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Lorain man gets 43 years to life for aggravated murder

ELYRIA — Patrick Griffin was sentenced today to 43 years to life in prison for the murder of Alberto “Cookie” Gutierrez. Gutierrez was left to bleed to death in a ditch along Pratt Road in Huntington Township on Thanksgiving Day 2009. A jury found Griffin guilty Wednesday, and he was sentenced today by Common Pleas Read More…

Stolen vehicle crashed into Lorain garage early Sunday

LORAIN — A stolen car crashed into the attached garage of a house at 4202 Washington Ave. around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Fire Capt. Jeff Fenn said no one in the one-family, two-story house was hurt, but the car hit a beam supporting a bedroom above the garage forcing firefighters to make repairs to prevent a Read More…

Boxing: Lorain’s Wilkins Santiago thrilled to be getting back in the ring

There are two reasons Lorain boxer Wilkins Santiago can’t wait to step into the ring for his junior middleweight fight with Marcus Thompkins tonight. First and foremost, Santiago wants to dedicate the performance to those who’ve served and are currently serving in the U.S. military. The second reason? He hasn’t been there in awhile. Santiago’s Read More…

After levy defeat, Lorain Fire decides to wait and see

LORAIN — His department still needs a new station, two new pumper trucks and improved infrastructure, but Fire Chief Tom Brown doesn’t want to alienate voters with talk of a new fire levy after voters rejected one Tuesday. “We’ll get some dialogue started,” he said. “We’ll build on it (and then) we’ll go back the Read More…

Police log for Nov. 11, 2011

Elyria police Saturday, Nov. 5 9:48 a.m. — 100 block Academy Court, resident said someone stole about $350 to $450 from the dresser drawer of his unlocked apartment. 2:32 p.m. — 100 block College Park Drive, resident said his car tire was punctured in an apartment complex parking lot between 6 p.m. Friday and 12 Read More…

Stray bullets fired into Lorain girl’s bedroom

LORAIN — Bullets narrowly missed an 11-year-old girl early Wednesday in a shooting that police said targeted her neighbor. Eight bullet holes from a semiautomatic rifle were found in an apartment building in the 1700 block of Livingston Avenue, according to police Officer Jeremy Gray’s incident report. Four rounds were fired around 2:10 a.m. into Read More…

Starving pup trying to get back up to weight

Heffer, a pit bull mix, was found in South Lorain on Wednesday. The animal shelter Animal House in Sheffield Township is taking care of finding the dog a new home. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

The latest rescued pet at the Animal House is one of the worst cases owner Michael Luli has seen in his six years running the shelter. But you wouldn’t know it from Heffer’s personality. She’s eager, energetic and tugs at her leash as if she can’t wait to go up and lick every person and Read More…

EMH cuts 55 positions

ELYRIA – A total of 55 positions are being eliminated by EMH – most at the EMH Elyria Medical Center — as the hospital system continues to grapple with rising costs of uncompensated care and shrinking reimbursement for medical care. The job reductions were announced Thursday by Dr. Donald Sheldon, EMH president and CEO. Although Read More…

Lorain Schools enrollment didn’t rise as Atkinson had estimated

LORAIN — Former Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson failed her math final for Lorain Schools. At an Aug. 24 meeting of the Board of Education, Atkinson told the audience that preliminary estimates showed district enrollment up by about 200 students from the 2009-10 school year. The remark drew applause because Lorain’s enrollment has been declining in recent Read More…

Lorain Schools ends contract with architect

LORAIN — The architect for the school district’s 13-building, multimillion-dollar project was dismissed by the Board of Education on Wednesday. Columbus-based McDonald, Cassell & Bassett was paid about $10.8 million since being hired for the project in 2002, according to Dan DeNicola, Lorain Schools chief operating officer. DeNicola said McDonald had done unrelated work for Read More…