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Police log for Aug. 22, 2011

Elyria police Saturday, Aug. 20 9:06 a.m. – 9:06 a.m., 300 block Ninth St., homeowner said a man he was letting stay with him due to him being down on his luck took his car without permission and may have stolen $14,000 that was in his garage. 1:24 p.m. – 800 block West River Road Read More…

Bennett finishes third at Lorain triathlon after helping panicked swimmer

New Lorain Water Plant superintendent Dan McGannon stands Thursday with the Lorain Water Treatment plant in the background. (CT photo by Chuck Humel)

LORAIN – There was only one choice for Kim Bennett. The 33-year-old Avon Lake resident was a title contender for Sunday’s ninth annual North Coast Nautilus Lorain Triathlon for the sprint distance event. However, when a competitor pleaded for assistance in the swim portion at Lakeview Park, Bennett was more than glad to help out. Read More…

Lorain school district looks at Atkinson fill-in

LORAIN — The Lorain Board of Education hopes to have an interim superintendent in place by the time Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson resigns to take a position with DeKalb County Schools in Georgia. The board discussed several potential interim superintendents while meeting Thursday behind closed doors, board President Anthony Dimacchia said. None of the potential candidates Read More…

Gilchrist voting inquiry forwarded to prosecutors

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The Lorain County Board of Elections voted Thursday to forward its investigation into whether Lorain County Community Action Agency Director Robert Gilchrist has been voting in the wrong place for the past four elections to county prosecutors and the Ohio secretary of state’s Office. Jennifer Brunner, Gilchrist’s attorney, said she was surprised Read More…

Pregnant woman involved in crash released from hospital

Three people were injured after a two-car collision Thursday at Elyria Avenue and North Ridge Road in Sheffield Township. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A pregnant woman was injured in a two-car accident around 9:45 a.m. Thursday at North Ridge Road and Elyria Avenue. Cassandra Price, 27, of North Ridgeville, ran a red light while eastbound on North Ridge in a 1999 silver Ford Taurus, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Price, who is eight months Read More…

Police log for Aug. 19, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Aug. 16 4:24 p.m. — 1100 block Oakwood Drive, a 42-year-old woman reported a Nintendo Wii video game system, six games and four controllers stolen from her home. The victim thought she had locked both doors to her home. 4:31 p.m. — Midway Mall, a 49-year-old man reported an unauthorized $31.86 charge Read More…

Law director rules in favor of Mayor Krasienko in Pipe Yard flap

LORAIN — It took extra innings, but it appears the vendors who made improvements at The Pipe Yard will soon get paid. Law Director Pat Riley broke the monthlong deadlock between City Council members and Mayor Tony Krasienko with a Thursday legal opinion that the approximately $25,000 should immediately come from economic development fund money Read More…

Couple: Racial slurs left in apartment after break-in

LORAIN — A couple living at the Liberty Circle Apartments at 2205 Tower Blvd. were subjected to racial slurs and death threats left after the second of two break-ins in a week’s time. The 23-year-old woman and her 34-year-old boyfriend found their apartment ransacked with “die n—-ers” written in lip balm on their television and Read More…

Rally planned to protest post office closing

LORAIN — Opponents of the U.S. Postal Service closing the South Lorain post office will rally outside the building at 1680 E. 28th St., at 11 a.m. on Aug. 27. “We in South Lorain are not giving up,” said at-large Councilwoman Anne Molnar on Wednesday. “We hope to fill that whole block with people protesting.” Read More…

Some parents in Georgia oppose pick of Atkinson

Parents of the DeKalb County Schools in Georgia are using strong words to describe their disappointment in the DeKalb school board’s choice of Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson as that district’s next leader. It would require a huge leap of faith for parents to accept the hiring of the superintendent of a failing district of 7,800 Read More…