February 11, 2016


Avon Lake water supply back at capacity

Pumps transfer water from Lake Erie to bolster the water supply into pipes owned by Avon Lake Municipal Utilities early Thursday. COURTESY AVON LAKE MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

The ice has cleared, and Avon Lake Municipal Utilities is back to full capacity after an emergency water shortage scare caused by ice blockage in intake pipes that collect the facility’s water supply. Todd Danielson, chief utilities executive for Avon Lake Municipal Utilities, said there were no signs of ice blockage Friday afternoon. In addition, Read More…

Expert says inmate at risk for suffocation-like syndrome with execution method

Dennis McGuire

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio inmate facing execution next week from an untried method is at substantial risk of a medical phenomenon known as air hunger, which will cause him to experience terror as he strains to catch his breath, an anesthesiologist testified Friday at a federal court hearing. Because condemned killer David McGuire has Read More…

Cleveland rapist, killer assisting FBI analysts

Elias Acevedo is shown during his pretrial hearing on Dec. 2 in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

CLEVELAND — A sex offender who pleaded guilty to killing two women more than 15 years ago and raping children is opening up to an elite FBI unit that studies serial killers and rapists. Elias Acevedo Sr. agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison for the crimes. But he’s also fulfilling a Read More…

Man who dumped garbage in Elyria yard found guility

David Huhn

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who dumped garbage on a homeowner’s front lawn was fined Thursday. David Huhn, 43, was found guilty of littering and depositing garbage by Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves. He was fined $250, but $125 of the fine was suspended, according to personnel in Locke Graves’ offices, and a Read More…

Collin Raye to perform at annual LaGrange Twp. firefighters concert

Country music performer Collin Raye has agreed to perform at the annual LaGrange Township Fire Fighter Association Country concert March 9. PHOTO PROVIDED

LAGRANGE — Country music singer Collin Raye will be the featured performer during the annual LaGrange Township Fire Fighter Association Country concert. Two shows, one at 6 p.m. and another at 8:30 p.m. will be March 29 at the old Keystone Middle School gym, 301 Liberty St., LaGrange. Tickets are $18 each and will go Read More…

Target says data breach affected 70 million customers


NEW YORK — Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach. That was substantially more customers than Target had previously said were affected. The chain also indicated its sales have been hurt by the Read More…

Wrestling: Avon downs rival North Ridgeville to stay on pace in WSC race

Avon’s Max Bourque has North Ridgeville’s Derrick Vilk trapped in a cradle during their 113-pound match Thursday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After dropping a dual meet to Rocky River earlier this season, Avon knew that it had to defeat North Ridgeville on the road to keep its hopes of a West Shore Conference wrestling championship alive. The Eagles, wrestling with 13 of their 14 spots filled, improved to 5-1 with wins over the Read More…

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller to return for senior season

Braxton Miller

COLUMBUS — Braxton Miller still has a lot he wants to get done at Ohio State. That’s why the junior announced Thursday night he’ll return for his senior season. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder, a two-time Big Ten MVP, had been contemplating jumping into the NFL Draft a year early. “I want to help this team win Read More…

Boys basketball: Chmura, Murtha lead Hearts for Jesus past First Baptist

First Baptist Christian High School's Chase Parker takes a shot as Hearts for Jesus' Tyler Bell defends. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LAKEWOOD — It hasn’t been the season either team had been hoping for. But Evan Chmura and Jed Murtha combined to make Hearts For Jesus’ season a little brighter Thursday night with a 58-42 victory over First Baptist. Chmura scored a game-high 20 points and Murtha added 15 as the Guardians pulled away in a Read More…

Operator of Shopway pleads not guilty

Thaer Mustafa

ELYRIA — Thaer Mustafa, the operator of IMT Wireless and former operator of Shopway, pleaded not guilty to a charge accusing him of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Mustafa was arraigned Thursday in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas for charges related to illegal gambling, counterfeit sales and drug trafficking at IMT Wireless, Read More…