November 24, 2014


Ruling in probation department security favors Lorain County Commissioners

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners’ legal challenge to court orders requiring them to pay for security upgrades for the county’s Adult Probation Department will go forward. On Wednesday, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor rejected a request from the county’s General Division judges, who oversee the Probation Department, to dismiss the commissioners’ case. O’Connor Read More…

Lorain man accused of beating former girlfriend

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LORAIN – A Lorain man is accused of beating and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Chanell Gomez said she has a temporary protection order against Miles Diaz, but he followed her to a convenience store on Broadway, according to a police report. Gomez said she got a friend to give her a ride Read More…

Video: Tim Alcorn previews Midview’s regional final football game

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All season long, AM 930 WEOL’s Tim Alcorn and Chronicle-Telegram chief photographer Bruce Bishop have been previewing the local high school football games. This week, Alcorn recaps the Avon vs. Midview game, and discusses Midview’s upcoming regional final game. In a battle of unbeatens, No. 1 Midview (12-0) plays No. 2 Nordonia (12-0) at 7:30 Read More…

Elyria man accused of producing counterfeit money

Ricky Londo

ELYRIA – Police say they found a printer used to make counterfeit bills and a wad of fake money in an Elyria man’s apartment Tuesday. Ricky Londo, 22, was charged with forgery and possession of criminal tools Tuesday after police searched his apartment on the 200 block of 5th Street. Officers went to Londo’s apartment after Read More…

Consumer group lists ’10 worst toys’ for kids

Joan Siff, president of World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc., holds up toy bow at Children's Franciscan Hospital in Boston, Wednesday. The consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of what it considers to be the 10 most unsafe toys as the holiday season approaches. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the “Catapencil” — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its erasure end — are among an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday. World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group, issued the “10 Read More…

10 Things to Know, Wednesday, Nov. 19

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US urges recall of millions of additional cars with possibly faulty air bags The recall of air bags made by the Takata Corp. had been regional. Now safety regulators want to extend it nationwide. 2. Israel destroys Read More…

Big snowstorm hits New York; rest of US feels cold

A massive band of lake effect snow moves through the south of Buffalo, N.Y. on Tuesday. Several feet of lake-effect snow paralyzed the Buffalo area Tuesday, forcing state troopers to deliver blankets and other supplies to motorists stranded on the New York State Thruway and adding an ominous note to a wintry season thatís already snarling travel and numbing fingers from the Midwest to the Carolinas. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Derek Gee)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — 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. Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard Tuesday as more than 4 feet fell in parts Read More…

Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill sponsor, joined by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., , left, and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., right, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. The U.S. Senate has rejected a proposal to fast-track the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. “I look forward to the new Republican majority taking up and passing the Keystone jobs bill early in the new year,” the Read More…

Safety agency to push for national air bag recall

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  DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver. The action Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers driver’s sideair bags equipped with inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The inflators can erupt and send Read More…

Elyria turns in offer to Bendix


ELYRIA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems was presented with a proposal that, if accepted, would dramatically cut the cost of a proposed expansion project, but only if stay in Elyria. Mayor Holly Brinda, City Council President Mike Lotko, Finance Director Ted Pileski, and a city attorney went to Bendix on Monday with the multimillion-dollar offer, Read More…