September 21, 2014

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Man sentenced for trying to bribe jail guard

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ELYRIA — Maurice Palmer was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for trying to bribe a Lorain County Jail guard to smuggle marijuana into the jail. Palmer’s sentence also encompasses two other unrelated drug cases. He pleaded guilty in all three cases earlier this month. Palmer, 24, was arrested in February after trying to Read More…

County restructures troubled Crime Lab

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  ELYRIA — Lorain County Crime Lab Director Emmanuel de Leon was hired permanently as part of a restructuring plan approved Wednesday by the county commissioners. De Leon, who has held the title for years, had been working on a series of short contracts since February after the county’s General Division judges closed down the Read More…

North Olmsted officer released from hospital

Jack Justice, an off-duty North Olmsted police officer critically injured in a March 1 crash on Station Road in Liverpool Township, was released this week from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a Metro nursing supervisor said Wednesday. The 43-year-old Justice, a Liverpool Township resident and 14-year officer, was struck north of Grafton Road. Police said Read More…

Leaders explain innovative Franklin Elementary preschool program

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ELYRIA — A preschool program housed in a public school and largely funded by a private foundation is a huge part of the New Beginnings initiative at Franklin Elementary School. Wednesday night, parents and potential young students were given a firsthand look at the new collaborative. Eager young eyes spied the surroundings of the elementary Read More…

Lorain man gets six years in drug bust

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ELYRIA — A Lorain man arrested in November as part of a countywide crackdown on heroin in the aftermath of a string of overdoses was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison. Richard Burroughs, 38, pleaded guilty to drug charges in March in a bench trial before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers. Burroughs Read More…

Lorain County Fair announces 2014 entertainment schedule

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This year’s Lorain County Fair will be a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. Country music singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett will open the 2014 fair Monday, Aug. 18, and classic rock group Foreigner will take the stage Tuesday, Aug. 19. Rhett got his start as a songwriter, penning “I Ain’t Ready to Quit” Read More…

Garfield Heights man charged with assaulting officer

LORAIN — A man who had a seizure, then regained consciousness and punched a police officer in the face earlier this month, was on the synthetic drug bath salts at the time, a police report said. Sonny Sykes, 28, of Garfield Heights, was charged with assaulting a police officer Tuesday after an incident April 11, Read More…

County to pay for housing, treatment of man diagnosed with TB

ELYRIA — The county is looking for ways to pay for the medical treatment of an Elyria man diagnosed with tuberculosis after learning that the homeless man has been living under a crawl space at a downtown bar, Pudge’s Place. County Administrator Jim Cordes said because those with tuberculosis must be closely monitored, the county Read More…

Charlotte M. Hamilton

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Charlotte M. Hamilton (nee Blaser), 99, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard; dear mother of Barbara Wamsley and Norma (Arnold) Lempke; cherished grandmother of Tabatha (Erik) Conti, Todd (Laurie) Wamsley, Trista (Donald) Grieder, Matthew (Jennifer) Benner, Melinda (Tom) Taormina and Mellany (Tim) Meno and great-grandmother of Read More…

George A. Mycek

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George A. Mycek, 88, of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, surrounded by his family, at the Laurels of New London. He was born August 1, 1925, in Suffren, New York, to the late George P. and Anna (nee Krajnak) Mycek. George served in the Merchant Marines for two years during the Second World Read More…