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Center deals with side-effect of offering help — loiterers

LORAIN — Sitting outside the Lorain Family Center on a recent afternoon, city resident Jose Contreras said the center has been a home away from home for him, providing daily meals and produce he can take home. “Without it, I’d really be messed up,” Contreras said. “It’s been a rollercoaster ride since I got out Read More…

Lorain’s Catholic Charities: Demand for food up 10 percent lately

Alexander Fiason and Ramira Weeks, both of Lorain, talk with friends Aug. 10 at the Catholic Charities Family Center in Lorain. (CT photos by Steve Manheim.)

LORAIN — An hour before Wednesday’s weekly dinner at the Catholic Charities Lorain Family Center, the waiting room is full. About 50 clients, including a few children and elderly people, sit at tables conversing while a young boy plays chess. Lorain Schools, which serves meals to children, are out for most of the summer, making Read More…

Music Under the Stars at Lakeview Park canceled

Tonight’s Music Under the Stars concert at Lakeview Park has been canceled. The performance, which had been planned for 7:30 p.m., was to feature local high school students competing in “Lorain County Idol.” A makeup date will be decided sometime this week, according to park manager Bryan Goldthorpe. “We really want to reschedule it,” Goldthorpe Read More…

The Dash Between: Geneva Willis filled neighborhood with organ music

Geneva Willis and her adoptive father, Oscar Massey, played duets at home and in public.

Folks in Geneva Willis’ South Lorain neighborhood flung open their windows on hot summer days and nights, praying for the remnant of a breeze while listening to organ music emanating from Geneva’s house. “In the summertime, she’d play that organ — honky tonk (music), (songs like) ‘Spanish Eyes,’” said her former neighbor and caregiver Millie Read More…

Cops called in to cool off customer

LORAIN – An ice cream cone was at the center of an alleged assault at a West Erie Avenue ice cream stand Friday night. The owner of K Cream Korner at 1207 W. Erie Ave. told police a 21-year-old woman ordered and paid for a vanilla chocolate twist cone about 7:10 p.m. When the owner Read More…

High school football 2011: Solis likes what he sees in Titans

LORAIN — Mark Solis has succeeded everywhere he’s been. He started his career at his alma mater, Ashland Crestview, moved to Elyria for three seasons and was at Twinsburg for four. It added up to six playoff appearance in a dozen years, including taking the Pioneers to their one and only playoff appearance in 2005. Read More…

UPDATE: Teen pistol whipped in Lorain

LORAIN – A 16-year-old Lorain teen was released after treatment for a scalp laceration early Saturday morning following a shooting incident in the 800 block of West 17th Street. A nursing supervisor at Mercy Regional Medical Center said the teen was treated about 1:30 a.m. after being brought to the hospital. Police said the boy Read More…

Lorain Superintendent Atkinson headed to Georgia

LORAIN – After being bypassed for the top job at Cleveland Schools, Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson will be leaving her post after four years to lead the 100,000-student DeKalb County Schools in Georgia. Word of the decision was met with mixed feelings by Lorain school board members. “In 40 years in education, Cheryl is the Read More…

Police say man abducted 9-year-old from park

LORAIN — A 31-year-old Lorain man faces a kidnapping charge after police said he walked off with a 9-year-old girl from a park on Lorain Drive around dinnertime Wednesday. Benjamin Stewart, 31, was being held on a $500,000 bond in the city jail after being arraigned Thursday in Lorain Municipal Court. Stewart told police he Read More…

Police log for Aug. 12, 2011

Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Aug. 9 3:40 p.m. – 300 block North Ridge Road, Lorain, Steven D. Wooten, 38, 100 block Mound St., Elyria, arrested for domestic violence for allegedly choking his sister during an argument. Elyria police Tuesday, Aug. 9 4:04 p.m. – 10 block Chestnut St., Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority reported a 32-inch flat-screen Read More…