December 21, 2014

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Couple’s heat was off, but luck was with them

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It was cold in Theresa Wygal’s Avon Belden Road house until three magic numbers changed everything Tuesday. When Wygal and her husband, Clint, saw her lucky lottery come up on TV, they knew the first thing they would do with the $100,000 they’d won would be to turn their heat on. JASON Read More…

Man gets 15 years for beating grandmother

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who beat his elderly grandmother during a robbery last year was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison. Shawn Bowens, 26, told county Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery that he was truly sorry for the grief he had caused his family and the pain he had inflicted upon his grandmother, Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon starts poorly, ends poorly in regional semifinal

BRUNSWICK — Avon’s girls sleep-walked through the first half of their big match on Saturday, fell behind by a goal, but came back to win their first district soccer title. So no one got all nervous and upset when the Lady Eagles snoozed through the first 40 minutes Wednesday night. They trailed Chagrin Falls by Read More…

Council clerk revises attendance logs

ELYRIA — The Elyria Clerk of Council says his office erred in recording Councilwoman Bonnie Ivancic as being absent at two committee meetings this past year. Figures provided by the Clerk’s office were used in a story about Council attendance in Tuesday’s Chronicle. The error means that Ivancic, D-4th Ward, missed just two of her Read More…

Amherst schools warn of staph

A posting on the Amherst Schools’ Web site Wednesday reported that staph infections that have been plaguing the nation may have spread to Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst. “Today we have been advised that a student at Steele High School MAY have been diagnosed with a MRSA infection,” the district reported on its Read More…

Cross country notes: Amherst girls stay close, earn state berth

The Amherst girls scored 162 points to slip past Brunswick (170) and Stow (188) for the fourth and final Division I state spot last Saturday at the regional meet in Tiffin. It’s the Comets’ third state berth since 2002 and seventh since 1990. “It’s a wonderful experience,” Amherst girls coach Terry Kemp said. “Qualifying to Read More…

Chimp that had learned to use sign language dies

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washoe, a female chimpanzee said to be the first non-human to acquire human language, has died of natural causes at the research institute where she was kept. AP FILE This picture, provided by Central Washington University, shows Washoe, a female chimpanzee believed to be the first non-human to acquire human language. Washoe, Read More…

Two suffer minor injuries in I-90 crash

SHEFFIELD — A 96-year-old woman was hospitalized about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with minor injuries after her husband tried to turn across two lanes on Interstate 90, police reported. Steve Pado, 84, of Elyria, missed his exit at state Route 254 and tried to cross from the highway’s right shoulder to an emergency turn-around, said Sheffield Read More…

Roundup: Nov. 1

Officer uses Taser to ward off dog LORAIN — Police used a Taser gun on a mixed-breed pit bull about 4:36 p.m. Tuesday after the dog attacked an officer, according to a Lorain police report. Officer Craig Payne said he received a report that the dog was running loose on Camden Avenue. When he arrived Read More…

Lake Avenue store retains liquor license

ELYRIA — An Elyria convenience store that came under fire this summer for attracting late night crowds and drug activity has retained its liquor license because it agreed to reduce its hours of operation, Elyria city and police officials said. Dairy Mart on Lake Avenue was able to avoid a liquor license hearing with the Read More…