October 21, 2014

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Election board investigating candidates’ residency

EATON TWP. — The county Board of Elections is investigating whether or not a candidate running for Eaton Township trustee lives where he says he does. Elections Board Director Jose Candelario said his office received two phone calls last week questioning whether Joseph Russo actually lives at the Cowley Road address he listed when he Read More…

ALCS: Crossovers an interesting sidelight to Indians-Red Sox series

BOSTON— Julio Lugo has one of Manny Ramirez’s baseball cards hanging by his locker, only there’s something out of place: The slugger is wearing a Cleveland Indians uniform. It’s Ramirez, all right, the same guy now batting cleanup for Boston. He played his first 6½ years for the Indians before signing with the Red Sox Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY NOTEBOOK: Avon’s Ventura a definite ace

Andy Ventura finally zoned in cross country. He’s zeroed in. Torn between multiple sports like many high school athletes, Ventura knuckled down and focused exclusively on cross country this fall. In the past, the Avon junior bounced back-and-forth between club hockey and running. His commitment to cross country paid off. Ventura clocked a time of Read More…

Girls soccer: Bay wins WSC for third straight year

Hans Schneider AVON — As much as things change, some things stay the same — at least in West Shore Conference girls soccer. For the third straight year, the Bay Rockets are WSC champions following a 1-1 tie against host Avon on Wednesday night. The tie put Bay’s record at 6-7-1 overall and 6-1 in Read More…

NLCS: The future is now

PHOENIX — It’s the NL Worst no more. The National League teams out West, the subject of ridicule just two seasons ago, are young, talented and they work cheap, at least relatively so in the world of major league baseball. The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, who open their NL Championship Series tonight, are proof Read More…

Big 10 Notebook: JoePa successor not top priority

Joe Paterno’s record-breaking 42nd season as Penn State’s coach has been a trying one on the field, where his team has lost two of its last three, and off, with a recent string of players facing legal trouble. It’s not enough to make the 80-year-old JoePa think about calling it quits, though. Asked Tuesday if Read More…

Killer’s accomplice gets 13 years

Barry Williams Jr. testified against friend on 2006 Lorain killing ELYRIA — Barry Williams Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison for his role in the 2006 death of Michael Smith. CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE Barry Williams turns to apologize to the family of Michael Smith at his sentencing Wednesday. Last month, he Read More…

Measuring bus safety

Highway Patrol makes sure buses are safe before school starts When your child steps on the school bus each morning, is that bus safe ? The Ohio Highway Patrol aims to make certain it is — conducting rigorous inspections on each and every bus in a district’s fleet, Sgt. Toby Smith said. Normally, the inspections Read More…

Collectors read books by the covers

ELYRIA — The book was “The Killer Angels,” written in 1974 by a guy named Michael Shaara. It was the basis for the movie “Gettysburg” and won the author a Pulitzer Prize, and the copy that Mark Mittler found sitting on a shelf at an Oberlin book sale a few years ago was a first-edition Read More…

Courts roundup: Oct. 11, 2007

Board member says ruling should stand ELYRIA — Elyria school board member Holly Brinda is challenging whether the Ohio secretary of state should be allowed to ask the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision placing her on the November ballot. The high court ruled last week that Brinda, who lost her bid to unseat Read More…