December 21, 2014

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Coach fined, expelled for hitting a referee

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The pee wee football coach who hit a referee after disagreeing with him during a game was found guilty of Wednesday in North Ridgeville Mayor’s Court. Mark Klanac, 26, of North Ridgeville, was ordered to pay more than $200 in fines and court costs by Mayor’s Court Magistrate Renee Zafarana after he Read More…

Cross country notes: Amherst proves it can run with the big boys

Amherst proved it can compete with some of the state’s best at Saturday’s Alliance Invitational in Dayton at the Montgomery Valley Technical School. The unranked Comets beat two teams ranked in the state’s top 10, while placing fourth out of 23 schools. Junior Kyle Lowry equaled a career-best time as he placed fourth in 16:13. Read More…

Sweeping win over Detroit

Division crown within grasp  They came, they cheered, they saw a sweep. Sign-wielding Indians fans dressed in red packed Jacobs Field for a pivotal three-game series against Central Division rival Detroit in hopes of seeing the Tribe close in on the team’s first playoff appearance since 2001. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Outfielder Jason Michaels smiles Read More…

Kindergarten must be free, state decrees

Attorney general says schools can’t charge for all-day classes ELYRIA — Kindergarten at public schools has to be free, says Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, which could mean five of Lorain County’s 15 school districts may have to stop taking tuition money for their full-day classes. An opinion filed by Dann earlier this month argues Read More…

City’s plans need money

Elyria 2015 group floats tax to fund improvements ELYRIA — The Steering Committee for the Elyria 2015 plan has talked about a 0.25 percentage point income tax increase to fund proposals such as pumping up the police department and making downtown improvements. The tax increase idea was batted around — along with several others, including Read More…

Fans of Crocs shoes loyal, regardless of escalating issues

Even at the young age of 2, Kaila Ann Kocsis is a quite the fashionista. She knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to say it. And what she normally wants are her Crocs. The soft-soled shoes have grown in popularity from foot attire for the gardener or boater to must-haves for the whole family Read More…

School board hires contractor for new EHS

ELYRIA — State education officials honored the Elyria school district’s request to hire Regency Construction Services, a Lakewood-based firm the district has worked with for years, to oversee construction of the new Elyria High School. Regency’s appointment as construction manager of the EHS project was announced by Ohio Schools Facilities Commission on Wednesday, and the Read More…

Man hit, killed by car in Vermilion

VERMILION — A 42-year-old man was struck and killed Tuesday night as he walked across Liberty Avenue in an attempt to beat an approaching car, police said. Billy Collins Jr., of Vermilion, was trying to cross from the north side of the road when he was hit shortly after 8:45 p.m. Tuesday by a 19-year-old Read More…

Local briefs: Sept. 20, 2007

Man found dead, likely from drug overdose LORAIN — A 50-year-old man found inside his Long Avenue apartment likely died from a drug overdose, said county Coroner Paul Matus. The body of Gary Fiorello was found Tuesday evening by police. However, it is likely he died several days ago as the body already was decomposing, Read More…

Councilman leads a double life, sometimes

Dennis Boose leads two lives — once in awhile. Boose, 52, who was elected Ward 2 councilman for North Ridgeville in 2005, splits his time between being an elected official, working as vice president and manager of Dollar Bank’s small business division and portraying Samuel Langhorne Clemens, whose pen name was Mark Twain. Twain is Read More…