February 6, 2016

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New Year’s Eve resolution

LORAIN — Members of Lorain City Council may wind up changing their New Year’s Eve plans. That’s because a third meeting to consider passage of legislation to eliminate hospitalization coverage for Council members may have to be Thursday night to take action on the ordinance which, if approved, would take effect Friday. “We are looking Read More…

Two charged in weekend bank robbery

LORAIN – Two Lorain men are facing robbery and obstructing official business charges for allegedly robbing the U.S. Bank branch inside the Lorain Walmart on Saturday. Lorain police said Norman Caudill, 42, and James Wiseman, 39, were later tracked to a nearby home where they were arrested. Police also reported that they found the getaway Read More…

UPDATED: Medina woman fatally struck by Jeep driven by Lorain man at Crocker Park parking deck

A Medina woman died after she was struck Sunday by a Jeep driven by a Lorain man in a parking garage at Crocker Park in Westlake, police said. According to a news release from Westlake police, Jaclyn Winterborne, 32, was walking on the first floor of the parking garage on Vine Street at the shopping Read More…

Lorain man charged after allegedly shooting neighbor

LORAIN—A Lorain man has been arrested and charged with felonious assault and discharging firearms in city limits after allegedly shooting a neighbor twice in the back. Michael Duffield, 26, of the 2200 block of Elyria Ave., reportedly shot Hersel Francis, 31, after the two got into an argument on Friday around 2:15 a.m. Francis, who Read More…

Local government offices to have shortened hours for New Year’s holiday

Over the New Year holiday weekend, most government offices will have curtailed office hours. The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will Read More…

Controversies, tragedies and triumphs: Chronicle staff picks top 10 stories of 2015

James Burge smiles broadly as he thanks supporters and tells them that he's been delivered from hell following his sentencing on corruption charges Thursday, May 14, 2015. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Lorain County in 2015 saw its share of controversies, tragedies and triumphs. But 10 stories stood out from the rest as the most important of the year, making a definitive mark on the history of the county. These are those stories as voted on by the editorial staff of The Chronicle-Telegram, with links going to Read More…

6. Steel industry downturn affects Lorain

Downturns in the steel industry resulted in hundreds of layoffs at U.S. Steel and Republic Steel and large budget woes for the city of Lorain. The downturn was caused by a large infusion of oil and natural gas on the open market that has driven down demand for tubular steel used in drilling and fracking Read More…

3. Issue 3 would have benefited county, but was voted down decisively

Ohioans strongly rejected a measure that would have legalized marijuana for both recreational and medical use at the ballot box in November, but had the measure passed Lorain County would have become the center of the new industry. Lorain would have been home to just one of 10 pot production facilities under the plan that Read More…

Police seek tips on Lorain bank robbers

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LORAIN — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a trio connected with a bank robbery this morning. Police are looking for a white male, a black male and an unidentified person who robbed the U.S. Bank inside the Lorain Super Wal-Mart. The while man walked into the store on Leavitt Road, placed Read More…

Driver indicted in Lorain hit-and-run

Damion Cheers

ELYRIA — A Lorain man accused of killing a pedestrian in an October hit-and-run crash has been indicted. Damion Cheers, 25, is charged with a felony count of failure to stop after an accident and a misdemeanor charge of driving under suspension in the indictment handed down by a Lorain County grand jury Wednesday. Lorain Read More…