February 6, 2016


Man faces charges for allegedly setting girlfriend’s pants on fire

Shadow Parsley

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who allegedly set his girlfriend’s pants on fire last year has been indicted on charges of aggravated arson, felonious assault, disrupting public services and domestic violence. Shadow Parsley, 20, is accused of attacking Briana Rush on Nov. 1 after she talked to police about his alleged involvement in a burglary, Read More…

Thousands attend memorial for 2 Toledo firefighters

An honor guard stands at attention before the start a memorial service on Thursday at the SeaGate Convention Center in Toledo. Firefighters Stephen Machcinski, 42, and James Dickman, 31, died Sunday while fighting an apartment blaze near downtown. (AP Photo/J.D. Pooley)

TOLEDO — Caskets covered by American flags sat before a crowd of several thousand as two Toledo firefighters who died while battling an apartment blaze were praised Thursday for embracing a profession in which they ran toward danger instead of away from it. Firefighters from Ohio and around the nation gathered inside Toledo’s downtown convention Read More…

Wrestling: Lutheran West clinches PAC title

Lutheran West’s Adler Vasiloff, top, controls Oberlin’s Kobe Fields in a 145-pound bout Thursday night.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — Lutheran West entered Thursday night’s double dual match at Columbia High needing two wins to clinch the regular-season championship in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division. Though the Longhorns got a tougher match than expected from the host Raiders, they still accomplished their goal, wrapping up a 5-0 dual-meet season with victories Read More…

Wrestling notes: A look at area’s best

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Girls basketball: Firelands rallies for 13th straight win

Firelands' Cassandra Morrisette drives toward the hoop as Keystone's Sammie Stefan defends. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

HENRIETTA TWP. — Winning a basketball game is like riding a bike — once you learn how to do it you never forget. Even though Firelands only played five games in January and looked rusty for the first three quarters of Thursday’s Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Keystone, the Falcons soared to the Read More…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls turns run into win over North Olmsted

Olmsted Falls' James Sabatka shoots over North Olmsted's Andy Lucien. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — One of the best traits Olmsted Falls possesses, as evidenced by a quick third-quarter run last week in a win over unbeaten Westlake, is its ability to turn it on at any time. It also happens to be one of its worst traits. The Bulldogs have used their explosiveness to turn close Read More…

Cavaliers embarrassed by New York in public pounding on national TV

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball over Cleveland Cavaliers' Tyler Zeller on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK — J.R. Smith left Anthony Bennett standing still and Tristan Thompson on his backside. The New York Knicks didn’t just beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, they embarrassed them. Carmelo Anthony and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 29 points, Smith had 19, and the Knicks won 117-86 Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. Read More…

Avon Lake residents open new restaurant

Serena Zinsmeister, one of the owners of The Breakwall in Avon Lake.  ROB SWINDELL / CHRONICLE

Six years in the making, Serena and Joseph Zinsmeister have opened The Breakwall Food and Spirits, 153 Lear Road, Avon Lake.
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Man indicted in ‘sucker punch’ death

Nicholas Masley

ELYRIA — A Wellington man has who allegedly “sucker punched” his cousin’s boyfriend, who died two days after the beating, has been indicted on murder and felonious assault charges. Elyria police reported that Nick Masley, 23, was upset with 25-year-old Jeffrey Brooks because he believed Brooks was responsible for getting his cousin, Kayla Ellis, hooked Read More…

Bank robbery suspects face federal charges

Andrew Perry

Two men who allegedly robbed a Sheffield Lake bank on Jan. 11 were indicted in federal court on robbery charges Thursday. Andrew Perry, 21, of Lakewood, and Bryce Herring, 18, of Elyria, allegedly entered a Chase Bank, 4100 Lake Road in Sheffield Lake about 11:45 a.m. Jan. 11, and stole an undisclosed amount of money, Read More…