August 1, 2014

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Police arrest 2 following armed robbery, seek another suspect

ELYRIA — Police are looking for a suspect who got away after an armed robbery at a Washington Avenue home. At 7:56 p.m. Monday officers were called to the home, in the 300 block of Washington Ave., for a home invasion in which the suspects had fled in a red or purple PT Cruiser. Police Read More…

Ted Strickland won’t challenge Ohio Gov. John Kasich in 2014

COLUMBUS — Democrat Ted Strickland won’t run again for governor in 2014, removing a key competitor to incumbent Republican John Kasich rom the field. Strickland said in a statement today that he stands by his record as governor and won’t seek the office again. Kasich, a former investment banker and congressman, unseated Strickland as he Read More…

Cavs drop 11th straight to Bulls

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CHICAGO — Kyrie Irving thinks he knows why the Cavaliers got run out of the building Monday in a 118-92 loss to the Chicago Bulls. And it’s not all about talent. “They come out with a different aggression that our guys have to get used to,” Irving said of the Bulls, who beat the Cavs Read More…

Tax consultant Richard Zakarian ordered to pay $1.4 million

ELYRIA — Lorain tax consultant Richard Zakarian has been ordered to repay $1.4 million to Spitzer Management and nearly a dozen other entities he’s accused of stealing from. Zakarian, who remains in the Lorain County Jail, hasn’t mounted a defense against a growing number of civil lawsuits that accuse him of taking money he was Read More…

Some Avon Lake residents to lose power today due to scheduled outage

AVON LAKE — Thirty-two customers will be without power for a time today while FirstEnergy does tree trimming in the Avon Lake area. According to spokeswoman Karen Kirsh, the homes affected may be without power from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but the outage is likely not to last that long. The streets affected are Read More…

BCS national championship: Alabama brushes Irish aside early, romps to 3rd national title in last 4 years

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The coach no longer wears houndstooth. The result is the same. Another Alabama dynasty. Quieting the Irish by the first play of the second quarter, Eddie Lacy, AJ McCarron and the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame 42-14 for the BCS championship Monday night, locking up a second straight Read More…

Girls basketball: After two years of chaos, Lake Ridge is back in the game — and winning

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Don’t tell Lake Ridge Academy to beat up on teams its own size. The Royals have figured out it’s more fun to beat up on teams four times their size. After a two-year stint in the Ohio High School Athletic Association wilderness, the Division IV Royals appear to be back on track with a 10-2 Read More…

Scott Petrak: Browns have options, but must act fast

Last week was a whirlwind for owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner. They watched the season-ending loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday, fired general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur on Monday and spent the rest of the week in Arizona interviewing coaching candidates and hoping for Oregon’s Chip Kelly to pick the Browns. Read More…

Lorain mayor wants community help to reduce gun violence

LORAIN — A comprehensive strategy needs to be employed to reduce gun violence like the kind in an early New Year’s morning homicide, Mayor Chase Ritenauer said at Monday’s City Council meeting. “I ask for the entire community’s help in this,” he said. “We’ve got to stand together ultimately to fight for our community now Read More…

‘Country Wife’ writer Pat Leimbach dies at age 85

Pat Leimbach, seen in September in this photo from the family, wrote her column for nearly four decades.

Her words were the voice of Americana that kept readers coming back to The Chronicle-Telegram for more than 38 years and gave city slickers an up close and personal look at life on a thriving farm. But Pat Leimbach was no country bumpkin. The wife and mother was also a published author, accomplished public speaker Read More…