October 22, 2014

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Play Santa without leaving your car

You can help us reach our goal of collecting 10,000 new toys to give to needy children in Lorain County for Christmas — and you won’t even have to get out of your car. Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will be waiting in the parking lot of The Chronicle, located at the Read More…

Fire displaces LaGrange family this morning

GRAFTON – A family of five was displaced Friday morning after a fire tore through their two story home. Firefighters battled smoke and flames as they poured out of the upper story of the Chamberlain Road home shortly after 10 a.m. firefighters from Grafton, Litchfield, Eaton and LaGrange all responded to the blaze. No one Read More…

Developing story: Standoff in Ridgeville

Cole surrenders and faces charges — 1:18 update North Ridgeville police just sent out a news release providing further details of this morning`s incident. According to police: A caller told police just after 6 a.m. today that Christopher Cole, former president of the company, had broken into Puritas Metal Products. The caller said he thought Read More…

A sharp Sabre: Aaron Goodrich leads First Baptist to victory

ELYRIA – A new coach and Brandon Schmidt`s transfer to Wellington were the dominating topics of conversation during First Baptist`s offseason. On Thursday night, the Sabres` Aaron Goodrich was the one doing the dominating. The 6-foot-3 junior scored 24 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to spark the Sabres to a 39-26 season-opening victory Read More…

Kurt Warner could teach Browns’ Anderson about rising from obscurity

BEREA – Derek Anderson, a sixth-round pick out of Oregon State, has seemingly come out of nowhere to be mentioned as a candidate for the Pro Bowl. He`s got nothing on Kurt Warner in the out-of-nowhere department. If it weren`t for the girl who lost a glass slipper, Warner would be the original Cinderella story. Read More…

Browns notes: Tucker ready for challenge

BEREA – Ryan Tucker`s transition from right tackle to right guard has been smooth, but it has the potential to hit a speed bump Sunday. Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (6-foot-4, 290 pounds), who will line up across from Tucker, leads all NFL interior linemen with eight sacks. “He`s a good player,” Tucker said. “He`s Read More…

Injured Favre watches as Romo leads Cowboys past Packers

IRVING, Texas – Standing on the sideline, scowling and gingerly holding his bandaged right arm, all Brett Favre could do was watch Tony Romo impersonate him. The kid was good. Too good for Favre and the Green Bay Packers. The Wisconsin native who spent all week denying Favre was his childhood hero sure played a Read More…

MRI confirms Cavaliers’ LeBron James has sprained finger

INDEPENDENCE – No new news was good news as far as the Cavaliers and LeBron James are concerned. The 6-foot-8, 250-pounder underwent an MRI on his left index finger Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Toronto, which confirmed the original diagnosis of a sprain. James suffered the injury late in the second quarter Wednesday in Detroit and Read More…

Swimming and diving preview: Panthers pair are prepared

The Elyria Catholic swim program is in some pretty good hands with Evann Heidersbach and Michael Weber. The Panthers graduated some good swimmers last June, but the talent and passion of the two juniors should keep EC firing on all cylinders this season. Heidersbach, a five-time Division II All-Ohioan, is a two-time state qualifier in Read More…

Spitzer leaves Grafton

GRAFTON – The year was 1913, and Model T automobiles began rolling off Henry Ford`s new moving assembly line. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Spitzer`s Grafton store on Main Street, which was the first Spitzer dealership, is closing. Ford rode through Grafton on a train, declaring it a great place to sell cars and convinced George Read More…