March 6, 2015

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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…

Constellation students move into former Irving Junior High

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LORAIN — Faculty and students of Lorain Community Elementary and Middle schools have a new home. Classes began Thursday in the new location at 1110 W. Fourth St. The new home is the former Irving Junior High School, which was sold by Lorain Schools for $246,000 earlier this year to Constellation Schools, the private, for-profit Read More…

Property manager pulling out of St. Joe’s

Owner of facility could be next if bailout deal not reached by Friday Read More…