February 11, 2016


St. Joseph’s parish breaks ground for new center

Dozens of children and families break ground on the new 14,000 square foot St. Joseph Parish family center and gymnasium in Avon Lake Sunday afternoon. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — St. Joseph Parish parishioners brought shovels to the groundbreaking for a family center and gymnasium Sunday. The act was symbolic of the communal spirit behind construction of the 14,000-square-foot building expected to begin next month. Church pastor the Rev. Ron Wearsch thanked parishioners for their donations, prayers and overall support. “Without you, Read More…

Updated: Ohio board approves Medicaid expansion

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the Cleveland Clinic, using one of the nation's best known hospitals to make a final public push for Medicaid expansion Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio legislative panel granted a request Monday from the governor to allow federal dollars to be spent on an expansion of Medicaid that would give health coverage to thousands more residents. Ohio recently received approval from the federal government to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled. Read More…