March 3, 2015

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Lorain sells out of presale tickets for boys basketball playoff game

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Lorain High sold all of its 500 allotted presale tickets for the Titans’ opening boys basketball playoff game this morning. Lorain High athletic director Bryan Koury said the tickets were split between the Charleston administration center and the high school, and that before they opened the doors this morning there was a line of people Read More…

March 2015 Photo Gallery

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View and buy photos shot by Chronicle-Telegram photographers during the month of March. Keep checking back, as the gallery will be updated throughout the month.

Juvenile admits to firing realistic-looking pellet gun

A 15-year-old boy was arrested after being seen carrying this pellet gun. COURTESY LORAIN POLICE

LORAIN — A boy carrying a realistic-looking pellet gun admitted to “test-firing” the gun outside of a store Saturday. Police went to Shak’s Corner at 2209 W. 21st St. about 9 p.m. after receiving a report that a boy was inside the store with a gun. When they arrived, police found a 15-year-old boy matching Read More…

Third person involved in Penfield Township crash dies

A passenger in a Feb. 20 crash on state Route 18 in Penfield Township died Thursday. Rhonda Forgues, 59, of Barberton, was the third person to die in the crash, which killed her 64-year-old husband, Richard Forgues, and William Bihn, 49, of York Township. Rhonda Forgues died at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to Read More…

BLOTTER: Feb. 28, 2015

Lorain police Tuesday, Feb. 24 9:09 p.m. – 3000 block Oakdale, theft of credit cards and cash totaling $490. 2:49 p.m. – West 21st Street, Kahle Marie Holler, 26, 1000 block W. Fourth St., Lorain, charged with obstructing official business, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and child endangerment. She was also issued a Read More…

Lorain city worker pinned in crash

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LORAIN — Utilities Department worker Calvondo Smith was seriously injured when police said an intoxicated driver struck him in front of Three Star Restaurant, 1806 E. 28th St., about 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Smith, 55, was pinned against the city-owned 2010 Chevrolet Silverado that he was either getting out of or getting into, according to a Read More…

Cleveland fugitive arrested in Lorain

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LORAIN — A man wanted in Cleveland for allegedly raping a coworker in October was arrested Wednesday in Lorain, according to the U.S. Marshals of Northern Ohio. Lloyd Casada was charged with rape and kidnapping Wednesday on the 700 block of Broadway. He was listed as the fugitive of the week by the Northern Ohio Read More…

Police: South Lorain robberies down after 4 arrested

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LORAIN — Police say South Lorain burglaries have decreased sharply since the arrest of four people in late January and early this month. Acting police spokesman and Detective Sgt. Buddy Sivert said no burglaries have been reported the last two weeks. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen it go that long,” said Sivert, an officer Read More…

Chronicle staffers finalists for AP awards

ELYRIA — The Chronicle-Telegram and its staff have been named finalists for 17 awards in the annual Associated Press Media Editors’ contest. The awards are for work done in 2014 and the winners will be announced at an Associated Press meeting in May. The Chronicle competed against other papers in the state of similar size. Read More…

Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame to induct 6

Make it six for year seven. The Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame will induct six at its seventh enshrinement April 17. The ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m. at the Lorain County Athletic Administrators meet at Midview. The inductees: Herman Hudnell, Oberlin (1939) A 1937 Class B state champ in Read More…