September 18, 2014

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Negotiations continue for nurses, hospital

The contract between Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain and the nurses who staff the hospital system’s facilities expires Friday, and there’s been little headway in hammering out a new pact. The union held meetings Tuesday with its membership to vote on giving the union authorization for a strike and to stage informational picketing. The Read More…

Fire destroys trailer in Lorain

LORAIN — A trailer fire at the Twin Wells Mobile Home Park this morning caused no serious injuries, but destroyed trailer D 4. Fire Capt. Todd Kieswetter said the fire, called in at 11:24 a.m., was knocked down within a few minutes of firefighters arriving and was controlled at 11:45 a.m. Kieswetter said a resident Read More…

Brantley Gilbert rounds out fair concert slate

Brantley Gilbert, riding the wave of success of two No. 1 singles, is preparing to kick off his first headlining tour later this year and an early tune-up for that will be a performance at the Lorain County Fair. Gilbert will perform in the grandstand at the county fairgrounds in Wellington on Tuesday evening, following Read More…

Brassfield convicted of lesser charges in baby’s death

ELYRIA – A jury found Charles “Scooby” Brassfield guilty today of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the death of his girlfriend’s baby in 2010, but did not reach verdicts on murder and felonious assault charges. Brassfield, 24, faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced later by Betleski in connection with Read More…

Lorain man arrested for shooting

LORAIN – A man was arrested Thursday night in connection with the early morning shooting at the Pearl Gate Bar. Police have charged Christopher Jones, 31, of Lorain with felonious assault. Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere said Jones may face additional charges. William M. Charles, 32, was shot once in the chest with a handgun Read More…

EMH cuts 55 positions

ELYRIA – A total of 55 positions are being eliminated by EMH – most at the EMH Elyria Medical Center — as the hospital system continues to grapple with rising costs of uncompensated care and shrinking reimbursement for medical care. The job reductions were announced Thursday by Dr. Donald Sheldon, EMH president and CEO. Although Read More…

AP: Paterno to retire at end of season

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person said Paterno will announce his retirement later Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the decision has Read More…

Wellington man killed in crash

A Wellington man was killed this afternoon in an accident on state Route 303 between Vermont and Chamberlain roads. The name of the 22-year-old will be released later. The man was driving a brown Mazda Protégé and heading west on Route 303. Troopers said he went left of center and collided with a dark blue Read More…

After horror of crash, Tomasheski family survivors try to find new normal

Tom Tomasheski hugs his daughter, Danielle, during an interview Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

GRAFTON TWP. — The dark-haired girl with the feather weaved into her hair bounces into the living room and plops down on the couch, clutching a cell phone in her right hand. Danielle Tomasheski, 13, is hanging out until her teachers finish their day at Midview Middle School and then come over to tutor her Read More…

Site News: Comments are back

The Chronicle-Telegram’s website, www.chroniclet.com, is bringing back an old feature with a new twist. Comments are being restored, but those who want to express their opinion on the stories of the day will have to do so using a Facebook login. We ask that posters use the common sense rules when sharing their thoughts and Read More…