December 1, 2015


Workers rally for $15 minimum wage

LORAIN – Low-wage workers rallied today outside Lorain City Hall calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Workers who included employees of Camaco and the Nord Center said they are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make end’s meet. Organizers concede that with Republicans – a party that traditionally has opposed minimum wage Read More…

BREAKING: Biden says he won’t run for president in 2016

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career. Biden’s decision finalizes the Democratic field of White House candidates and likely bolsters Hillary Read More…

Leader honored for his service

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Imam Paul Hasan was honored at the formal annual Day of Atonement program and dinner.  Imam Hasan was a founding member of the nationally known organization known as The Internation Council for Urban Peace Justice and Empowerment. He founded the Official Lorain County Organizing Committee for the Holy Day of Atonement in 1995. Much of his time has been dedicated to presiding over countless vigils for victims of violence in the community and in organizing people of all races, religions and economic backgrounds to work for equality, justice and the equal empowerment for all people.

ELYRIA — A Lorain spiritual leader and community activist was honored Saturday during the Lorain County Days of Atonement Celebration Service at the YWCA. Imam Paul Hasan of Interfaith Ministries in Lorain has spent more than 20 years dedicated to building the community from the inside out while promoting peace and justice. Hasan was a Read More…

2 dead in hostage standoff in Avon

AVON — Two men are dead in a domestic dispute in a home at 3341 Sandy Lane. Police responded to a shots-fired call about 2:50 p.m. and found a man fatally shot at the home, said Police Chief Richard Bosley. The man is believed to have been killed by another man who later fatally shot Read More…

UPDATE 4:45 P.M.: Hostage standoff in Avon, boy removed from home

AVON — At 4:45 p.m., a standoff between a man and police in which several shots were fired about 2:50 p.m. at a home in the 3300 block of Sandy Lane ended. The Lorain County SWAT Team entered the home and removed a small boy unharmed. The boy appeared calm and was taken by relatives. The Read More…

UPDATED: South Amherst out $500K, two village employees out of job

State Auditor Dave Yost said Friday during a press conference at the Amherst Public Library that two people in his office were fired and one was demoted for failing to perform work that would have identified theft of money from the village of South Amherst. Former South Amherst Clerk/Treasurer Kim Green was indicted in May Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Chronicle-Telegram high school football, Week 3

Christy Legeza CT Photo August 28, 2015 - Football - St. Thomas Aquinas at Elyria Catholic - EC's WR Cole Virgin gets a 35 yd gain in the 1st quarter vs Aquinas (Aquinas #35 Andrew George, #26 Nathan Rich, #34 Carlos Howell).

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UPDATED: Fine pleads not guilty to all charges at arraignment

Michael Fine appears in Lorain County Common Pleas Court to plead not guilty Thursday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Former attorney Michael W. Fine sat silently with arms crossed in court Thursday during arraignment proceedings, waiting for his turn to step before Judge John Miraldi. Fine, 58, accused of hypnotizing female clients for sexual gratification, pleaded not guilty in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas to all charges against him. He 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…