April 25, 2014

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Man arrested after Lorain chase

LORAIN — For the second time in two days, a car chase through the heart of the city late Tuesday forced drivers off the roads, according to a Lorain police report. Police arrested Jose Severino, 21, of Lorain, on charges of felony fleeing, reckless operation, driving under suspension, obstructing official business and resisting arrest after Read More…

Browns: Lerner relishes team’s solid start

 BEREA – Randy Lerner was just like every other Browns fan after the 34-7 opening loss to the Steelers. Frustrated, fuming, fed up. But Lerner isn’t just a fan. He’s also the owner. So he called Monday morning meetings, dissected the organizational procedures and tried to make improvements. “I would like to think that I Read More…

Police blotter: Oct. 18

Elyria police Monday, Oct. 15 5 p.m. – 200 block Chelsee Place, Halloween decorations stolen. Tuesday, Oct. 16 8 a.m. – 300 block Oakdale Circle, a woman said someone smashed the door of her father’s 2000 Ford Mustang. 9:12 a.m. – 100 block Denison Ave., a man said about $630 was stolen from his Citibank Read More…

Roundup: Oct. 18

Bill seeks to name post office for Gillmor WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Wednesday introduced legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Tiffin, after late-U.S. Rep. Paul E. Gillmor of Ohio’s 5th District. Not far from his hometown of Old Fort, Tiffin was chosen in concurrence with Read More…

Cavaliers: Magic prevails in China

 SHANGHAI, China — LeBron James stood in the middle of the court at halftime, an advertisement as big as any for next year’s Olympics. He waved a replica of the red and silver torch for the Beijing Games while Chinese and U.S. flags hung from the rafters of newly built Qizhong Arena. The public address Read More…

Division II volleyball sectionals: No. 1 seeded Keystone ousted

LAGRANGE — Keystone’s volleyball season ended too early, too quickly and much too painfully Wednesday night. The Lady Wildcats, top-seeded at their own Division II Sectional tournament but playing without its best player — 6-foot-1 senior Kari Kincannon — lost the momentum and the match to a fired-up, energized,  and confident Rocky River team in Read More…

Division I volleyball sectionals: Comets ease past Saints; Westlake eliminated

 GRAFTON — Amherst might not have looked like the ninth-ranked Division I team in Ohio. And maybe the Comets didn’t even look like the No. 1 seed in the Midview District. All that didn’t matter to Laurie Cogan, because Amherst has another chance to prove it’s worthy of the district’s top seed and worthy of Read More…

Division III volleyball sectionals: EC powers past Regina

 ELYRIA — It was a breeze, a three-game sweep by Elyria Catholic, sparked by a player her teammates call Napoleon, as the third-seeded Panthers advanced to Monday’s Division III district volleyball semifinals by eliminating South Euclid Regina High Wednesday night. Elyria Catholic (13-12) will face second-seeded Independence (19-4) at 7:30 p.m. at Elyria High, The Read More…

High school cross country notebook: Trio gears up for big stage

 Three local runners take center stage for the Division II boys race at Saturday’s Northeast District meet at Lorain County Community College. Vermilion senior Nate Cremean, Elyria Catholic sophomore Marty Coolidge and Bay freshman Mike Brajdic lead the contenders for the top spot. Cremean defeated Brajdic in four out of five meetings this season, including Read More…

Group: Payday lending not as bad in county

ELYRIA — Lorain County isn’t doing as bad as some counties when it comes to residents caught in the cycle of payday lending and high interest rates, according to a study released Wednesday by the Ohio Coalition for Responsible Lending. According to the study, 6,150 county residents were unable to pay off loans they took Read More…