December 22, 2014

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Academies housed in former Masson school affected by cost cuts

LORAIN — The former Masson school on West 40th Street, which is home to the Academic Enrichment and Credit Recovery Academies, will close as part of the Lorain Schools’ cost-reduction and redistricting plan. Board of Education members unanimously approved Wednesday night the closure of the approximately 60-year-old building, which will save $375,000. The Academic Enrichment Read More…

Indians: Garland out of picture; Hernandez hopeful of return

CLEVELAND – Jon Garland is out of the race to replace Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, in the Indians’ rotation. A minor league contract that the veteran right-hander reportedly signed with Cleveland last week was pending a physical that Garland never took. He was scheduled to undergo one Monday in Goodyear, Ariz., but Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Honey

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HONEY Looking for a “move-in ready” companion? If so, then I’m your gal. Even at the shelter, I prefer a clean space and do not have “accidents.” I’m young, a perfect-size medium, and very good with people and other dogs. Please come to Oberlin and meet me. BREED/DESCRIPTION: Sheltie mix SEX: Female NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, spayed; Read More…

Lorain police ID victims from overnight crash

LORAIN — One person was LifeFlighted and another was taken to a local hospital after a bizarre crash on the east side of Lorain. John C. North, 23, of Lorain, who is believed to be the driver, and Dallas M. Velez, 28, of Lorain were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. North is listed Read More…

Coach Pat Shurmur says it’s premature to assume the Browns will draft RG3

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur is looking forward to meeting Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III at the NFL scouting combine this week in Indianapolis, but said it’s premature to assume the Browns will try to draft him in April – as many analysts and mock drafts have predicted. “Folks are making predictions when we’re Read More…

Correction: Elyria Township fire levy

Elyria Township is placing a Fire Department levy on the March ballot that will replace its current 3-mill levy with a 4-mill levy, an increase of only 1-mill to taxpayers. The current 3-mill levy has been in place for 20 years and is used for firefighting and medical equipment. If approved, the owner of a Read More…

Without star Keystone grabs share of Stars title

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LAGRANGE — It was a game that had more twists and turns than a best-selling mystery, but in the end it was a fairytale finish for Keystone’s Wildcats and their retiring coach. With its back to the wall and playing without arguably the best all-around player in the county in Caleb Schillace — sidelined by Read More…

Closer Chris Perez believes Tribe should win this year

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — On a cinder-block wall adjacent to the front entrance of the Indians’ training complex, a large script “I” has been replaced this year by a block “C,” which, of course, stands for Cleveland. The Indians would like to believe it also symbolizes that they’re contenders. However, just being in the hunt or Read More…

Browns hoping to discover some answers at combine

The Super Bowl ended 17 days ago. So it must be time for the NFL’s offseason to kick into high gear. The scouting combine begins Thursday in Indianapolis. Not only does it start the run-up to the draft April 26-28, it leads into free agency, which begins March 13. The heavy lifting in the restructuring Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin wins in OT

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ROCKY RIVER — When Oberlin lost its first four Patriot Athletic Conference games, it looked like its title hopes were over. When Oberlin went into its biggest game of the season without starting center and leading scorer Trevon Tucker, it looked, again, as if its title hopes were dashed. When Oberlin trailed Lutheran West with Read More…