July 22, 2014

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Cavs bring different Game 5 approach

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — So many things are the same as they were a year ago, but there are also some differences as the Cavaliers prepare to meet the Detroit Pistons in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight at 8 o’clock at The Palace of Auburn Hills. A year ago, the Cavaliers were Read More…

Paying Respect

Slain officer remembered AVON — A steady line of friends, family and colleagues funneled into the doors of the Misencik Funeral Home in Avon on Wednesday to pay their respects to Cleveland Heights Police Officer Jason West. West, 31, grew up in Avon and graduated from Avon High School in 1994. He had worked for Read More…

Carney’s campaign war chest had more sizzle than steak

SHEFFIELD TWP. — County Engineer Ken Carney has long been known as a fundraising powerhouse with a campaign war chest large enough to fend off even a well-funded challenger, but that reputation might have been exaggerated. In Carney’s most recent campaign finance report, filed in January, he lists Carney for Engineer as having $78,072 on Read More…

New president brings business background to Lake Ridge Academy

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Carol L. Klimas, executive vice president and head of KeyCorp’s Wealth Management Segment, has been named president of Lake Ridge Academy, the school’s board of directors announced Wednesday. Klimas succeeds Debbie Cook, who resigned earlier this year to accept a similar position on the East Coast. Klimas’ appointment, effective July 1, represents Read More…

‘Bewus-whatever’ helps to topple Avon boy at national spelling bee

WASHINGTON — A written spelling test that Mike Fumic described as “brutal” proved to be the downfall for his son, Jake, in Wednesday’s preliminary round at the Scripps National Spelling Bee . “He was pretty disappointed; he took it pretty hard,” Mike Fumic said of his 13-year-old son, a student at Avon Middle School. “Jake Read More…

Back where he broke in

Chad Szeliga, Elyria High class of 1996, started out in the high school marching band. Now he’s on the road drumming with the rock band Breaking Benjamin. In town for a tour stop, he took the time to go Back where he broke in ELYRIA — Derek Faraji’s eyes grew wide, he spoke rapidly, and Read More…

Delay in death report lands charges

With nephew dead, couple allegedly waited before calling police to their home LORAIN — A Lorain couple waited several hours before notifying anyone that their nephew had died in their home from an apparent drug overdose, police say. Traci and John Moore, of the 1600 block of New Hampshire Ave., were arrested Friday, three days Read More…

Elyria would cash in on late court

New municipal court currently off schedule; fines loom for builder ELYRIA — Delays in the construction of the new $10.4-million Elyria Municipal Court building, along with a settlement from a lawsuit over construction problems at the new City Hall building, will bring some extra money to the city. Mayor Bill Grace said Wednesday that delays Read More…

Busing extends Safety Town access

Children without transportation get chance to attend summer program ELYRIA — A new addition to the Elyria Police Department’s Safety Town program aims to make certain that every youngster in the city has a chance to attend. Officer Wandra A. Ward, director of Safety Town, said the program has been largely unattended by children from Read More…

Tortilla lovers unite: Battle of burritos

Bette Pearce and Shawn Foucher The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — Elyria to the food industry: Hold the barbecue beef, bring on the black beans. Chipotle Mexican Grill — that bastion of burritos and fortress of fajitas — is looking to locate in the Midway Mall area this year, according to Elyria Mayor Bill Grace. The announcement Read More…