July 24, 2014

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Blotter: Nov. 25

County sheriff Wednesday, Nov. 21 8:29 p.m. – 100 block Walleye Court, LaGrange Township, Damon L. Leary, 28, LaGrange, charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct persisting. Saturday, Nov. 24 12:48 a.m. – Circle K, Royalton Road, Eaton Township, three people fighting in the parking lot. Elyria police Friday, Nov. 23 8:05 a.m. – Eastgate Read More…

Pastor takes on duties in Brighton, Rochester

The tug of the ministry came early to Chris Bell, but she chose not to heed it for many years. When Bell took over as pastor at Rochester and Brighton Methodist churches in June, she concluded a winding path to the pulpit that started when, as a child, she worked alongside her mother, a former Read More…

Girls basketball: Pioneers win Walsh’s 200th on road

AVON LAKE – The Elyria girls won their third straight basketball game Saturday afternoon. It was neither easy nor artistically compelling, but it came on the road against perennially strong Avon Lake, 47-38. It was the Shoregals` season opener. It was also the 200th career victory for Pioneers coach Mike Walsh. His players observed the Read More…

Report: Minority teachers underrepresented in state

CLEVELAND – Minority teachers continue to be underrepresented in Ohio classrooms while the state`s minority student population grows, a new study found. Only about 6 percent of the state`s teaching force is made up of minorities, according to a study released by the Center for Teaching Quality in North Carolina. The Ohio Department of Education Read More…

Owner of escaped lion under scrunity

PIKETON – An animal protection agency is investigating a man whose pet lion escaped from a pen and darted after cars on a highway. The 550-pound lion named Lambert loosened a cracked support beam and crawled out of the pen on Monday. Some motorists called 911 and reported seeing the big cat “attacking” vehicles along Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst bests Magnificat

AMHERST – It wasn`t smooth. It wasn`t polished. And that wasn`t a surprise. Amherst-Magnificat basketball match-ups are typically of the rough-and-tumble order.  Junior guard Olivia Sliman and senior forward Courtney Jarvis made sure the Comets maintained the upper hand throughout, leading their team in scoring and rebounding en route to a season-opening  51-40 win. Sliman Read More…

Prep roundup: Olmsted Falls’ rally comes up short

STRONGSVILLE – Strongsville withstood a second-half Olmsted Falls comeback to nip the Bulldogs 81-79 Saturday night. The Mustangs led 45-34 at halftime before the Bulldogs (0-1) outscored them in both the third and fourth quarters. Pat Pellerite led the Bulldogs with 29 points. Jim Brabenec and Scott Kimmey joined Pellerite in double figures with 17 Read More…

Young deer hunters on the increase

CARROLLTON – Seventeen-year-old Jessica Capestrain has a hard time getting up early for school. But when it comes to deer hunting, she was up at 4 a.m. to participate in a special youth deer hunt. “You can`t beat the feeling of being alone in the woods with all the anticipation of getting a big buck,” Read More…

Browns vs. Texans: Game facts

WHO: Browns vs. Texans WHERE: Cleveland Browns Stadium TIME: 1 p.m. RECORDS: Browns 6-4; Texans 5-5 LAST WEEK: Browns beat Ravens 33-30 in overtime; Texans beat Saints 23-10 SERIES: Tied at 2 SERIES AT CLEVELAND: Browns lead 1-0 LAST MEETING: Texans won 14-6 on Dec. 31 in Houston COACHES: Romeo Crennel is 16-26 with Browns Read More…

Holocaust/WWII museum opens in NW Ohio

DELPHOS – A former postmaster has fulfilled his dream of gathering and displaying memorabilia, mostly letters, relating to the Holocaust and World War II. Founder Gary Levitt, Holocaust survivors and others opened the new exhibit this month in the lower level of the post office of this Northwest Ohio village. Many of the items were Read More…