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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

28 August 2012. Perp in Olmsted Falls Bell Heist Nicked by Coppers… oca.org Incomplete as per Usual

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According to the Olmsted Township Police Department, David B Diamond, 34, of Olmsted Township, admitted stealing five brass bells from St Innocent Orthodox Church, 6526 Usher Road, and will face charges. The police learned of the theft at approximately 19.30 EDT 26 August. The church choir director came back to the church that night, noticed them missing, and called police. According to Olmsted Township Police Chief John Minek, at 20.00 EDT 27 August, they received a call from D&B Auto Wrecking in Columbia Station OH that they possibly had the stolen bells. Officers met with D&B owner Don Bosak, who said that Diamond brought him the brass bells to scrap for money. Bosak became suspicious that they were stolen; he asked Diamond for identification before releasing payment. Bosak paid him 380.80 USD (12,200 Roubles. 303 Euros. 241 UK Pounds).

After Diamond left, Bosak was ready to call the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department, but he heard about the theft of the bells from St Innocent’s, so, he called the Olmsted Township PD, who recovered the bells. Officers went to Diamond’s home to question him. While driving to the home, they saw him driving down Sharp Road and stopped his vehicle. The cops took Diamond to the station for questioning, and he admitted to the felony theft. According to St Innocent’s pastor, Rev Michael Butler, the bells are from Russia, with a value of 5,500 USD (176,000 Roubles. 4,375 Euros. 3,475 UK Pounds). They were a gift from a parishioner, in memory of her husband. Butler said, “We’re glad to have the bells back. We thank everyone for their prayers for their return”. He also noted that it’d take about three weeks to get the bells mounted onto another platform, but this time, the platform will be movable, to allow it to taken inside the church building.

28 August 2012

Mark Holan

Sun News

http://www.cleveland.com/olmsted/index.ssf/2012/08/olmsted_township_man_admits_to.html

Monday, 27 August 2012

27 August 2012. Lil’ Mizz Ginny Asleep at the Switch, Yet Again… oca.org has Nothing on Theft of Bells from Ohio OCA Parish… FOR SHAME!

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Earlier today, I reported on the theft of a set of bells from an OCA parish in Olmsted Falls OH (click here for that post). I’ve no doubt that the rector reported it to both the proper secular and ecclesiastical authorities. This is the sort of item that should run at the top of oca.org… however, it’s not there (I waited all day to give them a chance to post about it). It’s MIA, kids. In short, Lil’ Mizz Ginny Nieuwsma was her usual lazy self. It’s time to “clean house”… she should get le sabot. We need to “kill an admiral from time to time, in order to encourage the others”. This is one of those times. Trust me, if I had this story posted on the website early this morning, Lil’ Mizz Ginny could’ve done the same thing. She didn’t. Professionally (not literally), it’s time to make her walk to the gibbet.

This is a recurring situation… it’s not going to change, so, let’s rid ourselves of this layabout from Fathausen’s coterie. If we don’t, we deserve what we get…

BMD

Ohio Church Reports Valuable Brass Bells Stolen

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Someone has stolen five large brass bells worth thousands of dollars from in front of a Russian Orthodox church in northeastern Ohio. The Plain Dealer reported that the set of bells was taken sometime after Sunday afternoon services from in front of St Innocent Orthodox Church in the Cleveland suburb of Olmsted Falls. The church’s priest, Rev Michael Butler, said the bells were imported from Russia at a cost of about 5,500 USD (175,000 Roubles. 4,400 Euros. 3,500 UK Pounds) six years ago. They weigh 60 to 70 pounds each. They were a gift to the church, donated in memory of a parishioner’s husband. Butler said they were hanging from a wooden frame that sat on the ground, and the frame had been cut. The church has no security cameras.

27 August 2012

Akron (OH) Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/ohio-church-reports-valuable-brass-bells-stolen-1.329822

This Just In Department:

A Cabinet member sent me this:

The Midwest Diocese website has mention of the stolen bells, at least.

http://www.midwestdiocese.org/news_120827_1.html

There it is… Lil’ Mizz Ginny’s still MIA, though… don’t hold your breath waiting for her to show up. It’s not only undignified, it’s funny as all hell to everyone about you.

BMD

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