November 27, 2014

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Amherst boys, Bay girls defend team titles at Obenour Memorial cross country invitational

VERMILION — The Amherst boys and Bay girls cross country teams proved they’re ready for the stretch drive. The Comets and Rockets successfully defended their team titles at Saturday’s 29th annual Jim Obenour Memorial Invitational at Sailorway Middle School. For the second straight year, Amherst toppled Bay for the boys title, 29-51. The Bay girls Read More…

Hudson defeats Louisville to win Midview’s Cannon Classic volleyball tournament

GRAFTON — The South rose again at this year’s Cannon Classic. Two teams from far south of the tournament site reached the championship match in the 23rd edition of the prestigious tournament Saturday at Midview High School. Hudson, from Summit County, defeated Louisville, of Stark County, in three games, 22-25, 25-21 and 26-24. It was Read More…

Elyria’s Alex Treuel wins LCAAA golf tournament

AVON — It’s been a very good year so far for Alex Treuel of Elyria. Next Wednesday, at Thunderbird Hills North in Huron, he’s primed to make it even better. That’s where the Division I sectional golf tournament will be held in the first step toward next month’s state tournament in Columbus. On Saturday, Treuel Read More…

Ruling protects juvenile defendants

COLUMBUS — Just before his 14th birthday in August 2005, Corey Spears went on a crime spree — stealing and crashing two cars, taking a gun from a trailer, smoking marijuana laced with cocaine, and shooting a cow and horse. He pleaded guilty to several crimes after declining legal representation, and a judge in Licking Read More…

Is Cleveland’s polka party winding down?

KIRTLAND — The aging of polka dancers could jeopardize a tradition popular in the eastern European immigrant community. People are getting older and dying off, and raising interest among the younger generation has proven to be difficult, said Joe Blatnik, secretary-treasurer of the SNPJ Farm Board that hosts polka dances in this community east of Read More…

A quarter of Cincy bus drivers had arrests

CINCINNATI — Nearly a quarter of the city’s public school bus drivers have been arrested since 1991, including at least 50 charged with violent crimes, records show. Of the 458 drivers, 111 have been arrested on 242 charges, including six drunken driving charges, 12 drug charges and 25 domestic violence charges, according to records compiled Read More…

Roundup: Sept. 30

School bus driver cited for running red light ELYRIA — A First Student bus driver carrying at least six students was cited for running a red light on Abbe Road, a sheriff deputy’s report said. Stephen Sopko, 63, of Lorain, was pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy at 8:10 a.m. Sept. 17 after he drove Read More…

Elyria notebook: Sept. 30

Peter and the Wolf at LCCC The Elyria High School Chamber String Orchestra, together with the Lorain County Civic Orchestra, will perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College. A special guest will narrate this collaborative performance. T he EHS Chamber String Orchestra includes some of the high school’s Read More…