July 22, 2014

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HEALTH CARE RULING: Northeast Ohio woman again in spotlight over ObamaCare

MEDINA TWP. — Natoma Canfield learned the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act when she saw the news scroll across the bottom of a muted television at the grocery store Thursday. A few hours later, she made sure to make it to a television with sound to hear the President Barack Obama give Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Health & Dentistry already getting boost from health law

LORAIN — There were plenty of smiles from staff and patients at Lorain County Health & Dentistry on Thursday following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Mom Allyson Carroll said she’s glad Health & Dentistry exists because she paid just $25 for her own dental cleaning and nothing for Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Area hospitals see no boon from insurance mandate

ELYRIA — The historic Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama’s controversial health care reform is being met with mixed emotions in Lorain County by those who are pegged with the responsibility of offering health care to the masses. In the halls of local institutions like EMH Medical Center in Elyria and Mercy Regional Read More…

Condemned man: Cops botched case

ELYRIA — Attorneys for Stanley Jalowiec, who is awaiting execution for the 1994 slaying of police informant Ronald Lally, contend that police and prosecutorial misconduct put an innocent man on death row and asked Thursday for the convicted killer to receive a new trial. The massive court filing not only renews old allegations that authorities Read More…

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for Read More…

SAFER grant helps Elyria keep firefighters

The Elyria Fire Department will once again be the recipient of a multimillion dollar federal grant, which temporarily will save the jobs of 23 young firefighters who faced layoff without the infusion of cash. The city received word Wednesday afternoon that it had been awarded $3.69 million through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER grant Read More…

LaGrange barn fire squashed

LAGRANGE – A barn fire Monday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Firefighters were dispatched to 38899 Indian Hollow Road around 2:30 p.m. LaGrange Fire Chief James Rader said the fire was “small,” and firefighters were able to control it in five minutes. Two rafters inside the barn were damaged at an estimated cost of Read More…

Robert Gilchrist indicted on illegal voting charges

Robert Gilchrist

ELYRIA – Former Lorain Service Director Robert Gilchrist has been indicted on four felony counts of illegal voting. Gilchrist, 42, was booked into the Lorain County Jail this morning on the charges which center on allegations he voted in the wrong place in elections in November 2009, May 2010, November 2010 and May 2011. The Read More…

High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward. The court did not throw out the state provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally. Even Read More…

Hungarian princess Taylor Cawthon crowned Lorain International Festival queen

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Hungarian princess Taylor Cawthon decided to become a Lorain International Festival princess to meet new people. And it worked. “I met my best friend doing this,” she said. She also got a pretty big honor out of the experience. Thursday night she was crowned the 2012 Lorain International Festival queen. Cawthon said she was stunned. Read More…