November 28, 2015


7. Teen recovering after car crash

Kyle Delligatti sits in his room at the Keystone Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

In February, 17-year-old star student Kyle Delligatti almost died. In November, he was sitting up, posing for pictures with his numerous Keystone High School friends and opening presents in honor of his 18th birthday. It has been almost a year of grief, hope and small milestones for the teenager, his mother, Wendy Murray, and the Read More…

8. Elyria faces financial cliff

Elyria Fire Chief Rich Benton, front, and Dean Marks, Elyria Fire Union President Local 474, watch election results for Issue 14 at Smitty's Place in Elyria on Nov. 4.  CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

The year 2014 was so long in the making for Elyria as the financial cliff it faced with the Fire Department started in 2010 with the awarding of a $3.6 million federal grant. The boost started the clock for Mayor Holly Brinda, giving her just two options to keep staffing in the safety forces stable: Read More…

9. Sheffield attorney accused of hypnotizing clients

Michael W. Fine

Although Sheffield lawyer Michael Fine has not been charged with a crime, allegations that he hypnotized clients and gave them sexual commands has led to an emergency suspension of his law license. The case against Fine, which is still under investigation, began after one of his clients secretly recorded meetings with him and shared those Read More…

10. New details emerge in ABC Kidz child molestation case


Heather Koon was first accused of molesting children at the day care centers where she worked back in 2013, but the allegations against her and fiancé James Osborne have continued to disturb those following the case as more details have surfaced this year. Prosecutors say Osborne, who is already a convicted sex offender because of Read More…

Browns suspend Gordon for season finale at Baltimore

Josh Gordon

BALTIMORE — Josh Gordon will end the season as he started it. On suspension. The Browns suspended the troubled receiver Saturday for the finale today against the Ravens after he missed a walkthrough in the morning at team headquarters. He didn’t fly with the team, and his future with the Browns is in doubt. Quarterback Read More…

Three arrested in post-Corn Festival beating

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police arrested three men at their Lorain homes on Friday morning on multiple charges stemming from an Aug. 9 robbery and assault of a local teen walking home from the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. The arrests were made without incident about 9 a.m. by police, who were assisted by personnel of the Read More…

Warren Fitzpatrick


Warren Fitzpatrick, 58, surrounded by his loving family, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, after a long illness. Warren was born May 26, 1956. He was a 1975 graduate of Elyria High School, where he was an outstanding athlete of football and track. He played football at both Arizona Junior College and West Virginia University Read More…

Browns trim roster to 53 — Burleson doesn’t make cut

The committee has been chosen. The Browns will use a receiver-by-committee approach following the suspension of All-Pro Josh Gordon for the season, but veteran Nate Burleson won’t be on it. He was cut Saturday as the NFL required teams to get down to the regular-season roster limit of 53. Undrafted and undersized rookie Taylor Gabriel Read More…

AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there. While the White House says Obama has not approved military action inside Syria, additional intelligence on the militants would likely be Read More…


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