December 18, 2014

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YMCA: Tax hike or no services

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland has a vision for Lorain County that could see the return of services in Elyria, Lorain and Amherst. But before residents in those communities can reap the benefits of YMCA programming, residents in Avon must pass a 0.25-percentage point income tax increase to get their own facility built. The proposed Read More…

LaGrange Lions Club hosting its first hot air balloon liftoff

LAGRANGE — The LaGrange Lions Club hopes a little hot air will help lift some donations for a good cause. The club will host its first hot air balloon liftoff Saturday with part of the ride fees benefiting the organization’s efforts to help people in need hear and see better. PHOTO COURTESY NORTHEAST OHIO BALLOON Read More…

Prep football notes: Clearview coming on strong after slow start

They were just a couple plays away — a third-down conversion, a defensive stop, maybe a catch over the middle that goes an extra 10 yards. The Clearview Clippers were close. For the first five weeks of the season, the Clippers had little to show for their effort. They were 1-4, having lost three games Read More…

Worker rescues man trapped underwater by lawn mower

LEAVITTSBURG — A worker installing satellite TV service put down his tool belt and helped rescue a man who was trapped underwater by a lawn mower. Ron Hacker, 68, was on his riding mower Monday when the vehicle toppled down a 2-foot embankment and fell into the Mahoning River, trapping him in waist-deep water. Hacker, Read More…

Discovery of grenade prompts evacuation

KETTERING,— Discovery of a grenade in a home prompted the evacuation of about a dozen houses in the Dayton suburb of Kettering. Kettering police spokesman Bill Torok says the rifle-launched grenade was found in a locked trunk by Michelle Hutchinson, who was going through the possessions of her recently deceased father, a World War II Read More…

Three arrested in bus brawl

COLUMBUS — Rowdy youths stopped and threw rocks at a school bus carrying high school students, the second day in a row a bus was attacked at the same intersection, police said. One student was injured and three teens were arrested in the Wednesday incident. A passenger that could see the commotion from another bus Read More…

Tribe falls flat

Indians can’t close series; Game 6 in Boston on Saturday CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio was ready to explode Thursday night. A lot of frustration builds in a decade without a trip to the World Series, and Indians fans were ready to release it. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Grady Sizemore dives but cannot come up with Read More…

TeleTech jobs increase to 840

ELYRIA — A new call center that had been expected to create 500 new jobs in Amherst Township has grown — meaning it will add another 340 jobs to its roster. Colorado-based TeleTech Corp. announced Thursday that the not-yet-operational facility — originally slated to be the home of a medical call center — will now Read More…

Cleveland man allegedly threatens to use gun during Oberlin College scuffle

ELYRIA —  Police are investigating allegations a Cleveland man fought with another man outside an Oberlin College dining hall last week and threatened to get a gun from his car to “Blow all of you away,” according to a police report. Oberlin College Safety and Security called for help from the Oberlin Police Department regarding Read More…

Musician and wife killed on turnpike

OLMSTED TWP. — A Thursday morning crash on the Ohio Turnpike killed an up-and-coming Australian band member and his photographer wife. All four members of Electric Jellyfish and the band’s photographer, who was driving the vehicle, were heading east in a 2001 Chevy Tahoe at 5:28 a.m. when the driver swerved to the right side Read More…