May 25, 2015

Mostly cloudy with showers

Area bee champ set for a spell


AVON LAKE — If there’s one thing Emma Jankowski doesn’t fret about, it’s stage fright. She’s been stepping on stages since age 7, and the Learwood Middle School eighth-grader sounds calm, cool and collected as she prepares to stand in front of a big audience next week when she represents her school, community and The Read More…

Bendix workers pitch in on Medina County Habitat house


ELYRIA — Andy Phillips watched like a hawk as each partially constructed wall of his new home was loaded on a truck outside Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems in Elyria for the short ride to his soon-to-be Brunswick address. “Why is that wall out?” Phillips called to a team of Bendix volunteers Friday afternoon who helped Read More…

Adams gets maximum sentence in Coats killing

Tove Adams (center) exits Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi's court room along side of Defense attorney Kenneth Lieux (left) after his sentencing on Friday morning, May 21.

ELYRIA – Tove Adams was sentenced Friday to 34 years to life in prison, the maximum sentence, for gunning down Anthony Coats nearly two years ago in Elyria. Adams, 44, didn’t speak during the hearing because his attorney, Kenneth Lieux, said his client plans to appeal. Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Donna Freeman asked county Common Read More…

Filmmaker ‘shooting Lorain for Lorain’


LORAIN — When she finally was able to take a break between shots — and retakes — beneath the roof of a Lakeview Park pavilion, director Sophie Goodhart spoke of how she was unexpectedly drawn to Lorain to shoot scenes for the indie comedy “My Blind Brother.” “It felt really universal and very specific at Read More…

Trooper from LaGrange honored at police week in Washington D.C.


Mementos of Mike Paris Sr., sit on shelves inside Jean Paris’s LaGrange home. The photograph of him in his Ohio Highway Patrol trooper uniform, his badge number and the flag that draped his casket are memories of Mike Paris that his wife looks at every day. It’s her way of keeping his memory alive. Mike Read More…

District Softball: Westlake beats Elyria 8-3, snaps Pioneers’ streak of 11 straight district titles


AVON LAKE — There was a long list of things that might help Westlake end Elyria’s dominance in the Division I district tournament. A quick start could provide a boost. A dominant performance in the pitcher’s circle from Katie Lew wouldn’t hurt. An off day by the Pioneers defense would certainly be welcomed. The Demons Read More…

District Baseball: Robbie Bliss pitches, hits Wellington past Rootstown and into final


COPLEY TWP. — Wellington applied pressure early and never faltered Thursday in a 6-3 Division III district semifinal victory over Rootstown. The Dukes will face Akron Manchester today after it knocked off Elyria Catholic 10-1. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. back at Copley High School. At the heart of the win for Wellington Read More…

District Baseball: Tie turns into lopsided loss for Elyria Catholic after 9-run 7th inning by Akron Manchester


COPLEY TWP. — A slow drip into a raging current, a whisper into a scream or a spark that turned into a roaring fire. There are many ways to describe what happened to Elyria Catholic on Thursday in the top of the seventh inning of its Division III district semifinal at Copley High School. Once Read More…

May 2015 photo gallery


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