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High school football: Avon falls to Toledo Central Catholic in regional final

CLYDE — It had all the makings of a state championship game, which it may have been since many pundits believed the winner of Friday night’s game between Avon and Toledo Central Catholic might be the favorite to win it all. The teams traded defensive stops, then traded touchdowns and it looked like the heavyweight Read More…

Company to move 120 jobs out of Elyria

ELYRIA — An equity firm that got its start in Elyria is moving to Westlake in a shift that will result in a $15 million expansion and renovation project of a newly acquired building that used to belong to the Cleveland Clinic on Clemens Road. Upon completion of the project, the Equity Trust Co. plans Read More…

District talks massive cuts after levies fail

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River Superintendent Janice Wyckoff warned the school board that small class sizes, athletics and extracurricular activities are in jeopardy after the failure of two levies on the Nov. 6 ballot. Wyckoff told an audience of several hundred students, parents, faculty and staff that if the district can’t pass a levy next Read More…

Hostess going out of business, sparking a run on Twinkies

ELYRIA — After hearing the news that Hostess would be going out of business, Elyria resident Tiger Deskins searched local stores for his favorite products — Twinkies and Ho Hos. Deskins stared frustrated at the shelves at Marc’s on Midway Boulevard, as if the Twinkies and Ho Hos that were missing from the shelves would Read More…

Police log for Nov. 17, 2012

Lorain police Sunday, Nov. 11 5:07 p.m. — 2200 block E. 32nd St., theft of two wood hammers from a shed. Police said a padlock on the shed had been cut off. Thursday, Nov. 15 10:06 p.m. — 2900 block Packard Drive, reported burglary of a home. Firearms, a PlayStation 3 and a bicycle were Read More…

High school football: Injury to starting QB puts Avon in tailspin

CLYDE — There didn’t seem to be much difference between Toledo Central Catholic and Avon when they lined up Friday night for the Division II regional title at Clyde High School. Both were 11-1, state-ranked and seasoned postseason teams. But when Avon quarterback David Zeh went out with a head injury after a hit from Read More…

Sex assault suspect hurt at jail

VERMILION — A Vermilion man who is in Erie County Jail awaiting trial for allegedly touching an 11-year-old girl inappropriately was hospitalized after allegedly being assaulted by another inmate Thursday. Police said Eddie Frederick, who was jailed Saturday on a gross sexual imposition charge, called jail staff to report he had been assaulted by another Read More…

High school football: Avon seniors leaving legacy of winning

CLYDE — The Avon seniors weren’t exactly overjoyed after the Eagles’ 42-14 loss to Toledo Central Catholic in the Division II regional championship Friday night, but they also knew they had put together an impressive four years. “This is a tough loss,” said running back Ross Douglas, who will play cornerback at Michigan next year. Read More…

Father charged after boy found alone in street

ELYRIA — An Elyria father was charged with child endangering the day after police found his 4-year-old child wandering around the street alone. The 4-year-old was found by a witness on West Avenue and 15th Street at 11:45 p.m. Thursday. The woman called police and stayed with the boy, who reportedly was trying to cross Read More…

Mentally distressed man gives officers chase, police say

LORAIN — Police arrested a Lorain man after he led officers on a chase, locked himself in a bystander’s apartment and ran through an elementary school playground. Police said the man, Charles Marr Jr., 33, 1400 block of West 23rd Street, had sped past an intersection without stopping at a stop sign on West 23rd Read More…