July 25, 2014

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Which candidate will lead Elyria?

ELYRIA — On more than one occasion, independent Elyria mayoral candidate Tim Quinn has been known to quote the legend among independent political candidates: former wrestler-turned-governor Jesse Ventura. But he’s using another politician’s words as a barometer for the city he wants to lead.“The measure of a country is how many people are trying to Read More…

Sue Petric is laid to rest

AVON — More than 500 mourners did not dwell Saturday morning on the shooting that killed Sue Petric, 43, of Wellington, or the murder charges pending against her 16-year-old son. Rather, they remembered the way she lived. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE Mourners comfort each other after Saturday services for Sue Petric, whose son is accused of her Read More…

Ford is up next in UAW talks

DETROIT — United Auto Workers members passed a four-year contract agreement with Chrysler LLC on Saturday despite significant dissent from some workers, the union said. The union said 56 percent of production workers and 51 percent of skilled trades workers voted for the pact. The percentages voting in favor were much higher among clerical workers Read More…

Two-legged dog headed out West

VERMILION — It’s hard to imagine that Stumpy could ever be vicious, says Deborah Parker-Garcia — about the worst the little pit bull can manage is to gnaw on your shoelaces. CARL SULLENBERGER/CHRONICLE “Stumpy,” a pit bull found with his rear paws cut off, has found a new home. “It’s amazing to see after what Read More…

Blotter: Oct. 28

County sheriff Thursday, Oct. 25 2:16 a.m. – 6900 block S. Dewey Road, Amherst Township, Cory Pruitt, 22, Lorain, charged with disorderly conduct intoxication. 7:13 p.m. – 12500 block Melody Lane, Eaton Township, a 17-year-old boy was charged with receiving stolen property, tampering with drugs, tampering with evidence and assault. 3:08 p.m. – 43100 block Read More…

No. 1 Ohio State rolls over No. 24 Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Most of the fans inside Beaver Stadium headed for the exits quickly at game’s end except for a sliver of red-clad diehards in the corner of the end zone. With gleeful Ohio State players leading the way, the crowd threw up their arms to spell out each letter in “Ohio.” Happy Read More…

Man hospitalized after Carlisle Twp. crash

CARLISLE TWP. — A 20-year-old man was hospitalized early Saturday after the car in which he was a passenger veered off Butternut Ridge Road and struck a tree, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The man’s 17-year-old girlfriend was driving a 1997 Kia Sportage and the couple was having an argument, Trooper Lance Deshuk Read More…

Red Sox take 3-0 series lead on Rockies

DENVER — Mile high or sea level, nothing is stopping the Boston Red Sox. Even when the Rockies rallied late, their chance to get back into the World Series vanished into Coors Field’s thin air. Rookies Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia sparked the Red Sox from the top of the order, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched shutout Read More…

Chronicle staffers win journalism awards

Managing Editor Patti Ewald has been named Best Columnist in Ohio by the Society of Professional Journalists. It was the second year in a row Ewald won the honor for her slice-of-life column that appears Mondays in The Chronicle’s Accent section. Also given awards at the annual banquet Saturday in Columbus were reporters Brad Dicken Read More…

Browns hope to exploit Rams’ banged-up offensive line

ST. LOUIS — The Browns feel the Rams’ pain. And they want to exploit it. The St. Louis Rams opened the season with great expectations that included improving on an 8-8 record in 2006 and challenging for the NFC West title. But injuries have decimated the offensive line, and the numbers reflect that. The Rams Read More…