November 26, 2015


Fired Lorain garage superintendent faces domestic violence charge

Bob Evans

LORAIN — Bob Evans, the fired Lorain garage superintendent who is appealing his termination, was arrested and charged with domestic violence about 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Evans is accused of choking the 15-year-old son of his wife, who he is divorcing. Heather Evans said her husband and the boy argued outside their home in the 1300 Read More…

Lorain man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend

James Hennesse

LORAIN — A Lorain man is accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint earlier this month. Tonya Tomecko said she and her new boyfriend, Jonathan Joseph, were sleeping in the bedroom of her home at 2224 Lorain Drive about 4 a.m. Oct. 4, according to police Officer Jesse Perkins’ police report. Tomecko’s 8-year-old son was Read More…

Protesters march outside Planned Parenthood in Lorain

Anti-abortion marchers demonstrate Saturday on West Ninth Street in Lorain in front of the Planned Parenthood office.

LORAIN – Dan Kaighin spoke quietly and calmly, but his words were definite and strong. “Many here would die for this issue,” Kaighin said of the 46 people who turned out for Saturday’s Right to Life rally in front of the Planned Parenthood offices on West Ninth Street in downtown Lorain. One of the messages Saturday’s Read More…

Another brick from the halls: Lorain councilman answers requests for pieces of St. Joe’s

Lorain Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, shows a few of the bricks he's collected from the demolition of St. Joseph Hospital. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Councilman Dennis Flores donned a hard hat and carted out bricks from the demolition site of a portion of the St. Joseph Community Center on Friday. After the first ceremonial bricks were given to Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer and Flores, D-2nd Ward, when the demolition started Wednesday, Flores said residents and former residents Read More…

Demolition of St. Joe’s begins


LORAIN — Before his son had to go to Horizon Science Academy, Richie Davila took him to see the demolition of the old St. Joseph Hospital. Davila, who works across from the hospital on Broadway at Advance Auto Parts, brought his son, Richard II, to see workers start demolishing the building — parts of which Read More…

Fire marshal: Motel’s fines exceed $500K

Bakul Shah

LORAIN — The state fire marshal has some major reservations about the quality of the Lake Motel. The owner of the motel, which Lorain officials want demolished, has amassed more than $500,000 in fines from the marshal’s office. Since May 6, 2014, the motel at 3917 W. Erie Ave. has been fined $1,000 daily for Read More…

Demolition starts at St. Joe’s


LORAIN — Around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, construction equipment rumbled to life on the Broadway side of the former St. Joseph Hospital. A worker sprayed the windows and walls to keep dust down, and the excavator tore into the building. After nearly 100 years, the building at 20th and Broadway was coming down. The building is emptying out — the hospital relocated Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain VA clinic to move temporarily to former Community New Life Hospice in Sheffield


SHEFFIELD — The Lorain Veterans Affairs Clinic will move from the St. Joseph Community Center in Lorain to a temporary location along Abbe Road and Hoag Drive. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs signed a lease agreement with the Carnegie Management and Development Corp. on Thursday to move to 5225 Abbe Road, a building that Read More…

TIMELINE: St. Joseph Hospital history

Building D of the St. Joseph Community Center, formerly St. Joseph Hospital, is scheduled to be demolished today. The hospital had a long history in Lorain. 1892: St. Joe’s, then a house, founded to treat children who required immediate surgery. The nearest hospital was then in Cleveland. 1916: Main section of hospital on Broadway completed. Read More…

Time capsule’s opening marks beginning of the end of part of St. Joe’s (VIDEO)


LORAIN — The times they are a-changing? In 1907, Wall Street bankers’ risky dealings threatened to crash the economy, the Chicago Cubs made the World Series and the members of the Sister of the Humility of Mary order placed a time capsule inside a block for an addition to St. Joseph’s Hospital. The capsule — a Read More…