May 7, 2015


VIDEO: Lorain auditor charged with drunken driving, reckless operation

Ronald Mantini

Lorain City Auditor Ronald Mantini was charged with drunken driving and reckless operation Thursday night. Mantini said Friday he was speeding and had too much to drink when he was stopped at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday on Oberlin Avenue at the Westwood Drive intersection. According to the police report, Mantini underwent a Breathalyzer test that registered Read More…

VIDEO: Keystone athletes sign letters of intent

Keystone seniors Carleigh Herrington, Eastern Michigan, softball; Nicole Neri. Concord, softball; Emily Cornish, Cedarville, softball; and Tyler Gullett, Toledo, baseball; signed letters of intent Thursday. SHAUN BENNETT/CHRONICLE

Four Keystone seniors signed letters of intent Thursday to play college athletics. Keystone’s Tyler Gullett signs to play Division I baseball at Toledo. Carleigh Herrington signs to play Division I softball at Eastern Michigan. Emily Cornish and Nicole Neri signed to play Division II softball at Cedarville and Concord University, respectively.  

Watch: Lorain electric tower topples


Lorain officials are hoping the demolition will create an even larger rumble – the rumble of development – once all of the towers, 24 in all, are removed through the next year, opening up the city’s river and lake front.  

Participants in feline fair display purr-fect poise in judging

Cat Judging

WELLINGTON — Livestock isn’t the only thing being judged at the Lorain County Fair – cats are, too. “The hardest part was getting the cat to hold still,” said 12-year-old Liberty Jordan from Huntington Township about her cat, Princessa. “She wanted to go play with the bunnies.” Along with Princessa, nine cats competed Tuesday for Read More…

Judge orders man not to have more children until he can support the ones he has

ELYRIA — Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther ordered a defendant in a criminal nonsupport case not to have any more children until he can prove he can financially support the ones he already has. Walther handed down the order to Asim Taylor during a sentencing hearing today. Taylor pleaded guilty last year to charges Read More…

Video of Lorain councilman’s arrest shows him staggering

Dennis Flores

LORAIN — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores nearly fell to the ground while taking a field sobriety test just before he was arrested on charges of DUI, failure to control and driving under suspension Wednesday night, according to a video of the incident recorded by a police cruiser dash cam. The video shows Lorain police Read More…

Police release video of Lorain councilman’s DUI arrest

City Councilman Dennis Flores is in trouble with the law again after he was arrested Wednesday night for driving under suspension and under the influence, a police spokesman said.