March 1, 2015


Crushers down Beach Bums in 12th inning, earn playoff spot


AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers are headed to the postseason for the third time in their five-year history and the first time since 2011. The Crushers earned their playoff berth before their 12-inning marathon opener with Traverse City came to an end, thanks to losses by Gateway, Florence and River City on Tuesday night. Read More…

Report ranks Lakeview Park beach second-dirtiest in state

Autumn Robinson, 4, plays at the water's edge Wednesday at Lakeview Park because her grandmother Veronica Lugar of Lorain is wise to the water-quality caution - one red flag - indicating high bacteria levels. Chuck Humel/Chronicle

LORAIN — Lakeview Park’s beach may be beautiful, but caution is advised on days when the bacterial count is high. On Monday — the most recent day data were available — the beach had a bacteria count of 1,120 colonies per 100 milliliter, which is more than four times the state’s daily maximum bacterial standard Read More…