February 13, 2016


Man pleads guilty to string of charges after saying more police should have been killed by gunman

ELYRIA – Johnny Smith Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to a string of charges for a May incident in which he struggled with Elyria police officers trying to arrest him. Smith, 46, won notoriety after Elyria police Officer Jay Loesch punched him while Smith was handcuffed to a hospital bed after Smith commented that more police Read More…

Lorain police blotter: Man throws punches girlfriend, throws shoe at her

Wednesday, Sept. 11: 5 p.m. — 600 block E. 35th St., a woman said her boyfriend threw a shoe at her and punched her three times. 6:51 p.m. — 2200 block Lorain Ave., a woman said her ex-boyfriend threw a stereo at her car. 8:50 p.m. — 1900 block Reeves Ave., a group of people Read More…

Loaded magazine left behind during gun legalization gathering in Oberlin park


OBERLIN – A loaded gun magazine was almost left behind at Park Street Park during a gathering Saturday organized by gun activists to highlight the safety of legal gun ownership. City Councilman Bryan Burgess said the incident is just one reason why he doesn’t support legalizing guns in the city’s parks. Currently, Oberlin’s ordinance bans Read More…

Amber Marie Dolan

Amber Marie Dolan, 28 years old, of Wellington, went peacefully in her sleep, Thursday, September 12, 2013, following a lifetime battle with Spina Bifita. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria.

Marian E. Riggs

Riggs, Marian

Marian E. Riggs (nee Grobe), 90, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, September 12, 2013. She was born May 7, 1923, in Elyria. Marian was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elyria. She was active in church leadership and a Trustee of Finance at Read More…

Doy C. Elder

Elder, Doy

Doy C. Elder, 83, of Elyria, passed away suddenly at his residence, Thursday, September 12, 2013. He was born March 22, 1930 in Thursday, West Virginia. Doy served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was employed for 38 years at the US Steel Plant as a Crane Operator and Personnel Read More…

Rose Marie Smith

Rose Marie Smith (nee McCloskey), 92, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, in Lorain, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 30, 1920 in Grafton, where she was a lifelong resident. Rose was a 1938 graduate of Grafton High School, where she Read More…

H.S. Football: Everything comes together for Elyria in rout of Midview

Elyria's Jordan Connell avoids the tackle of Midview's Tyler Lienerth and carries the ball for the first down in the second quarter last night at Ely Stadium in Elyria. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — No one’s quite sure what it was that turned Elyria’s football team into a monster Friday night. But the Pioneers were nearly perfect in the first half in whipping Midview 53-17 at Ely Stadium. Elyria is 3-0, Midview 2-1. It was quite a contrast from last year, when the Middies jumped to a Read More…

H.S. Football: North Olmsted rallies past North Ridgeville in battle of unbeatens

DeMario McCall sprints through for a touchdown early in the second quarter at North Ridgeville High School. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers were a quarter from improving to 3-0. But North Olmsted had its own perfect record to protect, and North Ridgeville saved its worst mistakes for the most inopportune times. The Eagles (3-0) scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns Friday to hand North Ridgeville its first loss, 35-28. North Ridgeville (2-1) was its Read More…

H.S. Football: Big plays carry Clearview to long-awaited win over Amherst

Amherst's Donte Dower, left, and Clearview Lance Billings go for a pass in the endzone. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — With less than two minutes remaining in the first half, Clearview’s Gerrell Williams was hit after a short kickoff return. The ball appeared to come loose and Amherst appeared to fall on it, but the officials ruled that Williams was down by contact. On the next play, Lance Billings broke loose for Read More…