September 18, 2014

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Last-minute shoppers pack stores

Frantic procrastinators roam aisles, swear they won’t do this next year JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Tricia Boesel, 17, of Lodi, shops Sunday for the Macks Food Center Kids for Christmas toy drive at Target in Elyria. ELYRIA — It’s two days before Christmas, and the question rolls off the tongues of husbands like a broken Read More…

Woman killed in Route 57 crash

ELYRIA — A 65-year-old woman is dead following a Sunday night crash on state Route 57. The woman, whose name was not released, was apparently heading south in the northbound lane just north of Cleveland Street when she struck a Chevrolet Trailblazer head-on shortly after 10 p.m. Two male occupants in the Trailblazer were taken Read More…

Iraq ambassador says 2007 successes mean new goals for 2008

BAGHDAD — The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Sunday that recent successes such as reducing violence have created a new set of challenges for 2008 — the most important being the return of refugees and the struggle for political reconciliation. An equally significant factor, Ryan Crocker said, will be whether neighboring Iran uses its considerable Read More…

Credit cards go unpaid as debt woes worsen

SAN FRANCISCO — Americans are falling behind on their credit card payments at an alarming rate, sending delinquencies and defaults surging by double-digit percentages in the last year and prompting warnings of worse to come. An Associated Press analysis of financial data from the country’s largest card issuers also found that the greatest rise was Read More…

Campus program to reduce alcohol violations criticized

COLUMBUS — Chelsea Krueger knows she was breaking the law, no denying it. It’s her punishment she has a beef with. For illegally sipping beer on the morning of an Ohio State University football game — she’s 19 in a state where the legal limit is 21 — Krueger was handcuffed, loaded in a police Read More…

Marine reportedly shows gun in fight

LORAIN — A brawl at a central Lorain intersection early Sunday reportedly resulted in one man pulling a gun. Police went to West 22nd Street and Ashland Avenue about midnight but found that most of the combatants had fled. One victim told police he was driving to a friend’s home when he saw a friend Read More…

Police blotter: Dec. 24, 2007

Elyria police Saturday, Dec. 22 6:36 a.m. – 100 block Cleveland St., Walgreens, Chex Mix, bottle of tea and three magazines stolen. 1:02 p.m. – Wal-Mart, two DVD players, clothing and toys stolen. 3:05 p.m. – Macy`s, Joan Ayala, 22, Lorain, 14-carat gold earrings worth $120 and 10-carat gold necklace worth $280 stolen. 6:31 p.m. Read More…

Man charged with theft of tape

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who was apparently trying to skirt the costs associated with mailing a package was charged with theft of packing tape and a Sharpie marker Saturday. Employees at Drug Mart told police they spotted 38-year-old Thomas Welder enter the store with a large box and pick up a roll of packing Read More…

Avon and Avon Lake blotter: Dec. 24

Avon Lake police Tuesday, Dec. 11 9:35 p.m. – 33000 block Amblerside Drive, a man reported someone knocked him to the ground and took $200 in cash from his coat pocket. Police have no suspects. Wednesday, Dec. 12 1:09 p.m. – 32000 block Electric Blvd., air compressor stolen from residence. Wednesday, Dec. 19 2:57 a.m. Read More…

Browns lose control of playoff destiny with loss to Bengals

CINCINNATI — We can only worry about what we can control. One of the most popular sports clichés of 2007 no longer applies to the Browns. And they have no one to blame but themselves. A crushing 19-14 loss to the Bengals on Sunday took their playoff destiny out of the Browns’ hands. They need Read More…