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Study reveals sharp poverty increases in Lorain and Elyria

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ELYRIA — Pockets of households living in poverty in Lorain County, specifically in Elyria and Lorain, have grown larger in the past 10 years, according to a nationwide study that those in the social services field say articulates what they have been seeing for years. The Brookings Institute, the nation’s largest think tank, released the Read More…

Suspect’s wife says he was gone on night of murder

Patrick Griffin, left, appears in court Wednesday during his trial. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — Patrick Griffin’s wife testified against her husband Thursday, telling the jury during the third day of his aggravated murder trial that she woke up in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day 2009 to find Griffin gone from their Lorain apartment. Prosecutors contend that Griffin was driving to Huntington Township at the time, Read More…

Magistrate orders prosecutor to provide deposition in Montelon lawsuit

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A federal magistrate has ordered Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will to give a deposition in the lawsuit filed against Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera and others by former Lorain police Officer Joseph Montelon. The lawsuit centers on an August 2008 raid on Montelon’s Wickliffe home during which Lorain police, the FBI and other law enforcement Read More…

Police log for Nov. 4, 2011

Sheriff’s office Monday, Oct. 24 2:31 a.m. — 100 block Pheasant Run Drive, LaGrange Township, garbage bin fire reported. 11:24 a.m. — 3100 block Grafton Road, Carlisle Township, William Samples, 45, Sullivan, and Steven Moore, 60, Wellington, both charged with aggravated robbery, breaking and entering, theft, resisting arrest, criminal damage, possessing criminal tools and obstructing Read More…

Testimony begins in Lorain man’s murder trial

Patrick Griffin, accused of killing Alberto “Cookie” Gutierrez, mulls over a decision to act as his own attorney as his court-appointed attorney Kenneth Lieux sits on Griffin’s right. Griffin decided Wednesday to retain Lieux’s services. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — Alberto “Cookie” Gutierrez was supposed to be cooking dinner for his family on Thanksgiving Day 2009, but instead he was dead in a Huntington Township ditch, Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Laura Dezort said Wednesday during opening arguments in the aggravated murder trial of Patrick Griffin, the man accused of killing Gutierrez. Cell phone Read More…

Police log for Nov. 3, 2011

Sheriff’s office Monday, Oct. 24 2:31 a.m. — 100 block Pheasant Run Drive, LaGrange Township, garbage bin fire reported. 11:24 a.m. — 3100 block Grafton Road, Carlisle Township, William Samples, 45, Sullivan, and Steven Moore, 60, Wellington, both charged with aggravated robbery, breaking and entering, theft, resisting arrest, criminal damage, possessing criminal tools and obstructing Read More…

Arbiter reinstates Lorain officer who was fired for stalking incident

LORAIN — An arbiter’s decision will allow Lorain police Officer Zachary Iannantuono to return despite allegations that he stalked his dispatcher girlfriend, disobeyed orders to leave her alone, illegally stopped a motorist whose car he thought she was in and lied to supervisors. He will return to work Monday after being reinstated by arbitrator Jonathan Read More…

Police log for Nov. 2, 2011

Sheriff’s office Monday, Oct. 31 2:38 a.m. — 5400 block Royalton Road, Eaton Township, juvenile male, 16, charged with a curfew violation, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 4:37 p.m. — state Route 82, east of state Route 83, Eaton Township, James Wykle, 21, Elyria, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Elyria police Read More…

Lorain man pleads guilty after incident at Lorain bar

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who fled police earlier this year pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from the incident. Joseph Haddix, 32, could get prison time when he is sentenced later this year on charges of failure to comply, obstructing official business, possession of cocaine, DUI and other charges. Haddix also pleaded guilty to Read More…

Man shot at, but unhurt, in Lorain overnight

LORAIN — A Lorain man was grazed by a bullet but unhurt after another man fired several shots at him at a gas station overnight. According to a police report, Ricki Perkins was at the Valero at Meister and Oberlin a little after 10:30 last night with his girlfriend when she recognized a man she Read More…