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Life In Ohio, A Continuing Series

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was charged with assault after allegedly punching a bartender in the eye at Pudge’s Place after she asked him to stop eating free food set out for customers who were purchasing alcoholic beverages.

Joe W. Lewis, 44, of Elyria, was charged with assault and possession of drugs after he was found at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday near the Broad Street bar.