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  1. High school football 2016: Lutheran West has confidence it can get the job done on offenseRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 25 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    ROCKY RIVER - Owen Albers is thinking only about what he can do for the Lutheran West Longhorns this season, not what anybody else might have done.


  2. Jane MroskoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    Jane Mrosko was born in Cleveland on October 21, 1943, the daughter of Thomas Auble and Mary "Mime" Auble .


  3. Three from area to play in prestigious lacrosse tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    The burgeoning Northeastern Ohio lacrosse scene will receive a boost next month when three local high school players take part in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic.Magnificat senior goalkeeper and Westlake resident Reagan Hardy, Magnificat sophomore midfielder and Avon resident Grace Jenny and Avon midfielder Joey Allen will be members of Team ... (more)


  4. Squads train for detonating suspicious objectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    CARLISLE TWP. - A Lincoln Town Car and multiple pieces of luggage were blown to smithereens Wednesday by the assembled members of a half-dozen local bomb squads. The members came together as part of their quarterly training on how to deal with suspicious packages and vehicles so if they encounter them they know how to handle the situation. "It's just to get the squads familiar with how to build certain devices to render safe a suspicious package or one that may have something in it," Lorain County sheriff's Sgt. Randal Koubeck, who commands the county bomb squad, said after a fake pipe bomb was blasted out of a red backpack filled with clothes. The idea of bomb technicians isn't always the Hollywood image of a man nervously snipping a red or blue wire as seconds count down to a possible explosion. In many cases, the idea is simply to use a controlled detonation to destroy a potential bomb. For that, water proves to be a useful tool. A number of the charges built by the bomb squads used water to blast open a suitcase, or in one instance, to punch a hole through the roof of the Town Car that had been seized by the Lorain County Drug Task Force during one of its investigations. "We try to use the water to control the direction of travel," Koubeck said. "It can be used as a cutting tool." The power of the bombs used in the controlled detonations is impressive and destructive at the same time. A small bomb weighing just over a pound blew apart the back of the Lincoln on Wednesday. Marc Davis, a Richmond Heights police officer who commands the Suburban Police Anticrime Network's bomb squad, said that's nothing compared to the power of a car bomb the military might encounter in Afghanistan that are often packed with hundreds of pounds of explosives. "This is the time for us to learn how to use these tools," Koubeck said. "What's good and what's bad." Rocky River police Sgt. Ken Thompson, who runs the Westshore Enforcement Bureau's bomb squad, one of six such units in Cuyahoga County, said that although blowing things up can be fun, it's also serious business. Every bomb technician in the country goes through the same rigorous training put on by the FBI and once trained must keep up with their certification and undergo additional 40 hours of training each year to continue to do the job. That training, plus the sometimes-intense situations they find themselves in, means the bomb technicians end up being a close community, Thompson said. "We share responsibilities. We share jobs. We share everything," he said. It's not always dealing with explosives or suspicious packages, though. Davis said many of the 15 or so calls a year his agency deals with are to dispose of old military ammunition. Koubeck said that same thing happens in Lorain County. For instance, while the training was going on Wednesday, two of his bomb squad members had to go to a woman's home to collect gunpowder from her late husband's black powder rifles for disposal. Examining the wreckage of the Lincoln at the end of the training, sheriff's Capt. Jim Drozdowski, who serves on the Drug Task Force, said the training was essential to being prepared not only for the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland, but for anything else that might happen now or in the future. "It's scary what you can do," he said as the bomb technicians examined the charred and twisted metal that only a few moments before had been a car's trunk. The post Squads train for detonating suspicious objects appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.


  5. Browns coach Hue Jackson still not ready to name starting QB but...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    BEREA - All that stands between the Browns and training camp is a three-day mandatory minicamp next week and a six-week summer vacation.Coach Hue Jackson still isn't ready to declare a starting quarterback among a crowded group - "to make sure we make the right choice and not just the fast choice," he said - but didn't hesitate to praise the ... (more)


  6. Westlake man arrested after armed confrontation on Detroit RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    William Keener William Keener, 67, is currently in the Westlake jail on two counts each of felonious assault, aggravated menacing and possession of criminal tools, as well as single charges of criminal damaging and criminal mischief.


  7. Eloise SprouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    Eloise Sprouse , 80, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center following a short illness.


  8. A shot at greatness: Elyria Catholic senior Teddy Achladis wants to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    Teddy Achladis is ready to take his shot. With his high school track and field career in the stretch drive, the Elyria Catholic senior wants to make the most of it and that means putting his attention on both the discus and the shot put."


  9. Diana Gail MaddockRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    Diana Gail Maddock, 77, of Rocky River and formerly of Elyria, died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Life Care Center of Westlake.


  10. Ineligible player forces Avon Lake hockey to forfeit 16 gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    "We do eligibility checks at the start of the year, at nine weeks, at the start of each season and at the end of the semester - we do them constantly - checking for passing grades and other eligibility issues required to play sports. "There is a lot of angst out there and I completely understand that.


  11. High school wrestling: Avon's Max Bourque turns in dominating...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2016 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    After going 3-0 in Friday's round-robin pool play, Bourque used a pair of pins and a major decision to roll through the 132-pound championship bracket and capture the title at the Perry Pin City Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday night. "I think I did ," Bourque said.


  12. Goalkeeping is in his DNA: Westlake senior Joe Guay took a chance and ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2015 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    Three years ago, Westlake needed a new goalie after Matt Russell graduated and went on to play the same position at John Carroll University. Guay's journey from freshman year to senior year has been interesting, but not nearly as interesting as how he became the Demons' goalie in the first place.


  13. High school wrestling: Avon finishes 2nd at K of C tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2015 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    However, Eagles coach Mark Porter was happy with his team's performance, in which they compiled 276 points and had four individual champions, two runners-up and 11 placers following Saturday's final matches. The performance was good enough for second place in the 16-team field behind newcomer Sandusky Perkins, which scored 317.


  14. Boys high school basketball: Keystone battles it out on the court for win over Lutheran WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2015 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    ROCKY RIVER - Friday night at Wittrock Gymnasium, the host Lutheran West Longhorns and the Keystone Wildcats squared off in an early season Patriot Athletic Conference game that seemed to be in mid-season form.


  15. Clement R. DatkoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    Clement R. Datko, 83, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, at the Westlake Village Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was born in Cleveland and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1977.


  16. John H. "Jack" FehlRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2015 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    John H. "Jack" Fehl, 73, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015, at the University Hospital Elyria Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. He was born March 15, 1942 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and was a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 36 years, moving from Rocky River.


  17. Thomas George MeyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    Thomas George Meyers, 76, of Sheffield Lake, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, November 3, 2015. He was born June 15, 1939, in Rocky River.


  18. Boys soccer: Westlake falls to Strongsville in district semifinalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    WESTLAKE - A bad beginning to a Division I district semifinal Wednesday night led to a premature end to Westlake's season.After falling behind by three goals in the first 19 minutes of the match, the top-seeded Demons saw their comeback fall short in a 3-2 loss to fourth-seeded Strongsville at Read Field.The Mustangs' first goal came in the 13th ... (more)


  19. Boys soccer: Olmsted Falls advances to district finalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    BEREA - One of Olmsted Falls' goals entering this season was to play on Halloween.And by avenging their only loss of the season, the Bulldogs will have to delay their trick-or-treating and costumes a little longer.Falls beat Berea-Midpark 2-1 in a Division I district semifinal Wednesday night, earning revenge for the Titans' 3-1 victory on Sept.


  20. High school cross country: Lutheran West's Michaela Bierly...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2015 | The Chronicle-Telegram

    The Lutheran West senior from North Ridgeville surged midrace at Saturday's Division II district girls cross country meet at Lorain County Community College and went on to defeat Keystone senior Shannon Wargo. Bierly clocked 19 minutes, 40.96 seconds to Wargo's 19:49.68.


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