April 19, 2014

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‘Guitar Hero’ superstardom eludes C-T staffer

ELYRIA – For those about to rock, I salute you.As a fan and owner of “Guitar Hero III” – the popular video game that employs a guitar-shaped joystick and challenges gamers by firing color-coded notes at them that they have to repeat – I just couldn`t resist the opportunity to showcase my chops. Among my Read More…

Fallout with friend leads to couple’s marijuana arrest in Oberlin

OBERLIN – A Florida couple turned themselves in to police Friday on charges accusing them of operating a large-scale marijuana-growing operation in the basement of a home on Morgan Street. Thomas Jessup, 30, and Andrea M. Jessup, 24, of Palm Harbor, Fla., each were charged with felony counts of cultivation of drugs, tampering with evidence Read More…

Longtime Sheffield Lake councilwoman dies

SHEFFIELD LAKE – The city is mourning the loss of one of its most celebrated citizens. Hanks Longtime Councilwoman Joyce Hanks died Nov. 27 from complications resulting from a heart attack. She was 72. Hanks represented the city`s 1st Ward for the last 28 years and was halfway through her current four-year term. She was Read More…

Pair of crashes injures five in Grafton

GRAFTON – Two separate crashes Friday morning along Grafton Eastern Road sent a total of five people to area hospitals, including one man who was in critical condition. The first occurred about midnight when a Chevy Tracker traveling north on South Island Road missed the stop sign and slammed into a Ford Taurus traveling west Read More…

Blotter: Dec. 8

Elyria police Wednesday, Dec. 5 5:45 p.m. – 100 block S. Abbe Road, a woman said someone put an unknown substance in her gas tank, damaging her engine. 6 p.m. – Animal Zone pet store, Midway Mall, an 18-year-old employee said a boy from her high school threatened her. Thursday, Dec. 6 10:11 a.m. – Read More…

Holdup near mall investigated

ELYRIA – Police say a heavyset black man held a woman at gunpoint shortly after 10 p.m. Friday at an ATM near Midway Mall. Sgt. Richard Ellis said the woman was making a deposit at National City Bank, 405 Midway Blvd., when the man approached carrying a small black handgun and took an undisclosed sum Read More…

Woman uninjured when car drives into house

ELYRIA – Rita Humelsine went out Friday for a hair appointment and some bananas but ended up taking a detour into the back of an Elyria home. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Elyria firefighters look through debris after a car struck a home Friday in Elyria. The 75-year-old Elyria woman was pulling out of the Apples Read More…

Doctor sues Cleveland Clinic

CLEVELAND – A former Cleveland Clinic doctor has sued the hospital, accusing officials of discrimination and damaging his reputation amid conflict of interest concerns over his role with a medical device company. Dr. Jay Yadav is seeking an unspecified amount of money in the lawsuit filed Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The hospital Read More…

Off the beat: Dec. 8, 2007

Elyria school district gets attention PHOTO PROVIDED Elyria High School teacher Regina Constantino and her daughters outside the “Today” show in New York City. Sometimes, landing a good marketing opportunity – a free one, no less – is like trying to land the perfect job: It doesn`t happen without a lot of work. Elyria Schools Read More…

Federal grant buys flood-prone property

CARLISLE TWP. – Richard and Pam Wilson are looking forward to moving to a home that will never flood again. A $76,848 federal grant will allow them to move out of their house at 136 Woodside Drive near the Elyria County Club. A story Friday incorrectly identified another house as the one being bought using Read More…