December 22, 2014

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Man pleads guilty to Web sextortion

A Columbia Township man with cerebral palsy pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he tried to force more than a dozen children, including cast members of the touring version of “Billy Elliot: The Musical,” into giving him pornographic images of themselves. William T. Koch is due back in court in February for sentencing on Read More…

Lorain blotter: Mother reports alleged threat against son

Lorain police Tuesday, Oct. 29 2:30 p.m. — West 11th Street, two girls reported fighting near Lorain High School 3 p.m. — 800 block W. 18th St., a woman told police she spanked her daughter to punish her but her daughter started hitting her mother in retaliation. 5:50 p.m. — 3100 block Garfield Blvd., a Read More…

CORRECTIONS: Oct. 31, 2013

An Wednesday article on page A1 regarding the Ohio Department of Taxation’s devaluation of the NRG Energy Inc., plant in Avon Lake contained incorrect information. A devaluation in 2009 was from $63.3 million to about $41 million, costing Avon Lake Schools about $1.2 million less revenue annually. The story said the 2009 devaluation was $1.2 Read More…

Cavs open season with win over Brooklyn

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Bynum, left, tries to get past Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans. The Cavaliers won 98-94. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — There were 20,562 screaming people in the stands at Quicken Loans Arena, almost all of them armed with a red or white glow stick for pregame introductions. Music industry mogul and team shareholder Usher, who almost never showed his face in the lean years, was sitting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Mike Brown Read More…

Red Sox win third World Series title in 10 years

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates with relief pitcher Koji Uehara after winning the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

BOSTON — There hasn’t been a party like this in New England for nearly a century. Turmoil to triumph. Worst to first. David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series Read More…

Strongsville too much for Amherst in Division I volleyball regional semifinal

Amherst's Mallory Sliman and Alayna Johnston defend against Strongsville's Kelsy Bittinger. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS — There were no miracles, sustained rallies or rabbits pulled out of any hats Wednesday night at Brecksville High’s gymnasium. Amherst (22-4) simply never got untracked during the Division I regional semifinal as it lost to Strongsville (23-3) in four games, 25-19, 25-15, 21-25, 25-17. The Comets earned their way to their first Read More…

Elyria Catholic can’t hold early lead in Division III boys soccer regional semifinal

Elyria Catholic's Carl Spaetzel attempts shot on goal but is blocked by Mansfield Christian High School junior Chandran Higgins on Wednesday in the regional semifinal. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ASHLAND — Sometimes a soccer match can be more like a marathon. The team that sprints out to a fast start is often left in the dust by an opponent that finishes strong and steady. Such was the case Wednesday night when Elyria Catholic scored in the second minute of its Division III regional semifinal Read More…

Medina blanks Avon Lake in Division I boys soccer regional semifinal

Avon Lake's Ian Stewart pushes the ball past Medina's Austin Horvath during the second half of their regional semi-final. RON SCHWANE/CHRONICLE

MACEDONIA — Cheikh Bassel came to Medina from Senegal this year by way of Kentucky. His appearance on the artificial turf at Nordonia High on Wednesday night was fortuitous for him and the Medina boys soccer team. A lanky and swift exchange student, Bassel scored his first goal of the season and first ever in Read More…

November Fitness Walks

Don’t let the cold weather derail your fitness routine! Come join Lorain County Walks every Monday in November from 5:30-6pm at the Lorain County Metro Parks Splash Zone (95 W Hamilton St, Oberlin, OH 44074). A beautiful indoor walking track will keep… Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon “definitely relieved” to still be in Cleveland, ready for big 2nd half of the season

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP File Photo/Colin E. Braley)

BEREA – Receiver Josh Gordon has 32 catches for 582 yards and three touchdowns in six games this season. He’s second in the NFL with 97 yards per game and 18.2 a catch. Imagine what he might accomplish in the second half of the season free of worry that he’ll get traded. “Everybody can focus Read More…