December 22, 2014

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Mercury contaminates home

Midview scare leads to ‘off the charts’ readings in Carlisle Twp. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE An Eaton Township rescue truck sits outside the Midview High School after a reported mercury spill there on Wednesday. CARLISLE TWP. — Local and state emergency response officials walked into a Butternut Ridge Road home Wednesday scanning for levels of Read More…

Midview’s turnovers, poor shooting costly in girls basketball loss to Rocky River

GRAFTON – It`s probably not the best idea to make a bunch of turnovers against a team like Rocky River. It`d be a better idea to make a bigger bunch of baskets. Rocky River`s girls are undefeated, and undefeated teams like it when the opponent makes a lot of turnovers and misses lots of shots. Read More…

State hands over papers for death penalty hearing

ELYRIA — Defense attorneys hoping to have county Common Pleas Judge James Burge declare the state’s lethal injection process unconstitutional have a lot of reading to do. On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction turned over nearly 700 pages of information on how it carries out executions — information that Burge had ordered Read More…

What’s next for death penalty?

NEW YORK — More than at any time over the past 30 years, the future of capital punishment is in limbo. The Supreme Court will hear arguments next term in a momentous lethal injection case. While it’s widely expected that executions will resume in some form following that case, the moment gives Americans a chance Read More…

Burglars heading west for the loot

Burglars have had it pretty good in the western portion of Lorain County of late. Since Nov. 28, eight homes near Russia Road and state Route 113 have been broken into, and items including jewelry, guns, electronics and cash have been stolen. The burglaries are similar to two others along Gifford and Gore Orphanage roads Read More…

Robbers hit Goodwill in Lorain

LORAIN — Two men were stealthy enough late Tuesday to creep into a local Goodwill store, rob it at gunpoint, hold up a woman at knifepoint and leave — all without letting most of the store’s employees know anything was afoot. The men escaped about 8:15 p.m. with a total of $1,220 from the Cooper Read More…

Elyria Catholic finishes fourth in North Coast League hockey tournament

ELYRIA — A couple of the cast members were different, but the performance was the same. Elyria Catholic suffered through another disappointing third period, getting outscored 3-0 in what turned into a 5-2 loss to Lake Catholic in Wednesday’s third-place game of the North Coast League Tournament. EC took a 2-1 lead with 27 seconds Read More…

Worried about Web cred, Jersey clerk mugs thief

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — When a thief started taking cash from his register over the weekend, Dunkin’ Donuts employee Dustin Hoffmann fought back by clobbering the man with a ceramic mug. But Hoffmann admits he was less worried about the stolen cash than how he might look on the video-sharing site YouTube. “What was going Read More…

Local roundup: Dec. 13, 2007

Car fire destroys Chrysler in Elyria ELYRIA — There was nothing firefighters could do to save a Chrysler Sebring engulfed in flames just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Elyria fire Lt. Robert Majoras. The car, an older model with temporary tags, melted on the side of 12th Street near West Avenue. Majoras said the Read More…

Mitchell’s report on steroids in baseball to be released today

NEW YORK — The Mitchell Report exposes a “serious drug culture within baseball, from top to bottom,” fingers MVPs and All-Stars and calls for beefed-up testing by an outside agency to clean up the game, The AP learned Wednesday. The report by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell will include names of 60 to 80 Read More…