July 30, 2014

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Browns NT Phil Taylor moves past “spitting” incident with Ray Rice, vows to keep his composure Sunday in rematch with Ravens

BEREA — Nose tackle Phil Taylor plays with an attitude every week. He hits hard, lands on ball carriers with the full force of his 335 pounds and has been known to make a hit at the fourth echo of the whistle. When the play’s finally finished, he thumps his chest, runs his mouth and Read More…

Indians: Tribe releases Perez, re-signs Giambi

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CLEVELAND — It was a foregone conclusion that Chris Perez would not be back with the Indians in 2014. But the end to the closer’s career in Cleveland did come sooner than expected. Perez, who endured a rough final season this year, was released Thursday. Without an acceptable trade opportunity and with Perez eligible for Read More…

Photos: Readers show off Halloween costumes

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We asked readers to show off their Halloween costumes. Around the county, children and adults alike are dressing up in funny, scary, creative and cute costumes. Share your photos with us by posting them to our Facebook wall, Tweeting them to us or emailing them to ctphotos@chroniclet.com. Be sure to include the names and ages Read More…

Retired tool-and-die maker shares tricks of his trade with JVS students

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — When 97-year-old Edward Wilding came into his classroom, Lorain County JVS precision machine technology instructor John Green knew he had to introduce the man to his students. Green said Wilding, an accomplished tool-and-die maker during World War II in England, was just the man from whom students needed to learn from. “When Read More…

Woman reports Lexington break-in

LORAIN — A Lorain woman arrived home to find a man running out of her house. Around noon Tuesday, Linda Faurot, 60, told police that she was coming home from work when she watched a young man with short hair wearing a tan jacket and dark pants running from the patio in the back of Read More…

Lorain police union criticizes teens’ sentence in robbery

LORAIN — The Lorain police union blasted Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers on Wednesday just hours after the judge sentenced two teenaged robbers to probation. “I hope the citizens see what kind of judge he is because he clearly is not working for the citizens,” Lorain police Detective Buddy Sivert, who serves as Read More…

Man’s ban from Avon Lake continues

Nathan Whitler

AVON LAKE — A man who was banned from residing with his grandmother in Avon Lake as a condition of his bond will continue to be banned from the area. Court records show that Nathan Whitler, 23, was sentenced to probation and to an alcohol and mental health assessment after a no-contest plea on an Read More…

Threat cuts short Wellington school day

WELLINGTON — Students at Wellington High School were evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat was discovered in a boys restroom. Superintendent John Nolan said the threat, which was found to be unsubstantiated, appears to be the latest in a string of copycat threats, stemming from a threat Oct. 16 at Olmsted Falls High School. The Read More…

Illuminati sex coercer gets 90 days’ jail

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ELYRIA — The Elyria man who used his purported membership in a secretive organization to try to convince two teenage girls to have sexual relations with him was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in the Lorain County Jail. County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski also placed Nelson Torres, 36, on probation for two years and Read More…

Gunman, hostage dead after standoff in Willard

WILLARD, Ohio — Police say a gunman killed a hostage and then himself to end a standoff with officers at a Family Dollar store in northern Ohio. Willard police Chief Mark Holden said 19-year-old Shawn Schuett shot one of the women hostages in the head before turning the gun on himself shortly after 8 p.m. Read More…