July 28, 2014

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FitzGerald: Middle class, poor left behind

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald on Sunday accused Republican Gov. John Kasich of balancing the budget on the backs of local governments. Analyzing state statistics, One Ohio Now, a liberal policy group, estimates local governments and schools have lost $1.86 billion in state taxpayer aid between the 2010-11 fiscal year and 2014-15. That Read More…

Climate change strategy called a shell game

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  NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s energy leftovers to other parts of the world — where they create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing Read More…

Lorain Council rejects improvement plan for flood-prone road

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  LORAIN — Dayton Avenue residents drive slowly on the road to avoid potholes during normal conditions, and speed up to avoid getting stuck when the road frequently floods. Dayton runs from West 32nd Street to West 38th Street in South Lorain between Lexington Avenue, Oakdale Avenue and Oakdale Boulevard in a flood-prone area of Read More…

Lorain officials say Roverfest was success

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LORAIN — The largest crowd Black River Landing has ever seen — about 15,000 people — poured into the venue on Saturday from across the state for Roverfest, an annual Cleveland-based concert.
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Commissioners, judges engaged in deadlock over building access

County judges want the Probation Department moved out of the old county courthouse because of the building's condition.

ELYRIA — County commissioners said Thursday they will defy a court order issued by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge requiring them to turn over the keys to all doors on the second floor of the old Lorain County Courthouse by noon today. “We think the courts are overstepping their boundaries on this,” Commissioner Read More…

Grafton business owners criticize construction

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GRAFTON — Businesses are beginning to feel the pinch from the state Route 57 widening project. On July 12, Route 57 was limited to one-lane, one-way traffic from Barrington Drive to the railroad tracks near Erie Street as crews put up orange road construction barrels. But business owners along the stretch are scrambling to let Read More…

July 2014 Photo Gallery

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View and buy photos shot by Chronicle-Telegram photographers during the month of July. Keep checking back, as the gallery will be updated throughout the month. Newest photos will be at the bottom.