February 7, 2016


Indians notes: Central Division race looks like close one again

CLEVELAND — If the first month of the regular season is any indication, the Central Division race will be a tight one. Entering Thursday, three-time defending champion Detroit was atop the standings, with just 1 1/2 games separating it from the rest of the field. The Indians held down last place in the division, with Read More…

Joan Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

Joan Rivers, left, and daughter Melissa Rivers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter’s guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland. Rivers and her daughter discussed their reality show Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show and she complained about her living arrangements, saying, “Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more Read More…

Bernie Kosar believes he’s off TV for slurred speech

Bernie Kosar

  CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he’s been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster. Kosar has been removed as a color commentator for Cleveland’s preseason games by the team. The Browns said Wednesday night he was being replaced by Solomon Wilcots, who will work with play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan. Kosar contends Read More…

Update: Man in custody at scene of Camden Twp. fire

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Update 2:15 p.m.: Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies have a man in custody at the scene of structure fire in Camden Township. A fire was reported at about 12:35 p.m. on Gifford Road just north of Route 20. The Camden Township Fire Department arrived on the scene to find an outbuilding on the property fully engulfed. Read More…

Driver changing tire hit by passing car, critically injured

WELLINGTON – A man who pulled over to change his tire Tuesday was hit by a passing car and thrown 25 feet off the road. Daniel Calala, 57, of Wellington was taken by Lifeflight to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with serious injuries. He remained in critical condition on Thursday. About 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Read More…

Date set for annual Woollybear Festival in Vermilion

Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard reveals his winter weather prediction for northeast Ohio at the 2013 Woollybear Festival. This year's festival is scheduled for Sept. 28. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that the 42nd annual Woollybear Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28. Every year Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard hosts the event in downtown Vermilion. The festival, which has become the largest one-day festival in Ohio, features a Woollybear 500, Woollybear costume look-a-like animal contest, Woollybear costume child Read More…

Avon cheerleading team ready for Worlds Championship

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AVON — It’s not every day that a cheerleading team earns a paid trip to Walt Disney World, but this weekend, Avon’s Ohio Extreme Intensity team will fly there to compete in the Cheerleading Worlds Championship. The team is the only all-girls team in Ohio to receive a paid bid there, earning them the designation Read More…

VIDEO: Elyria brothers flip, tumble on trampoline

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The Harris brothers — Julien, 6, Adrien, 8, and Dorien, 5 — spent Wednesday afternoon playing on a trampoline in their yard in Elyria. Julien wore a GoPro video camera to catch his jumps on the trampoline from his perspective.

North Ridgeville’s man alleged threat against school wasn’t first incident

Nicholas Hinton

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A North Ridgeville man arrested March 21 for threatening violence at North Ridgeville High School via his Instagram account was expelled during his senior year for a similar threat, court records show. A copy of a search warrant, filed Wednesday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, said Nicholas Hinton, 19, told officers Read More…

Alcohol likely factor in fatal motorcycle crash

An Ohio Highway Patrolman investigates the scene of a double fatal collision involving a motorcycle and a Chevrolet Equinox on Grafton Road in Grafton Township on April 6. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

GRAFTON TWP. — Alcohol may have contributed to the deaths of a Columbia Station couple killed in an April 6 head-on crash. Motorcyclist Robert Willis Jr. had a blood alcohol content of 0.20 percent when he went left of center and struck a Chevrolet Equinox in front of 36781 Grafton Road about a half-mile north Read More…