October 24, 2014

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Lorain police get $625,000 grant

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LORAIN — More than half a million dollars given as a grant to Lorain police this month mean more officers, security and possibly more detectives for the department, Lorain police Chief Cel Rivera said. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded $625,000 to the Lorain Police Department to hire five officers. The money will Read More…

Couple arrested after noise complaint turns violent

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LORAIN — A simple noise complaint turned into a full-fledged fight Saturday evening when a woman slammed a door on a police officer’s arm and then punched him in the face, a police report said. Ann Neely, 44, of the 600 block of West 17th Street, was charged with assault on a police officer, disturbing Read More…

UPDATED: Suspect caught in Circle K, gift shop robberies

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ELYRIA — One suspect was charged in the robbery of two Elyria businesses Monday. A second suspect was charged in one of the robberies. Phillip Boschetti Jr., 20, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery for allegedly robbing both a Circle K and a gift shop Monday. Branden Taucher, 23, was charged with aggravated Read More…

Man charged with breaking and entering at Lorain auto shop

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LORAIN – A man who tried to break into an auto shop and ran from a security guard early Sunday said he was just looking for a place to sleep. Willie Williams, 28, of Lorain, was charged with breaking and entering after he tried to break into Certified Auto Sales, 1430 E. 28th St. Police arrived Read More…

Elyria police investigating armed robbery at Circle K

ELYRIA – A man with a gun and a mask who robbed a Circle K early Monday fled the scene when someone banged on the window of the store, according to police. At about 4:45 a.m. Monday, a clerk at Circle K on 402 E. Broad St. told police he was looking at a newspaper Read More…

Ohio among worst in nation for infant mortality

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A presentation on infant mortality rates Saturday made one unsettling point clear. “(Ohio is) the worst state in the country for a black baby to be born,” Dr. Arthur James said, addressing visitors to Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Elyria. James and other experts, including a representative from Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office, convened to Read More…

DEA ending prescription drug turn-in program, but Lorain County will continue it

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After only a few years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is ending its program to collect prescription drug pills from citizens. But Lorain County plans to keep going strong. On Saturday, the Lorain County Drug Task Force collected 1,735 pounds of prescription drugs and unused needles from drop boxes around the county. The collection — Read More…

Wellington mayor doesn’t promote interim police chief

WELLINGTON — In a decision that surprised some Wellington Village Council members Thursday evening, Wellington Mayor Barbara O’Keefe decided not to appoint interim Police Chief Michael Barrett to the permanent position. Barrett was one of two candidates being considered out of 12 initial applications for the position, the other being Detective Donald Barker of the Read More…

Suspect sought for robbing Elyria bar

ELYRIA – Police are looking for a man who they say entered an Elyria bar, pulled out a handgun and stole money from the bartender early Thursday. The 28-year-old bartender said she was working at Settle Inn, 703 Lake Ave., around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man came into the bar. She told police he Read More…

Oberlin College gets technology grant

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OBERLIN — Equipped with a nearly half-million-dollar grant, Oberlin College science professors are on the hunt for an updated “super computer” that will allow them to study everything from plant DNA to black holes. In late August, the college received a grant worth more than $486,000 from the National Science Foundation to purchase a supercomputer Read More…