August 31, 2015


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: New London runs roughshod over penalty-laden Oberlin

Jonathan Delozier The Chronicle-Telegram OBERLIN — The Oberlin Phoenix did enough to hurt itself Friday night with continuous backbreaking penalties, but Nate Thomas running for 188 yards and four touchdowns also helped New London roll to a 46-28 victory to kick off the 2015 season. “Complacency, and thoughts of satisfaction with ourselves are our biggest Read More…

LIVE CHAT: High School Football, Week 1

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Live Blog High School Football Week 1  

VIDEO: Alcorn, Bennett, Bishop talk high school football

Tim Alcorn of WEOL 930 AM talks with the Chronicle’s Shaun Bennett and Bruce Bishop at Cork’s and Stubby’s in Amherst about the upcoming high school football season.

Motorcyclist injured in Pittsfield crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV occurred this morning at the intersection of Route 20 and Quarry Road. According to Ohio State Patrol Trooper Josh Grimm, the accident happened around 7 a.m. when Christopher Hall, 28, of Elyria was struck by Derek Yurtz, 41, of Brunswick, who was driving an Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Board defends decision to allow Confederate flag sales


By Brad Dicken and Jon Wysochanski The Chronicle-Telegram WELLINGTON — County Commissioner Matt Lundy criticized the Lorain County Fair Board on Wednesday for allowing the sale and display of the Confederate flag at the fairgrounds this year. “I believe the families of Lorain County value and embrace diversity,” Lundy said during Wednesday’s commissioners’ meeting. “The Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Rice mixes it up for crowd


If Monday night’s Lorain County Fair headliner Three Dog Night catered to mainly baby boomers, Tuesday night was for the millennials. Nashville rising star Chase Rice ignored the cool weather and rain sprinkles, and instead took the packed Wellington grandstand on one big “Cruise.” Before the former NASCAR pit crew member and runner-up on 2010 Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Three Dog’s night brings nostalgia


WELLINGTON — On a cool Monday evening, Lorain County fairgoers needed Three Dog Night to warm them up. The Los Angeles-based band delivered a nostalgic 90-minute set to the packed grandstand. “Our job is take you back to the 1970s, so you can reminisce,” said singer Danny Hutton. He wasn’t lying. Truth be told, the Read More…


A story on the Firelands High School football team in Saturday’s sports section contained a number of errors. Luke Whitacre, a senior tight end, did not play varsity last season. The statistics attributed to him belonged to his brother, Michael, who was a senior last season. Senior lineman Jake Grasso’s last name was incorrect in Read More…

High school roundup: EC boys golfers improve to 7-0

GRAFTON — Brandon Netzel shot a 38 to lead Elyria Catholic to a 169-170 win over Vermilion on Wednesday in non-league boys golf action at Brentwood Golf Course. Kyle Horvatich added a 42 for the Panthers (7-0), while Patrick Sexton led a balanced Sailors team with a 41. The Panthers also scored 159 to win Read More…

Man claims self defense in Lorain shooting; no charges filed

LORAIN – A Lorain man contends he shot his landlord in self defense on Sunday. Lorain Police Capt. Roger Watkins said Wednesday that no charges have been filed. He said police were called to 934 W. 14th St. at 4:23 a.m. regarding a shooting. Around the same time, Samuel Robertson IV, 37, also called police Read More…