February 8, 2016


Browns Notes: CB Buster Skrine leads team in pass breakups, draws praise from Joe Haden, Aaron Rodgers

Browns cornerback Buster Skrine knocks a pass away from Detroit Lions wide receiver Pat Edwards  Sunday in Cleveland. The ball was intercepted by Browns defensive back Tashaun Gipson. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Who said breaking up is hard to do? Cornerback Buster Skrine has at least three pass breakups in three straight games, including a career-high four Sunday in the loss to the Lions. He leads the team with 14. “He’s stepped it up and he’s made me look like I knew exactly what I Read More…

Attorneys seek lesser sentence for Ohio man who confessed to DUI on YouTube

Attorney Martin Midian, left, talks with Matthew Cordle in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus on Sept. 18, 2013. (AP file photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of drinking should receive a sentence well below the maximum of eight years to send a message about the value of taking responsibility, his attorneys argued in a court filing Thursday. The attorneys Read More…

UPDATED: Sheffield Middle School deemed safe following bomb threat

Sheffield Village police were called to Sheffield Middle School Thursday morning. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD – Police have a person of interest in a bomb threat that prompted the evacuation Sheffield Middle School on Thursday, Sheffield Police Chief Larry Bliss said. Bliss said the threat was found written on a bathroom wall in the school at about 10:30 a.m. All 425 students, along with faculty and staff, were evacuated Read More…

Federal workers back to work after 16-day shutdown

Shutdown ends

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barriers went down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites, and thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown. Among the sites reopening were Gettysburg National Park in Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian Institution’s network of popular museums, Read More…

Hollywood make-up artist to hold events at area haunted houses

Bobbie Weiner

Hollywood make-up artist Bobbie Weiner, also known as Bloody Mary, will be making special appearances at two local haunted houses this weekend. Weiner was the special effects makeup artist for “Titanic,” where she turned actors into frozen, icicle-covered corpses. She is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense as the top supplier of camouflage face Read More…

Onesies for newborns intended to help prevent SIDS


Lorain County health organizations are trying to prevent sleep-related infant deaths, which account for more infant deaths in Ohio than any single cause except premature births. The statistics, provided by the SID Network of Ohio, paint a grim picture. In Ohio, 277 babies died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome from 2005 to 2009, with SIDS Read More…

WEOL-930 AM marks 65 years with sweet giveaway


Post by AM 930 WEOL. ELYRIA — It was 65 years ago today when WEOL-930 AM first broadcast to the area, cementing the station’s place in local radio history. Those who love the free music and news medium that radio offers will know all too well that to reach such a milestone is not easy. Read More…

Election: Lorain Council hopefuls spar over economic development, housing


LORAIN — City Council candidates at a Wednesday night forum clashed over economic and housing development, a new housing inspection ordinance and proposed county government restructuring. The forum at El Centro, 2800 Pearl Ave., was hosted by the Coalition on Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress. The group has run the semiannual forums since 2001. The most Read More…

North Ridgeville schools treasurer resigns

Biagio Sidoti, North Ridgeville Schools treasurer, gives a high five to Becky Rowe, co-chair of Citizens for Better Schools as Amy Rutledge Communications Coordinator reads off the final winning results for the school levy in this May 7 file photo. CHRONICLE FILE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After 15 years with the North Ridgeville Schools, Treasurer Biagio Sidoti will be leaving his post to take a similar position with North Royalton. Perennially honored for his work, Sidoti announced his resignation at the school board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. He will begin his new job Jan. 1. The move Read More…

Organized labor criticizes county for its union dealings

AFL-CIO and UAW Union members and supporters walk in solidarity to the Lorain County Administration Building for the Lorain County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Organized labor leaders on Wednesday criticized Lorain County commissioners and county Administrator Jim Cordes for how they deal with unions. The biggest complaint was about the county’s ongoing use of the law firm Clemons Nelson, a Dublin, Ohio-based firm that handles contract negotiations and human resources issues for the county. Joe Thayer, one Read More…