September 2, 2014

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Mich. firefighter rescues 6-foot python from blaze

Firefighter Scott Hemmelsbach holds a python after rescuing it from a burning home in Muskegon, Mich., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Gordon Cole)

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home in western Michigan. Muskegon firefighter Scott Hemmelsbach told The Muskegon Chronicle that he reluctantly agreed to enter the two-story, smoke-filled house Sunday night to retrieve the snake. He says he cradled the “weighty” Read More…

Boys basketball all-star game: Former middle school teammates lead way as Red rolls

Elyria’s Isaiah Walton throws down a dunk during the Red Team’s 124-113 win. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Elyria’s Isaiah Walton and Clearview’s Gerrell Williams showed what could’ve been Sunday night. The pair combined to score 48 points and gave the crowd plenty to cheer about in the Red Team’s 124-113 win over the Blue Team in the annual Gene Legeza Cage Classic at Oberlin College. Walton and Williams, along with Read More…

Too many extension cords in bedroom blamed for Lorain fire

LORAIN — Overloaded extension cords are blamed for a fire called in at 12:24 a.m. Sunday at 2805 W. 40th St. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls said firefighters needed about eight minutes to contain the small fire that ignited in a bedroom in the one-floor, single-family wood-frame home. Burls said homeowner Terry Brestovansky told firefighters after Read More…

Restarting furnace sparks fire at Lorain apartment complex

LORAIN — A fire called in at 9:43 p.m. Sunday in the utility room of an apartment complex at 3190 Fulton Road caused minor damage. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls said after a previous fire, gas had been shut off to the furnace and clothes dryer. In restarting the furnace, a gas valve to the Read More…

Elyria blotter: Two women arrested after fight

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Elyria Police 2:50 a.m. March 29 — 1100 block Oakwood Drive, Holly Heitche, 22, and Miranda Mills, 21, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Mills told police that her “live-in half unit,” Heitche, punched and scratched her because she was upset that Mills was talking to her brother. Heitche told police that Mills Read More…

Longtime Chronicle sportswriters inducted into Hall of Fame

Chronicle sports writers Tim Gebhardt, left, and Roger Negin were inducted into the Lorain County Boys Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Longtime Chronicle-Telegram sportswriters Roger Negin and Tim Gebhardt were inducted into the Lorain County Boys Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday night. They were honored before the annual Gene Legeza Cage Classic for their outstanding service on the high school sports scene. Negin, a retired full-timer at The Chronicle, was humbled Read More…

Lorain police officer calms vicious dogs on the job, at animal shelter

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LORAIN — The dog whisperer carries a pistol, but rarely uses it. Police Officer Richard Broz relies on patience and instinct to win dogs over. “A lot of cops are afraid of dogs,” Broz said. “A dog growls at them and they think the dog’s going to attack them, and the dog gets shot.” Broz, Read More…

Boys basketball all-star game: Clearview’s Gerrell Williams, EC’s Jacob Kuchta win skills contests

Clearview’s Gerrell Williams shows off one of his moves on the way to the dunk title Sunday night. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — After making jaw-dropping and crowd-pleasing slams a major part of his game at Clearview High School, it was only fitting that Gerrell Williams won the dunk contest Sunday at the annual Gene Legeza Cage Classic at Oberlin College. Williams, Rashod Berry of Lorain and Vermilion’s Kyle Nader advanced to the finals from a Read More…

Karl A. Stutz

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Karl A. Stutz, 81, of Elyria and Ft. Myers Beach, Florida (formerly of Canton), passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a short illness. He was born August 8, 1932 in Canton. Karl served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Read More…

Mary Francis Sheets

Mary Francis Sheets (nee Shriver), 87, of Elyria, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Northridge Health Center in North Ridgeville. Mrs. Sheets was born in Chesapeake, West Virginia on November 25, 1926 and lived in Elyria since 1959. She was a clerk for a plastic works company. She is survived by two sons, Guy Wesley Read More…