August 29, 2014

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Prep golf: Elyria’s Treuel wins tourney in playoff

ASHLAND — Elyria shot 334 to finish third at the Doug McClean Memorial Tournament at the Country Club of Ashland on Friday. Alex Treuel was medalist with a birdie on the first playoff hole after firing a 4-over 76. Tyler Ward (84), Cameron Bate (86) and Tory Stewart (88). Amherst 155, Elyria Catholic 187 ELYRIA Read More…

Prep soccer notes: Kleinholz whipping Eagles into shape

 Erika Kleinholz has a year under her belt as girls head coach at North Olmsted and her presence is starting to show in the Eagles’ improved play. A major part of her coaching philosophy is fitness and this year’s Eagles are nothing if not fit. Don’t take her word for it. “We’re more fit than Read More…

Indians rally to force extra innings, only to fall in 10th

ANAHEIM, Calif.  — Now that the Los Angeles Angels apparently have straightened out setup man Scot Shields, it’s time to get closer Francisco Rodriguez back on track. Rodriguez blew another save for John Lackey in the ninth inning, giving up a tying home run to Ryan Garko. But Kendry Morales lined a single past a Read More…

Browns’ new guys know what it takes to beat Steelers

BEREA — If you can’t beat ’em, find someone who has and pay them millions to join you. In the offseason, the Browns signed guard Eric Steinbach to a seven-year, $49.5 million deal and running back Jamal Lewis for one year and $3.5 million. Their talent was the No. 1 attraction, but their successful experience Read More…

Doug Clarke: Man’s best friend worth fighting for

The photograph is curled around the edges, folding back onto itself against the black page of the album. The photo is in black and white, as all of them were back then, but touched with a tinge of sepia. The boy in the photo is about 7 or 8. He’s wearing short pants, a matching Read More…

Baldwin-Wallace counting on competition to breed success

As usual, sixth-year Baldwin-Wallace coach John Snell is looking at several battles for key positions as the Yellow Jackets get ready to open the season today at home against Augustana. The headliner is quarterback, where the Yellow Jackets return two players who alternated a lot in 2006. Olmsted Falls graduate Mickey Mental and Anthony Gardner, Read More…

Ohio State wary of fellow Ohio teams

COLUMBUS — Whether they grow up on a dairy farm near Van Wert in the west, near the banks of the meandering Ohio River down south or on the streets of Cleveland a stone’s throw from Lake Erie, there’s something about Ohio State that beckons the state’s best high school football players. It’s a fact Read More…

Judge to hear Lorain tax abatement

ELYRIA — County officials are asking a county judge to decide if the city of Lorain is within its rights to offer a 100 percent tax abatement to more than 300 west-side homeowners for the next 15 years. County Prosecutor Dennis Will’s office, acting on behalf of the county commissioners, wants Common Pleas Judge Mark Read More…

United Way kicks off campaign with day of caring

ELYRIA — Hundreds of volunteers Friday helped United Way of Greater Lorain County kick off its annual fundraising campaign to raise $2.75 million with a Day of Caring on various community projects.After helping others, volunteers descended on the French Creek Nature Center in Sheffield for the Party in the Park cookout. The party featured a Read More…

New firm takes up quarry plan

L.A. company to buy property, says it will scale back S. Amherst project SOUTH AMHERST — The company that owns the old quarry a British developer wanted to turn into a $1.25 billion development is being sold for $22 million to the firm redeveloping Ford’s shuttered Lorain Assembly Plant. Los Angeles-based Industrial Realty Group, the Read More…