May 28, 2016


Approaching freedom, one pedal at a time

GRAFTON — The lives of foster children and prisoners are similar — both live under the auspices of state systems and both experience a loss of freedom, albeit in different ways. A program where prisoners assemble bicycles for children in the foster care system has linked the two populations, bringing smiles to foster children and Read More…

Former prison worker cleared in sex case

ELYRIA — A Lorain County jury cleared a former prison dietitian Wednesday of a sexual battery charge that had accused him of having a sexual relationship with an inmate in 2011. Richard Rodgers went on voluntary leave in August 2012 after a Lorain Correctional Institution inmate accused him of trading oral sex for smuggling alcohol Read More…

Handcuffed inmates visit middle school for educational program

LAGRANGE – Four visitors, wearing chains around their ankles, were ushered into the auditorium of Keystone Middle School by two police officers Wednesday morning. The men, inmates at Grafton Correctional Institution, spoke to eighth-graders as part of the Dope is for Dopes program that was presented at the high school earlier that day. Mark Turner, Read More…