August 1, 2014

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Ohio Rx board to examine mistakes

  COLUMBUS — The state pharmacy board is investigating errors in medical prescriptions filed electronically by doctors. Incorrect drug names, doses and directions are appearing in Ohio pharmacists’ computer systems because of human error, software glitches or both. “Somewhere in there, we’re being told that things are getting messed up,” said William Winsley, the board’s Read More…

Columbus joins the big boys … sort of

COLUMBUS — To most Americans, the names Boston, Denver, Atlanta or Miami say “big city.” The name Columbus? Not so much. If people recognize the name of Ohio’s capital at all, they see it as a big college town where Ohio State sports are king, or a “cow town” where residents in a largely agriculture Read More…

Building inspector had sought state probe of subordinate

LORAIN — In September, suspended Chief Building Official Bill Desvari asked the state to consider revoking the license of one of his employees. This week, the state concluded the employee had done nothing wrong. Meanwhile, Desvari himself is being investigated by Lorain police and is suspended. Matt Mullins, a spokesman for the Ohio Board of Read More…

Cutts Jr. convicted

CANTON — The jury which convicted a former police officer in the murder of his pregnant lover must decide whether to recommend that he be executed for the death of their unborn child. Bobby Cutts Jr., 30, convicted Friday in a hushed courtroom, had testified that he accidentally killed Jessie Davis with an elbow blow Read More…

‘Jimmy Mill’ is headed to jail

ELYRIA — Jimmy Mill didn’t go free. Instead, the former Lorain firefighter will spend the next 10 months locked in either the county jail or at the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility, a county Common Pleas judge decided Friday. James Mielcarek — who is best known by the Mill moniker used in graffiti around Lorain Read More…

Avon school project may require land seizure

AVON — The school board is expected to OK legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for it to take the land it needs to build a new middle school from property owners unwilling to sell. Dale Smitek, school board president, said it is time to build a new school, and he’s prepared to use Read More…

Veterinarian chases down suspect

ELYRIA — A would-be thief was barking up the wrong tree, er, parking lot, when he apparently entered the car of an employee at the offices of Elyria veterinarian Dr. Alex O’Roark on Friday morning. O’Roark was arriving for a day of tending to pet patients at the Elyria Animal Hospital on Cleveland Street when Read More…

Lorain mayor would like Dem hopefuls to visit

LORAIN — The Democratic presidential campaign just might be coming through Lorain. Mayor Tony Krasienko said after four days of “phone tag” with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, he finally spoke to the former first lady and New York senator about possibly bringing her to town for a rally. “I had to replay the message when Read More…

Deputy charged with abuse after dumping man in wheelchair

TAMPA, Fla. — A sheriff’s deputy who was videotaped dumping a paralyzed man from a wheelchair onto a jailhouse floor has been charged with abuse of a disabled person, a sheriff’s official said Friday. Surveillance footage from Jan. 29 shows Hillsborough County deputy Charlette Marshall-Jones, 44, dumping Brian Sterner out of his wheelchair and searching Read More…

Blotter: Feb. 16

Elyria police  Thursday, Feb. 14 9 a.m. – 500 block Walnut St., a woman was assaulted. 10:50 a.m. – 500 block S. Abbe Road, domestic violence. 12:08 p.m. – 300 block Broad St., broken car window. 1:15 p.m. – Northwood School, Gulf Road, a student tried to pay for lunch with a counterfeit $20 bill Read More…