July 23, 2014

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TOTALLY TUBA: Instrument gets its due at holiday concert

LORAIN — The distinctive sound echoed down Broadway in Lorain on Saturday, and even before stepping into the Palace Theatre, the audience knew what to expect from the 12th annual TubaChristmas. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE Some players at the TubaChristmas concert in Lorain decked their instruments with holiday decorations. And it was not disappointed. Between handsful of Read More…

Cavaliers crumble yet again, suffer eighth loss in last nine games

CLEVELAND — LeBron James sang a different tune Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena, and it wasn’t a happy one. After repeatedly downplaying regular-season losses for four-plus NBA seasons, the 22-year-old pulled no punches following the Cavaliers’ ugly 92-86 defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers. “We’re not playing good basketball right now,” James said after Cleveland Read More…

Blotter: Dec. 16

Elyria police Friday, Dec. 14 10:41 p.m. – Police station, West Avenue, Billy J. Johnson Jr., 36, LaGrange, charged with criminal simulation and menacing. 8:30 p.m. – 800 block East Ave., Todd J. Kuhar, 29, Lorain, contempt of court. 1:15 p.m. – 1100 block West Ave., a 15-year-old girl from Elyria and a 16-year-old girl Read More…

Satanic priest turns in teen who allegedly sent threatening e-mail

CORTLAND — A Northeast Ohio high school senior who sent an e-mail to the Church of Satan threatening to kill his grandparents was taken out of school this week and remains in police custody, police said. Andrew Culver, 18, told police the e-mail, detailing his intention to kill his grandparents and steal their money and Read More…

Girls basketball: Poor first half dooms Elyria in battle of undefeateds with Solon

ELYRIA — The weather outside was frightful. So was the way Elyria’s girls played the first half against Solon inside their own gym Saturday night. In a battle of unbeatens, the Pioneers fell behind Solon by 25 points at halftime of their big Northeast Ohio Conference game. Then, in a gutsy display of character, Elyria Read More…

Wrestlers battle hunger with heart-pounding action

SOUTH AMHERST — You wouldn’t want to cross paths with the likes of Aftermath, Shawn Blaze or the Meat Market Mauler. And you definitely wouldn’t want to get in the wrestling ring with them. But about 70 loyal fans braved Saturday’s snow to watch more than 20 Mega Championship Wrestling stars beat the tar out Read More…

Prep wrestling: Lutjeran West’s Malave, Elyria Catholic duo perfectly suited for McNulty titles

ELYRIA — Josh Malave deserves a nice long rest. The Lutheran West senior battled through five more matches Saturday — making it 12 matches in three days — and left the third annual John McNulty Sr. Memorial tournament with the 135-pound championship, the tournament’s Most Valuable Wrestler award and down a significant amount of blood. Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion downs Midview, stays undefeated

VERMILION — The chaos unleashed by the Vermilion Sailors is not by accident. Bodies are supposed to slam to the floor, turnovers are meant to be plentiful. But the true intent of the Sailors’ approach doesn’t come clear until the late stages of the game, when their opponents are moving just a half-step slow. Vermilion’s Read More…

Boys basketball: Jones’ big plays spark Phoenix past Saints

LORAIN — Fifteen seconds might not seem like all that much in a basketball game consisting of four eight-minute quarters. But get three quick baskets in that time to slice an 11-point deficit to five and give yourself a boost of confidence and momentum entering the fourth quarter and it can make all the difference. Read More…

Dan Coughlin: Steroid use in baseball? Just butt out

Years ago we knew when a pitcher had elbow or shoulder problems. A tiny bandage marked the spot where he had just received a cortisone shot, a standard remedy at the time. There was no place to hide in the old Stadium locker room and players were always walking around half-naked, so it was impossible Read More…