December 22, 2014

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Kaptur appears before receptive crowd at Lorain Latino center

LORAIN — A Wednesday forum on Latino issues featuring U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, was dominated by calls for immigration reform. The Obama administration’s record 400,000 deportations in 2010 and last year were condemned by audience members. They said the deportations have caused devastating family separations. “President Obama doesn’t know about all the injustices that Read More…

Cuts, shortages strain food pantries

LORAIN — The We Care We Share Ministries food pantry was about to close Thursday, but there were still people in line. Bill Hurley, ministry president, told a volunteer to keep the door open for the twice weekly farmers market until everyone was served. “We don’t turn people away,” Hurley said. But that could change Read More…

VIDEO: Hundreds pay respects at service for Catherine Hoholski

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LORAIN — Homicide victim Catherine Hoholski was remembered Thursday in pictures and song in a bittersweet funeral ceremony filled with tears and occasional laughter. “You’re not supposed to bury your kids. You’re kids are supposed to bury you,” said Hoholski’s mother, Jane Hoholski, before being overcome by tears during brief remarks at the Cornerstone United Read More…

New Lorain superintendent starts job

LORAIN — New Lorain Schools Superintendent Tom Tucker struck a friendly and informal tone in a first-day-on-the-job speech to school administrators this morning but didn’t sugarcoat the challenges facing the impoverished school district. Tucker, a Lorain native who worked for the district from 1980 to 2008 before spending four years as Sandusky Schools assistant superintendent Read More…

Lorain district seeks clarification on funding its reading programs

LORAIN — How to pay for stricter new state third-grade requirements has Lorain Schools officials confused. At Monday’s Board of Education meeting, officials said the Ohio Department of Education restricts using the federal Success for All reading improvement program to meet requirements of the new Third Grade Reading Guarantee. They said the restriction was because Read More…

State requirements could hinder Lorain Schools’ reading programs

LORAIN — Stricter new state third-grade reading requirements could hold back Lorain Schools students. Lorain Board of Education members said Monday they want to prevent that through the existing Success for All reading improvement program. However, because the program is paid for by federal taxpayer grant money, school officials said the Ohio Department of Education Read More…

Group looks to change laws, perceptions on immigration

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LORAIN — “What part of illegal don’t you understand?” It’s a question frequently posed by opponents of illegal immigration to proponents of immigration reform like the Rev. Bill Thaden, pastor of Sacred Heart Chapel at 4103 Pearl St. Thaden, part of a newly created immigration reform group at his church, said it’s a simplistic question Read More…

Community turns out for vigil for Catherine Hoholski

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LORAIN — When U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric Barnes was killed in Iraq in 2007, Catherine Hoholski painted a picture of Barnes in his dress blues for his parents to remember him by. “Little did I know that five years later that same picture would help us to remember her and the wonderful Read More…

Ohio Lottery drops support of Scripps spelling bee

Despite record sales, the Ohio Lottery has stopped paying the $115 registration fees for schools taking part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which includes participants in the Educational Service Center of Lorain County/Chronicle-Telegram Spelling Bee. Last month, the lottery announced sales of $2.73 billion, the 11th straight year of record sales. A record $771 Read More…

Woman’s body found at Lorain apartment complex

Lorain police vehicles are parked outside a building at the Villas of Beau Monde apartment complex on Tower Boulevard, where a woman’s corpse was found Wednesday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

LORAIN — The death of a woman at the Villas of Beau Monde apartment complex at 2102 Tower Blvd. between North Leavitt Road and Almaden Drive is under investigation by police. A resident of the complex, who wouldn’t give her name, said that when she arrived home from work around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, police were Read More…