August 1, 2015

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Voter’s mother: Daughter didn’t live at address

ELYRIA — Ashley Marie Robinson told election officials that she lived at 2008 Oakdale Ave. in Lorain when she cast a provisional ballot in the May Democratic primary, but her mother testified Friday that wasn’t the case. “She comes and goes, but she hasn’t lived there,” Evelyn Vasquez told Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Read More…

BLOTTER: Aug. 1, 2015

Elyria police Wednesday, July 29 7:57 a.m. — 100 block Bath St., a woman said two bikes, a Cannondale racing bike and a Dyno Diamond bike, were taken from her front yard. 10:11 a.m. — Settle Inn, 703 Lake Ave., a man said he found a safe in a garbage bin behind the hotel. The Read More…

Write-in candidate cleared of charges a decade ago

ELYRIA — A criminal background check of the write-in candidate for Elyria mayor will turn up nothing if the search is done for Chalene Mudd, the name the Elyria resident used to file with the Lorain County Board of Elections. But more than 10 years ago, Mudd was legally named Chalene Jackson due to marriage Read More…

Man is found guilty of ramming stolen pickup into Westlake bar

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CLEVELAND — A man who crashed a stolen truck into a Westlake bar and injured 13 people was found guilty of numerous felonies Thursday. Brandon Pawlak, 26, of Cleveland, was found guilty on 13 counts of aggravated robbery, 13 counts of aggravated vehicular assault, one count of failure to comply, one count of breaking and Read More…

Vigil planned for dead Medina toddler

MEDINA — A group of Medina and Brunswick parents planned a vigil Sunday evening to remember the life of Ember Warfel, a 20-month-old girl who was discovered dead in her crib in an empty Medina apartment Wednesday morning. Ember’s father, 34-year-old Eric Warfel, is charged with abuse of a corpse, a fifth-degree felony, in the girl’s Read More…

Music therapy session organized by Leadership Lorain County class

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LORAIN — They say music is good for the soul and those words appeared to be backed up Friday as more than a dozen men and women danced, clapped and belted out songs Friday at the Gathering Hope House. The music therapy session for those recovering from varying forms of mental illnesses was brought to Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, July 31

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Netanyahu calls Israeli attack on Palestinians ‘terror’ Suspected Jewish extremists attack a Palestinian village in the West Bank and torch two homes, killing a toddler and critically wounding his 4-year-old brother and parents. 2. Cecil the lion’s Read More…

‘Hope Over Heroin’ event scheduled in Lorain for September

Addiction to heroin and other drugs isn’t going away anytime soon. Neither are the growing efforts by churches, social service agencies and others to combat and contain the devastating damage drugs continue to wreak on individuals and the communities in which they live. “This is an epidemic that spares no one regardless of economic status, Read More…

Fans teams with medium in attempt to reverse Cleveland sports ‘curse’

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Dave Grendzynski is a guy with a lot of company. A long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, the North Ridgeville resident has endured more losing seasons with the Browns, Indians and Cavs than he cares to count. Which is what inspired him to plan the ReverseTheCurseCLEVELAND rally 7 p.m. Aug. 13 on Mall C Read More…

Prison report: Dispute over fan led to pepper-spraying incident

GRAFTON — A former Lorain Correctional Institution guard facing an assault charge used pepper spray on an inmate who was upset about a fan blowing directly on his bunk and demanding to see one of the guard’s supervisors, according to reports on the Dec. 27 incident. Inmate Matthew Biddle wrote in a statement that he Read More…