February 6, 2016


Rollover accident stops traffic on Route 57


A vehicle rollover crash on the state Route 57 entrance ramp to Interstate 90 has traffic in the area backed up. The crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday. As of 1:30 p.m., Route 57 northbound traffic is backed up south of the accident scene. Check www.chroniclet.com for more information.  

Browns QB Brian Hoyer calls injury “most disappointing thing” that’s ever happened to him, but thankful for support and has moved on to rehab

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is treated on the sidelines after an injury to his right knee on Oct. 3. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Brian Hoyer was exactly where he wanted to be: winning games for the hometown team as the starting quarterback. Then it happened. His cleat stuck in the turf, Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso drilled him from the side and his right anterior cruciate ligament tore. “That’s the most disappointing thing that’s ever happened to Read More…

Browns director of player personnel Jon Sandusky pleads guilty to refusing test, but DUI charge dismissed

Jon Sandusky

FARGO, N.D. — Cleveland Browns executive Jon Sandusky has pleaded guilty to refusing a chemical test when he was pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving in Fargo. Defense attorney Mark Friese says Sandusky received a suspended sentence Tuesday in Fargo Municipal Court and was placed on unsupervised probation that requires him to complete a Read More…

UPDATED: Sexual harassment lawsuit against former judge settled

Judge David Berta

ELYRIA — The sexual harassment lawsuit against former Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge David Berta has been settled with a payout of $180,000 to former Juvenile Court Magistrate Lucinda McConnell and her attorneys. Assistant County Prosecutor Dan Petticord said the county’s insurance carrier will cover the bulk of the payout, which includes $10,000 that will Read More…

Ga. man runs into burning home to save beer

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A man who walks with a cane was not injured when he ran into a burning Columbus house to recover beer he left inside the house. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire that broke out Thursday afternoon. Residents of the home say they believe the fire was caused by a Read More…

Ohio father, son charged in teen’s DUI death

DUBLIN, Ohio — A father and son in central Ohio are facing misdemeanor charges of allowing an 18-year-old to drink at their house before he crashed his car and died. The father and son, Brian and Cameron Willms, were charged under the city’s “social-host ordinance.” The first-degree misdemeanor carries a jail term of up to Read More…

Ohio State band shows create national buzz

OSU band

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University is known as a perennial football power, but the marching band is getting its share of national exposure these days, too. The band’s shows have attracted the attention of national news organizations and websites, especially its tribute to blockbuster movies during halftime of last Saturday’s game in Columbus. The Read More…

Oberlin crime: Resident says cameras may have recorded theft of security camera

Oberlin police Monday, Oct. 21 6:14 p.m. — 300 block S. Professor St., theft of a security camera. The resident told police that he had other security cameras on his property that may have recorded the theft, and he said he would review the tapes. Wednesday, Oct. 24 9:38 p.m. — Tappan Square, an intoxicated Read More…

Two Hidden Valley residents file suit over Lorain’s sewer rate increase

ELYRIA — Two residents of the Hidden Valley development in Amherst Township filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Lorain on Tuesday as part of a long-running dispute over increased sewer fees. The lawsuit contends that the city has been overcharging residents of the development for decades for sewer services. Hidden Valley residents had Read More…

Bank robber receives three-year sentence

James Simko

ELYRIA — The man who robbed the Lorain National Bank branch on Middle Avenue in Elyria in August was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. The sentence was handed down to James Simko II, 23, immediately after he pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and obstructing official business for the Aug. 8 robbery. Elyria Read More…