February 12, 2016

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Nearly 700 rally against heroin addiction

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Myrtle Rizer, of Sheffield Lake, speaks with Brenda Stewart, of Columbus, on Friday night, Sept. 11 while attending the Hope Over Heroin event, hosted at Black River Landing in Lorain.  Rizer came with her group, Church of the North Coast, and is wearing a large chain around her neck to represent "breaking the chain of addiction." Stewart attended the event with The Addicts Parents United, a group that seeks to help parents coping with their kids addiction.

LORAIN — Dodging raindrops, nearly 700 people gathered Friday night along Black River Landing to bring hope to those families affected by heroin addiction. During the annual “Hope Over Heroin in Lorain County,” 40 vendors set up tables under the pavilion where pamphlets, fliers and business cards were handed out in an effort to curb Read More…

Hope Over Heroin event today and Saturday in Lorain

LORAIN — Hope is landing in Lorain this weekend. Hope Over Heroin, hosted at Black River Landing today and Saturday, is a response to what co-coordinator the Rev. Tim Williams describes as Lorain County’s heroin epidemic. Williams hopes to draw 2,500 people to Black River Landing for music and prayer as well as resources to Read More…

Grafton village administrator position in flux — again

GRAFTON — The village is looking for its fourth administrator in as many years. Tom Williams, a former Lorain County commissioner hired to the post in January, has taken another job in the private sector but remains working for the village on a part-time basis until a full-time successor can be found. Williams said he Read More…

Glass houses: Flores isn’t the only Lorain council candidate with a criminal record

LORAIN — Lorain Democrats urged voters to examine the criminal record of City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, but they didn’t do the same for the other people running for Council, many of whom have had their own run-ins with the law. Seven other Democrats running for office in the May primary also have criminal pasts, Read More…

Commissioner’s proposal to reduce sick time payout has little support

ELYRIA – Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams found little support Wednesday for his proposal to change how the county pays out departing workers for their unused sick time. Workers hired before Nov. 15, 2005 are allowed to cash out up to 1,000 hours of unused sick leave, while those hired after that date can cash Read More…