October 23, 2014

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Browns notes: Patriots defense has team’s attention

BEREA — New England’s offense gets all the headlines and magazine covers. That’s what happens with Tom Brady at quarterback and Randy Moss at receiver. But the defense shouldn’t be ignored. It ranks first in the NFL in yardage allowed at 207 a game. It’s third versus the run (74) and fourth versus the pass Read More…

Midview’s Overy shoots 71, wins sectional; Elyria advances as team

HURON — Jay Overy of Midview shot a sizzling one-under-par 71 Wednesday at the Division I golf sectional at Thunderbird Hills North to finish first and qualify for next Thursday’s district tournament at Red Hawk Run in Findlay. He was one of five local golfers not on a qualifying team to advance to the district, Read More…

Cavs’ Damon Jones is back, he’s just not sure why

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers guard Damon Jones has an opinion on just about everything, but he isn’t sure why he fell out of coach Mike Brown’s rotation last season. Equally uncertain whether he’s legitimately in the team’s plans for this season, the only thing the colorful veteran is sure of right now is that he’s still Read More…

Girls soccer: Westlake downs Amherst on penalty kick

WESTLAKE — With help from her defense, Brittany Cruz played as well Wednesday night as any area goalkeeper this season. The Amherst keeper and the defenders in front of her made very few mistakes. But the last one cost the Comets a 2-1 loss to Westlake in a Southwestern Conference thriller that went down to Read More…

Cross country notes: Avon boys, girls show improvement

Avon won the Division II girls meet at Saturday’s Wadsworth Grizzly Invitational. Avon finished with 38 points, beating out Aurora (48) and Smithville (96) in a seven-team field. Freshman Kayla Welch (third, 20:57) and sophomore Erin Schneider (fourth, 20:58) led the Eagles. Mallory Balmert (eighth, 21:59), Emily Michelich (ninth, 22:03) and Liz Bruno (14th, 22:35) Read More…

Elyria fire chief changes OT guidelines

ELYRIA — Elyria city and fire officials say a recent change in guidelines for calling in firefighters for overtime could disperse the hours among a greater number of workers, though both parties doubt it will cut down on overtime expenses.Elyria Fire Chief John Zielinski issued a new policy last week that appears to eliminate the Read More…

Inspectors investigate throwing of firebomb

ELYRIA — A Molotov cocktail hurled at a Person Court porch sent two teenagers scrambling about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The quick-thinking girls grabbed handfuls of flour to smother the flames and to soak up a puddle of gas on their front steps, Elyria fire inspector Kurt Blair said. Firefighters found a plastic beer bottle nearly Read More…

Roundup: Oct. 4

Fight over food ends in Lorain woman’s arrest LORAIN — An argument over potato chips had a painful ending for a 17-year-old boy around 5:27 p.m. Tuesday, according to Lorain police. The boy and his 18-year-old sister, Mariluz Castillo, of West 38th Street, began yelling over control of the food, the report said. Castillo then Read More…

Mayor suggests dumping Allied Waste

LORAIN — A 32 percent hike in trash collection fees over the past year is too much to ask residents to shoulder, says interim Lorain Mayor John Romoser, who is dabbling with dumping longtime contractor Allied Waste. “I think we need to have some limitations on how often the rates are raised,” he said Wednesday, Read More…

LCCC moves into Wellington

Local students praise location, high-tech facilities at campus WELLINGTON — First-year college student Caleb Thomas knows exactly what makes the recently opened LCCC Wellington Center ideal for students. LCCC Wellington Center Registration for winter classes starts Oct. 22 and can be done at the Wellington Center. Classes start Jan. 14. For information, call (440) 366-1776 Read More…