November 22, 2014

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Prep football midseason report: Phoenix rises to the occasion

After five weeks of the football season, there’s already a strong sense of which area teams are favorites to secure a postseason ticket, along with a host of contenders, hopefuls and maybes and certainly nots. We have officially arrived at the halfway point of the high school football season. And though we might not know Read More…

Prep football: Four downs with Keystone’s Rob Clarico

The Keystone Wildcats might be the most entertaining team to watch in Lorain County. They churn out points in bunches and amass yards by the hundreds. In the fourth year of Rob Clarico’s tenure, the wins are finally starting to pile up. The Wildcats are undefeated with a 5-0 record, but clouds remain on the Read More…

Buckeyes will run, just not their mouths

COLUMBUS — The numbers are jarring: Minnesota is surrendering 39 points, 544 total yards and 408 passing yards per game. On top of that, no Bowl Subdivision team in America has turned the ball over more than the Golden Gophers (16). Yet in the days leading up to their game at Minnesota, the eighth-ranked Ohio Read More…

Prep golf notes: Avon Lake’s Swan soars at Little Mountain

James Swan started his day at Little Mountain Country Club with a triple bogey and ended it by going 5-under over his final five holes. Little Mountain? The Avon Lake senior’s round at the Northeast Ohio Classic on Saturday had more ups and downs than the entire Himalayas and he didn’t even have a Sherpa Read More…

Second arrest in teen beating

Injured EHS athlete describes attack  ELYRIA — Police have arrested a second man in connection with the brutal beating of a teenager who was attacked after being the target of a racial slur. Kenneth Tackett II, 18, of Grafton, turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon after learning a warrant charging him with felonious assault Read More…

Once rare, county sees two racially charged crimes

Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney Greg White proclaimed to an audience at the first Hate Free Lorain County Conference that hate crimes in Lorain County were almost unheard of. But two recent incidents may change that. On that day, 17-year-old Travis Noble, an African-American Elyria High School junior, was beaten by two white males after Read More…

Education in jazz: Acclaimed musician teaching class at Oberlin College

OBERLIN — Students enter Marcus Belgrave’s Advanced Jazz Improvisation III class at Oberlin College and begin jamming without a word. Then the man himself — whose trumpet can be  heard on Motown classics “My Girl” and “Dancing in the Streets” — saunters in and distributes sheet music for “Visa” by Charlie Parker. JASON MILLER / Read More…

New jazz center planned for 2009 at Oberlin College

OBERLIN — In fall 2009, Oberlin jazz studies students will be attending class in a brand new, $22 million building attached to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Ground will be broken in March for the Phyllis Litoff Building, which will be the first music building in the world to attain a gold Leadership in Energy Read More…

Lorain cop indicted

Officer accused of having sex on the job, theft, stalking  LORAIN — A Lorain police officer could lose his job after being indicted over allegations he was having sex when he should have been keeping the streets safe. Officer Stanley Marrero, 43, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on two counts of theft in Read More…

New law puts cork on direct wine sales

Hoping to have a nice bottle of California wine delivered to your door anytime soon? Don’t hold your breath. On Monday, all direct wine shipments to Ohioans from wineries producing more than 150,000 gallons a year will stop. The provision, which snuck into the state budget without public debate, will affect thousands of wine consumers Read More…