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Elyria Catholic in, Olmsted Falls out of high school football playoffs

Elyria Catholic appeared to grab the final football playoff spot in Division IV, Region 14 after two key games Saturday night went the Panthers’ way. The news was not as good for Olmsted Falls, which apparently was eliminated in Division II, Region 5 when Padua beat Holy Name on Saturday. The official final football computer Read More…

Avon girls capture first-ever district soccer championship

AVON — Defensive players spend their soccer careers in anonymity. Spectators watch, and writers write about the goal scorers. Defenders don’t make headlines. But Stephanie Fifolt and Nicole Lavelle might have changed that in the mist and gloom Saturday night. Fifolt, Avon’s junior goalkeeper, made the biggest save in the history of the program to Read More…

Bay High boys, girls cross country teams headed to state

TIFFIN — Steeped in tradition, the Bay High boys and girls cross country teams lived up to their rich past at Saturday’s Tiffin Division II regional meet at Hedges Boyer Park. The Bay boys won their first regional title since 1993 with an 85-118 win over second-place Willard. The Bay girls also faired well with Read More…

Teacher presents a story better than fiction

How could there be so many doubting Thomases when there wasn’t even a single Thomas in the bunch? Maybe that was the million-dollar question on the mind of Stacie Starr, a teacher at Northwood Junior High who, after a careful arranging of facts and human evidence, convinced nine of her skeptical seventh- and eighth-grade readers Read More…

Westlake shuts out North Olmsted to earn boys soccer Sweet 16 berth

NORTH OLMSTED — Westlake coach Mike Besu certainly is savoring his third trip to the Sweet 16. Besu saw his second-seeded Demons earn that trip after they shut out North Olmsted 3-0 in a Division I district championship game Saturday night. With their win, the Demons (12-4-3) advance to a regional semifinal game against Medina Read More…

Admiral King routs Southview in football’s season finale

LORAIN — It was a matter of time before Admiral King’s superior size, strength and ability took its toll Saturday against crosstown rival Southview. King started slowly before punishing the Saints, 47-0, to finish the season 6-4, its best record since 1987 when it finished 7-3. Southview lost for the 31st straight time and has Read More…

Antioch College board delays decision on future

YELLOW SPRINGS — Antioch College board members postponed a decision Saturday on whether to reverse their decision to temporarily close the college, telling about 200 alumni, faculty and students that they’ll continue debating for several more days. “We are dealing with very complex, long-standing matters of critical importance and we simply need more time to Read More…

2 arrested after fleeing deputy, crashing into house

ELYRIA — Two men who led a sheriff’s deputy on a brief high-speed chase before crashing into a home on East Avenue early Friday were nearly shot because they had a loaded gun, police officials say. DeShawn Martin, 18, of Oberlin, and Tony Carter, 18, of Elyria, were arrested after the incident at 3:30 a.m. Read More…

Butter flavor deadly to popcorn workers

Each morning, Eric Peoples sits up in bed and starts his day with a cough. A deep, long, hacking cough. He plants his feet on the bedroom floor and feels as if someone is standing on his chest. That’s a good day. When it gets really bad, it seems as though a giant creature is Read More…

Police roundup: Oct. 28

Woman stabbed in Lorain alley LORAIN — A Livingston Avenue woman was jumped from behind and stabbed in the side shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday as she walked through a Broadway alley, according to a Lorain police report. Caprice Anderson, 23, said a black female in her mid-20s and a black male in his 30s Read More…