September 23, 2014

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Bascule bridge to be closed tomorrow

LORAIN — The Charles Berry Bascule Bridge in Lorain will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, according to the Water Department. Water Department work in the area of Alabama and Lakeside avenues will also close East Erie Avenue as far east as Colorado and will affect about 20 customers, a Water Department Read More…

Cross country MVPs are named

This year’s Lorain County cross country MVPs, clockwise from upper left: Elyria Catholic’s Jake Amato, Avon’s Blake Pecoraro, Amherst’s  Alexis Szivan and Elyria Catholic’s Michaela Foisy. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — Experience made all the difference for this year’s All-Lorain County Cross Country MVPs. When things were tough, they rolled with the punches and handled the adversity. Senior Blake Pecoraro of Avon and Amherst sophomore Alexis Szivan are the MVPs in Division I for this year’s 12th annual awards. Seniors Michaela Foisy and Jake Read More…

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High school football: Senior duo’s attitude, skill a huge reason Avon’s offense is so dangerous

Avon coach Mike Elder calls seniors Tim Von Salter, left, and Alex Kelly the best offensive linemen he’s ever coached. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

Avon football coach Mike Elder knows all about good offensive line play. After all, he was an offensive lineman in his playing days. So when he says this year’s Avon offensive line is one of the most physical and nasty he’s ever coached, believe him. And believe it when he says senior leaders Alex Kelly Read More…

So far, Cavs so difficult to figure out

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Through five games, the Cavaliers have been a lot like rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters: There have been flashes of brilliance and moments of ineptness. Reality can be found somewhere in the middle — and they’ve both been there, too. The Cavs looked terrific in downing the Los Angeles Clippers 108-101 on the road and Read More…

LORCO announces 10 percent rate hike

WELLINGTON TWP. — Sewer rates will go up about 10 percent in 2013 for customers in the Lorain County Rural Wastewater District. The LORCO board of trustees voted to hike minimum monthly sewer rates from $42 to $46.20 in 2013, saying it was the fiscally responsible thing to do. Customers who use more than 2,000 Read More…

JVS cuts two jobs to reduce budget

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — Serious reorganization is going on at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School with the school board laying off its director of academic services and its director of business services/human resources earlier this week. Letters informing Cathy Pugh and Susanna Merlone of the reduction in force were hand-delivered after an 8-1 vote at Read More…

Woman suspected in slaying in Mississippi arrested in Lorain

Lorain police take Tamira Peoples into custody Thursday at 14th Street and Lexington Avenue in Lorain. Peoples, of Mississippi, was arrested on a warrant out of Hattiesburg, Miss., for murder and aggravated assault after two women were shot Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — A Mississippi woman suspected of killing her neighbor was arrested Thursday in Lorain at a family member’s home. Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere said police were contacted by the Hattiesburg Police Department in Mississippi because officers there suspected that Tamira Peoples was in the area. Lt. Jon Traxler, spokesman for Hattiesburg police, said Read More…

Levy failure means district reductions in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Cuts are a given for the Avon Lake school district after Tuesday’s failure of a 9.04-mill emergency operating levy. Unofficial results show the five-year issue failed by a 6,744 to 6,029 vote. “We’re a little disappointed it didn’t pass, but the fact we lost by that much has us feeling good, given Read More…

Saturday breakfast marks birth of Marines

ELYRIA — They were born in a tavern before the creation of the nation they defend, and the U.S. Marine Corps has a long and vaunted history of which it is proud. That history and tradition will again be celebrated this weekend on the anniversary of the corps’ founding Nov. 10, 1775. This year’s breakfast Read More…