Boy on skateboard reportedly robbed
ELYRIA — A 17-year-old boy was skateboarding Wednesday on Oberlin Road when he said he was knocked out and robbed, according to a police report.
The boy told police he was skateboarding home in front of apartments at 310 Oberlin Road when he was hit in the head around 7:45 p.m. He said he blacked out, and when he woke up, he realized his skateboard — a red, yellow and green skateboard with Cheech and Chong on it — and his black diamond insignia baseball hat and “Obama” Samsung cell phone were missing.
The boy told police he did not see anyone near him at the time of the assault, but his earring was missing and his ear was bleeding after the incident. He said the earring must have been ripped out or lost.
Police advised the boy to notify police if any of his items are found and to visit the hospital.
LCCAA sponsoring USDA food program
The Lorain County Community Action Agency is sponsoring the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care food program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin sex, age or disability and will be served at no separate charge.
Participating sites include: Hamilton Heart Start, 1215 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH 44035; Hopkins Locke Heart Start, 1050 Reid Ave., Lorain, OH 44052; Oberlin Heart Start, 12078 Leavitt Road, Oberlin, OH 44074.
Application forms are available from the schools and other locations that participate in the food program. The eligibility guidelines — based on income and family size — are:
• Parents plus one member: $14,521 for free meals, $20,665 for reduced.
• Parents plus two members: $19,669 for free, or $27,991 for reduced.
• Parents plus three members: $24,617 for free, or $35,317 for reduced.
• Parents plus four members: $29,965 for free, or $43,643 for reduced.
• Parents plus five members: $35,113 for free or $49,969 for reduced.
• Parents plus six members: $40,261 for free, or $57,295 for reduced.
• Parents plus seven members: $45,409 for free, or $64,621 for reduced.
• Parents plus eight members: $60,557 for free, or $71,947 for reduced.
For each additional member, add $5,148 to be eligible for free, or $7,326 to be eligible for reduced-price meals.
Reverse raffle today for Midview baseball
There will be a reverse raffle for the Midview High School Baseball Diamond Club 6 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria. Tickets cost $50 and include steak dinner, beer, pop, dessert and salad. There will be a chance to win $1,500, sideboards, 50/50 and 43-inch TV, and auctions. Call (216) 408-0525 for tickets.
Ghost hunters returning to Palace
LORAIN — Those looking for a scare this Halloween can attend a guided ghost hunting tour at the Lorain Palace Theatre tonight.
The Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits will return to the theater to lead the tours. The ghost-hunting team searched for ghosts at the Lorain Palace and the Eagle’s Nest next door Oct. 5.
Karlo Zuzic, a member of the ghost-hunting group, said he has evidence that both buildings are haunted.
He said the group captured a “ghostly image” in a thermal imaging video. He also provided a video in which a “ghost” turns a flashlight on with no one around it.
Tickets to join the group’s hunt tonight can be purchased from the theater for $5. A limited number of spaces are available each hour, according to the Lorain Palace’s Facebook page.
Tours will be each hour, 8 p.m. to midnight.
The Palace will also host the Amazing Kreskin, a mentalist who has been featured on the “Tonight Show” and the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $15 each.
All events will be during Lorain’s Zombie Walk, which starts downtown at 6 p.m.