December 20, 2014


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


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

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Lorain man accused of striking girl


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…

Police log for Sept. 21, 2011

Sheriff’s Office Saturday, Sept. 17 4:40 p.m. — 41500 block Rosewood St., Elyria Township, a woman reported criminal damage to her vehicle. Elyria police Monday, Sept. 19 11:55 a.m. — 300 block Clark St., a woman reported that her former tenant may have taken an electric stove valued at $250 and six pairs of curtains Read More…

Man gets 3 years in fatal crash


ELYRIA — A Huron man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for an October 2009 car crash that left one man dead. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski also suspended Andrew Jones’ driver’s license for life during Monday’s hearing. Jones pleaded guilty in August to aggravated vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, DUI and Read More…

Police log for Sept. 20, 2011

Lorain police Friday, Sept. 9 2:04 p.m. — Dollar General, 4660 Oberlin Ave., theft of 42 DVDs valued at $380. 4:17 p.m. — 800 block North Central Drive, report of attempted theft of window air conditioner. Tuesday, Sept. 13 6:48 a.m. — 2900 block Leavitt Road, car passenger side window forced down and $200 car Read More…