February 14, 2016

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(Updated) Benched Browns QB Brandon Weeden takes “full responsibility” for losses, but remains confident in his ability, wants another shot in Cleveland

BEREA — Brandon Weeden doesn’t want his Browns career to end like this. “I hope I get another shot,” he said Friday. “I’m champing at the bit.” Weeden spoke to reporters for the first time since being benched earlier in the week. Weeden will back up veteran Jason Campbell on Sunday in Kansas City, but Read More…

New traffic pattern set for Crocker, Clemens roads in Westlake

New traffic patterns at the intersection of Crocker and Clemens roads will begin in the next two weeks, according to a release from the city of Westlake. The new traffic pattern map is available on Westlake’s website.

Boy, 5, killed in hit-and-run in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for the driver who drove off after striking and killing a 5-year-old boy walking to school before dawn. The victim, Israel Thornton, was taken from Friday’s accident to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died. His identity was released by the county medical examiner. The motorist left the scene just Read More…

High School Final Football Scores, Week 9

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Week 9 of high school football action gets under way tonight. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games around the region. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tonight’s games: Elyria 7, Read More…

Lorain mayor: Relaxed union requirements saved money

Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer talks with Editor Andy Young and reporter Evan Goodenow at The Chronicle-Telegram's office. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Diluting a local hiring agreement for city projects that included hiring union members hasn’t hurt union companies Mayor Chase Ritenaur said in a Thursday meeting with Andy Young, Chronicle-Telegram editor. Nine of 11 companies that won bids on Lorain road projects this year — many from outside Lorain County – are unionized. “They Read More…

Woman indicted on murder charge in boyfriend’s death

Anna Carter appears in court on Oct. 10. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — Accused killer Anna Carter was indicted Thursday on charges of murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. Carter, 30, of Lorain, is accused of stabbing her boyfriend, 40-year-old Jerome Phillips Jr., once in the chest Aug. 11. She called 911 to report that he was drunk and vomiting and, while she mentioned that Read More…

Highway Patrol, Elyria Police to hold 2 OVI checkpoints

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Elyria Police Department will hold two OVI checkpoints tonight. The first checkpoint will be from 6-9 p.m. on Cleveland Street near Beverly Court, and the second checkpoint will be from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Cleveland Street near Hawthorne Street. The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, is planned Read More…

Duo charged with trashing, stealing from Elyria rental property

An Elyria Police officer photographs evidence after a woman was arrested for taking a hot water heater and pipes from a residence she was living in. The woman was stopped on Barres Lane in Elyria where she was with another person pulling the wagon full of metal. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — When Rodney Young arrived at Barres Lane on Thursday to pick up the remainder of the items at his house, he found a battered water heater and a few pipes in a wagon. “I feel like crying,” Young said, explaining how everything — including appliances and pipes — had been stolen from one Read More…

Man pleads guilty to New Year’s Day murder

Desmen Noble appears in court Monday for a hearing. He was sentenced Thursday to 18 years to life in prison in the New Year’s Day shooting death of Herman Seagers. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Desmen Noble was sentenced to 18 years to life for the New Year’s Day death of Herman Seagers, who was fatally shot outside Liberty Gas on Broadway. Noble, 31, of Lorain, pleaded guilty to murder and felonious assault charges Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Police said Noble engaged in a gun Read More…

Men arrested after chase, crash

COURTESY Cheyena Shipman

ELYRIA — A pursuit that began around 6:40 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Concord Avenue ended on Sugar Ridge Road in North Ridgeville, police said. The chase began after police responded to a “suspicious condition,” according to Elyria police Sgt. Richard Ellis, who didn’t know what the condition was. The driver, whose identity Read More…