September 17, 2014

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Lorain correctional program gets award

GRAFTON — The Lorain Correctional Institution’s work with two Northeast Ohio schools has earned it the Gold Star award, the highest honor given by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Warden Bennie D. Kelly and staff were honored for their collaborative commitment with Shaw High School of East Cleveland and the Lorain County Joint Read More…

Three sent to hospital after wreck

ELYRIA — A four-car pile-up at 6:31 p.m. Friday on state Route 57 sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Dispatcher Jennifer Smolka said the chain reaction crash shut down the northbound side of the highway for about 35 minutes, and traffic was reduced to one lane Read More…

Wal-Mart employee accused of theft

ELYRIA — Police say an employee at the Chestnut Commons Wal-Mart stole more than $3,000 in electronic equipment since Halloween. Robert D. Thaxton, 20, of Grafton, was charged Thursday with felony grand theft. According to an Elyria police report, surveillance tapes show Thaxton taking PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 games, 14 DVDs, three iPods worth Read More…

Hospital workers reject union

LORAIN — Only 16 of the more than 1,200 nonunion hospital employees at Community Regional Medical Center have accepted an offer to join the Service Employees International Union. The hospital agreed to allow its employees to vote Thursday on whether to join the union, which already represents nearly 600 registered nurses. Employees voted by secret Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria defense cools off Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Baby, it was cold outside. It was Lakewood’s chilly shooting from the perimeter that played a major part in Elyria going home with a 55-49 victory Friday night in a Northeast Ohio Conference game. Kevin Knab and Josh Reagan, Lakewood’s post players, combined for 40 points. But the Rangers made only three 3-pointers Read More…

Boys basketball: Clippers continue turnaround with win over Oberlin

OBERLIN — Early judgments about the Clearview Clippers were apparently premature. Have you looked at the Clippers lately? Especially in the last two weeks? After starting 0-2, the Clippers have won three of their last four, the last a 72-65 Patriot Athletic Conference victory over Oberlin on Friday night. “The last four games we’ve been Read More…

Boys basketball: Defense key for Keystone in win over Buckeye

LAGRANGE — Buckeye’s high-scoring boys ran into Keystone’s focused defense Friday night. The defense and some timely foul shooting kept the Wildcats in the thick of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division race. They made 13 foul shots in the fourth quarter, which was enough to boost them to a 47-36 victory over the Bucks, Read More…

Prep wrestling: Lutheran West’s Malave survives grueling day with five pins

ELYRIA — Some of the wrestlers in the field at the third annual John McNulty Sr. Memorial tournament at Elyria Catholic had a pair of byes and wrestled just one match Friday night. Others received one bye or wrestled a full three matches in their weight-class pool. But a few weight classes were packed with Read More…

NOACA must change, officials say

Agency discusses nixing Cuyahoga County’s weighted votes CLEVELAND — The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency didn’t eliminate a controversial voting system that strongly favors Cuyahoga County at a Friday meeting, but they talked about it. Lorain County officials have threatened to leave NOACA if the weighted vote isn’t eliminated from the transportation planning organization’s bylaws. Read More…

Off the beat: Dec. 15, 2007

This Santa delivers with claw, quarters CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE Norm Wirth maneuvers the joystick that controls a claw to hook a stuffed animal.  Just call Norm Wirth “Santa Claws.” Wirth, of Elyria Township, donated 420 toys to the Not-Forgotten Box that he won entirely by playing coin-operated mechanical claw games. It costs 50 cents Read More…