November 1, 2014


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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Governors back home quarantine for Ebola workers  Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa. 2. Family questions Ebola care  Read More…

Girl wounded in Washington school shooting dies

A memorial grows Saturday at the entrance to Marysville Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting in the school cafeteria.  (AP Photo/, Joshua Trujillo)

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three. Gia Soriano died Sunday night, more than two days after she was shot, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said. “We are Read More…

Model U.N. back in business in Lorain Schools


LORAIN — Alumni of the Model United Nations Club get along better than many United Nations representatives. “Where goes one, go all,” is the award-winning club’s motto and the camaraderie was displayed Thursday at Lorain High School. Several alumni coached students in the club, resurrected in September after being eliminated in 2012 budget cuts. Passage Read More…

Credit union makes money matter early for Lorain middle school students

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LORAIN — A new student credit union at Gen. Johnnie Wilson Middle School is designed to save students money and reduce their debt as adults. “Money gives you options,” Brian Brown, a student development representative from the School Employees of Lorain County Credit Union Inc., told students Wednesday. “I’m here to teach you how you Read More…

Westlake bartenders remain in serious condition


Two bartenders injured when a pickup crashed into the Dover Gardens Tavern in Westlake on Thursday night remained seriously injured Sunday, according to the tavern owner. Owner Gary Hurst said Bethany Cappasso suffered liver damage and had multiple fractures, and Kelly Dusendorf suffered internal injuries and two fractured hips. The women were pinned behind the Read More…

Former LCCAA head faces marijuana charges

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Robert Gilchrist, a former Lorain service director and ex-Lorain County Community Action Agency CEO and president, faces drug charges after a traffic stop. Police said they found four packages of suspected marijuana in a vehicle driven by Gilchrist about 8:35 p.m. Friday. The 44-year-old Gilchrist is due in Oberlin Municipal Court today facing charges of Read More…

Small biz owners neglect to take tax credit

COLUMBUS — A tax cut for small business owners in Ohio hasn’t been claimed as much as expected, leading some to shell out hundreds of millions in taxes that state law didn’t require them to pay. Republicans including Gov. John Kasich have promoted the tax deduction as a way to help small businesses expand. Owners Read More…

Keystone Schools asks voters for 5.95-mill operating levy

Cindy Mihalo works on counting with kindergarten students Mckaelyn Ortiz, left, Riley Knapp and John Faltay at Keystone Elementary School on Oct. 16.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Columbia Schools Superintendent Graig Bansek had to answer the question this time last year when his district faced its own “do or die” levy that put student programs on the chopping block. For Midview Superintendent Scott Goggin, it was a special election in February 2013 that saw his district surviving intact based on Read More…

Race for Lorain County Commissioner shapes up to be closest yet

Judge Julie Schafer, left, Judge Eve Belfance, candidates for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Matt Lundy and Tom Willliams, candidates for Lorain County commissioner, appear at the Oberlin Community Candidates Night in Oberlin on Oct. 14.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — State Rep. Matt Lundy’s bid to unseat Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams is widely considered the tightest contest in the county. Neither Lundy, D-Elyria, nor Williams, an Amherst Republican, expects an overwhelming victory. “Is it going to be a close race? I think so,” Williams said. “I feel more confident about it now Read More…

Chronicle-Telegram staff wins 17 SPJ awards

Photographer Kristin Bauer and web editor Karie Spaetzel pose with the Chronicle-Telegram's Best in Show awards after the Society of Professional Journalists award luncheon at Playhouse Square on Saturday.

CLEVELAND – The Chronicle-Telegram was named the Best Daily Newspaper for a circulation up to 75,000 by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists during a ceremony Saturday. The Chronicle’s sister paper, The Medina Gazette, received second place in the same category as well as several other awards. The Chronicle’s website was named best general news Read More…