May 28, 2015


Critter Chronicles: Billy-Prison Graduate


Billy just graduated from the Grafton Correctional Institution’s Prison Dog Program. He has spent several months training in obedience, basic commands, manners, house training and proper leash walking and learned his lessons well. He’s a very well-behaved boy but would do best being an only dog and in a home with children 12 and older.  Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Bindhi


Bindhi is living with her pal Milley in the Blue Room at Friendship. Bindhi and Milley were fostered until they were old enough to be altered and vaccinated. Now they are back at the shelter waiting for their new home. It was found that Bindhi may be deaf. She will need a little extra loving Read More…

UPDATE: Man injured when struck by SUV in Columbia Station

Emergency crews load Columbia Station resident John Ondrejovich into a helicopter to take him to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — Bicyclist John Ondrejovich who was injured when he was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer was listed in critical condition Friday night at Metro-Health Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a nursing supervisor. Ondrejovich, 51, was traveling westbound on Osborne Road around 6:40 p.m. Thursday when he was struck by Severio Nardo, 75, Read More…

Browns RB Trent Richardson wants the ball more, hopes play caller Norv Turner sticks with game plan

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson runs against the Miami Dolphins Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Trent Richardson wants the ball every play. He’d settle for 25 rushes a game. He’s not happy or satisfied with the 13 carries he got in the opening loss to Miami. “I don’t think they really stopped the running game,” Richardson said Thursday. “I think we stopped it ourselves as far as just Read More…

High school football: Thursday night final scores

Beachwood 24 Elyria Catholic 47 Avon 24 Twinsburg 7 Mayfield 8 Olmsted Falls 28 Game postponed until 5 p.m. Friday    Tweets about “from:echsathletics; OR from:avoneagles; OR from:shaunbennettct; OR #scoresCT”

Suspect charged in shooting that wounded 18-year-old

Elyria firefighters and police officers investigate the scene of shooting Wednesday on 15th Street right off Middle Avenue. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – Elyria police have identified and charged a suspect in a shooting on 16th Street last night. Tony Carter Jr., 24, was charged with felonious assault and child endangerment after being arrested at his apartment on 1879 Turner Blvd. on Wednesday evening. Police say he fired three shots, hitting 18-year-old Andre Jackson in the Read More…

Coast Guard searching Black River after boat found unoccupied

LORAIN — The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search Thursday of the Black River, looking for a potential boat thief or a person who may have fallen off of a vessel. Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw said patrols saw an unoccupied boat beached just east of a break wall around 9 a.m. Yaw said Read More…

Ohio woman accused of faking young son’s cancer

NEWARK, Ohio — A central Ohio woman faked a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son and shaved his head in a scheme that convinced him and others he was dying and bilked people out of donations, authorities said. Court records allege the boy was taken to a hospital for symptoms such as seizures. He underwent Read More…

North Ridgeville crime watch: Passerby calls police on boys playing with airsoft gun

Tuesday, Sept. 3   2:58 p.m. — Bainbridge Road, a driver passing by Wilcox Elementary School called 911 after seeing a boy pointing a gun at other juveniles. Police determined the gun was an airsoft gun that closely resembled a semi-automatic handgun, reports said. Two 12-year-old boys were referred to Juvenile Court authorities. 4:41 a.m. Read More…

More than 2 million dehumidifiers recalled amid reports of fires

WASHINGTON — More than 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled after dozens of reports of fires and more than $2 million in property damage. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire. They were manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances and carried the brand names of Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Read More…