February 10, 2016


No Halloween for sex offenders in Amherst, councilman will propose

Phil Van Treuren

AMHERST — City Councilman Phil Van Treuren wants to ban sex offenders from taking part in the city’s Halloween festivities. Van Treuren, R-at large, is working on the resolution, which he hopes to introduce Monday at the Police and Fire Committee meeting. He will ask that it be sent to the full Council with an Read More…

Lorain County African American Hall of Fame welcomes newest members

AA Inductees

LORAIN — As a saxophone player set the tone for Friday night’s third annual Jazz Chocolate Fest, inductees into the Lorain County African American Hall of Fame and recipients of the Vision and Views Media Hispanic Leadership Award reflected on their accomplishments. The inductees to the Hall of Fame included Jean Wrice, Rhoda Lee, Dr. Read More…

Closing of Internet sweepstakes cafes hits cities’ funding

Mary Siwierka

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The shuttering of storefronts that once were full of customers playing sweepstakes games will have an impact on more than the property owners losing money in rent with their closure forced by a new state law. Cities across Lorain County profited from the establishments as well in the form of licensing and Read More…

Curtas Tyler Walton Foster


On the morning of October 16, 2013, Curtas passed away in his home in Elyria. He was 26 years old. Curtas was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March, 26 1987 at 10:35 A.M., to Roberta J. Vandersommen and Lawrence O. Foster. He had lived in New Mexico, Arizona, and Ohio. Curtas was a very giving Read More…

William Daurell Noble, Jr.

Noble, William Jr.

William Daurell Noble, Jr., 34, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in Cleveland Clinic unexpectedly. He was born August 25, 1979 in Cleveland and had lived in Lorain all his life. He graduated from Clearview High School in 1998. While in high school he played football and ran track. He was avid sports Read More…

David Michael Hitz

David Michael Hitz, 65, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral Home, Elyria. 440-322-3717

H.S. Football: Justin Rankin leads way as Elyria Catholic gets much needed victory over Midview

Elyria Catholic's Justin Rankin prepares to cut behind Midview's Logan Bolin on the way to an 83-yard touchdown. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — When Justin Rankin was asked to ice Midview, he made sure Elyria Catholic’s lead wouldn’t melt away. Rankin took a handoff 35 yards on second-and-10 to put the Panthers up 11 with just over two minutes left. Elyria Catholic held on for a 49-46 win against West Shore Conference rival Midview on Friday. Read More…

H.S. Football: Elyria makes stand, stops Shaker Heights, gets back to winning ways

Elyria's Zach Robinson stands up Shaker Heights running back Ramses Owens on Friday during the Pioneers' victory. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Resilience was the word of the day at Ely Stadium, where the Pioneers somehow, someway found enough heart to turn away Shaker Heights 14-8 Friday in Northeast Ohio River Division play. After losing two straight games in gut-wrenching fashion and facing an explosive Red Raiders team, the Pioneers could have been buried. But Read More…

Ohio State: Clearview’s Hitchens coming home as a Hawkeye

Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, center, crosses the line of scrimmage between Iowa defenders John Lowdermilk, left, and Anthony Hitchens Saturday in Columbus. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

More important than playing Ohio State today for Anthony Hitchens is playing Ohio State. Bear with us: Growing up in Lorain County and on his way to putting up some of the gaudiest football numbers the county has seen, Hitchens never was a big college football fan or Ohio State fan. He liked the Browns Read More…

H.S. Football: Columbia grinds out victory over Lutheran West to stay unbeaten

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ROCKY RIVER — Hobbled quarterback, stalled offense, costly penalties at inopportune times — Columbia was going to have to earn this win over Lutheran West on Friday night. But earn it the Raiders did, with a whole lot of Jacob Kleinhenz, a timely pass by that hobbled QB and two key takeaways in the fourth Read More…