November 22, 2014

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Boys basketball: Energy, clutch free throws carry Elyria Catholic past Orrville

WOOSTER — All the ingredients for a winning basketball recipe were present and accounted for as far as Elyria Catholic was concerned in its sectional championship bid Friday night. And the Panthers used them to cook up a tasty win, outhustling and outplaying Northwestern 73-63 to advance to Monday’s Division III district semifinal. The win Read More…

Girls basketball: First half costs Elyria Catholic in district final loss to Mogadore

BARBERTON — It was too little, too late for Elyria Catholic on Friday night. After shooting just 4 percent from the field in the first half, the top-seeded Panthers staged a frantic second-half rally but fell to Mogadore 50-39 in a Division III district final. Elyria Catholic (21-5) took a 3-2 lead when senior Brittney Read More…

Kyrie Irving-less Cavaliers simply no match for talented Clippers

CLEVELAND — The Los Angeles Clippers are so deep, talented and athletic they would have been tough for the Cavaliers to beat with Kyrie Irving. Sideline the point guard for the third straight game with a sore knee and the result was predictable, the Cavs falling 105-89 Friday at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. The Clippers Read More…

Surprise visit from a judge

ELYRIA — In October, Elyria took the national stage when The New York Times ran a series of articles about the city and focused a lot on Donna’s Diner. Since that time, not a lot has changed about Donna’s. The regulars still meet every day to eat breakfast. The Breakfast Club takes its usual seat Read More…

Database targets homicide cold cases

Rachel Johnson was 24 when she was sexually assaulted, stabbed and set on fire on an Akron street in 1991. Her murder remains unsolved, but that doesn’t mean Akron police have stopped looking for her killer and detectives are making use of a new online database of cold homicide cases sponsored by Ohio Attorney General Read More…

Herbie, the abused pitbull mix, dies of cancer

Herbie, the pitbull mix who was found very badly emaciated and barely alive Dec. 1 on a Lorain tree lawn, has died. Lorain Police Officer Richard Broz, who kept Herbie at his home on the weekends, posted a message on the “Justice for Herbie, the Abused Lorain, Ohio dog” Facebook page, telling the more than Read More…

Seventh-grader takes crown at CT’s spelling bee

AMHERST — The first in a series of three spelling bees came down to a battle between two Amherst Junior High School Comets. On Friday, seventh-grader Emma Macartney correctly spelled the word “gondola” — crowning her the winner of the West Preliminary Bee at Amherst Junior High School. Runner-up was eighth-grader Ben Yuhasz. After hearing Read More…

Man suspected in rash of break-ins arrested

LORAIN — Lorain police believe they’ve solved a number of recent break-ins with the arrest Thursday of a Lorain man. Police recovered thousands of dollars worth of tools and construction equipment along with two ATVs and two vehicles, all of which are believed to have been stolen from garages and vehicles on the city’s west Read More…

Local lawmakers want assurances put in Turnpike legislation

State Sen. Gayle Manning said Friday that northern Ohio roads should benefit from a $1.5 billion sale of Ohio Turnpike bonds despite assertions by Gov. John Kasich that he will not include promises of such into the bill allowing the sale. “Most of the money usually comes back to northern Ohio anyway as it has Read More…

Liquor control raids Brass Pole

Rona Proudfoot The Chronicle-Telegram CARLISLE TWP. — The Brass Pole was cited for public indecency and narcotics violations after state liquor control officers responded to the club Thursday night. Greg Croft, agent-in-charge with the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Investigative Unit, said that he could only release limited information because criminal cases are still pending. Read More…