October 21, 2014

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Boys basketball: Avon stays hot, hands Elyria Catholic another loss

Elyria Catholic's Jeremy Holley tries to work around Avon's Michael Smigel, left, and Will Ybarra. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Avon came into Friday night’s West Shore Conference game against Elyria Catholic riding a wave of momentum. The Panthers came in mired in a losing streak. After three competitive quarters, the Eagles erupted for 31 fourth-quarter points to come away with a 73-58 victory and make sure those trends continued. Avon won for Read More…

High school wrestling: Armando Torres leads seven Elyria Pioneers into the semifinals of the NOC tournament

Brad Bournival The Chronicle-Telegram GARFIELD HEIGHTS — If the stars fall in line today, returning Northeast Ohio Conference champion should wrestle returning Northeast Ohio Conference champion in the finals and returning state placer should meet returning state placer. That it should come at the same weight class (120) makes things interesting as both Elyria’s Armando Read More…

Super Bowl XLVIII: Kickers have a leg up on the competition

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If the Super Bowl comes down to a last-second field goal, might as well head for the fridge. If your team has the ball, the question is not whether it’s going to be good — it will — but whether to pop the cork on that bottle of champagne you’ve been Read More…

College basketball: Tough to say which slumping team needs a win more … No. 24 Ohio State or No. 14 Wisconsin

Ohio State’s visit today to Wisconsin looked like such an enticing game between two Big Ten contenders a month ago. It’s interesting for different reasons now. January for two of the league’s marquee teams has been about as miserable as this winter in the Midwest. Unbeaten entering the new year, the 24th-ranked Buckeyes and 14th-ranked Read More…

Demolition begins for former Kush building

The demolition of the building that the Kush Store occupied began on Friday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A boarded-up building on Broad Street is on its way to being no more. On Friday afternoon, an excavator ripped through 306 Broad St., formerly the home of Kush, the establishment known to sell the illegal synthetic drug known as “bath salts” before the Elyria Police Department shut it down in 2013. Kush Read More…

Pooch plucked from lake ice after slide from breakwall

LORAIN — A dog rescued from the Lorain County APL 10 years ago was rescued for a second time Friday. John Durinsky, of Lorain, was walking his dog Maya along the breakwall at Spitzer Marina about noon Friday when Maya slipped and fell between the rocks. He said Maya, a 13-year-old golden retriever mix, suffers Read More…

Cuyahoga prosecutors defend Prudoff indictment

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Cuyahoga County prosecutors are defending their decision to indict former Lorain Community Development Director Sandy Prudoff on state corruption charges even as he serves out the remainder of a two-year federal prison sentence. Prudoff’s attorney, John Ricotta, had accused prosecutors of improperly targeting his client in court documents asking for the charges against Prudoff to Read More…

Ohio EPA looking into dust complaints at Lorain dig site

A layer of dust darkens the snow last month at the Black River Wharf boat launch in Lorain. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

LORAIN — Complaints of dust and dirt around a construction site on East 14th Street are being looked into by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, according to agency spokesman Mike Settles. In early December, Bob Fowler, owner of Grumpy’s Bait and Tackle at East 14th and Broadway, made a complaint to the Ohio EPA regarding Read More…

Mendel Court fire deemed suspicious

ELYRIA — Fire investigators say that they believe that a Mendel Court house fire is suspicious in nature. Firefighters were called to a house fire at 8:28 p.m. Thursday at 110 Mendel Court, which crews were able to contain to a second-story bedroom. Firefighters cleared the scene at 11:35 p.m. Investigators learned that the structure Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man charged with stealing wiper fluid from GetGo

Elyria police 12:56 p.m. Jan. 29 — 200 block East Bridge St., Michael Hall, 29, 200 block Harrison St., Elyria, charged with theft and cited for driving with a suspended license. Police said they found wiper fluid in the car Hall was driving that was stolen from the GetGo gas station at 209 East Bridge Read More…