November 27, 2014

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Doug Clarke: Bill for the clear and the cream is due and baseball has to pay

For months, baseball and its fans have been lying awake in a second-floor bedroom staring at the ceiling, waiting for The Other Shoe to hit the floor. The first shoe fell long ago when it linked Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire to steroids. Bonds’ linkage was courtesy of the BALCO investigation, McGwire’s courtesy of Jose Read More…

Cavaliers’ defense nowhere to be found in loss to Nets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — His players couldn’t stop the Nets, so Mike Brown hoped Josh Boone’s free throw shooting would do it for him. That didn’t work, either. Boone scored a season-high 15 points, foiling the Hack-a-Boone strategy by making just enough when he was twice fouled intentionally in the fourth quarter, and the New Read More…

Browns’ Chudzinski keeps opposing defenses guessing

BEREA — Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is making life miserable for opposing defensive coordinators. Not only does Chudzinski have the fifth-ranked scoring offense (27.7 points) and possible Pro Bowlers in receiver Braylon Edwards and tight end Kellen Winslow, he expands the playbook almost on a weekly basis. The season began with an emphasis on Read More…

Man charged with murder

Police: Lorain man ambushed, shot boyfriend of his ex-wife CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE Bail was set for $1 million for Frank Honaker as he appears before Lorain Municipal Judge Mark J. Mihok via video. Honaker is charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of Christopher Betts. LORAIN — A Lorain man killed his estranged Read More…

Browns notes: Planning for Sunday includes precipitation anticipation

BEREA — If there’s a game that should be played in wintry conditions, it’s Browns-Bills in December. Mother Nature looks like she will cooperate, as the weather.com forecast for Sunday calls for snow, 22 mph winds, 29 degrees and a 90-percent chance of precipitation. Linebacker Andra Davis said Friday he didn’t think weather will be Read More…

Holiday displays turn on to LEDs

Lights provide a more efficient ‘green’ bulb STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE The holiday light display on Ely Square in Elyria, shown here on Friday night, uses traditional and LED bulbs. What does the city of Elyria want for Christmas? A full set of LED — or light-emitting diode — bulbs might just top its list. Read More…

Teens recant kidnap story

ELYRIA — Three teens who said they were kidnapped at gunpoint Monday night and forced to drive around Lorain now say they made it up. “The detective was suspicious about the lack of detail in their story,” Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said. “It all kind of snowballed on them.” The teens, ages 15, 17 and 18, Read More…

Safety crews scout house contaminated by mercury

CARLISLE TWP. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made its first trip Friday inside a Butternut Ridge Road home contaminated by mercury. CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE Decontamination workers prepare to enter a Carlisle Township house that has been contaminated by mercury. James Boddy, director of environmental health for the Lorain County General Health District, said Read More…

Winter storm warning issued

ELYRIA — Come tonight, you might as well consider hanging those car keys by the door and stoking the fireplace. If weather predictions are on the money, the first real storm of the season is supposed to hit —dumping as much as 6 to 12 inches of snow and about a half-inch of ice on Read More…

Police blotter: Dec. 15, 2007

Elyria police Wednesday, Dec. 12 8:35 a.m. – Police station, West Avenue, Kevin D. Dukes, 27, Elyria, contempt of court warrant. 9:47 a.m. – Elyria High School, Sixth Street, a 14-year-old boy was charged with carrying a concealed weapon after he was found with a knife at school. 9:54 a.m. – Elyria High School, Sixth Read More…