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Proposal would create alert program for missing elderly

COLUMBUS — Ohio would create a statewide emergency-alert program to locate missing elderly persons or adults with mental impairments under legislation working its way through the General Assembly. The system would allow police to use a statewide law enforcement network to notify other agencies of missing adults who are in danger because they can not Read More…

Girls basketball: Firelands loses in title game, Saints win consolation at Clipper Invitational

LORAIN — Chad Miller would like his Meadowdale team to face more opponents like Firelands. Dave Kudela, head coach of Firelands, does not think his Falcons will see too many more teams like Miller’s Lions this season. Meadowdale, from Dayton, used its distinct size advantage to overpower Firelands, 54-43 in the championship game of Friday’s Read More…

Doug Clarke: Making plans for the new year before and beyond

 DATE: Sometime between Christmas and New Year’s. MOOD: Bad. See also; sour, disgruntled, grumpy … PREDICTION: I see a short column in our future. PLANS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE: Not to leave the house under any condition. BOWL GAMES TO WATCH: None — except for Ohio State vs. LSU in the BCS Bowl. TODAY’S PLAN: Sleep Read More…

Boys basketball: Sandusky streaks past Admiral King again

 ELYRIA — Sandusky did it three points at a time — and that’s the way to start a run. The Blue Streaks, trailing Admiral King 46-43 one minute into the fourth quarter, scored four consecutive three-point plays — two the old-fashioned way — to ignite a 16-1 run and propel Sandusky to a 64-53 victory Read More…

Girls basketball: Host Panthers advance to championship game

 ELYRIA — Despite shooting only 30 percent from the field on many missed putback attempts, Elyria Catholic’s overwhelming domination of the backboards led to a 61-50 victory over Brooklyn on Friday night at the Coliseum in the EMH Regional Healthcare Systems Holiday Tournament. The Panthers (5-5) will play Buckeye, a winner over Lake Ridge in Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst loses, Midview wins at Comet Holiday Tournament

 AMHERST — With players leaping and diving all over the floor, Amherst staged a gutsy comeback Friday night in the championship game of its own holiday tournament. Unfortunately, the Comets didn’t come back far enough. After trailing by 10 points two minutes into the fourth quarter, they fought back to a one-point lead in the Read More…

Tax foe joins county commissioner race

ELYRIA — An Amherst councilman who led the charge to place a 0.25-percentage point county income tax increase on the November ballot is one of five people planning a run for county commissioner. Nick Brusky, 26, filed his petitions Friday to run against Democratic County Commissioner Ted Kalo. Both Kalo and Commissioner Lori Kokoski, also Read More…

County Democrats may oppose Lilly

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Democratic Party leaders might find themselves having to take sides in an upcoming domestic relations court race. Attorney Jim Walther, who also serves as an assistant law director in Lorain, filed petitions Thursday with the county Board of Elections to run for a newly created judge’s seat in the county Common Pleas Read More…

Boy who saw friend die sues landlord

ELYRIA — The friend of an 8-year-old boy who was crushed by an unstable 600-pound cement slab along the lakefront is suing the property owners. Andrew Flynn watched as his friend Dominic DePaul was killed Jan. 2, 2006, when he and his twin brother and some friends were on a rock pile behind the lakefront Read More…

Off the beat: Dec. 29, 2007

One shot left for tickets to Hannah Miley Cyrus, the bubble-gum-sweet pop princess who doubles as Hannah Montana, will be here in just five days for her Cleveland concert for the “Best of Both Worlds” Tour. If you don’t have tickets for the Thursday show at the Q, don’t even think about buying them this Read More…