April 20, 2014

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UPDATED: Authorities investigating death at Republic Steel

A Lorain fire truck sits at Pearl and 28th Street. Personnel were called to the plant Friday morning. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Update, 2:50 p.m.: LORAIN – Authorities are investigating the death of a Republic Steel employee who was killed in a late-morning accident Friday in the plant’s train yard. The Lorain County Coroner’s Office dispatched personnel to the plant, but sources with the coroner’s office declined to say whether Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans went to the scene Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain Schools end lawsuit over high school construction

Correction: The Lorain Board of Education never rescinded the Project Labor Agreement that the lawsuit was over by vote. Rather, it was withdrawn via letter from Anthony Giardini, school board attorney, to the North Central Ohio Building and Construction Council. LORAIN — The $74 million Lorain High School construction project is back on track. Board of Read More…

Head of Lorain water plant resigns

Dan McGannon

LORAIN — Dan McGannon, credited with upgrading the water purification plant’s equipment and staff professionalism, is quitting. McGannon didn’t return calls Tuesday night, but said in his Tuesday resignation letter to Safety/Service Director Robert Fowler that he was proud to have worked in Lorain. “I have learned a lot about managing a large number of Read More…

Lorain blotter: Woman alleges ex-boyfriend stalking, threatening her

Lorain police Friday, Feb. 7 5:53 p.m. — Lorain Police Department, 100 W. Erie Ave., Donald Waltemeyer, 37, no address listed, charged with domestic violence, but not arrested. Waltmeyer’s ex-girlfriend said he has been stalking her around the country and on Feb. 3 shoved her into a wall on Washington Avenue and struck her on Read More…

Lorain sees smaller 2014 budget

LORAIN — A nearly $30.2 million proposed budget was unveiled to City Council Finance and Claims Committee members Monday. The budget is $976,420 less than the 2013 budget. The reduction is primarily due to $891,518 less due to the abolishment of Ohio’s estate and inheritance taxes, according to Auditor Ron Mantini. “Overall, it’s going to be Read More…

Man charged after allegedly beating girlfriend

Moon

LORAIN — A Lorain man is accused of beating his girlfriend. Pamela Albes said Eito Moon accused her of talking to several men while they were in Elyria and repeatedly hit her as they drove home early Saturday, according to a police report. When they arrived at their home in the 900 block of West Read More…

Elyria, Lorain blotter: Teen charged with underage consumption at vacant house

Elyria police Friday, Feb. 7 3 p.m. — 18 West Ave., the owner of a contracting company filed a report at the Elyria Police Department about the theft of $2,400 in power tools from his work trailer in October. The man said he was working in the Sommers Mobile Home Park at the time. 5:41 Read More…

Lorain High construction resolution due this week

LORAIN — Resolution of a Lorain High School construction lawsuit is expected this week, which Lorain Schools officials hope will allow the $74 million school to open on time. The school, at 2600 Ashland Ave., is supposed to open in August 2016 for the start of the 2016-17 school year. The lawsuit delayed bid advertising, Read More…

Man awakens to find himself bound

LORAIN — A city man told police he woke up at his house Tuesday morning with his feet tied together and $200 and a pack of cigarettes missing from his pockets. Police arrived at 54-year-old Larry Edwards’ house on the 600 block of West 13th Street about 8 a.m. Tuesday to find clothing tossed around Read More…

Elyria, Lorain running low on salt

Crews plow Route 2 on Saturday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Elyria and Lorain are experiencing road salt shortages. Lorain plow trucks salting of secondary and side streets will be kept to “an absolute minimum” due to the shortage, according to a Monday news release from Mayor Chase Ritenauer. Lorain expected to use 5,500 tons this winter but has used about 6,600 tons so far, Ritenauer Read More…