July 30, 2014

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William Ellis McMullen

William Ellis McMullen, 98, of LaGrange, died Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at the Elms Nursing Home, Wellington after a short illness. He was born March 23, 1909 in Conneaut. He worked as an inspector for Bendix Westinghouse in Elyria retiring in 1972. William also worked part time at Pheasant Run Golf Course. He served in Read More…

Lorain man convicted of murder in beating death

Anthony Sandoval, 38,  was found guilty today of murder and felonious assault in the July 16, 2006, beating death of David Conti. County Common Pleas Judge James Burge said Sandoval’s defense attorneys failed to prove that Conti was responsible for the rage that Sandoval had built up that led to him attacking Conti as he Read More…

Closerphobia: Indians’ Borowski gets job done, but not without making everyone sweat

CLEVELAND — Symptoms can vary but usually include: sweaty palms, an irregular heartbeat and mild indigestion. Joe Borowski’s appearances can be downright sickening for Indians fans. Although Cleveland’s closer led the league with a career-high 45 saves, very few were of the 1-2-3 variety for the AL Central champions. More times than not, Borowski put Read More…

Yankees notes: Matsui probable DH against Tribe

UNION CITY, N.J. — Hideki Matsui will likely be a designated hitter when the New York Yankees open the playoffs Thursday at Cleveland. Matsui hit just .185 in September with two homers and 12 RBIs and had fluid drained from his right knee on Sunday in New York. Yankees manager Joe Torre said Monday that Read More…

Rockies pull off improbable rally, beat Padres for final playoff spot

DENVER — In a season that needed an extra day, Matt Holliday and the Colorado Rockies needed extra innings to pull off the most dramatic comeback yet. Holliday raced home on Jamey Carroll’s shallow fly ball, capping a stunning, three-run rally in the 13th inning against Trevor Hoffman and leading the Rockies over the San Read More…

Browns’ confidence growing after two big wins

BEREA — The beginning was supposed to be the end of the Browns. Three division home games and a trip to the West Coast in September were believed to be too much for coach Romeo Crennel and his team to survive. But after home upsets of the high-powered Bengals and defensive-minded Ravens — the last Read More…

Browns notes: Tucker’s back, but where will he play?

BEREA — Offensive line coach Steve Marshall walked into the locker room Monday to catch up with an old friend he hadn’t seen in a while. “What’s up, dog?” Marshall said. “It’s good to see you. You ready to go?” “Yes, sir,” said Ryan Tucker, coming off a four-game suspension for testing positive for steroids. Read More…

Weather can’t keep fans from rally outside the Jake

CLEVELAND — October baseball is back in Cleveland, and Indians fans are wasting no time getting ready for the dreaded New York Yankees. Hundreds of fans attended a rain-soaked rally Monday outside Jacobs Field to celebrate the Indians’ first postseason appearance since 2001. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Indians fan Preston Olson, 12, of Avon, gets Read More…

Haunted House bedeviled by fire code

VERMILION — After 23 years in the same location, operators of the Vermilion Haunted Schoolhouse are now running a haunted schoolyard after learning state fire codes prevent them from operating indoors. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Jonathan Halliday, director of the Vermilion Haunted Schoolhouse. Moments after opening for its 34th season late last week, volunteers were Read More…

Vote angers Wellington school chief

WELLINGTON — Superintendent Victor Cardenzana said Monday he is angry about a no-confidence vote approved Sunday by more than 100 teachers and nonteaching staff. Cardenzana And don’t get him started about allegations that he misappropriated funds from a permanent improvement levy. That’s slanderous, he said. He pointed out that the expenditures from the 3.94-mill permanent Read More…