July 24, 2014

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Fox report put spotlight on Garko, C-T columnist

Indians first baseman Ryan Garko and Chronicle-Telegram assistant sports editor Scott Petrak were unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight Saturday night, as they were accused of giving the Boston Red Sox added incentive to beat the Indians in the American League Championship Series. Garko Petrak Fox reporter Chris Myers did a story during the Game 6 Read More…

Opposition has edge on county tax issue

ELYRIA — With just a few weeks left before Election Day, the county commissioners have no organized campaign in place to convince voters the 0.25 percent sales tax hike they want passed is necessary.Instead, the commissioners are relying on word of mouth, meetings with various groups and discussing the issue at their weekly meetings whenever Read More…

Son is only suspect in shootings

BRIGHTON TWP. — Sheriff’s deputies believe the 16-year-old son of a preacher shot and killed his mother and critically injured his father, Lorain County Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Resendez said.Daniel Petric was being held Sunday night in the county juvenile detention center while sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate the shooting death of 43-year-old Sue Petric. Her Read More…

Report: 2,570 U.S. teachers punished for sexual misconduct

A young teacher in Iowa sheepishly admits that he fondled a fifth-grader’s breast. But he doesn’t lose his teaching license until one persistent victim and her family go public — 40 years after the first accusation. A middle school teacher in Pennsylvania targets a young girl in his class and uses the guise of love Read More…

Chinese president wins another term

BEIJING — President Hu Jintao won a second five-year term as China’s Communist Party chief today, heading a new leadership lineup that features potential successors yet could invite a divisive battle to succeed him. Hu’s ability to manage the new, disparate coalition will determine how united the party is in dealing with tensions over a Read More…

Blotter: Oct. 22

Elyria police Saturday, Oct. 20 8:57 a.m. — 900 block Lowell St., car broken into, jumper cable box stolen. 11:30 a.m. — 400 block Hampton Dr., car broken into, CD player stolen. 4:52 p.m. — 100 block Rush St., Luther Taylor, 33, 100 Rush St., charged with domestic violence and disrupting public service. 5:06 p.m. Read More…

APL marks 50 years

ELYRIA — Debbie Lewis gives all the credit to Snoopy. She adopted the 3-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback puppy last year from the Friendship Animal Protection League in Elyria when she was in the midst of her chemotherapy treatment. CARL SULLENBERGER/CHRONICLE Foster mom Autumn Day-Tufts gives a hug to Bruiser as he’s blessed by the Rev. Jimmy Read More…

UAW locals split on Chrysler deal

DETROIT — The fate of a tentative labor agreement at Chrysler LLC remained uncertain Sunday after two large United Auto Workers locals representing about 4,500 of the union’s 45,000 members at the automaker split over the deal.    National UAW leaders appeared concerned about the fate of the agreement, asking all appointed union officials to Read More…

Candy’s out, walking’s in for school’s fundraiser

AVON LAKE — All parents of elementary school students know that the day will come when their child thrusts an order form for candy into their hands with a plea to help raise money for their school.It’s a great way to raise funds, but it often puts all the pressure on the parents. That’s why Read More…

Loophole boosts nursing homes’ income

CLEVELAND — Some Northeast Ohio nursing homes use a Medicare loophole to accept hundreds of mentally ill patients discharged from hospital psychiatric wards, spending millions of taxpayer dollars to house patients who often do not qualify for nursing home care, a state investigation found. Mentally ill patients are eligible for nursing home care paid for Read More…