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Public hearing Thursday on Lorain bar’s liquor license

LORAIN — The liquor license for Pali’s Nite Club, which the city is seeking to close, will be the subject of a public hearing on Thursday in Elyria. Police said they were called to the bar at 1407 Colorado Ave. 76 times between June 22, 2010, and June 22, 2011, for incidents that included assaults, Read More…

Lorain mandates local hires get preference for projects

LORAIN — In a job market with few guarantees, City Council members are trying to get some for Lorain County residents. Council members on Monday approved ordinances mandating that 75 percent of workers on city projects of $100,000 or more be county residents. Lorain residents will be given first preference. Exceptions, such as when there Read More…

Police log for Nov. 7, 2011

Lorain police Wednesday, Nov. 2 8:11 a.m. — 1000 block Hawthorne Ave., several cars were broken into or entered overnight. The items reported stolen were later discovered in a stolen vehicle. 1:05 p.m. — 1000 block Archwood Ave., $5 in change stolen from vehicle. Thursday, Nov. 3 10:02 a.m. — Ohio Gold and Diamond, 863 Read More…

Lorain fire union takes wage freeze

LORAIN — After agreeing to a three-year wage freeze, firefighters prevailed on three of the five contractual issues they contested with city officials. Arbitrator Thomas Nowel on Oct. 24 ruled that Lorain firefighters can continue to receive 148 hours of annual vacation time rather than the 110 hours that the city had sought. The city Read More…

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…