Man gets prison for Elyria break-ins
ELYRIA — An Elyria man who was tied to break-ins at the American Legion post on Ohio Street and Twist-n-Shake on Cleveland Street was sentenced to nine months in prison last week.
Benjamin Krugman, 27, also was ordered to pay restitution of $2,275 to the Legion and $1,000 to the ice cream store by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery.
The American Legion was burglarized three times in November, including once when the burglar cut a hole in drywall to enter the building.
In addition to pleading guilty to breaking and entering charges in April, Krugman also pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence for destroying a piece of clothing he wore during one of the break-ins.
Green Acres money help fund campers
ELYRIA — Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther has approved donating $800 from the sale of the old Green Acres Children’s Home to send children participating in the Pathfinders Youth Program to this year’s Adventure Challenge at Common Ground in Oberlin.
In a court ruling last week, Walther determined that using the money on Pathfinders directly benefitted the children of Lorain County. Walther oversees the spending of the $265,000 that the county received from the sale of the long-shuttered orphanage to Oberlin last.
Before the sale was approved, Walther had to lift restrictions on the deed that required the property be used for the benefit of the children of the county. But he ruled that the money generated from the sale must be used for the same purpose.
Play auditions are Monday and Tuesday
AMHERST — Director Dave Mackeigan will hold auditions for “A… My Name is Alice,” a play to be presented by the Workshop Players.
Two to three females, ages 18 and older, are needed for the play. Auditions will be
7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater, 44820 Middle Ridge Road in Amherst.
Those auditioning should bring sheet music for a prepared song and should have prepared one-minute comedic and dramatic monologues.
For more information, contact Mackeigan at Dave@