August 1, 2014

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Man hits officer, then hides in sheets

ELYRIA — A 39-year-old Elyria man was found cowering under a sheet in a closet of a Wilkes Villa apartment Saturday after allegedly punching a police officer who was trying to arrest him, according to a police report. Michael A. James, of West 16th Street, was charged with assault on a police officer, burglary, obstructing Read More…

Briefs: Sept. 10

Man charged with looting hotel vending machine ELYRIA — An Elyria man staying at the Red Roof Inn was charged with theft and tampering with coin machines after allegedly breaking into a vending machine and stealing cookies and crackers, according to police. Sean Bruce, 29, of Lake Avenue, was arrested after an unknown man at Read More…

Browns extras

 PLAYER OF THE GAME Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers QB He owns Charlie Frye and the Browns. He didn’t lose to Frye through college and is 6-0 vs. the Browns. He led a fourth-quarter comeback last year at Cleveland Browns Stadium and threw a career-high four touchdowns Sunday. He was 12-for-23 for 161 yards and a 114.3 Read More…

Indians 6, Angels 2: Garko’s homer lifts Tribe to series split

  ANAHEIM, Calif. — It isn’t enough that the Los Angeles Angels’ pitchers might have to deal with Travis Hafner and Victor Martinez again should they face Cleveland in the postseason. Now, Ryan Garko has given them something extra to think about.   Garko hit a three-run homer, Aaron Laffey pitched out of trouble for Read More…

Character development: Avon program teaches Mandarin Chinese

The students at Avon middle and high schools are speaking a whole new language, and it isn’t the pop-culture slang that many parents have come to expect from their adolescents. No, this is something less expected: Mandarin Chinese. JASON MILLER/CHRONICLE Avon High teacher Jacqueline Chiang works on vocabulary and pronunciation with freshmen Paul Mayton (left) Read More…

Avon/Avon Lake police blotter: Sept. 10

Avon police Saturday, Sept. 1 8:56 p.m. – Avon police station, a male caller in Avon, Ind., was incorrectly dispatched to the police station in Avon when he tried to report hearing gun shots outside a Wendy’s restaurant. Sunday, Sept. 2 10:16 p.m. – 36900 block Detroit Road, a male attempted to take an air Read More…

Juvenile prison return rates rising

COLUMBUS — Nearly half the youths who leave Ohio’s juvenile prisons return within three years, even though state taxpayers spend nearly $80,000 a year on each inmate, nearly three times what is spent on offenders in adult prisons, according to newspaper reports. About 1,800 young people are housed in Ohio’s eight juvenile prisons on a Read More…

Tennis: Federer wins fourth straight U.S. Open

NEW YORK — The chase is on. Roger Federer used to shy away from talking about overtaking Pete Sampras in the Grand Slam record book. Not these days. Not with Sampras so close. Able to come through when it counts the most, Federer just keeps adding to his trophy collection. In the U.S. Open final Read More…

Backers say more toxic air monitors needed

COLUMBUS — Higher-than-expected levels of airborne toxins and other hazardous pollutants are often found by state environmental officials in residential areas near factories, which advocates said points to the need for more state-run monitoring machines. There are no federal standards for how many air monitors that states should have to detect toxic compounds released by Read More…

EC grad Wilhelm gets first start with Chargers

  Elyria Catholic and Ohio State grad Matt Wilhelm made his first career start at inside linebacker for the Chargers on Sunday, and recovered a fumble that set up a touchdown in San Diego’s 14-3 win over Chicago.  The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder also had four solo tackles and an assist.  An all-state star for the EC Panthers, Read More…