May 26, 2016

Elyria
Cloudy
68°F
 

Deputy: Mom of ‘Baby Grace’ admitted to whipping girl

GALVESTON, Texas — A mother accused of fatally beating her 2-year-old daughter, who police dubbed “Baby Grace” — acknowledged taking part in the discipline session that led to the Ohio toddler’s death and never tried to stop it, a police investigator testified Wednesday. Galveston County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Barry told jurors in the capital murder Read More…

Train derails in Spencer

A train engine has derailed in Spencer and is leaking oil, according to the Medina County Sheriff’s Department. Spencer is in northern Medina County at state Route 301 and Route 162. Read Thursday’s Chronicle Telegram for more information. 

Ohio governor wants to overhaul education funding

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Ted Strickland on Wednesday proposed a dramatic overhaul of Ohio’s school funding system, proposing the state boost its share of spending to nearly 60 percent of schools’ cost. In his third State of the State address, Strickland said his education plan will lower what taxpayers are expected to contribute to Read More…

LCCC closing at noon

Lorain County Community College — the only school that seemed to be open today — won’t be for much longer. The college will be closing at noon given the weather. Also off the table for today? A Lorain school board meeting that was to take place later this evening. It’ll be rescheduled.  

Had enough yet?

Yes, it’s true we live in Northeast Ohio. Snow is part of the territory, and for the most part, it’s a charming part. But the endless barrage that we’ve been dealing with of late? Enough, already. To whom do we cry uncle?  Streets today are just awful despite the fact that there are plows everywhere. Read More…

Northeast Ohio hit hard by salmonella outbreak

The salmonella outbreak affecting the nation has grown to include the recall of more than 180 products containing either peanuts or peanut butter because of their reported link to the food-borne illness. Salmonella is being blamed for 68 reported cases in Ohio — the most of any state. Nearly two-thirds of the state’s cases originate Read More…

Family sues manufacturer, Solon peanut butter distributor over salmonella death

MILWAUKEE — The relatives of a 72-year-old woman whose death may be linked to the widespread peanut butter salmonella outbreak have sued the operators of a Georgia peanut butter plant and an Ohio distributor, saying their negligence caused her death. Relatives of Shirley Mae Almer filed the wrongful death lawsuit Monday in Hennepin County District Read More…

Economy overshadows Strickland`s address

COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland heard it from the left and the right Tuesday, a day before he delivers a State of the State address on Ohio’s flagging economy and $7 billion budget deficit. The speech is at noon today. Republican lawmakers said they want to reduce the number of state agencies by more than Read More…

Sheriff: Responses to calls will lengthen because of force cuts

BRIGHTON TWP. — It took Lorain County sheriff’s deputies a little more than two hours to respond to check the welfare of a man Monday. By the time they arrived at the Brighton Township home of John Olson, the 40-year-old already was dead, according to the event log of the incident. County Coroner Paul Matus Read More…

Council hopefuls line up for battle in May

ELYRIA — With weeks left before candidates have to officially throw their names into the ring, interest in joining the elected body of Elyria is running strong. With all 11 City Council seats up for re-election this year, incumbents and challengers already have started filing petitions with the Lorain County Board of Elections seeking to Read More…