November 26, 2014

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Volleyball notes: Freshmen fitting right in at premier programs

It’s only natural for a sports fan to hear about a freshman getting lots of playing time and automatically thinking “traditionally weak program” or “rebuilding.” Well, there are three ninth-graders this fall who get big chunks of playing time with three teams — Elyria, Amherst and Keystone — that are the epitome of strength and Read More…

‘Halo 3′ hits shelves

Gamers wait in line, plan day off to play shoot-’em-up ELYRIA — Please excuse my son from school today. He has “Halo 3” fever. It’s a plea many parents won’t dare utter to school officials today, but likely the reason behind at least some of the absences. After all, who can possibly think about school Read More…

Police & court briefs: Sept. 25, 2007

Clearview teacher run over, police say SHEFFIELD TWP. — A Clearview teacher who went into the high school parking lot in hopes of averting a much-talked-about fight Friday afternoon ended up being struck by a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Lorain man. Joel Gleason was hit by a car driven by Victor Smith, the older Read More…

Attorney: Baby sitter says death accidental

LORAIN — The 21-year-old man charged with killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son said the boy was accidentally injured, his attorney said. Damien Hiley, 21, told police that he was baby-sitting Nicolas Shaw on Sept. 10 when the boy fell in two separate incidents, striking his head both times, according to attorney James Gay. “He told Read More…

Girls tennis: Elyria Catholic wins sixth straight league title

AKRON — Elyria Catholic won two of the three singles championships and both doubles championships as the Panthers totaled 23 points to win their sixth straight North Coast League team championship at Hyre Park on Saturday. Junior Becky Mittler and sophomore Emily Mueller won the first and second singles titles in straight sets. Sophomores Morgan Read More…

Lorain superintendent: Fed funds will help, but won’t fix woes

LORAIN — The Lorain school district hopes to use its newly acquired federal grant money within a few weeks, schools Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said Monday. The district learned Friday it would be receiving more than $10 million —$3.4 million each year for the next three years — from the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools Read More…

Lawyers: Put death penalty on hold

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s death penalty system is so flawed it should be immediately suspended while the state conducts a thorough review of its fairness and accuracy, a team of lawyers concluded in a study released Monday. The system is full of racial and geographic imbalances, too many defendants don’t get adequate legal help and too Read More…

Prep roundup: Elyria’s Treuel earns MVP honors

RAVENNA — Senior Alex Treuel shot 73 for medalist honors to lead Elyria to a third-place finish in the Valley Division portion of the Northeast Ohio Conference tournament at Windmill Lakes Golf Club on Monday. The Pioneers totaled 320 strokes, while Strongsville was the Valley Division team champion with 309 strokes. Treuel also was named Read More…

Teens accused of robbing Apple Fest

ELYRIA — Two 13-year-old boys are being accused of pilfering thousands of dollars worth of goodies from the Apple Festival and then selling the ill-gotten gains to others in their neighborhood, a police report said. The teens told their parents they were spending the night at one another’s home, and when the festival closed Friday Read More…

Woman wins lawsuit over e-mailed nudes

CLEVELAND — An Avon Lake woman whose ex-boyfriend e-mailed nude pictures of her to her co-workers was awarded $200,000 in damages by a Cuyahoga County jury last week. John Burke, the woman’s attorney, said William Barlock Jr., of Columbia Township, became angry with the woman after a friend told him he had seen her and Read More…