October 25, 2014

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Midview bus involved in crash; some students receive minor injuries

school bus

CARLISLE TWP — Several Midview Schools students received minor injuries when a northbound pickup crashed into the back of a school bus stopped at railroad tracks at 10880 Middle Ave., about a block from the Elyria Airport. A few of the approximately 40 children on the bus were shaken up and two were hospitalized at Read More…

Browns WR Greg Little demoted from starting spot; Davone Bess will replace him

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess will take over the starting job from Greg Little.

BEREA — Two poor performances have cost wide receiver Greg Little his starting job. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski announced today that Josh Gordon and Davone Bess will start at wide receiver in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings. Little and Travis Benjamin got the nod in Cleveland’s first two games, both of which were losses. Read More…

Cleveland Clinic to cut $330 million, possibly more jobs

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic is cutting $330 million from its 2014 budget and says it will offer voluntary retirement to some employees but may eventually need to eliminate jobs. The Clinic informed employees about the situation Wednesday. About 3,000 workers will be notified about early retirement offers next month, but it’s not clear whether more staff would be cut if Read More…

Wellington, Oberlin crime watch: Employee allegedly steals from Village Market

Wellington police Thursday, Sept. 12 9:48 a.m. – 800 block N. Main St., Village Market, Theresa Pilot, an employee, allegedly took two bags with $50 worth of merchandise out of the store without paying. She was caught on video by the loss prevention officer. She was escorted off the property and told that if she Read More…

Ohio man who confessed online to DUI pleads guilty

Matthew Cordle enters the courtroom for his arraignment on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 10. (AP photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated vehicular homicide. Matthew Cordle, 22, also pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol at a hearing in Franklin County Court. He had Read More…

Roads to be closed in downtown Elyria for Apple Festival

Apples are ready to be made into treats at the 2011 Apple Festival. This year's festival starts Friday. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA – Traffic patterns in downtown Elyria will be disrupted this weekend because of the 2013 Apple Festival. Starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, the following streets will be closed: Middle Avenue between Broad and 3rd streets; and 2nd Street between Middle Avenue and Court Street. Court Street will be closed as well, although it will Read More…

Lorain County officials question sick time payout to former auditor

Mark R. Stewart / CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA – Former Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart may have been overpaid by $13,560 when he cashed out unused sick time left over from his time as a county employee earlier this year, county officials said Wednesday. Stewart, who retired at the end of 2012, was paid $18,080 for 1,000 hours of unused sick time Read More…

Elyria blotter: Thief takes tires, rims, leaves vehicles on blocks

Elyria police Monday, Sept. 16 8 a.m. – Sunnyside Chevrolet, 1100 E. Broad St., a man at the car lot said someone stole the tires and rims from three vehicles between Saturday and Monday. Police said the vehicles were left on blocks. 9:26 a.m. – 300 block of 17th Street, a woman said she returned Read More…

(Updated) Browns QB Brian Hoyer to start Sunday in place of injured Brandon Weeden

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer scrambles as he looks for a receiver during the first half of an exhibition against the Chicago Bears on Aug. 29 in Chicago. (AP photo)

Brian Hoyer will start at quarterback Sunday at Minnesota. Coach Rob Chudzinski informed Hoyer of the decision Tuesday and announced it today. “I’m definitely excited,” Hoyer said. “This is an opportunity you practice for, you prepare for. Obviously, I’m excited and I’ll try to take advantage of it and try to give this team everything Read More…

Teen critically injured in crash recovering

AMHERST TWP — An Elyria teenager critically injured in a car crash early Sunday is recovering. Alan Bowen, 17, was treated and released Tuesday from Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, according to Tina Shaerban-Arundel, a Metro spokeswoman. Bowen was thrown from the rear seat of the car he was a passenger in on state Read More…