July 31, 2014

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OSU football player Tracy Sprinkle pleads no contest in Lorain bar brawl

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LORAIN — Former Ohio State University football player Tracy Sprinkle pleaded no contest today to attempted failure to comply for his role in a bar brawl earlier this month. Sprinkle, a former Elyria High School standout, was removed from the OSU team after his arrest outside the Grown and Sexy bar in Lorain. The team Read More…

Commissioner candidates agree to debate on website

Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams, left, and state Rep. Matt Lundy

ELYRIA — The Chronicle-Telegram will host a debate between Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams and his challenger, state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria. The debate, which is scheduled to take place Oct. 1, will be made available on The Chronicle’s website. “We want readers to see the candidates matched up against each other and exploring how Read More…

Sheriff sergeant, family sued by victim of alleged assault

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ELYRIA — Lorain County sheriff’s Sgt. Donald McCurry and his daughter were sued Wednesday by the Elyria man whom the veteran deputy is accused of hitting in the head with a flashlight while on duty last year. McCurry, 48, took indefinite medical leave after he was indicted on a felonious charge in June for the Read More…

County worker suspected of scrap theft resigns

ELYRIA — A longtime Lorain County maintenance worker resigned Monday while under investigation for allegedly stealing scrap metal from county buildings and selling it to local scrap yards. County Administrator Jim Cordes said he had been preparing to hold a disciplinary hearing for Joe Renaldo when the resignation was submitted. Cordes said county officials learned Read More…

Lorain County Commissioners to try Crime Lab levy again

ELYRIA — For the second time this year, Lorain County voters will have a chance to vote on a levy that would support the operation of the county’s Crime Lab. But voters won’t see a return to the ballot by a levy that would have done the same for Lorain County Transit. Voters shot down Read More…

Defense attorney claims prosecutor misconduct in trial for crash that killed teen

ELYRIA — Neither prosecutors nor defense attorney Mike Duff dispute that Alexandra Clifford grabbed the wheel of the 1999 Ford Escort she was a front-seat passenger in just before the 2012 crash that claimed her life. But Duff contends that assistant Lorain County prosecutors Jay Grunda and Adam Bryda tried to cover up that fact Read More…

‘Moot’ order over courthouse keys now vacated

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge on Monday formally vacated his court order requiring the county commissioners to turn over the keys to the second floor of the old Lorain County Courthouse. Burge had said last week he considered the order moot since the county Adult Probation Department, which he and the Read More…

Judge says court order on courthouse keys ‘moot’

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge

ELYRIA — Roughly a dozen locks on the second floor of the old Lorain County Courthouse were rekeyed Friday at the behest of county Common Pleas Judge James Burge. The move came a day after the county commissioners said they planned to defy a court order issued by Burge requiring them to turn over the Read More…

Commissioner candidates disagree on potential slate of debates

Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams, left, and state Rep. Matt Lundy

ELYRIA — Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams and state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, accused each other of dishonesty Friday as they continued to spar over the shape of debates before the November election in which Lundy is trying to unseat the Republican Williams. “The guy’s a liar,” Williams said of Lundy when asked about a Read More…

Avon Lake woman pleads not guilty in husband’s murder

Jeane Harrington

LYRIA — The Avon Lake woman accused of killing her estranged husband in 2011 pleaded not guilty to murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence charges during her arraignment Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Jeane Harrington, 56, is accused of wrapping plastic around the head of Michael Gabel, 55, at their Karen Drive home Aug. Read More…