August 1, 2015

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Court papers: Man claims assault victim was selling Percocet

LORAIN — Church parishioners buying a car as a Christmas present for Janice Grant shortly after Grant was assaulted at gunpoint in an attempted burglary at her home was a heartwarming story. But it may not have been the whole story, according to a search warrant application filed in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas Read More…

Police: Mailman attacked by dogs in South Lorain

A mailman was attacked by two dogs at about 11 a.m. this morning in Lorain. According to police Lt. Mark Carpentiere, an ambulance was called to the scene for assistance. The attack occurred on East 31st Street, between Seneca and Pearl avenues, according to LifeCare radio traffic. The mailman’s condition was not immediately available. Check Read More…

Police log for Jan. 9, 2012

Lorain police Saturday, Jan. 7 10:30 a.m. — Police Department, 100 W. Erie Ave., resident of the 3000 block of Jones Drive said someone broke into his car that was parked in his driveway overnight and stole a GPS unit and iPod and chargers for them worth $750. 11:15 a.m. — 4000 block Woodworth Drive, Read More…

Drunken woman accused of assaulting police officer

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LORAIN — A woman was charged with a series of offenses after allegedly breaking into a residence through the window and threatening to beat up an occupant, then kicking out the window of a police cruiser, injuring an officer in the process, according to a Lorain police report. Michelle Lawson, 35, was charged with assault Read More…

Crime down in Lorain, police statistics show

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LORAIN — Residents often cite high crime as Lorain’s top problem. However, the city’s level of violent and other serious crimes has stabilized or dropped between 2008 and last year, according to statistics released Thursday by the Police Department. Felonious assaults, robberies and rapes all dropped last year compared with 2008. The most sizeable drop Read More…

Police log for Jan. 6, 2012

Elyria police Tuesday, Jan. 3 8:23 a.m. — 600 block Wayne St., a man reported someone cut the lock off his attached garage but didn’t take anything. 9:58 a.m. — 400 block Olivet Drive, a man reported someone broke his vehicle’s window and stole an iPad from the vehicle. 10:30 a.m. — 600 block Wayne Read More…

Boil alert issued for small area of downtown Lorain

LORAIN — A boil alert is in effect for a small area of downtown Lorain. Residents and businesses on Broadway between West Erie Avenue and West Fifth Street should boil water before consuming it or using it for cooking, according to Dennis Pihlblad, Lorain Water Department supervisor. A water main break in front of 300 Read More…

Coroner: No sign of foul play in 4-month-old’s death

LORAIN — There appeared to be no evidence of foul play upon preliminary examination of a 4-month-old boy who died Wednesday morning at an apartment complex at the 2600 block of West Erie Avenue. Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner, said an initial exam of the body showed it to be a sudden unexplained death, Read More…

School board assailed at Atkinson’s new job

A grand jury in DeKalb County, Ga., criticized the county Board of Education that hired former Lorain Schools Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson, saying the school board “delayed and compromised the Superintendent hiring process for over 18 months.” The system was “in turmoil” with Atkinson’s predecessor in the job facing indictment, according to the findings released Dec. Read More…

Lorain Council waives residency requirement for new mayor’s top aide

LORAIN — Chase Ritenauer’s first business day as mayor Tuesday was going poorly. Ritenauer had spent the day with a skeleton staff until he could get City Council members to waive residency requirements and approve job descriptions for his top administrators. “Being a mayor without a staff is not fun,” he told Council members at Read More…