April 24, 2014

Elyria
Intermittent clouds
38°F
test

Boys soccer: Lake Ridge edges Oberlin in 2OT

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Sophomore Sami Ibrahim connected on a 40-yard boot in the middle of the field with 12:26 left in the second overtime to give top-seeded Lake Ridge Academy a 2-1 victory Monday over visiting Oberlin and put the Lions in the Division III district final Thursday at home. Ibrahim’s goal, assisted by Nathan Read More…

Creative Elyria teachers hope community steps up

ELYRIA — Elyria school teachers are hoping the community steps up to support a program that will succeed only if funding is provided through grants and donations from community members. Mark Sutter, director of academic services at Elyria schools, said 59 Elyria teachers have applied to receive grants that could fund educational programs the teachers Read More…

Police charge man in online sex sting

AVON — Avon police have charged a 40-year-old man who allegedly believed he was meeting up with a 15-year-old girl for sex. Charles T. Milhous Jr., 40, of Garfield Heights, was charged with importuning, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and possession of criminal tools after police said he solicited sex online from someone Read More…

Baldwin-Wallace loses a legend: Bob Packard dies

BEREA — Bob Packard, who won more games than any football coach in the history of Baldwin-Wallace College, died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 64. Packard, a 1965 B-W graduate, won even more games than the legendary Lee Tressel, for whom he both played and coached, but he was never about the records, Read More…

Test of voter privacy has officials seeking a legislative cure

COLUMBUS — A privacy consultant who set out to test the security of Ohio’s publicly available voting data says he has been able to determine how some people voted on a yes-no issue. The findings James Moyer reported on the Internet concerned election officials and prompted them to work with the state Legislature to fix Read More…

Prep volleyball notes: Middies, Cards have moved up

Things didn’t change a whole lot in the 2007 volleyball season. Most everyone either got a bit better, fell off just a tad or pretty much stayed the course. There were, however, two teams in the area that made dramatic improvements this fall. Midview was one game below .500 in 2006. The Middies ended this Read More…

No warning signs before shootings

BRIGHTON TWP. — Red flags that could have indicated a teenage boy was on the verge of violence just weren’t present in 16-year-old Wellington High School student Daniel Petric, according to those who knew him. The preacher’s son allegedly shot and killed his mother and shot his father in the face Saturday evening. Daniel Petric Read More…

Lorain Council still working on pit bull law

LORAIN — Lorain City Council’s Police and Fire Committee still wants to iron out some issues with a proposed pit bull ordinance before sending a recommendation to Council. Mike Mattei, the city’s animal control officer, told the committee that pit bulls are becoming more of a problem every day and pulled out numbers to support Read More…

New Holiday Inn approved by Sheffield Council

SHEFFIELD — Village Council on Monday approved plans to bring a 106-room Holiday Inn to the state Route 254 exit off Interstate 90. In a 4-2 vote, Council agreed to allow the hotel to be built on a three-acre plot of land near Giant Eagle. Construction will begin in spring 2008 with the hotel opening Read More…

Lorain Schools may go for levy

LORAIN — Lorain Schools Treasurer Ryan Ghizzoni said Monday night that the district may be forced to ask voters to approve a levy to become financially solvent. Ghizzoni’s statement, that the district needed additional funding “including but not limited to” a levy, came during a school board meeting that included a presentation from representatives of Read More…