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Police log for Oct. 6, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Oct. 4 10:01 a.m. — 600 block Griswold Road, Arby’s, graffiti reported sprayed on the rear door of the restaurant. 10:46 a.m. — 500 block Griswold Road, Ashley Scardina, 26, same address, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Schedule III controlled substance and crack cocaine. 11:56 a.m. — State Route 57 Read More…

Mercy hospital seeks to raise awareness of breast cancer

LORAIN — A mammogram at Mercy Regional Medical Center will be accompanied by a chocolate rose in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first roses from Catherine’s Chocolates in Avon were distributed this week to patients who were pleased to receive a sweet treat, said Cathy Fior, Mercy’s breast health navigator. Mercy Read More…

Assault investigation into Robert Gilchrist dropped

LORAIN — An investigation into an assault allegation against Lorain County Community Action Agency Director Robert Gilchrist was dropped Tuesday. The investigation stems from two incidents between Gilchrist and his then-girlfriend, Sandra Marrero, late Friday and early Saturday in which Marrero called police to complain about Gilchrist’s behavior following a date in Cleveland. Marrero told Read More…

Police log for Oct. 5, 2011

Elyria police Monday, Oct. 3 9:03 a.m. — 399 block Miami Ave., a woman reported finding a pry bar on her roof. Her home had previously been burglarized. 9:20 a.m. — 100 block Oberlin Road, Neighborhood Alliance, someone broke into a shed and stole an old lawnmower and a gas can, together valued at $25. Read More…

Interim Lorain superintendent pushes for levy support

LORAIN — With Lorain Schools facing the prospect of cutting a third of its staff to eliminate a projected $11.35 million deficit, interim Superintendent Ed Branham on Monday night asked for the City Council’s help in getting a 1.5 percent earned income tax levy passed in November. Branham noted that the school district hasn’t received Read More…

Woman says boyfriend poured bucket of urine on her

LORAIN — A Lorain woman told police her boyfriend poured a bucket of urine on her and beat her Sunday night. The 39-year-old woman said she was with her boyfriend drinking alcohol for much of the night and she decided to spend the night at her boyfriend’s West 13th Street home rather than driving home. Read More…

Man hospitalized after pulling knife on grandfather at breakfast

LORAIN — The breakfast shift at a West Erie Avenue restaurant was interrupted Sunday morning when a patron pulled a knife on his grandfather, according to a police report. The family of the patron blamed the episode on post-traumatic stress disorder, which the family said he has suffered from since recently returning from combat in Read More…

Police log for Oct. 4, 2011

Lorain police Friday, Sept. 30 2:01 p.m. — 200 block W. 38th St., juvenile female charged with obstructing official business and unruly child for allegedly screaming profanities at officers and hampering their investigation. 2:10 p.m. — 2500 block Skyline Drive, a man reported someone came to his door pretending to be an employee from the Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet wagon-builder William Burk Pierson

William Burk Pierson

William Burk Pierson Age: 57 Lives in: Lorain I understand you made this Conestoga wagon model. How long did it take you to make it? Well, I was just (worked) one week on it, really. I cut the pieces on a Saturday, then welded it together the next weekend. What did you use for the Read More…

Food bank benefit offers fine dining, helps needy

Brian and Beth Schwartz of Huron enjoy their meals at the Generous Helpings event Sunday at Second Harvest Food Bank in Lorain. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

LORAIN — It’s been three years since Brian Schwartz has had to labor over what to get his wife for her birthday. It’s not diamonds, flowers or even a gift of any kind, although he’d be happy to oblige her with any of those. No, what his wife, Beth, pines for all year long is Read More…