September 5, 2015

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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.

Sheffield Lake law director to run for domestic relations bench; incumbent still mulling re-election bid

Deborah Boros

ELYRIA — Sheffield Lake Law Director David Graves announced Wednesday that he will run for the Domestic Relations Court seat held by Judge Debra Boros. Boros, a Republican, said she wasn’t surprised that a Democrat was planning to run against her, although she has yet to make up her mind about whether she will seek Read More…

Medicaid ride program is canceled

ELYRIA — Lorain County Job and Family Services is ending a program that reimburses certain Medicaid recipients for driving to medical appointments, a decision that has drawn criticism from those who use the program. Jeff King, the agency’s fiscal administrator, said instead of the tax-free reimbursements, Job and Family Services will increase funding for its Read More…

County to close Golden Acres

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AMHERST TWP. — Lorain County commissioners are shutting down the county-run Golden Acres Nursing Home. The commissioners voted to close the facility, which has been in operation in two different locations since 1868, at a meeting Wednesday, and county Administrator Jim Cordes said the decision had to be made because the county home is losing Read More…

Commissioners vote to shutter Golden Acres; closing still subject to state approval

ELYRIA – The Lorain County commissioners voted this morning to shutter the county-run Golden Acres Nursing home. The closure, which still must be approved by the state, will likely take place before Thanksgiving, county Administrator Jim Cordes said. The decision is a financial one because the home has been losing hundreds of thousands of dollars Read More…

Judge disqualifies nine votes in Lorain council race; results could be overturned

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ELYRIA — A county judge has agreed to throw out nine votes in the controversial 2nd Ward City Council Democratic primary race in Lorain, enough to potentially overturn the results that saw incumbent Dennis Flores defeated by challenger Ryan Horn. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski ruled Tuesday that six provisional ballots and three Read More…

Arbitrator reinstates fired trooper

ELYRIA — An arbitrator has overturned the firing of an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper who was accused of failing to follow proper procedures and falsifying information about a Lorain police officer who was caught driving the wrong way on state Route 2 last year. Arbitrator Sherrie Passmore wrote that Tammy Soto should be reinstated to Read More…

LaGrange man sentenced for failing to disclose AIDS

ELYRIA — A LaGrange man who failed to disclose to a sexual partner that he has AIDS was sentenced Monday to two years of probation and 50 hours of community service. Nicholas Cerreto, 35, pleaded no contest to a felonious assault charge in July. Under Ohio law, it is illegal not to tell a sexual Read More…

Horn sues Flores, claims defamation

ELYRIA — Bail bondsman Tony Horn sued Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores and attorney Gerald Phillips on Friday, accusing them of defamation in their efforts to overturn Flores’ loss in the May Democratic primary to Horn’s son, Ryan Horn. The lawsuit alleged Flores and Phillips improperly accused the elder Horn of rigging the election in Read More…

Former attorney indicted in hypnosis case

Michael Fine

ELYRIA — The former Sheffield attorney accused of hypnotizing his female clients for his sexual gratification has been criminally charged in a 29-count secret indictment that was unsealed Friday after he turned himself in at the Lorain County Jail. Michael W. Fine, 58, is charged with rape, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, attempted Read More…

Democrats protest Confederate flag

WELLINGTON — The Lorain County Democratic Party shut down its booth at the Lorain County Fair on Thursday to protest the Fair Board’s decision to allow the sale and display of the Confederate flag at the fairgrounds. The move came a day after county Commissioner Matt Lundy, a Democrat, called on the Fair Board to Read More…