October 26, 2014

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Ohio State-Michigan: Controversy has followed storied rivalry

COLUMBUS – Both Ohio State`s Jim Tressel and Michigan`s Lloyd Carr did their first bit of coaching this week when they instructed their players to not say anything negative about the other team on the eve of 104th meeting of the Buckeyes and Wolverines on Saturday at the Big House. Idle talk has inflamed The Read More…

Pet cat removed from tree Tuesday

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Bear the cat, who spent 12 days in a tree in Eaton Township, was listed in critical condition at Northview Animal Hospital, according to workers there. CHRONICLE FILE Bear the cat, before his limb was sawed off. In desperation, Bear`s owner David Limon sawed off the limb Monday that had been holding Read More…

Petrak on Browns: Taking Thomas over Peterson makes sense

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a league-leading 1,081 rushing yards. He ran for an NFL-record 296 on Nov. 4, breaking Jamal Lewis` mark by a yard. He`s 6-foot-1, 217 pounds and runs with power and speed. The Browns could`ve had Peterson on draft day, but elected to take left tackle Joe Thomas with the Read More…

Fire investigators seeking origin of Wellington blaze

It probably wasn`t arson, say officials WELLINGTON – Local and state fire officials began searching for clues in the smoldering rubble of a downtown warehouse Tuesday, a day after the two-story brick structure was leveled by fire. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Fire investigators sort through the rubble left from Monday’s blaze. Assistant Wellington Fire Chief Read More…

Lawyer says cops may have altered evidence

ELYRIA – The attorney for a Lorain man accused of killing a woman after fleeing police during a drunken driving stop has asked a county judge to dismiss the case against his client, saying Amherst police may have altered a key piece of videotaped evidence. CHRONICLE FILE Phillip Stern II Dennis Evans, attorney for Phillip Read More…

NBA roundup: Pierce helps Celts stay perfect

Paul Pierce scored 31 points, and the visiting Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 101-86 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. Pierce made 14 of 14 free throws and had 11 rebounds. Kevin Garnett added 18 points and 11 rebounds, his sixth double-double in six games, as Boston (6-0) matched its best start since the Read More…

Ex-residents settle black mold lawsuit

ELYRIA – Former tenants of the now-razed Aqua Marine Resort have settled a lawsuit against the resort`s former owners over black mold at the complex that they said caused respiratory problems in their 2-year-old twins in 2004. Dennis O`Toole, the attorney representing the parents of the now 5-year-old boy and girl, said he couldn`t discuss Read More…

N.R. city official faces criminal investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – The city`s service garage superintendent was placed on paid administrative leave Monday pending the outcome of a criminal investigation that alleges he misappropriated public money, according to a Nov. 2 letter found in a review of Chris Rangus` personnel file. Rangus, a North Ridgeville resident, has been the service garage superintendent for Read More…

3 hurt in 2-car crash Tuesday in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE – Three women were transported to area hospitals after a two-car crash Tuesday in Avon Lake. Avon Lake police Sgt. Fran Tibbitts said the crash occurred about 12:30 p.m. when the driver of a vehicle traveling west on Electric Boulevard failed to yield at a stop sign to a vehicle traveling north on Read More…

Four headline all-county cross country list

What carried four Lorain County high school runners to success this season? To borrow a phrase from the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire, maybe a “hope in their hearts and wings on their feet.” Elyria Catholic all-state sophomore Marty Coolidge and Amherst senior Michele Molnar might relate to that feeling. The pair headlined the seventh Read More…