November 26, 2014

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Four downs: Clearview coach Mike Collier

   Today’s guest: Clearview coach Mike Collier Back when Mike Collier was wearing shoulder pads and cleats, the Clearview Clippers were one of the programs by which to measure excellence in Lorain County. After spending a dozen years serving as an assistant at his alma mater, Collier is settling into his first year as a Read More…

No mistake about it, Elyria wins NOC volleyball debut

ELYRIA — Errors are a part of every sporting event. Some are scored and tracked. Some are simply part of the game. For Elyria’s volleyball team, it had to overcome a flock of hitting, service and floor errors to turn back previously unbeaten Stow, 25-13, 25-22 and 25-20, to begin its Northeast Ohio Conference schedule. Read More…

Long road pays off for Ohio State’s Pretorius

COLUMBUS — This is the way Ryan Pretorius always figured it would be, playing big games in front of huge and raucous crowds. Only he figured he’d be in Paris participating in this week’s Rugby World Cup. Instead, he’ll be the place-kicker for No. 12 Ohio State on Saturday against Akron in front of 105,000 Read More…

Developer, foes reach deal on nursing home

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The committee challenging the building of a nursing home in North Ridgeville withdrew its referendum Thursday morning. Committee member and attorney Gerald Phillips said the referendum was withdrawn after an agreement was reached between developer Bob Schmidt and the committee representing residents of Cypress Station, an Oster Construction development containing Chesapeake Drive, Read More…

CHP to slash 17 jobs this month

LORAIN — Community Health Partners will eliminate 17 positions by the end of the month, a move they say has been triggered by external economic pressures such as increases in the number of uninsured patients and free care. CHP, parent company of CHP Regional Medical Center in Lorain, will cut 17 positions from departments that Read More…

Motorcyclist critical after crash

EATON TWP. — A Grafton man was in critical condition at a Cleveland hospital late Thursday after a motorcycle he was driving on Island Road collided with a vehicle that pulled out in front of him, Ohio Highway Patrol troopers said. Jerry Mullins, 57, was flown from the scene shortly after the 3 p.m. crash Read More…

Store at center of gaming debate

ELYRIA — An Amherst store that operates gaming machines at the center of a legal debate over the difference between games of chance and games of skill wants a county judge to issue an order preventing law enforcement from closing down its business. In its lawsuit, filed Thursday in county Common Pleas Court, Thrill of Read More…

Albert E. Lauerhahs

Albert E. Lauerhahs, 78, of Valley City, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at Life Care Center of Medina. Born in Cleveland, on June 1, 1929, to Peter and Josephine Lauerhahs. He grew up in Valley City and moved to Lorain County for many years, returning to his hometown when he retired. Mr. Lauerhahs owned Read More…

County official under fire for being a good shopper

ELYRIA — County Maintenance Director Dennis Shawver has come under fire for how he handles the purchase of cleaning supplies and paper products, but he insists his methods have saved the county money. County Commissioner Lori Kokoski questioned Shawver on Thursday about why local companies like Gergely’s Maintenance King and Moelk Sales Inc. haven’t been Read More…

Dad, son guilty in assault on teen

ELYRIA — A father and son who pistol whipped a 15-year-old boy last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping, felonious assault and other charges from the attack. John Oldwine, 41, and his son, Jarvis Perkins, 21, went looking for a man who threw a brick through their living room window in October. Nearly an hour Read More…