July 31, 2014

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Ohio crime lab chief dies while diving in Florida Keys

KEY LARGO, Fla. — A man who died after diving off of Key Largo, Fla., has been identified as the head of Ohio’s state crime lab. Monroe County Sheriff’s officials say 56-year-old Ronald Dye of Grove City, Ohio, and a dive buddy surfaced about 25 minutes after entering the water Wednesday. A Tropical Adventures captain Read More…

16 indicted in Cleveland-area drug conspiracy

CLEVELAND — Federal prosecutors say 16 people have been indicted on charges that they were part of a ring that brought large amounts of cocaine, heroin and marijuana from Chicago to the streets of Cleveland. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland said today that the ring operated between March and December of last year. The Read More…

Notes: Rob Chudzinski trusts Norv Turner to call plays; Turner glad to be here

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski made his name in the NFL as an offensive coordinator and play caller, and his success in those roles played a significant part in the Browns’ decision to hire him Jan. 10. But Chudzinski had no problem turning over the play-calling duties to coordinator Norv Turner, who was introduced Wednesday. Read More…

Vermilion couple indicted after malnourished baby dies

VERMILION — The parents indicted in the death of their malnourished 18-month-old disabled son are asking a judge to reduce their bond. An attorney for the Vermilion couple filed the motion in Erie County Common Pleas Court this week. Thirty-three-year-old James Brothers and 25-year-old Adrienne Bartholomew are each being held on $280,000 bond. The Sandusky Read More…

High school wrestling: Elyria handles Lorain to advance in inaugural tourney

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ELYRIA — The match of the night ended with a Lorain victory, but the dual meet was decidedly won by Elyria as the Pioneers and Titans competed in the inaugural state team tournament Wednesday. Elyria — the No. 3 seed in the Division I, Region 2-A bracket — defeated Lorain — the No. 6 seed Read More…

Browns announce offensive coordinator Norv Turner but won’t name starting QB

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BEREA — Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will call the plays for the Browns in 2013. Who’s relaying them in the huddle has yet to be determined. New coach Rob Chudzinski introduced his former boss to the media Wednesday and announced Turner will be the play caller and quarterbacks coach. Chudzinski wasn’t nearly as decisive when Read More…

Judge tells man who owes nearly $100K in child support to stop having children

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther on Wednesday ordered an Elyria man who owes nearly $100,000 in back child support not to have any more children for the next five years while he is on probation for failing to make child support payments to the four children he already has. “I put this Read More…

Midview levy foes speak out at board meeting

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EATON TWP. — Parent Lynne Schroeder told Midview school board members at their Wednesday meeting that she was speaking for many residents. Schroeder, who has three children in the district, praised her children’s teachers, but said she doesn’t know if she will vote for the Feb. 5 levy. An emotional Schroeder questioned whether the district, Read More…

Ex-coroner suspended for ‘blocking’ harassment investigation

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Coroner Paul Matus was suspended with pay Wednesday from his job as medical director for the Lorain County General Health District while the county’s Board of Health considers whether to discipline or fire him. Matus is being investigated for allegedly interfering with an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment that Read More…

Elyria school crossing guard battles elements by waving away the chill

Homer Wilson, an Elyria Schools crossing guard, waves Wednesday on Gulf Road near Ely Elementary School. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

It’s cold. Really, really cold. Temperatures this week, according to the National Weather Service, have been 15 degrees below average for this time of year thanks to a waft of cold air from the Arctic. Even though the next few days, like those before them, will be cold — sub-freezing highs cold — Elyria Schools Read More…