage 5 kidney disease. The Lorain High School girls track and Longfellow Middle School boys basketball coach was diagnosed in the last week of 2013 after tests and surgery at Fairview Hospital. “I was getting Read More…