September 2, 2014

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Man who escaped, robbed bank gets 4 years

Bryan Long, who escaped from a correctional facility and robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch in Elyria, appears in court Monday. (CT photo by Brad Dicken.)

ELYRIA — A Columbia Station man who escaped from the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility and robbed a bank before fleeing into the Black River was sentenced Monday to four years and nine months in prison. Bryan Long, 26, apologized for his actions and said he still needs to address his drug problem before Lorain Read More…

Prison officials worried by high drug use, but Grafton prisons buck trend

COLUMBUS — Ohio prison officials are concerned with the relatively high percentage of inmates who tested positive for drugs last year, a newspaper reported Monday. Annual drug testing in October by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction found 3.32 percent testing positive. Most had used marijuana, but there were also positive results for opiates, Read More…

Lorain, feds reach deal over demolition lawsuit

LORAIN — A $235,000 settlement has been reached between Lorain and federal officials over no-bid demolition contracts awarded by the city. City Council members approved the settlement Monday night. Negotiations, which Law Director Pat Riley called, “long, protracted and difficult” began in April and concluded last month. The settlement involved 11 demolition contracts, valued at Read More…

Police log for Jan. 8, 2013

Elyria police Saturday, Jan. 5 2:56 p.m. — 4900 block Midway Mall, Jerry Hoagland, 27, Elyria, charged with theft for the shoplifting of a $70 bottle of cologne from Sears Department Store. 5:30 p.m. — 600 block Wood St., 22-year-old man left his house about 3 p.m. and came back two hours later to discover Read More…

Paul F. Jack” Boss

Paul F. Jack” Boss, 84, of New London, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at Brethren Care Nursing Home, Ashland. He was born August 17, 1928 in West Liberty, Ohio, a son of the late Paul E. and Irene F. (Keenan) Boss. Paul lived in Rochester from 1948 until he moved to New London in 1988. Read More…

Florean Hiscox

Florean Hiscox, 92, of New London, formally of Oberlin, died at the Nursing Center at Firelands in New London, after a short illness. Arrangements will be announced at a later date by the Cowling Funeral Home Inc. of Oberlin.

Ronald Leroy Hildebrandt

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Ronald Leroy Hildebrandt, 80, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully at Hospice House of North Central Ohio in Ashland on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Ronald was born January 28, 1931, in Elyria, the son of Ray and Louise (Oates) Hildebrandt. Ronald, a lifelong resident of LaGrange and was married to Evelyn (McClelland) for 59 years. Ronald Read More…

David F. Mason

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David F. Mason, 63, resident of Eastlake, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 after a sudden illness. He was born April 14, 1949 in Elyria. David graduated from EHS in 1967 and drafted into the U.S. Army and enlisted into the U.S. Marines, serving in Vietnam. He retired from Fisher Body in Elyria and was Read More…

Joseph “TJ” Mitchell

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Joseph “TJ” Mitchell, 62, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Elyria and a graduate of Elyria High School, he was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Mitchell enjoyed basketball and walking. He will be sadly missed by his brothers, Roy Read More…

Beulah Lee Rhodes

Beulah Lee Rhodes, 88, of Emeritus at Marietta, formerly of Williamstown, died Friday, January 4, 2013 at Harmar Place Rehabilitation Center in Marietta. She was born October 17, 1924 in Spencer, West Virginia, daughter of the late Harold and Maggie Karickhoff. She and her husband, Charles were faithful church workers for many years. She coordinated Read More…