September 2, 2014

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Bill seeks to name post office for Gillmor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Wednesday introduced legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Tiffin, after late-U.S. Rep. Paul E. Gillmor of Ohio’s 5th District.

Not far from his hometown of Old Fort, Tiffin was chosen in concurrence with the wishes of his wife, Karen Gillmor.

Gillmor, 68, was found dead in his Washington apartment on Sept. 5.

The Republican had spent nearly 20 years in Congress.

Lorain man is jailed after alleged chase

LORAIN — A 63-year-old man is in the county jail after police say he chased his girlfriend late Tuesday in the parking lot of Super Kmart on Leavitt Road.

According to a Lorain police report, Rosa Olan, 57, told officers that she had an argument with her live-in boyfriend, Juan Munoz, and fled her Boxwood Drive residence in fear of her life, the report said.

As she drove away, Munoz threatened Olan with a baseball bat and acted like he was going to break her windows, according to the police report. He also said he would shoot at her sister’s house if Olan left him and threatened to kill Olan if he ever had to go to jail, the report said.

Munoz chased Olan in his car and tailed her as she drove around the store parking lot, the report said.

He was charged with domestic violence and taken to the county jail.

Elyria man faces jail for beating grandma

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who beat his grandmother during a robbery last June pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder, felonious assault and aggravated burglary.

Shawn Bowens, 27, will face up to 76 years in prison for that and two unrelated cases he also pleaded guilty to, but his attorney, Kenneth Lieux, said county Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery indicated that he plans to send Bowens to prison for 15 years.

Bowens initially told police that he was at a neighbor’s house when his then-75-year-old grandmother was attacked in her West River Road home and beaten severely enough that she required facial reconstruction surgery.

Police connected Bowens to the attack in part by using blood evidence.

Bowens also pleaded guilty to kidnapping, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and robbery in connection with the other two cases.

Ex-councilman has new court date

ELYRIA — Former Elyria Councilman Joseph Monteleone will be back in front of a judge later this month.
According to court documents filed Wednesday, Monteleone, convicted earlier this year of asking underage girls to have sex and fondling them at the pizza parlor he runs, has failed to live up to the conditions of his probation.

County Prosecutor Dennis Will said he did not know what Monteleone had done to violate the conditions of his probation — which included an order requiring him to pay either a $9,000 fine or make a $7,500 donation to the domestic violence shelter Genesis House.

Prosecutors had urged that Monteleone, who resigned his 1st Ward Council seat after his conviction, serve prison time, but county

Common Pleas Judge James Burge said at the time that Monteleone did not need to go to prison to be punished.