January 30, 2015

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Nurses: Negotiations are about community

LORAIN – Contract negotiations between Mercy Regional Medical Center and its nurses are also about the community, members of the nurses said today during an informational picket outside the hospital at 3700 Kolbe Road. “We sit beside you at church, buy groceries at the same grocery store and we work together to take care of Read More…

Family, friends gather one year after the death of Alex Sismour

unday marked one year since the death of Alex Sismour. Visitors brought a Teddy bear, flowers, and other items to remember him at his grave. (CT photo by Ray Riedel.)

Brian Sismour doesn’t want to be at the place he goes nearly every day. “I wish none of us were here, but we are here,” Sismour told friends and family Sunday as he stood by the grave of his 14-year-old son Alex Sismour behind St. Peter Church at 35777 Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville. Read More…

Mercy nurses to picket today

LORAIN — Mercy Regional Medical Center nurses will be walking the hospital floors and the picket lines today. An informational picket by the Service Employees International Union District 1199 will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today outside the hospital at 3700 Kolbe Road. The picketing comes a day before talks are to resume with Read More…

Car plunges into water as police investigate shooting

CT photo by Evan Goodenow.

LORAIN — A 19-year-old man was critically injured after being shot in the chest Sunday. Police said they received the call around 10:08 p.m. from the man’s friends who said he had been shot in the vicinity of East Erie and Massachusetts avenues. Police wouldn’t release the man’s name or further details. The man was Read More…

County drug use reaches epidemic proportions as overdoses skyrocket

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Dillon Starnes chose jail over heroin. Homeless and facing the prospect of spending the night at a house full of junkies and relapsing, Starnes on July 11 sat outside his mother’s home in violation of a temporary protection order she had against him and told police when they arrived that he wanted to get clean Read More…

Motorcyclist dies in Amherst Township crash

AMHERST TWP. — An hour after motorcyclist Charles Smith died around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, fellow motorcyclist Eddie Sabbah still found his friend’s death hard to believe. Sabbah said he was eastbound on Telegraph Road (state Route 113) riding next to Smith between Bechtel Road and West Ridge Road, and they had just passed a woman Read More…

County clerk of courts reports boost in fee, fine collections

ELYRIA — Collection of court fees, fines and restitution payments are up substantially from last year, and court officials are crediting two new initiatives. About $7.21 million has been collected in overall fees, fines and restitutions by the Lorain County clerk of courts this year, according to Pam Parsons, the chief bookkeeper with the clerk’s Read More…

Lorain councilwoman says she’s retiring

LORAIN — Councilwoman Anne Molnar, D-at large, has always been outspoken, but she will no longer be speaking as an elected official after her term ends at the end of next year. Molnar, 85, said Monday she will not seek re-election. Molnar, the mother of three sons and a daughter and grandmother to nine, said Read More…

Police responding to baby’s cries find mother asleep next to sex offender

LORAIN — A Lorain woman is due in Lorain Municipal Court today after being accused of child endangerment. Shacara Payne, 22, was charged Saturday after police said they found her baby daughter unattended, dirty and wearing a diaper full of feces. Pamela McGill, Payne’s mother, called police to Payne’s home in the 2200 block of Read More…

Family, politics take stage at Labor Day celebration

LORAIN — Because Chuck Schultz carried a 12-pound wrench to work, his daughter was able to carry a laptop to her job. Connie Schultz, whose column runs in The Chronicle-Telegram, told the story of her father, a Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. union factory worker, and her mother, Janey, a nonunion nurse and hospice worker, at Read More…