April 19, 2014

Elyria
Clear
42°F
test

Area natives proud to be ‘losers’

Father and daughter are competing on NBC weight-loss reality show Few people want to be known as losers. But North Ridgeville native Lynn Westphal, 60, and his 31-year-old daughter Jenni, an Elyria native now living in Lakewood, have battled with their weight for years. Now they not only want to be known as losers, they Read More…

Police: Robbery suspect came back for thirds

Elyrian charged in two robberies at Subway ELYRIA — Maybe it was the smell of the cold cuts, or more likely the scent of cold-hard cash that drew a man suspected of robbing the same Subway restaurant twice in the past month to try again. Johnie McCormick, 23, of Elyria, was charged with two counts Read More…

Pizzeria murder suspect joins penalty suit

ELYRIA — One day after county Common Pleas Judge James Burge released state documents detailing the state’s lethal injection protocols, a murder suspect is asking another county judge to throw out the death penalty as a possible sentence in his case. Simpson Neil Simpson is the only one of three men charged in connection with Read More…

Berner filled Avon Lake coffers, lost his job

AVON LAKE — When political novice Rob Berner walked into City Hall many years ago, he knew he faced an uphill battle proving to residents he was not like his predecessors. CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE Outgoing Avon Lake Mayor Rob Berner talks about his accomplishments in his office Friday. Avon Lake could not take another Read More…

Boys basketball: Host Elyria set for title game showdown with Sandusky in Lorain County Holiday Classic

 ELYRIA — It was the age-old basketball battle: Quickness versus size. On Friday, quickness won out as Elyria advanced to tonight’s Lorain County Holiday Classic final by defeating Vermilion 66-60. The Pioneers, two-time defending champs, will take on their old-time Buckeye Conference and Erie Shore rival Sandusky, a 64-53 victor over Admiral King. This is Read More…

Police blotter: Dec. 29, 2007

Elyria police Wednesday, Dec. 26 7:45 a.m. – 100 block West Ave., two propane tanks stolen. 7:50 a.m. – Meadow Drive and Abbe Road, Felix Roldan, 40, Lorain, warrant. 9 a.m. – 100 block Charles Court, storm windows stolen. 9:57 a.m. – 1000 block N. Abbe Road, copper wire stolen. 11:50 a.m. – Horizon Daycare, Read More…

Girls basketball: Falls fells Keystone in finals of Wildcat Holiday Tournament

 LAGRANGE — Keystone got the opponent they wanted in its holiday tournament final, just not the result it had hoped for. Olmsted Falls routed the Wildcats 61-34 to take the rotating tournament for the second consecutive year. Keystone, which fell to 8-4, also lost to the Bulldogs in last year’s championship game. “We look forward Read More…

Cranky Texas cafeteria customer leaves $50,000, car to patient waitress

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — For nearly seven years Melina Salazar did her best to put on a smile and tend to the every need of her most loyal and cantankerous customer. She made sure his food was as hot as he wanted, even if it meant he burned his mouth. And she smiled through his demands Read More…

Police: Team digging up backyard looking for evidence of bodies

MANSFIELD — Police were digging Friday in the backyard of a home where two northeast Ohio people were allegedly killed about eight years ago, a detective said. The search team also was at the site Thursday, when police recovered bits of clothing, fingernails and long blond hair, the Mansfield News Journal reported. “We did a Read More…

Browns: DL Robaire Smith playing through pain to give team a lift

 BEREA — Shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, coach Romeo Crennel announced that defensive end Robaire Smith would not be practicing so he could rest a strained neck. At 12:45 p.m., Smith took his normal turn in the defensive line drills. “Me and the head trainer (Marty Lauzon) sat there and argued about it for like Read More…