June 25, 2016

Elyria
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13 indicted on drug charges from March raid in Lorain, Elyria

ELYRIA — Indictments have been handed down against 13 people caught up in a series of raids by Elyria and Lorain police officers in March. Police seized more than $320,000 in drugs while conducting five separate search warrants in the two cities. At the time, officers said they found 435 grams of heroin, 1,020 grams Read More…

Babysitter accused in toddler’s death faces additional charges

ELYRIA — A Lorain babysitter accused of killing an 18-month-old girl she was watching has been indicted on additional charges of involuntary manslaughter and corrupting another with drugs. Summer Shalodi, 30, already is facing murder, involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, corrupting another with drugs and tampering with evidence in connect with Nadia Nicole Gibbons’ Dec. 13 Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent

The latest annual population statistics were released by the Census Bureau today at midnight and the figures show Lorain County growing slightly. According to the statistics, which compare 2015 populations to 2010 Census figures, the county experienced a 1.3 percent population increase. North Ridgeville and Avon, which continue to experience residential and commercial growth, saw Read More…

Former Lorain law director charged with drug possession

LORAIN — Former Lorain Law Director Mark Provenza, who resigned his city post in 2009 while serving a jail sentence for crashing his van into a Lakewood home while intoxicated, is now facing a new round of criminal charges. Lorain police cited Provenza, 60, with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension Read More…

Shuttle set up to transport pedestrians across closed Henderson Bridge

LORAIN — The Lorain County Community Action Agency has found a solution to the closed pedestrian path on the Henderson Memorial Bridge. Beginning 6 a.m. Thursday, the organization will run an eight-passenger van across the bridge every 15 minutes for those who usually use the bridge to get to and from employment until 8 p.m. Read More…

Parade restrictions questioned at Lorain council meeting

LORAIN — Councilman Dennis Flores has been tasked with finding common ground between the city’s parade committees and residents who want to participate. At a regular Council meeting Monday night, Flores, D-2nd Ward, was appointed to be a liaison because participants feel the restrictions set forth by the Memorial Day and Lorain International Festival parades Read More…

A deal might be in the works for Lorain’s Broadway Building

LORAIN — The Broadway Building is either being redeveloped or it’s coming down. In a correspondence with City Council, Mayor Chase Ritenauer gave an update on the building, which has been cited by the city’s building department and is set to appear in court May 25. “Aside from the court date, a deal is pending Read More…

Siblings reunited after 38 years apart

LORAIN — The last time before Saturday that Tammy Russo saw her brother, Greg Velez, it was 1978. Russo, 53, said her mother had nine children with her father. Russo’s mother and father divorced and she gave birth to Velez. In 1978 Russo and Velez’s mother died and Velez’s father, without explanation, took Velez to Read More…

7 arrested in Lorain drug raids

LORAIN — Seven people were arrested Thursday on drug charges after three homes were raided by the Lorain Police Narcotics Bureau. Detective Matt Bonkoski had gathered information about the first residence at 1500 W. 44th Street, which police said was a suspected drug house. When police entered the home, Jermaine and Aaron Ross were found Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/13/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. The wait continues. The Cavs are either going Read More…