November 21, 2014

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Storm delays Amherst rec center project

AMHERST — When the Lorain County Metro Parks announced plans for the $7 million Mercy Recreation and Wellness Center more than a year ago, former Metro Parks director Dan Martin vowed the facility would open Jan. 1, 2013. But as determined as officials were to meet that deadline, they couldn’t foresee the week’s worth of Read More…

H.S. Football Playoffs: Ross Douglas leads Avon’s second-half surge

AVON — Neither Ross Douglas nor coach Mike Elder was too happy at halftime, but they weren’t too disappointed being down just 3-0 with 24 minutes still to play. Douglas, who had fumbled away an opportunity in the first half, came on in the second to lead Avon past Perrysburg, 28-11, Friday in the Division Read More…

Police and FBI arrest suspect in Wellington bank robbery

WELLINGTON — A man who police believe robbed Wellington’s Sun Center Federal Credit Union on Oct. 23 was arrested Friday at his home on Orchard Lane. Aaron Fortier, 20, was being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail pending a court appearance on Monday. He is being charged with bank robbery with an enhancement for brandishing Read More…

CORRECTION: Nov. 3, 2012

Rita Campbell, director of the American Red Cross Lorain County Chapter, was misidentified in a story Friday about efforts to open a temporary shelter in Avon Lake for people without heat and power stemming from this week’s storms.

H.S. Football Playoffs: Field position sinks Middies

TOLEDO — Toledo Central Catholic coach Greg Dempsey stresses defense and field position as key factors in winning games. That was evident Friday night against Midview at Gallagher Stadium, as his team rolled to a 50-7 Division II, Region 6 victory. And it started just four plays into the game with the Fighting Irish forced Read More…

H.S. Football Playoffs: Gambles don’t pay off for underdog Clearview

FINDLAY — Clearview threw caution to the wind against the second-ranked team in the state, Ottawa-Glandorf. It didn’t matter. The Clippers opened the game with an onside kick, tried a double pass and put the ball in the air throughout the first half. Despite the wide-open approach, Clearview found little success as the Titans took Read More…

Division III girls soccer: Regional final capsule

No. 14 Elyria Catholic (14-2-4) vs. Hawken (12-4-2) • WHEN: Today, 3 p.m. • WHERE: Twinsburg High School, 10270 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg • AT STAKE: A trip to the state semifinals, where the winner will face either Ontario or Kalida on Tuesday. • TICKETS: $6 • DIRECTIONS: Take I-480 East to the State Rt. 82 Read More…

Ohio State not looking past struggling Illinois

COLUMBUS — To outside observers, it looks like a mismatch. No. 6 Ohio State is 10-0, can clinch a share of the title in its Big Ten division and can keep alive any flickering hopes of being the last unbeaten standing when the final poll votes are cast. Illinois (2-6) has lost its last five Read More…

Cavs get crushed: Bulls beat Cleveland for ninth straight time

CLEVELAND — Next time the Cavaliers face the Chicago Bulls, take the team from the Windy City and give the points. Not to advocate betting or anything, but the Bulls once again ran roughshod over the Cavs, winning 115-86 Friday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. The Bulls, whose biggest lead was 31 early in Read More…

All hands on deck: Mohamed Massaquoi’s return gives Browns option at wide receiver

BEREA — For years, fans have been complaining about the team’s lack of quality receivers. Is it possible the 2012 Browns actually have a surplus? That may be taking it too far with an offense that ranks 29th in total offense, 19th in passing, 25th in scoring and doesn’t have a receiver in the NFL’s Read More…