June 30, 2016

Elyria
Mostly sunny
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Lorain police to step up patrols around holiday

The Lorain Police Department will have do extra patrols during the 4th of July holiday. The increased enforcement is paid with funds from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Officers will be patrolling West Erie Avenue, East Erie Avenue, Leavitt Rd., Broadway Avenue, East 28th Street and Grove Avenue. These roadways were selected because they Read More…

Man sentenced for crash that killed mother and son

ELYRIA — -In an emotionally-charged hearing Gerald Wetherbee Jr. was sentenced today to 34 years in prison for killing two members of the Tomasheski family and critically injuring two others in a car crash last June. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge gave Wetherbee just two years shy of the maximum sentence in the Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Health & Dentistry already getting boost from health law

LORAIN — There were plenty of smiles from staff and patients at Lorain County Health & Dentistry on Thursday following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Mom Allyson Carroll said she’s glad Health & Dentistry exists because she paid just $25 for her own dental cleaning and nothing for Read More…

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…