Elyria Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Elyria, Ohio Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 High of 80. Low of 59. Forecast on A6 SUNNY, PLEASANT W W W . C H R O N I C L E T . C O M ADVICE.............. E2 BUSINESS ........ A5 CLASSIFIEDS.... E5 COMICS ........ F2- 3 MOVIES................ E2 OBITUARIES........ B2 OPINION........ B4- 5 YOURTOWN........ B3 INDEX SATURDAY, July 11, 2015 75 ¢ 7 DAYS AWEEK HOME DELIVERY Steve Fogarty The Chronicle- Telegram WELLINGTON — Country music star Chase Rice has been added to the line- up of grandstand entertainment for this year’s Lorain County Fair. Known for the in- your- face brand of partying he brings to concerts, the singer- songwriter will be the fair’s featured grandstand act 7: 30 p. m. Aug. 25. In 2013, Rice watched as his “ Ready Set Brad Dicken The Chronicle- Telegram ELYRIA — A Lorain man who posted a comment on Facebook threatening to kill police officers was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty by a jury of making a terroristic threat and telephone harassment. Edward Klingel, 36, insisted before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi handed down the sentence that he was exercising his First Amendment right to free speech. “ A couple hundred years ago, what you all just charged me with, I would have been a patriot standing up for my rights trying to help change the government,” Klingel said. Lorain police Detective Jake Morris has said Klingel had specific information about an off- duty job being worked by Detective Tabitha Angelo that he sent in a private message. Angelo had investigated Klingel in a sex case, but no charges were filed against him. Morris said Klingel also posted on Facebook in April, “ Who’s down to kill a bunch of cops? I want to plan something where we can take a bunch out at one time. Let’s make a statement they can’t do this ( expletive) anymore.” Assistant County Prosecutor Peter Gauthier said Klingel obviously didn’t like police and has been in trouble before for threatening an Jon Wysochanski The Chronicle- Telegram ELYRIA — Property values have increased by an average of more than 3 percent across Lorain County, according to figures released Friday by county Auditor Craig Snodgrass. The office analyzed nearly 7,000 home sales in 578 neighborhoods in cities, townships and villages that took place between 2012 and 2014. Foreclosures and sheriff’s sales were excluded from the analysis and no changes for agricultural, commercial or industrial properties were recommended. Snodgrass, who worked with chief appraiser Fred Westbrook on the update, said not all cities’, townships’ or villages’ property values change equally because values in some neighborhoods increased, while others either saw no change or decreased. In 2012, property values in many cities, townships and villages were lower than auditor’s office valuations , but by 2013 and 2014 values started rising, a trend which continues into 2015. Overall Snodgrass said the numbers fall in line with a state- mandated 3 percent change for Lorain County and the upward trend is a positive Lisa Roberson The Chronicle- Telegram ELYRIA — Former Elyria High School teacher Stacie Starr and Lisa Bramhall, executive director of the south side’s youth outreach group Save Our Children, have been awarded $ 100,000 to start an after- school mentoring program for teens. Starr and Bramhall learned Friday afternoon they were the recipients of a one- year $ 75,000 grant through from the Ohio Department of Education as a part of Gov. John Kasich’s Community Connector Initiative. Starr said a matching $ 25,000 is coming from the Nordson Corporation Foundation. The program, to be named Elyria Teens Achieve Success, will be tentatively housed at the Boys & Girls Club at 1821 Middle Ave. for three hours in the evenings Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the school year. The focus will be on career exploration, college preparation, leadership development and community service. “ It’s all about exposing the kids as much as we can inside and outside their community and interacting with members in the community that will serve as one- on- one mentors,” KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE Cancer surviors and their friends and family walk the first lap of this years Relay for Life at Elyria Catholic High School on Friday evening. Batman is Kim Armstrong, a motivational speaker from Atlanta. Property values mostly rise Man guilty of making terroristic threat See VALUES, A3 Country star bringing party style to fair show AP FILE Chase Rice performs at the House of Blues on See FAIR, A2 Nov. 30, 2013, in Los Angeles, Calif. Melissa Linebrink The Chronicle- Telegram ELYRIA — Sisters Lynn Haney, Beverlee Troutman and Doris Walker participated in Friday’s Relay for Life at Elyria Catholic High School stadium in memory of their sister, Joani Smith, who died of breast cancer at age 56. But they also walked in honor of themselves because all three are breast cancer survivors. Haney, 54 of Wakeman; Troutman, 72 of Elyria; and Walker, 69, a native of Lorain County who resides in Cape Canaveral, Fla., wore matching purple shirts as they began walking the track. Haney recently underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. She is undergoing treatment to prevent the cancer from returning. Elyria outreach group earns $ 100,000 grant See OUTREACH, A2 Starr See THREAT, A2 Cancer survivors march on See RELAY, A2 MOVIE DEBUT IN AKRON L eBron James, Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow were among celebrities who walked the red carpet at a private screening of the film “ Trainwreck” in the Montrose area of Greater Akron on Friday night. Photos from the event and story inside, Page A3.