September 21, 2014

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Ann Chonko

Ann Chonko (nee Ilcisko), 86, of Lorain, died Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at Community Health Partners following a long illness. She was born May 1, 1921, in Lorain and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Chonko was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Lorain. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking, shopping, and Read More…

It’s a SWEEP!

CLEVELAND (AP) — C.C. Sabathia upgraded his Cy Young resume and Cleveland finished declawing the Detroit Tigers with a 4-2 win on Wednesday that completed a three-game sweep and reduced the Indians’ magic number for clinching the AL Central to three. When Cleveland, which hasn’t made the playoffs since 2001, was in the midst of Read More…

Evans found guilty

ELYRIA — It took jurors in Willie Evans IV’s aggravated murder trial only an additional hour on Tuesday to convict Evans of nearly all the charges leveled against him — charges that could send him to prison for life. The jury of nine women and three men had deliberated about five hours Monday before breaking Read More…

Coroner IDs body found in Lake Erie

ELYRIA — Dental records helped identify a badly decomposed body found Sunday in Lake Erie as missing boater Daniel Crowner, 44, of Wooster. An autopsy Monday revealed that Crowner drowned during a fishing trip earlier this month, and Cuyahoga County Coroner Frank Miller ruled that the death was accidental. Investigators originally speculated that the 21-foot Read More…

Ridgeville man faces charge of hitting ref at pee wee game

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A pee wee football coach wanted a penalty. He got a mug shot and a court date instead after getting into an on-field fight with a referee, police said. Mark Klanac, 26, of North Ridgeville, was coaching his team about 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 in  Frontier Park when he became outraged that Read More…

Police blotter: Sept. 19, 2007

Elyria police Sunday, Sept. 16 3:55 p.m. – 600 block Middle Ave., Josh Fryson, 23, of Elyria, charged with domestic violence. 4:18 p.m. – 400 block Lake Ave., Monique Young, 36, of Elyria, warrant arrest. 5:05 p.m. – 700 block Infirmary Road, females fighting, one sent nasty messages to the other on MySpace.com account. 5:25 Read More…

Stuck in traffic? It could be worse, study says

Study: Ohioans have relatively smooth commute  WASHINGTON — As drivers nationwide waste nearly an entire work week each year sitting in traffic on the way to and from their jobs, Northeast Ohio cities are among the least congested metropolitan areas in the country, according to a national study released Tuesday. The nation’s drivers languished in Read More…

Fed slashes interest rate

Wall Street soars on news of half-point decrease  WASHINGTON — It took more than four years, but borrowers finally got some interest rate relief. In a bold strike, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by a half percentage point on Tuesday and left the door open to further rate cuts to prevent a Read More…

U.S. home foreclosures soar in August, up 36 percent from July

ANGELES — The number of foreclosure filings reported in the U.S. last month more than doubled versus August 2006 and jumped 36 percent from July, a trend that signals many homeowners are increasingly unable to make timely payments on their mortgages or sell their homes amid a national housing slump. A total of 243,947 foreclosure Read More…

Elyria gets GetGo gas station

ELYRIA — There’s another GetGo gas station — you know, that place where you can get gasoline cheap after shopping at Giant Eagle — nearby. The former Clark gas station at 209 E. Bridge St. recently converted to a GetGo station, and it will honor the grocery chain’s Fuelperks program, Giant Eagle spokeswoman Kimberly Pupillo Read More…