February 13, 2016


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Westlake police seek woman who ran up $5,000 bill on stolen credit card

Westlake police say this woman used a stolen credit card to make more than $5,000 in purchases.

WESTLAKE — Police are looking for a woman who used a stolen credit card to run up more than $5,000 in charges. According to a news release, a woman dining at the Yard House on Union Street had her wallet stolen from her purse Dec. 18. Police said a credit card from the wallet was Read More…

Suspect in Long John Silver’s robbery arrested

Chad Nichols

Police have identified the person they believe committed an aggravated robbery at Long John Silver’s on Cleveland Street on Oct. 28. Chad Thomas Nichols, a 31-year-old Parma Heights resident, was identified using surveillance footage from surrounding businesses. Police also said they identified Maria Vlahopoulos as the driver of the vehicle Nichols got into after the Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: Hard-hitting Midview Maniacs bang out 20 hits, score 22 runs in cruising to Class H state tournament


WELLINGTON — There is a simple reason the Class H Midview Maniacs are heading to Alliance this weekend for the Hot Stove state championships. They’re relentless with the bats. The Maniacs (23-0) topped the 20-run plateau for the third straight time in the Lorain County regional tournament to top Cloverleaf 22-5 Sunday in five innings Read More…

Ted Jacobs, fixture of Lorain business, dies


LORAIN — Ted Jacobs, the longtime clothing store owner known for his perpetual positivity and civic commitment, has died. The 93-year-old Jacobs died Sunday at Main Street Care Center, an Avon Lake nursing home, according to Sheila Evenchik, a friend of Jacobs and his family. Evenchik said Jacobs had been at the home since February Read More…

H.S. Football: North Olmsted rallies past North Ridgeville in battle of unbeatens

DeMario McCall sprints through for a touchdown early in the second quarter at North Ridgeville High School. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers were a quarter from improving to 3-0. But North Olmsted had its own perfect record to protect, and North Ridgeville saved its worst mistakes for the most inopportune times. The Eagles (3-0) scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns Friday to hand North Ridgeville its first loss, 35-28. North Ridgeville (2-1) was its Read More…

Boys soccer: North Olmsted dominates, but Amherst stays tough, holds on for scoreless tie


NORTH OLMSTED — Amherst presented North Olmsted with something the Eagles hadn’t seen much of in their first four games, North Olmsted coach Chris Marsh said. In the team’s three victories, North Olmsted hadn’t had to be perfect in the final third, as the bulk of its goals had come easily, most often after an Read More…

North Olmsted’s St. Richard School to close

NORTH OLMSTED — St. Richard School, a fixture in the community since 1950, will be closing its doors to children from grades kindergarten through eight at the end of this academic year. “It’s like the perfect storm,” said the Rev. Charles Stollenwerk, pastor of St. Richard Parish. North Olmsted is changing, enrollment is down and Read More…

Suspect arrested in Avon carjacking

AVON – Two males are under arrest following an early-morning carjacking in which the stolen vehicle crashed into a pick-up driven by a Westlake man, and a Westlake school was put on lockdown for about two hours. According to Westlake police, the incident began at 6:43 a.m. when Avon police reported a Ford Taurus was Read More…