October 8, 2015


Teen’s story about dealing with autism misconceptions on “Inside Edition”

Michael Whary holds a copy of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible,” which features a story that he contributed.

GRAFTON — Midview High School junior and honors student Michael Whary created something of an Internet sensation with a YouTube video with an assist from his parents, fellow students and teachers from Amherst’s Children’s Development Center. Released on New Year’s Eve 2014, the video, intended to boost awareness of autism, was Michael’s Eagle Scout project. Read More…

Excerpt of letter from local school superintendents

As our state legislature reconvenes, the Lorain County School Superintendents are encouraging our legislators to consider the following policy recommendations. We encourage superintendent groups across Ohio to dialogue with their citizens and contact their legislators, advocating for common sense education policy. Pass legislation to limit charter schools’ per pupil deduction to the actual amount the Read More…

School leaders’ letter seeks support

Lorain County superintendents, who are known to be vocal when it comes to expressing what they think about educational decisions made on the state level with local effects, are calling for superintendents across the state to start using their voice as power. Local educators sent an email Monday to superintendents across Ohio, as well as Read More…

Fugitive task force seeking alleged drug trafficker

Deandre Woods

CLEVELAND — The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of a man wanted for drug trafficking, kidnapping and burglarly. Deondre Woods, 29, of Mayfield Heights, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on charges of heroin trafficking. The task force and Mayfield Heights Read More…

October 2015 photo gallery


View and buy photos shot by Chronicle-Telegram photographers during the month of September. Keep checking back, as the gallery will be updated throughout the month.

10 things to know, Monday, Oct. 5

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Storm brings historic flooding to South Carolina Much of Columbia and a surrounding chunk of the state are in disarray after more than 18 inches of rain fell in spots and hundreds had to be rescued. 2. Read More…

Woollybearer of good news


VERMILION — Sunday’s 43rd annual Woollybear Festival included 24 seconds of heart-pounding caterpillar racing followed by WJW-TV Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard’s equally dramatic winter weather prediction. The Woollybear 500, a 1-foot sloping track on the festival’s main stage, was won by a caterpillar raced by 9-year-old Aleksander Boardwine of Vermilion. Following the race, the Read More…

Elyria Library book sale coming up


ELYRIA — More than 60,000 books sorted into 52 categories. Audio books, compact discs and DVDs. And nothing costs more than $1. It’s a bibliophile’s paradise, and it’s just around the corner. The annual Friends of the Elyria Public Library System book sale takes place Oct. 15 to 18 at St. John Lutheran Church in Read More…

Neighbors wonder about biosolid use

2oct15 bishop--- Workers transfer biosolid materials across from Mikes Berries and vegetables on Whitehead Road in Lagrange.

Melissa Linebrink and Lisa Roberson The Chronicle-Telegram LAGRANGE TWP. — The 50 trucks that rumbled along Whitehead Road headed to a LaGrange Township field over the course of two days last month stood out like a sore thumb. Their destination was a 62-acre plot of vacant land that by Mike and Carolyn Miller’s estimation hasn’t Read More…

Kanisa House to celebrate community harvest

ELYRIA — Over the past 10 years, the plot behind Kanisa House has blossomed, growing from a flower bed to a community garden. The First Community Interfaith Institute of Ohio is reaping the fruits of its labor during the 10th annual Fall Harvest Festival at the Dred Scott community garden. The Saturday event celebrates the Read More…