February 9, 2016

Elyria
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Driver indicted in Lorain hit-and-run

Damion Cheers

ELYRIA — A Lorain man accused of killing a pedestrian in an October hit-and-run crash has been indicted. Damion Cheers, 25, is charged with a felony count of failure to stop after an accident and a misdemeanor charge of driving under suspension in the indictment handed down by a Lorain County grand jury Wednesday. Lorain Read More…

Lorain council considers cutting its own benefits

LORAIN — In a 7-4 vote, City Council’s ordinance to establish compensation, benefits and terms of employment for all elected officials of the city was recommended for a second reading. The purpose of the ordinance is to eliminate insurance benefits for Council members and the Council president, which would save the city $108,000 per year Read More…

Lorain police investigating 18-month-old’s death

Summer Shalodi

LORAIN — A Lorain woman has been charged with endangering children and tampering with evidence after an 18-month-old child died while in her care Dec. 13. Summer Shalodi, 30, called police to her home about 6:30 a.m. and told officers she became concerned about the child, Nadia Nicole Gibbons, around 5:30 a.m. When police arrived Read More…

Lorain police investigating toddler’s death

LORAIN—Lorain police are investigating the suspicious death of an 18-month-old child on Dec. 13. Police say Summer Shalodi, 30, has been charged with endangering children and tampering with evidence, and that additional charges could be filed. Shalodi called police to her home on the 400 block of Driftwood Dr., saying that a toddler she was Read More…

Kids get chance to ‘Shop With a Cop’ at Lorain Wal-Mart

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LORAIN — Kids whose only interactions with police have been the times 911 has been called to their homes saw police in a different light Saturday during the annual Shop with a Cop event. School buses carrying 75 children, mostly from Lorain, pulled into the Wal-Mart on Leavitt Road accompanied by police and volunteers who Read More…

Country Jam coming to Black River Landing in Lorain

LORAIN — The Country Jam is coming to Black River Landing in August, bolstering the list of concert promoters that have sought out the riverfront venue in recent months for summer festivals. The festival, now in its 25th year featuring popular country music artists, will kick off on Aug. 6 with The Band Perry as Read More…

Lorain police find van reported stolen in lake

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LORAIN — Lorain police pulled a reportedly stolen delivery van from Lake Erie on Tuesday morning. The van was found submerged in the water just past the pier near Hot Waters Marina. Police were called at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday after a man came down to the pier and saw the roof of the white van Read More…

Anonymous donor pays layaway at Lorain Wal-Mart

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LORAIN — An anonymous donor paid off layaway items at Wal-Mart providing early Christmas blessings to numerous customers. The store’s layaway lines were long Tuesday evening and a store associate said droves of people had been coming in to pick up layaway items after the store made calls telling customers that bills were paid. A Read More…

Survivors hope to break heroin’s grip

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LORAIN — The roar of the motorcycle procession nearing Veterans Memorial Park Sunday afternoon elicited a cheer from the attendees during the second annual Lorain Community Task Force Remembrance Ceremony. Moments later, nearly 25 motorcyclists walked the path leading to a Christmas tree, carrying toys for the children who have lost loved ones from heroin. Read More…

Ritenauer outspent the rest

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer was the big spender in the November election, according to campaign finance reports that were due at the Lorain County Board of Elections on Friday. In total, Ritenauer spent $45,029 on his winning campaign, his campaign finance reports filed Friday and before the election showed. It was more Read More…