February 6, 2016


Boys basketball: Jacob Wells hits nine 3-pointers, scores 35 points as Midview knocks off SWC-leading Olmsted Falls

Logan Bolin, center, of Midview drives to the basket between Olmsted Falls' Victor Hitterman, left, and Kevin Meehan. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — There’s one large problem with a player shooting the ball as well as Midview’s Jacob Wells did Friday night: Said player draws a boatload of attention to himself. Olmsted Falls locked Wells down for much of the second half after he scored 21 in the first, but Wells escaped long enough to Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville embraces role as Southwestern Conference spoiler, hands Avon loss

Avon High School sophomore DelShawn Orr (10) takes the ball towards the hoop on Friday night, Feb. 5 as he is guarded by North Ridgeville High School senior Isa Abdul-Alim.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers went hunting for Southwestern Conference title contenders this week. They ended up bagging a pair of Eagles. Fresh off playing spoiler against North Olmsted on Tuesday, North Ridgeville doubled down and decided to try and thwart Avon’s championship hopes Friday. It accomplished its goal with a 68-52 victory. The Rangers Read More…

Boys basketball: Lake Ridge keeps rolling, downs Open Door

Lake Ridge Academy's Sam Waldock (33) takes the ball towards the hoop as he is guarded by Open Rood High School's Clayton Wright (32) on Friday night, Feb. 5.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After losing to Open Door earlier this season, Lake Ridge knew it had to come out strong and set the tone this time around. The Royals accomplished as much Tuesday night, finishing the first quarter on a big run and never looking back en route to a 65-49 victory. The Royals have Read More…

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Used needles found strewn along Weiss Field in Avon Lake


AVON LAKE — Numerous hypodermic syringes recently were found along Webber Road next to Weiss Field, leaving residents questioning if efforts to battle heroin addiction have stagnated. Jim Coyne and Lisa Goodwin, co-founders of Assist Avon Lake, were at the forefront of the heroin epidemic in 2013 when seven Avon Lake residents died of overdoses. Read More…

Girls Basketball: Firelands withstands tough challenge from Edison


HENRIETTA TWP. — The Edison Chargers’ resume isn’t impressive, but they gave a strong Firelands team all it could handle Thursday night. The Falcons made just enough plays down the stretch to pull out a 43-40 non-conference win over the pesky Chargers, who have only three wins. Keely Hall scored five points and had two Read More…

UPDATED: Lakewood man taken by LifeFlight to MetroHealth after North Ridgeville crash


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, it was barely light outside when tow truck driver Matt Smith said he saw mud tracks through a wooded field along state Route 10. They stood out so much, Smith, who frequently travels the road, said it piqued his interest. Smith, who works for Don’s Auto and Truck Read More…

February 2016 photo gallery


View and buy photos shot by Chronicle-Telegram photographers during the month of February. Keep checking back, as the gallery will be updated throughout the month.