February 11, 2016


Lorain County prosecutor wants diversion program ended

ELYRIA — Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to shut down a diversion program run by the county’s six general division judges. The complaint, filed Friday, accuses the judges of violating the constitutional separation of powers and ignoring Ohio laws that Will’s office contends gives the power to run a Read More…

Elyria police: Mall security guard says woman attacked him

Elyria police Wednesday, April 2 6:11 p.m. — 3300 block Midway Mall Blvd., a man said someone burglarized his Ford Explorer parked in the mall parking lot and stole his driver’s license, wallet and several other items. 7:40 p.m. — Midway Mall, 3000 Midway Mall Blvd., Michelle Wright, 29, 900 block West Drive, Sheffield Lake, Read More…

Indians’ comeback home opener win a memorable one


CLEVELAND — Twenty years later, to the day, another gray-haired southpaw opened the Indians’ home season with a ceremonial first pitch. Mike Hargrove doesn’t have the international clout of his predecessor on the mound — President Bill Clinton — but he’s beloved by Cleveland fans. The Indians celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of Read More…

Bert Hare

Bert Hare, 99, of Wellington, passed away Thursday, April 3 2014 at the Elms Nursing Home in Wellington, after a long illness. Further arrangement will be announced by Cowling Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Oberlin at a later date.

Richard E. Swineford

Richard E. Swineford, 83 of rural Ashland, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at his residence. On October 5, 1930 in Ashland, Mr. Swineford was born to Clebert E. and Kathern L. (Boals) Swineford. He had been a resident of Ashland County the past 30 years and formerly resided in Amherst. Mr. Swineford work as Read More…

Fern Gardner

Fern Gardner (nee Smith), 97, of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. As a young girl, Fern enjoyed playing softball, dancing, and working at the basket factory in Rocky River with her sisters. After she married in 1942, she enjoyed golf, bowling, baking, gardening, crocheting, and knitting, but Read More…

Sally J. Wiseman

Sally J. Wiseman, 85, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, suddenly at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal – Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Indians outlast rain, use home runs to wake up offense, rally past Twins and win home opener


CLEVELAND — It was celebration day at Progressive Field on Friday — and the festivities began early. During the morning hours, the Indians announced they had agreed to terms on a contract extension with all-star second baseman Jason Kipnis. In the afternoon leading up to the home opener, the team fought inclement weather to commemorate Read More…

Scott Petrak: Signing young players like Jason Kipnis to long-term contracts proves Indians taking winning seriously

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis smiles during an exhibition baseball game in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

CLEVELAND — The first Indians home win of the season came early Friday morning. Before the 133-minute rain delay that included a half-hour of bright sunshine. Before the offense erupted for seven runs in its last three at-bats. Before starting pitcher Danny Salazar fought through 5⅔ innings and the bullpen slammed the door. Before the Read More…

Prep football: Dave Dlugosz to take Avon Lake reins again; ex-Midview coach Bill Albright to be offensive coordinator


There will be two familiar faces on the Avon Lake sideline this coming football season. Longtime Shoremen head coach Dave Dlugosz will return to the helm and former longtime Midview coach Bill Albright will be his offensive coordinator, The Chronicle-Telegram has learned. The pair will be recommended for the positions Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Read More…