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Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Elyria, Ohio Exner big win Cav s Forward Larry Nance grabs a rebound against Atlanta s John Battle wednesday at the coliseum. The cars came Back from a 14-Point deficit and beat the Hawks in a key game. Sports c-4. Los Angeles the divine one will be missed. Page cell. Ujj Southwest general plans expansion. Page c-12. Co auditor Julian Pijor is near the Halfway Point in his Effort to reimburse the county for taxes paid. Page c-3. Elyria it reporter Norma Jones recovering after surgery to fix a broken hip. Page b-2. North Parent watch in need of parents residents thanked for helping to find Man in Black Page by Southern scenes the Welling ton High chapter has five winners. Page c-2. Lor2ui county attorney group is helping lawyers do a better Job by giving them a peer group with which to address their problems. Page do. Lor3in co grand jury returns 31 indictments. Page c-12. Eaton twp Benefit for teen with brain tumor to be held at mid View High school. Page by former resident gets life for the West Palm Beach fla., murder of his wife. Page by Nerver mind that Chilly snowy recent weather. It s time to think Green As in Golf greens. To help you out you la find our annual Golf guide with today s it. Miami Singer Gloria Estefan will continue to recuperate at Home after being released from a new York Hospital. Page cell. Detroit despite a late month surge by pm sales for . Auto makers were Down in March. Page c-9. Forbes friends and foes teaching students at Baldwin Wal lace. Page by. Ohnsted twp there is still Hope the 500-Home subdivision can be built. Page a-10. Index accent b3-7 auctions c12 Bridge c11 business c9 dear Abby b4 forecast etc.a7 Horoscope Cio sports c4-8 theater cell to Cio Low tonight in High Friday in mid-30s. Details on a-3. Sex sanitation Boss indicted in scrap theft by Julie Wallace it staff writer Elyria former Elyria Sanita Tion department Boss Kirk Grantham has been indicted by a Lorain county grand jury in connection with a probe of scrap Metal thefts by City employees. Grantham 64, of 611 Delaware ave., Elyria is charged with one count of receiving stolen property. He was free today on a Bond and will be arraigned on the charge next week in Lorain county common pleas court. The charge accuses Grantham of receiving disposing of scrap Metal that belonged to the City. The indictment stems from an Elyria police department investigation that City sanitation workers took scrap Metal they gathered on their routes and sold it for their own profit. Elyria police capt. William Cam Eron said detectives found evidence four employees were stockpiling scrap Metal taken from the trash left on residential tree lawns for pickup. The employees reportedly told police they did t know they were prohibited from taking scrap. By Law scrap Metal collected by sanitation workers is considered City property. He said the employees would Stock pile the Metal in an area of the City s Central maintenance garage. Later Cameron said the employees would sell the Metal to a scrap dealer. Grantham a City employee for More than 35 years pleaded guilty in 1988 to two Misdemeanour theft charges for using a City owned Landfill to dump refuse gathered from his private trash hauling service. Grantham retired after admitting to the charges. To give in by Julie Wallace it staff writer Elyria Joe Lampkin said wednesday he is settling into his Home away from Home at the Lorain county jail on Murray Ridge Road. Lampkin 41, of 124 Foxhill Lane Elyria was jailed last thursday after he refused to take a court ordered genetics test to determine if he is the father of a 14-year-old boy. Lampkin contends the test and the paternity suit in which the genetics test would be used violate his civil rights because a Domestic relations jury in 1978 cleared him of fathering the boy then 3. Lampkin said his week in jail is Noth ing to brag but said he is willing to stick it out to protect his rights. I m going to stay Here i m not going to give he said. I get bored and depressed i can t sleep and now with the Sun shining i Start thinking of All the things i could be doing outside but i la stay Here As Long As it takes. The other inmates Call me a celeb i Lampkin said. It columnist Paul Facinelli says Why quibble when a definitive answer is available. Page by. Lampkin dressed in a dark Blue Pris Oner uniform told the chronicle Tele Gram in a Jailhouse interview that he spends his Days Reading newspapers exercising watching television and play ing cards with other inmates. He said the jail has a Library but read ing about what other people can do Only makes him More depressed about what he cannot do in his present situation. When i got depressed at Home i used to lift weights so now instead i am exercising a he said. At the time he was jailed Lampkin was living with his Mother and working at Odd jobs so he said he does not have to worry about angering an employer or paying rent while incarcerated. Lampkin repeated that he would take the test but Only outside of Lorain county because he believes he May be set up if it is conducted within the county turn to Page a-4 litter Lagrange fire a Lagrange township firefighter above checks soldering timbers in wednesday s fire which damaged a barn on Indian hollow Road South of route 303, while below owner Jim Pycraft holds his dog which was spooked by All the commotion. The fire at 19345 Indian hol Low Road started around . Firefight ers from Lagrange and Grafton townships and Grafton battled the Blaze. Firefighters saved All of the livestock and there were no injuries. Mark Smith a Friend of Pycraft s said he and Pycraft were working on a project As a sub Eon tractor with Kopf construction in Avon Lake when Pycraft got a Call about the fire. There was no word on cause of the Blaze or a damage estimate this morning. It does t make census to some people no forms for Elyria apts. Ohio u. Kids ignored by Lawrence Budd it staff writer Elyria residents of two Large rental complexes in Elyria received postcards in the mail reminding them to stand up and be counted in the 1990 census. But while they re ready to cooperate they were not among the recipients of the forms mailed two weeks ago to addresses in a five county area including Lorain county. Local census Bureau official Ken Hall said Fol Low up mailings and inquiries by census enumerators were planned to ensure residents who did not get first round forms would be contacted. Turn to Page a-4 Athens a despite the . Census Bureau s repeated pleas for local residents to Complete and return their 1990 census forms Athens could be under counted by More than people. More than students living in residence Halls on the Ohio University Campus private dormitories fraternities and sororities have not received census forms four Days after the official count was taken nationally. I believe we will have a highly inaccurate of Dean of students Joel Rudy said wednesday. It will be an absolute Miracle if we count All the people who need to be counted. We re looking at More than students who May not be state could lose big Dayton a Ohio stands to lose More than con Gressional seats following the 1990 census analysts say. The state could lose a substantial amount of Money. Ohio has fallen behind and we re going to lose some said Jim Cundiff budget manage ment analyst for the state. Ohio collected just Over billion in Federal Aid in 1989. Many Federal allocations to the states Are distributed according to population and Ohio s population has not grown As quickly As states in the South and West. It staffers win 5 a awards it chief photographer award winning photo graph captured Wanda Riesz Angui Columbus the Chroni Cle Telegram captured five awards including two first place honors in the annual Competition of the associated press society of Ohio. Gene Krebs it chief photographer was awarded first place in the general news photography category for a courtroom photo of the anguished Mother of a drunk driving victim. Joe Gluvna it news editor was awarded first place in head line writing. The winning head line China s to news More on the protest lies at was written to top a wire service Story in the aftermath of the Tiana men Square massacre. It reporter Cindy Leise placed third in Enterprise reporting for her series of Sto Ries on new evidence in the Sam Sheppard murder Case. Krebs Knox Miller Gluvna Leise David Knox the it metro editor won second place honors for his series of stories on the Lorain county unit of the Ohio National guard s trip to Hon Duras. Arnold Miller it managing editor placed second in headline writing for his headline his big Mac a bit heavy on the which topped a Story about a Mcdonald s customer who was mistakenly Given a bag of Cash instead of his food. The also awards will be presented at a Brunch in Columbus june 10 Dur ing the organization s annual three Day meeting. General excellence winners for All four circulation divisions will be announced at that time. Sixty newspapers submitted entries in the contest based on cover age during 1989. They competed in 20 categories. Turn to Page a-4 i

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