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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…

South Carolina knocks Kent State out of College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Roth pitched a two-hitter and two-time defending national champion South Carolina eliminated Kent State from the College World Series with a 4-1 victory Thursday. The game had been postponed by rain Wednesday. The Gamecocks (47-18) play again Thursday night against Arkansas. They need two wins over the Razorbacks to advance Read More…

Police: Drunken Avon Lake man crashes vehicle in Westlake

WESTLAKE – Police charged an Avon Lake man with drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident this morning after he crashed his pickup into a vehicle and garage door before driving into another yard and getting stuck in a creek. William Muller, 18, was being held in the Westlake City Jail and will Read More…

Elyria vaccinations safe, officials say

ELYRIA — The Elyria Health District is increasing its education campaign after a study released last week said vaccines for U.S. children are not being properly stored. Since the June 6 report, Elyria’s Health Commissioner Kathy Boylan said three parents have inquired about the safety of the local vaccine supply, all citing the report and Read More…

Court: Ex-judge failed to pay fines

Former Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge Paulette Lilly missed the Friday deadline to pay court-ordered fines and costs totaling $4,633.15 for violating campaign rules during her unsuccessful March bid in the Democratic primary to return to the bench, according to the Ohio Supreme Court. Lilly’s failure to make the payments on time will result in Read More…

Council keeps 3 on charter panel

ELYRIA — Three members who spent a year hammering out proposed changes to the city charter — only to see their recommendations disappear with no action from City Council — have been reappointed to the Charter Review Committee, along with two new members. City Council’s Rules Committee made the recommendation to name five residents to Read More…

Lorain law director: We can’t work for schools

LORAIN — Law Director Pat Riley said his office lacks the personnel or expertise to represent Lorain Schools. “To do all the work the school board would need to have done would require substantial additional staff,” Riley said. “It’s highly specialized. They’re not trained to do that.” In a Thursday guest column in The Chronicle-Telegram, Read More…

Romney returns to Northeast Ohio

BRUNSWICK — Clustered under umbrellas, makeshift ponchos and even tables, thousands of Mitt Romney supporters gathered in the rain at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick on Sunday morning to welcome the presidential candidate to Medina County. Brunswick was the first stop of the day for the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate on his “Every Read More…