October 1, 2014

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Judge enters payment plan to pay back property taxes

Raymond Ewers

ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers owed $42,235.38 in back property taxes, penalties and interest on three Lorain properties he owned before going on a payment plan with county Treasurer Dan Talarek’s office on Wednesday. Ewers put down $8,447.07 with Talarek’s office to reduce the amount he owes the county to $33.788.31. Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court bars Judge Burge from hearing cases

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge

ELYRIA — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday formally disqualified Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge from presiding over cases until the criminal case against him is resolved. Under state rules, Burge is barred from serving as a judge while facing felony charges. Half of the 12 charges leveled against him in an indictment Read More…

One charter school gets above a D grade in ratings

The community schools in Lorain County, which largely serve students in the Lorain or Elyria school districts, fared similarly to their public school counterparts in terms of academic achievement, according to report cards for each school compiled by the Ohio Department of Education. There are 11 community schools, also called charter schools under Ohio law, Read More…

Lorain Schools owed nearly $5M in taxes

LORAIN — It took 20 years for Lorain Schools to pass a new levy, but school officials hope it won’t take another two decades to collect the taxes on it and previous levies. At $4.9 million though Tuesday, Lorain was owed the most in delinquent taxes among school districts in Lorain County. Besides the levy Read More…

UPDATED: Student brawls mar Lorain homecoming event

When several fights broke out at Lakeview Park during the annual

LORAIN — Some students got too fired up at Thursday’s fourth annual Lorain Schools Homecoming Bonfire at Lakeview Park. Police said a brawl broke out about 7:50 p.m. No one was seriously injured. Five juvenile girls were cited for disorderly conduct and aggravated riot and Sierra Wiley, 18, of the 600 block of West 18th Read More…

3 New York firefighters who worked at ground zero die on same day

This combo of undated photos provided by the Fire Department of New York shows, from left, Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Daniel Heglund and Robert Leaver. The three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have all died on the same day from illnesses related to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to fire officials. (AP Photo/FDNY)

NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, Read More…

VIDEO: Tim Alcorn previews Avon vs. Midview, other week 5 football games

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Every week, Tim Alcorn from WEOL AM 930 and The Chronicle-Telegram’s Bruce Bishop preview the upcoming high school football games. See what Tim has to say about week 5 of high school football, and the big game between Avon and Midview. If you’re interested, previous videos can be viewed here: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week Read More…

Career criminal gets life for 3 1980s LA killings

Samuel Little

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Little has a rap sheet across half the continental U.S. but has little time in prison to show for it. That changed Thursday. Little, 74, was sentenced to three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole for murdering three women in the late 1980s during the crack cocaine scourge, Read More…

Man who raised $55K is throwing potato salad party

Zack Brown, the man behind the potato salad Kickstarter campaign is photographed in Columbus.  Brown is planning PotatoStock 2014, an all-ages, charity-minded party Saturday in downtown Columbus featuring bands, food trucks, beer vendors, potato-sack races and definitely potato salad. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Chris Russell)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party. Zack Brown is planning PotatoStock 2014, an all-ages, charity-minded party Saturday in downtown Columbus featuring Read More…

White House: Holder resigning as attorney general

Attorney General Eric Holder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first black attorney general. The White House said that President Barack Obama would announce Holder’s departure Read More…