May 25, 2016

Elyria
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HEALTH CARE RULING: Area hospitals see no boon from insurance mandate

ELYRIA — The historic Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama’s controversial health care reform is being met with mixed emotions in Lorain County by those who are pegged with the responsibility of offering health care to the masses. In the halls of local institutions like EMH Medical Center in Elyria and Mercy Regional Read More…

Lorain Schools likely to face fiscal emergency even if levy passes

LORAIN — The school district is expected to become insolvent and declare fiscal emergency this spring, triggering a state financial takeover even if a levy passes in November. “I won’t have the cash to finish out the year,” School Treasurer Dale Weber said after Thursday’s Board of Education meeting where board members closed out the Read More…

Former LCCAA board member Gilchrist pleads not guilty to voting charges

ELYRIA — Robert Gilchrist pleaded not guilty Thursday to four felony counts of illegal voting and later insisted that he never deliberately voted in the wrong place. “I didn’t have any criminal intent,” Gilchrist said. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will previously has said the charges against Gilchrist have nothing to do with intent, but whether Read More…

AIDS test day at Chronicle-Telegram declared success

The Lorain County AIDS Task Force is touting local involvement in the National HIV Testing Day as a huge success. There were 35 HIV tests administered Wednesday at two testing sites. All of the tests, which were done through oral swabs, came back negative. Fifteen tests were conducted at The Chronicle-Telegram by the task force, Read More…

Lorain narrows superintendent list to 3

LORAIN — The three finalists to become the new Lorain Schools superintendent are expected to be announced today. The three were chosen Thursday by Superintendent Search Committee members from among seven semi-finalists. Each member of the 10-member committee chose three candidates and the three with the most points were selected, according to Mitchell Fallis, a Read More…

Lorain man faces charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at cops

LORAIN — Jarelle Guice was charged Thursday with attempted murder for allegedly firing at Lorain police officers trying to arrest him in connection with a domestic violence incident June 3, his attorney said. Lawyer Mike Duff said Guice, who was shot by police following a brief standoff, now will be held in the Lorain County Read More…

Report ranks Lakeview Park beach second-dirtiest in state

LORAIN — Lakeview Park’s beach may be beautiful, but caution is advised on days when the bacterial count is high. On Monday — the most recent day data were available — the beach had a bacteria count of 1,120 colonies per 100 milliliter, which is more than four times the state’s daily maximum bacterial standard Read More…

Police chief to seek force’s accreditation

LORAIN — Police Chief Cel Rivera said Wednesday he wants his department to seek accreditation through a nationally recognized program to help win back the confidence of the public following the completion of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation. “That would go a long way toward restoring the credibility of the department,” Rivera said. The Read More…

Pro fishing tour makes stop in Lorain today

LORAIN — Over 30 of the top walleye anglers in the Midwest will be trolling the waters of Lake Erie beginning today as the AIM Pro Walleye Series makes its first stop at Black River Landing. Lorain is the second stop of the season for the four-year-old series and the first time the series has Read More…

Lorain mayor: Top priority is passing income tax increase

LORAIN — Being Lorain mayor is an uphill battle, but it is one Chase Ritenauer relishes. “We’ve done some good things, but we’ve got to do a lot more,” Ritenauer said in an interview today with The Chronicle-Telegram Editor Andy Young about Ritenauer’s first six months as mayor. “It’s a city that has been ravaged Read More…