September 1, 2014

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Marcella “Marci” Kilfoyle

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Marcella “Marci” Kilfoyle (Sarlouis), 84, of Elyria, passed away, Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Wesleyan Village. Marci attended St. Mary’s school in Akron. She was a Rosy the Riveter at B.F. Goodrich in Akron during the latter part of WWII. She married William Kilfoyle on October 13, 1952. They were married for 61 years. Read More…

Man wounded by gunshot to chin

ELYRIA — An 87-year-old man was in critical condition Saturday night after being shot under his chin earlier in the day. Elyria police Sgt. Lee Frank said officers were sent to 101 Carriage Court at 10:11 a.m. Saturday for a report of a man bleeding from the nose. When officers arrived, they found Wesley Blaylock, Read More…

High school softball: Smith strikes out 15 as Black River rolls in season opener

SULLIVAN TWP. — Dominating pitching and timely hitting are two key components to winning in softball and both were present Saturday in Black River’s season-opening 4-1 non-league win over Mapleton. Senior Dagmar Smith was her usual self, striking out 15 while allowing just one unearned run and five hits. Hannah Messenger led the Pirates at Read More…

ROUNDUP: March 31, 2013

Officer talks down suicidal Lorain man LORAIN — A Lorain police officer talked a suicidal man off the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge early Saturday. Officer James Wolford wrote in his report that he went to the bridge around 1:30 a.m. and found John Wittcop with one leg over the railing and was balancing as if Read More…

BLOTTER: March 31, 2013

Elyria police Friday, March 29 12 p.m. — 567 Broad St., Wigland, shoplifting complaint. 3:24 p.m. — 100 block Alexander Drive, theft of lawn ornament. 5:27 p.m. — 1000 Chestnut Commons, Walmart, man stalking employee. 5:48 p.m. — 300 block Foster Ave., domestic. 6:38 p.m. — 900 block East Ave., domestic. 8:10 p.m. — 500 Read More…

CORRECTIONS: March 31, 2013

A caption that accompanied Linda Campbell’s photo and column in Saturday’s Chronicle misidentified her. Crash victim Willie Fekete of Elyria has relatives in the area. A quotation in an article in Saturday’s Chronicle was incorrect.

Ohio State’s run ends after poor first half derails them vs. Wichita State

LOS ANGELES — Everything had been going right for Ohio State. The Buckeyes had an 11-game winning streak. They were shooting 47 percent and averaging 82 points in the NCAA Tournament. It all fell apart in a hurry in the West Regional final against Wichita State. The second-seeded Buckeyes shot 24 percent in a horrendous Read More…

Brantley getting better and better for the Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Michael Brantley’s career with the Indians has followed a constant upward arc. From the time he played in almost half the Indians’ games three years ago until the end of 2012, Brantley’s batting average, extra-base hits and OPS (on-base plus slugging) have climbed steadily. For example: In 2010, when he played in Read More…

College football: Ohio State’s secondary comes first on defense

COLUMBUS — Safety Christian Bryant doesn’t mince words. He’s straight to the point, just like when he makes a tackle — head first, shoulders square, legs churning, leaving a calling card for a wincing ball carrier. “I’m chasing a national championship,” he said. “That’s what I’m chasing.” If Ohio State is to pursue such a Read More…

High school baseball: Watt powers Amherst past Firelands in season opener

AMHERST — Justin Watt couldn’t wait to get outdoors and play some ball for Amherst. “We’ve been practicing but we haven’t really gotten outside a lot,” Watt said. “(Friday) was our first day outside. Yeah, I had a good game.” Good? The junior catcher sparked the Comets to an opening-day 8-2 victory over Firelands by Read More…