July 31, 2014

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High school football: All-Lorain County teams announced

Ten players and three coaches received the top honors as the Lorain County Football Coaches Association named its all-star teams for the 2007 season. Avon Lake senior fullback Mike Haddad was named offensive back of the year among the big schools after rushing for 1,313 yards and 24 touchdowns during the regular season, while Midview Read More…

Browns: Wrong time for injury to DB Eric Wright

BEREA – Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson is back for the Houston Texans. Starting cornerback Eric Wright is out for the Browns. That`s a dangerous combination for a pass defense that hasn`t stopped anyone this year. Wright sprained a knee vs. the Ravens, needed help to get off the field and didn`t practice Wednesday. Coach Read More…

Lorain Schools treasurer leaving

LORAIN – Lorain Schools Treasurer Ryan Ghizzoni is leaving the district after just eight months and will take a similar position with the Fairview Park Schools. Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said it “will be a great loss for the district,” and it is up to the school board to decide how to replace him. “He`s a Read More…

Businessman in bribe case gets 3 years

Larry Jones is convicted who had connections to ex-commissioner Ross Jones ELYRIA – Elyria businessman Larry Jones pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison in connection with a bribery scheme allegedly involving former Lorain County Commissioner Michael Ross and the construction of the county`s Justice Center. Earlier this month, Jones was Read More…

Browns notes: Shaffer and Kelley could miss Texans game

BEREA – The Browns may be without right tackle Kevin Shaffer and nose tackle Ethan Kelley on Sunday when the Houston Texans visit. Neither practiced Wednesday after experiencing swelling in their knees following Sunday`s overtime win over the Ravens. The Browns already have lost right guard Seth McKinney (shoulder) and nose tackle Ted Washington (knee) Read More…

Avon Lake native finishes second on NBC magic show

Angela Funovits was oh-so-close Wednesday night. Funovits The Avon Lake native wrapped up her stint on NBC`s reality series “Phenomenon,” which concluded with a showdown between three finalists, with a finale that saw her using a chain saw to cut through a series of enclosures to find the one that held a man. When all Read More…

Board of Elections rejects 360 ballots

LORAIN – Nearly 7,000 absentee and provisional ballots cast in the general election won`t be certified until next week, but the county Board of Elections already has tossed out 360 of them that failed to meet state voting requirements. The two main problems that invalidated ballots – 85 in all – were voters failing to Read More…

Police say Oberlin boy stole for thrills

OBERLIN – A 15-year-old Oberlin boy told police he took part in two robberies for “the rush of adrenaline,” according to an Oberlin police detective. The boy acknowledged taking part in the Oct. 28 robbery of two female Oberlin College students and an attempted robbery on Oct. 29 at Oberlin IGA Foodliner. In the second Read More…

Girls basketball: Demons drop Rockets on late 3-pointer

BAY VILLAGE – Brooke Henderson had a chance to beat Rocky River with a shot at the buzzer last weekend. It didn`t quite get there and Westlake dropped a one-point heartbreaker in its season opener. Opportunity knocked again on Wednesday with the Demons seemingly headed for defeat on the court of one of their oldest Read More…

Grafton prison gets new warden

GRAFTON – Former Lorain Correctional Institution Warden Margaret A. Bradshaw is returning to Lorain County, but this time as warden of Grafton Correctional Institution. Bradshaw, 45, said she is excited about returning to the Grafton area and she hopes to increase the re-entry opportunities for offenders. Her goal will be “to provide as much programming Read More…