February 6, 2016


Edna Levandoski


Edna Levandoski of Hinckley, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the age of 95 in the tender care of Hospice of Medina County and Happy Days Eldercare. She leaves our world to join her beloved husband Clyde, a marriage of 58 years till his passing in 2005. Edna grew up in Grafton, where Read More…

Ronald Rhinehardt

Ronald Rhinehardt, 68, of Elyria, died Monday, October 14, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Cowling Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Boys sectional soccer: Brookside gets long-awaited playoff win

Brookside players celebrate their first goal. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD — Score early, get excellent goalkeeping and have your defense in the right place at the right time. That’s the recipe for winning soccer. On Tuesday night, Brookside had all of the needed ingredients. Steven Horvath’s goal in the 20th minute proved to be the game winner as the Cardinals held on for a Read More…

Sectional volleyball: Black River outlasts Columbia

Columbia High School junior Nicole Jenny lunges for the ball in a game against Black River High School on Tuesday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — One bad game does not a match make. Black River laid an egg in its third game against Columbia in the Division III sectional volleyball tournament at Elyria High last night, but bounced back to clinch a 25-19, 27-25, 11-25, 25-22 win, earning the right to play second-seeded Independence on Thursday. “It was Read More…

Scott Petrak: Keeping Weeden at QB is right choice

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden throws against the Detroit Lions Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Coach Rob Chudzinski made the right decision. It was an easy one. Quarterback Brandon Weeden should be the starter Sunday at Green Bay. He should be the starter the following week in Kansas City and the week after at home against Baltimore. Then comes the bye. Unless something disastrous has happened, Weeden should start the Read More…

Cavaliers: Too many lapses in preseason loss to Bobcats

Cleveland cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, right, is fouled by Charlotte Bobcats defender Bismack Biyombo Tuesday. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

CANTON — Henry Sims started at center for veteran Anderson Varejao, who got the night off, and helped himself in the battle for the last spot on the roster. Alonzo Gee played only the first nine minutes in his preseason debut and did nothing, which was pretty much matched by Earl Clark, his main competition Read More…

Ohio State: Buckeyes keeping focus off the streak

In this file photo, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller runs against Wisconsin. After a long weekend at home over the bye week, Miller and the Buckeyes get serious heading into Saturday's home game against Iowa. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS — It’s a long way away from Oklahoma’s major-college record of 47 consecutive victories. Still, Ohio State may be feeling the pressure of having the nation’s current longest winning streak — 18 games. “I can feel sometimes pressure mounting on players when you (are on a) streak,” coach Urban Meyer said. “You start hearing Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Sandy

  Sandy was rescued from a high-kill shelter with her three siblings. She is a beautiful girl who loves other dogs and people. She is currently being fostered and cratetrained, but would love to have a home with someone to love. BREED/DESCRIPTION: Greyhound mix SEX: Female NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, spayed; shots current AGE: Young SIZE/WEIGHT:  Medium Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Bella


Bella was advertised as “free” on Craigslist. Sadly, the family that adopted Bella wasn’t told that she had a leg problem, which was probably from abuse. So the family in turn put her up again as “free.” That’s when Multiple Breed Rescue stepped in.  Bella’s untreated injury healed with her ball joint being absorbed. She Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Pebbles


Pebbles was almost euthanized, but she was rescued by Multiple Breed. She had been used as a breeding machine. She is cratetrained, housebroken and now is looking for a home with people she can love BREED/DESCRIPTION: Boxer mix SEX: Female NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, spayed; shots current AGE: 5 years old SIZE/WEIGHT:  Large ADOPTION FEE:  $200 ORGANIZATION: Read More…