February 11, 2016


Republic fire damage estimated in ‘millions’

LORAIN — A fire that broke out at a Lorain steel mill lasted for more than an hour, caused millions of dollars of damage and sent five people to the hospital Saturday afternoon. Around 2:20 p.m. Lorain firefighters responded to a call at Republic Steel, 1807 E. 28th St., in Lorain for a fire that Read More…

Fire destroys Columbia Station family greenhouse


COLUMBIA STATION — When a fire broke out at their family business on Saturday night, John Frawley and his parents could only watch as it tore through and destroyed the greenhouse they had owned and operated for more than 40 years. “It’s going to be hard,” Frawley said about continuing to run the business, which Read More…

Service is key, Small Business Saturday participants say

Small Biz

  ELYRIA — As the hype over Black Friday and holiday shopping grows yearly, the effects seem to be spilling over into many small businesses in Elyria. On Saturday the nation turned the focus from the large chain stores back onto smaller local stores with the nationwide “Small Business Saturday” during which people were encouraged Read More…

Ohio State picks perfect time to play defense, stops Michigan on crucial 2-point conversion try for wild 42-41 win

Ohio State Devin Smith barrel rolls into the end zone for a touchdown against Michigan Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press,  Julian H. Gonzalez)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play. The Wolverines went for the win — and the Buckeyes stayed undefeated. Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner’s 2-point conversion pass with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Read More…

Ohio State notes: Urban Meyer doesn’t expect second-quarter skirmish to lead to any suspensions for Big Ten title game

Michigan and Ohio State players are involved in an altercation during the second quarter Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With a national championship still a possibility for Ohio State but nothing but pride at stake for Michigan, it appeared that the annual rivalry might lose a little heat Saturday. Obviously, that is not how the players viewed the situation. Before the game began, police had to get between players in Read More…

Andrew Bynum comes up big, leads way as Cavaliers down Bulls to snap five-game losing streak

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Bynum spins on Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah in the fourth quarter Saturday in Cleveland. Bynum scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 97-93 win over Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — A big night by Andrew Bynum resulted in a good night for the Cavaliers. The 7-foot, 294-pound center had far and away his best performance of the season Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, helping the struggling Cavs halt a five-game losing streak with a 97-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls. “It felt good,” Read More…

Boys basketball: Cameron Kuhn beats buzzer, Brookside to give Vermilion title at own season-opening tournament

Vermilion's Kyle Nader takes a shot over Brookside's Mitto Agosto. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — Cameron Kuhn picked the perfect time for his first buzzer-beater. With 8.3 seconds left and the game tied Saturday night, Kuhn received an inbounds pass and drove in for the game-winning layup before the buzzer sounded to lift Vermilion to a 45-43 win over Brookside in the Vermilion Tip-Off Classic championship. “As soon Read More…