September 21, 2014

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Scout’s Eagle project collects tons of thanks

GRAFTON – Jared Linden knows times can be tough for the less fortunate during the holiday season. So, when it came time to think of a project to help him achieve the title of Eagle Scout, he had a seasonal plan. Midview High School student Jared Linden, 17, and Elyria Hospitality House co-director Bud Simmons. Read More…

Grafton/LaGrange blotter: Dec. 7

Grafton police Thursday, Nov. 29 10:22 a.m. – Main Street, bowling alley railroad crossing, tractor-trailer broke a train signal light. Friday, Nov. 30 6 p.m. – 1100 block State St., juveniles shot at house with a soft pellet gun. Juveniles found, parents advised that they will discipline their children and had disposed of the pellet Read More…

At least nine dead in Nebraska mall shooting

OMAHA, Neb. – Robert Hawkins had been kicked out of his family`s house, fired from McDonald`s and had broken up with his girlfriend. Hawkins left a suicide note Wednesday at the home where he had been living. It said he wouldn`t be a burden on his family any more and “now I`ll be famous,” according Read More…

Wizards 105, Cavaliers 86: LeBron-less Cavs lose again

WASHINGTON – The Washington Wizards were perfectly happy to miss LeBron James. With the Cleveland Cavaliers` superstar sidelined for a fourth straight game with a sprained left index finger, the Wizards took advantage to beat the Cavaliers 105-86 on Wednesday night. Washington`s past two playoff runs were ended by Cleveland, including a sweep in the Read More…

Elyria school district to get extra $1.1M from mall owner

ELYRIA – Elyria Schools officials and the owner of Midway Mall reached an agreement this week on the amount of money the school district should receive from property taxes on 47 acres of mall property. In short, the deal will give the school district an additional $1.1 million in payments from Centro Watt for 2006-08. Read More…

Browns: Oregon ties bind QB counterparts

BEREA – Derek Anderson and Kellen Clemens are taking their friendly rivalry from Oregon to Broadway. Make that Off Broadway. As in the Meadowlands in New Jersey. “Everybody forgets about Oregon,” Anderson said Wednesday. “Actually nobody can probably tell you where it`s at.” That will change Sunday. Anybody watching CBS` coverage of Browns-Jets at Giants Read More…

Girls basketball: Keystone overcomes mistakes to beat Wellington

WELLINGTON – A goal is for Keystone`s girls to make 70 percent of their foul shots. Noble enough goal. Achieving it is another story. The Wildcats missed 19 free throws Wednesday night, which is one more than Wellington took. And they got hammered on the backboards, 43-25. But somehow they left with a 62-51 victory Read More…

Dan Coughlin: Ohio bloodlines run thick among BCS competitors

The college bowl season brings out the best in us. December is Buckeye Pride month. You are permitted to thrust out your chest and bust your buttons because every time television shows a sideline shot of a bowl game, chances are you`ll be looking at an old neighbor. Yep, the kid next door grew up Read More…

All-Southwestern Conference: SWC honors fall athletes

Four area athletes and three area coaches received special honors as the Southwestern Conference announced its fall sports all-star teams. Courtney Jarvis of Amherst (volleyball), Kaleigh McMahon of Westlake (girls golf), Brooke Henderson of Westlake (girls soccer) and Nikki Chiricosta of Avon Lake (girls tennis) were named players of the year. Laurie Cogan of Amherst Read More…

LCCC plans expansion of rec center

ELYRIA – Lorain County Community College is planning a two-phase, $4.2 million expansion and renovation for the college`s physical education center, LCCC officials said. COURTESY LCCC An artist`s rendering shows the proposed new recreation center at Lorain County Community College. The plan`s first phase – a $2.3 million expansion scheduled to begin in April – Read More…