December 20, 2014

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BASF plant dedicated

ELYRIA — Inside the new BASF cathode materials plant, a more than $50 million investment in the technology of electric mobility, a complex labyrinth of machinery soon will start churning out products many hope will jump start Elyria’s economic future. Tuesday morning, nearly 300 employees, dignitaries and city officials witnessed the ribbon cutting of the Read More…

Moss’ owner puts restaurant up for auction

ELYRIA — The owner of Moss’ Restaurant, which last year underwent a renovation by the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible,” is selling the downtown restaurant and building. Sandi Laubenthal, who has owned the business for more than 11 years, has hired Chartwell Group out of Cleveland to oversee the liquidation of both the business and Broad Read More…

Nets 114, Cavaliers 101: Varejao, Irving can’t carry Cavs

NEW YORK — Brooklyn’s Backcourt broke out. Deron Williams had 26 points and 10 assists, Joe Johnson scored 25 points, and the Nets beat the road-weary Cleveland Cavaliers 114-101 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory. Expected to be one of the league’s best guard tandems, Williams and Johnson are still trying to find Read More…

Lorain school board to weigh loan vs. takeover

LORAIN — Whether it makes sense to take on more debt to avoid losing local control of Lorain Schools is expected to be debated at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. Despite last week’s passage of a seven-year, 4.8-mill property tax levy that would raise about $3.1 million annually, the school district has a projected $4.7 Read More…

Petrak: Little showing some maturity

Greg Little grew up some over the bye week. The Browns receiver was introduced to former NBA star Alonzo Mourning by a friend and became mesmerized during a two-hour lunch in Miami. Little went against his personality and stopped talking, because he couldn’t help but listen to Mourning. “I was lost with really how powerful Read More…

Ohio State: Buckeyes and Badgers have developed healthy rivalry

COLUMBUS — It used to be that Ohio State players despised their longtime enemies to the North, Michigan, and abided everyone else on their schedule. No more. Now the Buckeyes also have a special level of dislike for the Wisconsin Badgers. “I don’t want to go on record saying that I hate Wisconsin more than Read More…

Men’s college basketball: Cleveland State can’t keep up with No. 5 Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — After a physically taxing win over Bowling Green, Cleveland State put up little resistance against No. 5 Michigan. “We just didn’t play well, and I told them that,” said Cleveland State coach Gary Waters. “We didn’t do anything right in the first half, and that put the game away.” Tim Hardaway Read More…

Golf: Shroeder, Neumann, Aussem named 1st team All-District

Avon Lake sophomore Niki Schroeder, who finished second in the Division I state tournament, and Avon senior Kaitlin Neumann were named first team all-district by the Northeast Ohio Golf Coaches Association. Avon Lake senior Brendan Aussem was a first-team Division I selection on the boys side. Schroeder shot 75-72 (147) at the state tournament in Read More…

Volleyball: Brookside’s Whitsel, EC’s O’Shaughnessy named 2nd team All-Ohio

Seniors Kady Whitsel of Brookside and Catherine O’Shaughnessy of Elyria Catholic were named second team All-Ohio by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association. Whitsel led the Cardinals to the best record in school history (21-2) and a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship. O’Shaughnessy was a big reason the Panthers went 21-4, claimed a Read More…

Ruth M. Billings

Ruth M. Billings (nee Bauer), 79, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at her home, in Elyria. She was born November 15, 1932, in Elyria and was a 1950 graduate of Elyria High School. She was employed for 25 years at Elyria High School, retiring as secretary to the principal in 1990. Ruth was a Read More…