October 25, 2014

Elyria
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Rough finish can’t tarnish great season for Columbia

FREMONT — Columbia gave up 502 yards of total offense in the first half to seventh-seeded Hamler Patrick Henry. A week after quarterback Jay Banyasz gashed Archbold for 270 rushing yards, his offense was held to 282 by the tough Patriots defense. The numbers certainly reflected the Raiders’ 56-15 Division V, Region 18 semifinal loss Read More…

Columbia fans sparked Raiders to succeed

FREMONT — Columbia head coach Jason Ward has always made it clear how much he appreciates all the fan support his team receives from the Columbia Station community. Last weekend, with playoff football coming to town for the first time ever, 900 presale tickets were snapped up by Columbia fans, which packed the home grandstand Read More…

Browns’ Hodges stays in Cleveland during bye to focus on punting

BEREA — The majority of the Browns used their bye week to take mini-vacations to much warmer locations. Punter Reggie Hodges, though, remained in Northeast Ohio with his family and stayed focused on his job. “At my position, there is no room for error — you absolutely have to perform at a high level,” he Read More…

Oberlin can’t keep follow big win last week, lose 47-20 to Wittenberg

OBERLIN — Whatever magic Oberlin possessed a week earlier when the Yeomen upset the No. 10-ranked Division III team in the nation vanished into thin air on Saturday. The Yeomen traveled to Crawfordsville, Ind., last Saturday and shocked Wabash, 31-16. Oberlin was not even close to pulling off the same trick against Wittenberg, the No. Read More…

Family grateful remains of Korean War vet, long missing, have returned

The continuous efforts of military scientists are what ultimately led to the return of a Hinckley Township Marine who died in 1950 in a battle in North Korea. Cpl. Clarence H. Huff Jr. — better known as “Bud” — was 20 when he was reported killed in action on Dec. 2, 1950, during the battle Read More…

Fired Street Department head sues Avon for $2 million

AVON — A $2 million suit has been filed against the City of Avon, Mayor Jim Smith and several other officials by the city’s former streets superintendent who was dismissed after 16 years for failing a drug test, which violated a last-chance agreement governing his employment. The suit was filed by Avon Lake attorney Gerald Read More…

ROUNDUP: Nov. 11, 2012

Elyria police searching for gas station robber ELYRIA — A lone bandit made off with several hundred dollars in cash during an overnight robbery of a local gas station. The theft occurred at the Speedway station at Bell Avenue and state Route 57 shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, according to Elyria police reports, which said the Read More…