October 26, 2014

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Outgoing Lorain board member reflects

LORAIN — It was a trying final year for Lorain school board member Jeanine Donaldson. She said she had already decided before entering her third term that she would not run again, but her 12th year turned out differently than she imagined. A new treasurer discovered that the district was nearly $5 million in debt, Read More…

Browns: Team’s attention divided between 49ers and Titans

 BEREA — You know it’s a weird week for the Browns when … … they’re in the playoff hunt, yet their season finale means practically nothing. … their playoff fate will be decided by a game in a different state, and it starts four hours after the Browns game will have ended. … they spend Read More…

Browns notes: Writers pick Anderson as team’s top player

 BEREA — Quarterback Derek Anderson capped his surprising season by being named the team’s Player of the Year by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America. “I appreciate it. Good times,” Anderson said Thursday. “It’s pretty cool. Hopefully I finish it off right.” Anderson opened the season behind Charlie Frye, but took Read More…

Boys basketball: Host Middies open with OT victory

 GRAFTON — Midview needed a miracle shot and Mike Mercado provided it. Trailing by three with 6.4 seconds left, Mercado brought the ball up court through the Amherst defense and nailed a 3-point basket at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Buoyed by the shot the Middies responded with a 71-67 victory over Read More…

Boys basketball: Biber lifts Southview to overtime win

 GRAFTON — Josh Biber had quite a night, and because he did Lorain Southview is playing Saturday in the championship game of the eighth annual Bob DiFranco Memorial Tournament. Biber, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, scored 24 points, including a key basket with 15 seconds left in regulation to push the Saints into overtime, and pulled Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst opens Comet Invitational with a win

 AMHERST — Defense got the Amherst offense into high gear Thursday night and the Lady Comets rolled to a 53-28 victory over Midview. It came in the second game of the annual Comet Invitational tournament and sends Amherst into tonight’s 7:30 championship game with St. Joseph Academy. The Jaguars hung on for a 53-49 win Read More…

William “Beef” Horvath

William "Beef" Horvath, 93, of Lorain, died Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at his son’s home in Oberlin, following a recent decline in health. He was born December 6, 1914 in Lorain and had been a lifelong resident. He worked as a shipbuilder for 40 years at American Ship in Lorain. He and his late wife, Read More…

Sitter indicted in toddler`s death

ELYRIA — A Cleveland man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son has been indicted by a county grand jury on charges of murder, felonious assault and two counts of child endangering. Damien Hiley, 21, has been free on $150,000 bond since September, when he was arraigned on the case in Lorain Municipal Court. County Read More…

Lorain lighthouse officials hope to replace its lens

LORAIN — The Lorain lighthouse is a recognizable symbol of the city, but for the past two decades an essential piece of the beacon has been in the possession of a lighthouse in a different state. Over the past few years, the volunteers working on the Lorain lighthouse and the Charlotte-Genesee lighthouse in Rochester, N.Y., Read More…

Husband arraigned in slaying of wife’s boyfriend

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who has been charged in the shooting death of his estranged wife’s boyfriend appeared calm as he stood before a video monitor at the county jail during his brief arraignment hearing Thursday. Frank Honaker, 45, stood quietly with his arms folded across his chest as his attorney, Shimane Smith, entered Read More…