February 13, 2016

Mostly cloudy with flurries

Charges filed against boyfriend of former day care worker

James Osborne

ELYRIA — James Osborne, the registered sex offender boyfriend of jailed day care worker Heather Koon, has been charged with two counts of complicity to rape. Koon, 25, is accused of raping a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old while she was working at ABC Kidz Child Care in March. Lorain County sheriff’s deputies found images on electronic Read More…

Pamela Kay Medina


Pamela Kay Medina (nee Dye), 57, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born in Cleveland on December 11, 1955 and had lived in Elyria for 30 years. Pamela married Alcides Medina on September 2, 1972. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and Read More…

Donald K. James

Donald K. James, 70, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at EMH HealthCare in Elyria, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Edward William McCoy


Edward William McCoy, 72, of St. Mary’s, Georgia, formerly of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Southeast Georgia Health System, in Brunswick, Georgia. Edward was a 1958 Elyria Catholic High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Navy. Edward retired from Emerson Electric Inc., and was a resident of Camden County since Read More…

Dorothy J. Lubich

Dorothy J. Lubich (nee Christovich), 83, of Elyria, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center, Lorain. She was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and had been a resident of Elyria since 1950. Dorothy worked as a secretary for Elyria City Schools for 16 years. She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Read More…

Wendolyn J. Simmons

Wendolyn J. Simmons, 70, of Oberlin, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 9 2013, at her home. Cowling Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling local arrangements.

Robert Alan Standen, Sr.


Robert Alan Standen, Sr., of Strongsville, 68, died Sunday, October 6, 2013, peacefully with family at his side, after a courageous battle against cancer. He was the cherished husband of Ginny (Stauder) for 47 years; beloved father of Robert Jr. (Lori) of O’Fallon, Missouri and Brian (Kathy) of Medina; dear devoted grandfather of Matthew, Lindsey, Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon Lake downs North Olmsted for seventh straight win

Avon Lake High School senior Logan DeLong jumps to head a ball before North Olmsted High School sophomore Michael Schueler, left, and senior John Covell on Wednesday in Avon Lake. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — It’s seven straight wins for Avon Lake’s streaking soccer team. The Shoremen clinched a tie for second place in the Southwestern Conference on Wednesday night with a tough 3-2 victory over North Olmsted. It was Senior Night in Avon Lake Memorial Stadium. It would seem the Shoremen are on a roll at Read More…

Weeden embracing second chance to be Browns’ No. 1 quarterback

BEREA — For nearly two weeks, Brandon Weeden was unable to do what he does best — throw a football. As he stood on the side and watched Brian Hoyer take his starting job, Weeden had plenty of time to think. “You dig deep and you try to find yourself and you do a lot Read More…

Browns notes: Catching rabbits helped Benjamin’s speed

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin runs after a catch during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — Travis Benjamin once caught approximately 20 rabbits in a day growing up in Belle Glade, Fla. When he told teammates the story last year, a nickname was born. “The Rabbit” was named AFC special teams player of the week Wednesday. In a 37-24 win over the Bills, Benjamin set a team record with Read More…