May 29, 2016

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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…

AP sources: Congress reaches tentative deal on student loans, roads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have reached tentative deals that would prevent a doubling of student loan interest rates and revamp the nation’s transportation programs, congressional officials said Wednesday. If completed, the compromises would resolve two vexing issues on which lawmakers face weekend deadlines for action. House and Senate leaders have tentatively agreed to a Read More…

Vermilion police dog dies

VERMILION – Vermilion Police K-9 Andy passed away Tuesday after the dog sustained injuries from a training exercise. According to a press release, Andy fell and sustained injuries during a training exercise Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held Saturday in Vermilion with details being released at a later time. The incident is currently under Read More…

Elyria mom charged with child endangering

LORAIN – An Elyria woman was arrested after a Walmart manager said the woman left her two young children in a car alone at 2:39 a.m. Wednesday. Police were dispatched to Walmart at 4380 Leavitt Road in reference to two children left unattended in a parking lot near the grocery store. The children were 2 Read More…

Lorain school district cuts 2 more employees

LORAIN — Seeking to dispel the perception of a bloated Lorain Schools administration as the district seeks support for a levy, interim Superintendent Ed Branham on Tuesday defended the number of layoffs at the Charleston Administration Center and announced two more. Branham was responding to May 24 criticism from teachers union president David Wood that Read More…

All-Star game at Progressive Field all about memories for Lorain County players

CLEVELAND — Amherst’s Seth Zavodny couldn’t help but think of former Cleveland Indian Kenny Lofton as he stood in center field Tuesday at Progressive Field. Why wouldn’t he? Lofton, who starred on so many of the Tribe’s best teams of the 1990s,  was Zavodny’s favorite player growing up and now Zavodny was playing the same Read More…

Fire renders Fairlawn Avenue home `unlivable’

The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA – Children playing with matches started a fire on 164 Fairlawn Ave. that caused $15,000 of damages, according to Assistant Fire Chief Ron Brlas. The fire started at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and took the Elyria Fire Department just five minutes to contain. Although the fire was quickly extinguished, Brlas said the Read More…

High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward. The court did not throw out the state provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally. Even Read More…