November 24, 2014

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Buffalo area hit with epic snow — with more coming

Bob Wilcox clears the snow at the end of his driveway on Bowen Rd. in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday. A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below. (AP photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area. But even as it strained roofs and stalled daily life, the snow wasn’t the only worry. Forecasters warned a rapid Read More…

UPDATED: Official says Florida State gunman was alumnus

Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library on Florida State campus on Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official said the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech Read More…

Elyria High’s Stacie Starr to get VIP treatment from Cavs

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ELYRIA — Lauded Elyria High School teacher Stacie Starr already has won a trip to New York City, appeared on a national television show, was given a brand new car and an eight-day Bahaman vacation, collected accolades nationally and locally and even helped the district score what became a portion of the cost for a Read More…

Lorain mainstay Driscol’s Music Company closes

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LORAIN — The end of a 73-year era is marked by a white piece of paper taped to a door. Driscol’s Music Company has closed and the sign on the front door directs would-be customers to the former owner’s small instrument repair business in Sheffield Lake. “It breaks my heart to have to do this,” Read More…

Groups deliver big for Not-Forgotten Box toy drive

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ELYRIA — Just three days into the annual toy drive, the first large donation has been made to the Not-Forgotten Box. On Wednesday afternoon, Tony Gallo and Kristen Lewandowski of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce brought more than 180 toys, gifts and a cash donation to The Chronicle-Telegram. The toys were collected from the Read More…

Agencies organize Be a Santa to a Senior program

Joann Holdeman of LeHoty’s Hallmark in North Ridgeville, places ornaments on a tree so that people can “Be a Santa to a Senior.” STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The holidays are a time to gather with friends and family. Often that means visits over dinner, shopping trips or family outings. For some senior citizens, those things don’t happen, which is why Home Instead Senior Care brings together area nonprofits, retailers, volunteers and members of the community to provide gifts and companionship Read More…

Bill proposes raises for elected officials

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A bill introduced Tuesday in the Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday aims to provide pay raises for public officials. The raises would be the first in six years. House Bill 661, introduced by state Rep. Gerald Stebelton, R-Lancaster, proposes to increase the pay of public officials, including the governor, judges, lawmakers and other county Read More…

Attorney given deadline of Monday to respond to allegations

SHEFFIELD — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor has given Sheffield lawyer Michael W. Fine until Monday to respond to allegations he hypnotized female clients for his own sexual gratification. The Lorain County Bar Association asked O’Connor to suspend Fine’s law license on an emergency basis in court documents filed Tuesday. Fine hasn’t been charged Read More…

Agency seeks zoning variance for new recovery facility

LORAIN — Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services recently received $200,000 from the state to develop more housing for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The agency has found a second facility it hopes to be able to convert into a group home after efforts fell through on a different site. “We don’t Read More…

Health district sues to force sewer tie-ins

ELYRIA — The Lorain County General Health District has sued the owners of roughly 60 properties in an effort to force them to tie into the sewer system operated by the Lorain County Rural Wastewater District. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in county Common Pleas Court, said that the properties in question are all close enough Read More…