March 29, 2015


Man charged with cocaine trafficking after SWAT team raids home

LORAIN — After a month-long investigation and a series of undercover drug deals, Lorain police, with help from the Lorain County SWAT team, raided a house Friday morning and arrested a man on charges accusing him of trafficking in cocaine. Victor C. Brooks, 44, of 1125 W. Fifth St., Lorain, was charged with drug trafficking Read More…

High School Football: Week 5 Final Scores

Week 5 Football


Longtime Elyria handyman store closing

Handy man

ELYRIA — Like most people in business for themselves, Ron Rogers had traditions that included a morning cup of coffee with neighboring businessman and longtime pal Tim Haury. That routine is coming to an end as Rogers, 62, is closing his well-known Bill Handy Mann Services home repair, remodeling and improvement business. Rogers, 62, has Read More…

Police: Suicidal man creates uproar on Spruce Street

  ELYRIA – A suicidal man turned violent and threatened to fight 10 police officers late Monday evening. Tony Hale, 40, was charged with assault on a police officer, having weapons while intoxicated and two counts of intimidation. His father, Bobby Hale, 68, was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and two counts of Read More…

Lorain County JVS students hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremony

A wreath was placed at the Sept. 11 memorial Wednesday.

OBERLIN – They may not have fully grasped what had happened, but they remember where they were when it occurred. Lorain County Joint Vocational School student Efrain Gonzalez was sitting in his first-grade classroom, listening to his teacher read a book when the teacher next door ran into the classroom and whispered to her. “I Read More…

Lorain County sees record-high temperatures


No question, Tuesday was a hot, hot, hot day. How hot? Well, the 96-degree reading was scorching enough to shatter the date’s previous high of 93 degrees set in 1964. The 96-degree mark was hit at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and at Lorain County Regional Airport, according to Martin Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Read More…

Two prison guards on leave during suicide probe

COLUMBUS (AP) — State prison officials have placed two guards on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro. Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says the two guards were on duty in the prison unit where Castro hanged himself. Smith said Tuesday the two are on paid Read More…

H.S. Football: Big plays rule the day as Elyria beats Elyria Catholic in fun finish to city series

Elyria's Javon Kurtz stretches out to gain an extra yard as he is stopped by Elyria Catholic defenders in the second quarter in the Battle of Elyria game. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — If the fourth chapter of the Elyria-Elyria Catholic football series Friday was indeed the final time the city schools hook up for a game, it certainly left fans, players, coaches and observers exhausted, but wanting more. It was an epic battle won by the Pioneers 48-33, their third in a row after EC Read More…

H.S. Football Commentary: Elyria city rivalry ends with Pioneers win, tons of great memories

Two communities sharing one city’s borders came together for the final time Friday night to see Elyria vs. Elyria Catholic football. While the product on the field had its ups and downs during the “Battle of Elyria,” the excitement surrounding the game maintained its fever pitch since the inaugural game in 2010 was announced. “I’ve Read More…

H.S. Football: Brookside shows poise late, beats Oberlin to snap 15-game skid

Brookside High School senior defense backs Brandon Bellman, left, and Aidan Wonder tackle Oberlin junior tight end DeVonte Hougland.

SHEFFIELD — The losing streak is over. Brookside played with poise after falling behind in the fourth quarter, getting a pair of touchdown passes by Tyler O’Malley to beat Oberlin 31-21 and end a 15-game losing streak in a non-conference game. “It feels amazing and it’s a huge weight lifted off our shoulders,” Cardinals senior Read More…