May 31, 2016

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About Brad Dicken

Brad Dicken is the senior writer for the Chronicle-Telegram. He covers courts and county government, and has been with the Chronicle since 2001. He can be reached at 329-7147 or BDicken@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Trump’s support by Lorain County Republicans iffy

ELYRIA — Now that businessman Donald Trump has clinched the Republican presidential nominating contest, many Lorain County Republicans are fully throwing their support behind the controversial candidate, but others remain undecided or even outright opposed Trump. Lorain County Republican Party Chairwoman Helen Hurst said she would have preferred someone other than Trump as the nominee, Read More…

Man sentenced for role in Elyria murder

ELYRIA — Brenda Rutherford wasn’t going to speak at the sentencing hearing of Deshun Jackson for his role in her son’s shooting death, but after Jackson apologized, she told him of the damage he’d left in his wake. “I apologize from the bottom of my heart,” Jackson said Thursday as he bowed his head. “If Read More…

County commissioners consolidate loans

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners are combining six old loans for various capital improvement projects into a single loan worth nearly $8.5 million. The loans range from an old loan of nearly $2.3 million for things such as roof repairs at county-owned buildings to two sewer projects in Columbia Township and LaGrange that will be Read More…

Lorain firefighter pleads no contest to mischief in parking lot

AVON LAKE — A Lorain firefighter pleaded no contest Tuesday to a persistent disorderly conduct charge for tampering with the car of a University Hospitals employee earlier this year after he became upset about how she had parked her car. Joshua Murphy, 35, initially was charged with criminal mischief in the case, but it was Read More…

Lawyer says discipline from Ohio Supreme Court won’t affect his judicial candidacy

AVON LAKE — An Ohio Supreme Court decision disciplining Avon Lake attorney Gerald Phillips won’t prevent him continuing his efforts to be placed on the November ballot as a judicial candidate, Phillips said Tuesday. The Supreme Court imposed a six-month suspension on Phillips and attorney Sam Cannata in a decision handed down last week, but Read More…

Former North Ridgeville city worker sentenced to 30 days in jail, restitution

ELYRIA — A former North Ridgeville city worker was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation for conducting personal business on city time. Doug Edwards, 57, also was ordered to repay North Ridgeville $1,632 for hours he was paid for while running personal errands and for 404.6 miles he put Read More…

Graduates face forward at Oberlin College

OBERLIN — Nearly 700 Oberlin College students received their diplomas Monday as they headed out in the world determined to make their mark. As is typical of an Oberlin graduation, students weren’t all uniformly clad in the cap and gowns so common at most commencement exercises. Although some students wore the traditional garb, others walked Read More…

County engineer to return to jail to finish 30-day sentence

OBERLIN — Lorain County Engineer Ken Carney will begin serving the remainder of a 30-day jail sentence for a 2014 criminal mischief conviction this weekend. Carney, 67, will report to the Lorain County Jail on Sunday, according to Oberlin Municipal Court records, but will be freed on work release the following day. A court order Read More…

13 indicted on drug charges from March raid in Lorain, Elyria

ELYRIA — Indictments have been handed down against 13 people caught up in a series of raids by Elyria and Lorain police officers in March. Police seized more than $320,000 in drugs while conducting five separate search warrants in the two cities. At the time, officers said they found 435 grams of heroin, 1,020 grams Read More…

Man gets harsher prison term at resentencing

ELYRIA — Kareem “Kill” Tucker looked shocked as a county judge imposed harsher prison term on him in home invasion and drug trafficking cases than one thrown out earlier this year by an appeals court. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi sentenced Tucker, 30, to 41 years in prison during a resentencing hearing Thursday. Read More…