June 24, 2016

Elyria
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Judges report increase in Lorain Municipal Court revenue in May

LORAIN — Municipal Court revenues were up in May. In a joint news release Wednesday, Judges Mark Mihok and Thomas Elwell said the court collected more than $140,000 for the city’s general and court funds, about $16,380 or 12.87 percent over the monthly average for the last five years. When the city was undergoing budget Read More…

Couple sentenced for abandoning dog

LORAIN – A Lorain man and woman were sentenced today for their part in an animal cruelty case involving a dog they put outside their home after it had given birth to a litter of pups. Christopher Edwards, 32, and Sabrina Renaldo, 24, were sentenced by Lorain Municipal Court Judge Mark Mihok. Mihok had issued Read More…

Lorain couple fails to appear for animal cruelty sentencing

LORAIN – A Lorain couple scheduled to be sentenced this morning on cruelty to animal charges failed to appear for a 10 a.m. court date today before Lorain Municipal Judge Mark Mihok. Christopher Edwards, 32, and Sabrina Renaldo, 24, were set to appear before Mihok for sentencing on a case stemming from an April 15 Read More…

Lorain Council, officials clash over budget process

LORAIN — Just because the budget has been passed doesn’t mean the conversation has stopped for Council. At a meeting of its Finance and Claims Committee on Tuesday night, Council received a quarterly report from the auditor’s office that showed the city’s finances are right where they were expected to be. As of March 31, Read More…

Donations taken for shot dog’s owner

LORAIN — Donations are being accepted to help pay for emergency veterinarian bills and cremation costs after a resident’s dog was shot Sunday. According to police reports, Ricardo Johnson, 30, of Elyria, allegedly shot a dog multiple times shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday after losing money during a card game against his cousin, Marcus Johnson. Read More…

Case against baby sitter goes to grand jury

LORAIN — A lawyer for a Lorain baby sitter charged in connection with the death of 18-month-old Nadia Nicole Gibbons called it an accident Thursday. Michael Hennenberg, who represents Summer Shalodi, also said that he’s still waiting for additional information from police before discussing the case in more detail. “We are investigating to determine how Read More…

Former Spitzer Plaza Hotel faces violations again

LORAIN — A series of violations against the former Spitzer Plaza Hotel in downtown Lorain have been moved from the city’s Department of Building, Housing and Planning to Lorain Municipal Court. “We had sent the owner a notice of violations that had noted several problems with this building and they originally had until Jan. 11 Read More…

VIDEO: Fatal crash scene recorder sentenced

LORAIN — A Lorain Municipal Court judge said Wednesday he wished he could send Paul Pelton to jail for longer than the maximum for entering a vehicle to film a dying teen. Pelton, 41, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of vehicle trespass and disorderly conduct persisting and Judge Thomas Elwell sentenced him to 30 Read More…

Crash scene recorder pleads guilty

LORAIN — The man who opened the door of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash to record the two teens inside on video entered a plea deal that was met with agreement Tuesday by a Lorain Municipal Court judge. A month ago, Judge Thomas Elwell had refused to allow Paul Pelton Jr. to enter Read More…

Contractor makes restitution for home he was paid to demolish; felony charges dropped

LORAIN — Felony charges against Lorain contractor Don E. Buchs were dropped Thursday after he repaid $7,200 that he was given to demolish a home that wasn’t torn down until after police became involved. Buchs was charged in October after the owners of 317 Connecticut Ave., Rob and Barbara Scheithauer, complained to police that Buchs Read More…