November 28, 2014

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Pooch plucked from lake ice after slide from breakwall

LORAIN — A dog rescued from the Lorain County APL 10 years ago was rescued for a second time Friday. John Durinsky, of Lorain, was walking his dog Maya along the breakwall at Spitzer Marina about noon Friday when Maya slipped and fell between the rocks. He said Maya, a 13-year-old golden retriever mix, suffers Read More…

Nellie M. Gott

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Nellie M. Gott, 97, of Mansfield, formerly of Wellington, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014. Born August 31, 1916 in Hayesville, Ohio, to the late Clara May (nee Eckenberger) and Wade Strine, she was a 1935 graduate of Hayesville High School. Nellie was at one time employed as a custodian for the Wellington Schools. She Read More…

Ralph Gunter

Ralph Gunter, 80, of Columbia Station, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at Metro Health Cleveland, with his family by his side. He was born April 7, 1933 in Marshall, North Carolina, to Millard and Dora (nee Gosnell) Gunter and has lived in Columbia Station for the past 38 years, moving from Cleveland. He was Read More…

Avon Lake water supply back at capacity

The ice has cleared, and Avon Lake Municipal Utilities is back to full capacity after an emergency water shortage scare caused by ice blockage in intake pipes that collect the facility’s water supply. Todd Danielson, chief utilities executive for Avon Lake Municipal Utilities, said there were no signs of ice blockage Friday afternoon. In addition, Read More…

Indians officially announce signing of closer Axford

CLEVELAND — John Axford lost his closer job shortly into the season last year for the Milwaukee Brewers. The 30-year-old right-hander will get it back to start 2014 for the Indians. The Indians officially announced Thursday that they had signed Axford to a one-year contract worth $4.5 million (plus $1.75 million in possible incentives). News Read More…

Police: Man wounded self, set fire before dying

ELYRIA — After an investigation into an initially suspicious death, police determined that the 62-year-old man whose body was found after an apartment fire on Monday actually started the fire himself. About 11 p.m. Monday, the Elyria Fire Department responded to a fire on the second floor in a quadplex on 341 East River St. Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Roxy

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Roxy is a friendly mix that was surrendered to the shelter because her family was moving and couldn’t take her with them. They said she was a good watch dog. Roxy has been a sweetie pie since her arrival. She doesn’t seem to mind the other dogs around her. Roxy will thrive in a home Read More…

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson opens big lead in Chase thanks to third-place finish, Matt Kenseth’s rare poor performance

Driver and current points leader Jimmie Johnson, left, talks with fellow driver Denny Hamlin before the start of the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Matt Kenseth had one of those rare seasons in which everything seemed to go right every time he got behind the wheel of his car. Until the one day he couldn’t afford for anything to go wrong. Kenseth had one of his poorest performances of the season Sunday, finishing 23rd at Phoenix Read More…

High school football: Big plays, big calls don’t go Elyria’s way in tough opening-round loss to Stow

Elyria High School sophomore cornerback Shamar Lucky intercepts a ball from senior wide receiver Lewis Zaire in Stow's end zone Saturday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

STOW — It couldn’t get any more gut-wrenching. Elyria found itself on the short end of a 16-15 Division I playoff score Saturday at Stow. It was the same team that dominated the Pioneers just two weeks ago on the same field. Stow (10-1) moves on to play Mentor next Saturday in a Division I Read More…

Sheriff’s department looking into possible threat at middle school

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports of a possible threat at Columbia Middle School. According to Columbia Schools Superintendent Graig Bansek, a student on Thursday reported hearing what he thought was a threat made by another student Wednesday. Bansek said it was not confirmed what the threat was, saying it was an “unsubstantiated, Read More…