August 1, 2014

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Browns expected to hire Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator

Kyle Shanahan

Kyle Shanahan is expected to be hired as Browns offensive coordinator early in the week, but the Browns said Saturday it wasn’t a done deal. “Mike Pettine has not made the decision,” a Browns spokesman said. “He’s had some solid interviews but that determination has not been made.” Pettine was hired as head coach Jan. Read More…

Driver accused of running over toddler sent to corrections facility

John Carter

ELYRIA — A Lorain driver who had been accused of running over an 18-month-old boy in March 2012 has been ordered to spend time in the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility. John Carter, 39, had pleaded guilty in December to driving under suspension in that case as well as for an unrelated 2013 arrest on Read More…

Warrant issued for woman jailed for contempt of court

Ebony Burks

ELYRIA — An arrest warrant has been issued for an Elyria woman who was ordered jailed for 300 days last year for contempt of court after cursing at Elyria Municipal Court Judge Gary Bennett during a court appearance. Court records indicate that after Ebony Burks, 32, had served 88 days of her jail sentence she Read More…

Lorain County 4-H program in financial jeopardy

Tyler Fridenstine, 14, a member of the Next Generation 4-H club,  gives his cow a bath outside the dairy barn before the start of the 2013 Lorain County Fair. Without additional funding,  the county's 4-H program is in danger of disappearing. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

The Lorain County 4-H program is in jeopardy of disappearing after this year as funding for 2015 will no longer exist and the program’s main supporting group believes the chances of raising more than $100,000 by December look bleak. The Friends of Lorain County Junior Fair have for years been the biggest cheerleader of the Read More…

Police say comments about roommate’s dad preceded gunfire

ELYRIA — Police said Friday that an Elyria man’s roommate fired a shot at him after he reminded the other man that his father had died. Jeffrey Wise, 36, of Elyria, was charged with felonious assault, using weapons while intoxicated and discharging firearms in city limits at his house at 136 Monticello Circle about 10:45 Read More…

Arriving safe and sound in Sochi

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Hiiii Everyone! I just wanted to say and I am safe and sound in Sochi! And I don’t have enough words to even say how amazing this place is! Its one amazing place and so awesome to be here! The Village is just unbelievable to even say the least! Each country has their own building Read More…

Lorain blotter: Two women charged with drug possession after traffic stop

Lorain police 8:55 p.m. Jan. 28 — McDonald’s, 1725 Henderson Dr., Dawn Cassidy, 39, 3700 block Temple Ave., Lorain, arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Courtney Griffin, 28, 4900 block Southview Drive, Vermilion, arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia and Read More…

Second suspect pleads guilty in Lorain home invasion

Wansley

ELYRIA — The second of two men who have been accused of forcing their way into a Lorain home last year and attacking those who lived there pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and other charges. Glen Wamsley, 48, will receive a sentence of three years in prison under the terms of Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain’s rough start tough to overcome

Lorain's Devon Andrews looks to pass the ball while defended by St. Ignatius' Andre Wolford. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — Things had gone poorly for Lorain through the first 12 minutes of Friday’s game at St. Ignatius. The Titans had fallen behind by 16, their point guard had three fouls and they’d been whistled for two straight dead-ball, off-the-ball fouls — the latter leading to a technical called on coach John Rositano. So Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone opens first, third quarters with big runs over Wellington

Wellington's Joey Holliday pushes off Keystone's CJ Conrad in the first quarter Friday night at Keystone High School. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Keystone put Wellington down early and then suffocated any hopes of a Dukes comeback right out of halftime during an 81-48 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division victory Friday night. The Wildcats opened the game on an 11-2 run, then smothered Wellington in the second half. The first play summed up Wellington’s night — Read More…