November 22, 2014

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Man faces charges after assault rifles go missing

A Lorain man was arrested and charged for stealing and arranging to sell two assault rifles belonging to his girlfriend’s father. Steven Benner, 24, was charged with burglary, tampering with evidence and unlawful transaction in weapons, according to a report from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. A Carlisle Township man told deputies Monday that he Read More…

Council wrestles with renaming street for fallen Lorain airman

LORAIN — The proposal to name a street after deceased Airman 1st Class Eric Barnes veered off course at Monday night’s City Council Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting. Rename Wickens Place by Veterans Park? A fitting location, but what would the Wickens family think, asked Mayor Tony Krasienko and Councilwoman Anne Molnar, D-at large. Rename Read More…

Man says he was mugged in Lorain

LORAIN — A Lorain man said he was jumped and robbed by a group of males while walking down Oberlin Avenue Sunday night, according to a police report. The man said he was in the 1400 block of Oberlin Avenue when he passed three black males, aged 18 to 20. One of them yelled, “Hey Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet Nord counselor Brittany Bramwell

Brittany Bramwell, a child counselor at Nord Center, shows some of the artwork her patients made for her. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

Brittany Bramwell Age: 27 Lives: in Elyria What is your title at the Nord Center, where you work? Child and adolescent counselor-therapist at the Nord Center, one year in June. I grew up in Elyria and am a 2002 grad of Elyria Catholic. Describe what you do on a daily basis? Well, I work with Read More…

Hospice volunteer receives Ruth Calta Community Service Award

Sheila Holmes won the Mercy 2011 Ruth Calta Community Service Award and is presented with a necklace of the Lorain Lighthouse during a ceremony at Mercy Regional Medical Center on Sunday afternoon. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

Hospice volunteer Sheila Holmes said she sees the best and worst in people at the end of their lives. “I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve loved. I’ve sat in silence,” said Holmes, named Sunday by Mercy Health System as this year’s recipient of the Ruth Calta Community Service Award. “It’s absolutely amazing work.” Holmes, of Wellington, Read More…

Push starts to rename Lorain street for fallen airman

Barnes

LORAIN — Noticing the street named after deceased U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric Barnes outside the firehouse at the Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait, Dan McBennett thought it only appropriate that a street be named after Barnes in Barnes’ hometown. The City Council’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee is expected to begin Read More…

Mistakes loom large as Lorain falls to Shaker Heights

SHAKER HEIGHTS – No one needed to remind Lorain coach Mark Solis what cost his Titans a chance to break a two-game losing streak and go over the .500 mark Saturday. “That’s what I just told the kids,” Solis said of the costly penalties, bad snaps and poor tackling that allowed previously winless Shaker Heights Read More…

Stomper is headless no more

Stomper's Head

Lorain man accused of striking girl

Soto

LORAIN — A man is accused of choking and repeatedly hitting an elementary school-aged girl Tuesday morning. Dana M. Reyes, Christopher Soto’s fiancee, told police Soto choked and hit her daughter after the girl talked back to him, according to police Officer Richard Broz’s incident report. At 10:16 a.m., about two hours after the alleged Read More…

Shot dog improving after Tuesday incident

LORAIN — A pit bull shot around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday is recovering, according to its owner. Saturn, a 1-year-old pit bull, was shot in the 3800 block of Omaha Avenue by city resident George W. Taylor Jr., who has a concealed carry permit to carry pistols, according to police Officer Rudy Arce’s incident report. Taylor Read More…