April 23, 2014

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Man critical after freak accident

LORAIN — A Lorain man injured in a freak accident was in critical condition Monday night at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Edward Knipper was crushed between two cars in the driveway of his home in the 1500 block of West Ninth Street, according to a police report. Knipper, 72, was backing his Mercury Mountaineer Read More…

Number of fatal crashes in Lorain County down in 2013

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single car crash that killed two men in Eaton Township in September. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

LORAIN COUNTY — Though the number of fatal car crashes in Lorain County in 2013 is almost a third of what it was in 2012, Ohio Highway Patrol troopers know they still have a lot of work to do. “The percentage is a lot higher,” Patrol Sgt. Tim Hoffman said of the 81 percent of Read More…

Lorain police oppose renewal of Cotton Club’s liquor license

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LORAIN — Lorain police are objecting to the renewal of the Cotton Club’s liquor license after four separate violent incidents involving alcohol resulted in five arrests at the bar early Saturday morning. David West, 31, from Elyria was charged with an outstanding warrant. Raya Davidson, 29, from Elyria, was charged with obstructing official business. Allen Read More…

Attorneys say man convicted of killing informant deserves new trial

Death row inmate Stanley Jalowiec talks to attorneys during a break in his hearing before Judge James Burge on Wednesday in Lorain Common Pleas Court. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Lawyers for death row inmate Stanley Jalowiec argued in court documents filed Monday that their client is entitled to a new trial based on evidence they contend shows he is innocent in the 1994 killing of police informant Ronald Lally. Jalowiec’s lawyers, which include the Chicago-based Exoneration Project, have been trying to win Read More…

Man pleads guilty to assault, discharging firearm charges

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who shot his girlfriend’s estranged husband in the stomach on Dec. 23, 2012, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of negligent assault and discharging a firearm near a habitation. Tommy Fluker Jr., 36, was immediately sentenced to a 90-day suspended jail sentence by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski. Fluker Read More…

Accused kidnapper sent to Sandusky to await trial

Brian Jury, of Bellevue, appears in Lorain Municipal Court during a hearing Tuesday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Almost two months after Brian Jury was arrested in Lorain for allegedly kidnapping then raping a woman at his camper in Bellevue, he was sent from Lorain to Sandusky to await his trial. Jury, 38, of 10701 Strecker Road in Bellvue, has been held at Lorain County Jail on concealed weapons charges since Read More…

Boys basketball: Titans can’t make late shot

Lorain's Nazihar Bohannon, guarded by Euclid's Devin West, right, and Chavez Harper, goes up strong under the basket. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — Playing on the home court of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, coach John Rositano’s Lorain Titans learned two lessons that apply from the preps to the pros. Playing three games in four days is hard and having to make a shot with the game on the line is even harder. The Titans were Read More…

Football: Avon Lake’s Brian Mihalik expects to play for Boston College

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Boston College junior defensive lineman Brian Mihalik has bided his time. The former Avon Lake standout only played in a handful of games during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Meanwhile, under former head coach Frank Spaziani, the Eagles struggled to 4-8 and 2-10 records during that span. This season, with former Temple head coach Steve Addazio Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria duo falls short at Brecksville Holiday Tournament

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BROADVIEW HTS. — It was a blue Monday for Elyria’s Armando Torres and Kevin Vough. After going undefeated Sunday to advance to the semifinal round Monday, Torres and Vough lost their chances to win individual championships and had to settle for fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the Brecksville Holiday Tournament. Torres had a tough Read More…

Girls basketball: Titans’ smiles fade in 5th straight loss

Euclid's Shawnte Farely, left, and Raquel Latimer pressure Lorain's Gretchen Conibear. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — Lorain was all smiles walking into Quicken Loans Arena on Monday afternoon for its Lake Erie League game against Euclid. After the final buzzer sounded, it was the Panthers who were smiling after handing the Titans their fifth straight loss, 57-38. “When we first got here everyone was excited. It’s a nice venue Read More…