December 20, 2014

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ATV’s & Muddin’

ATV and Mudding - PHOTO BY TOIVO ANNUS

From the earliest age we are told by our mothers, “Don’t play in the mud!” yet we are drawn to it. Did you ever wonder why? The answer is simpler than you might think. There are all kinds of mud; soupy mud, clumpy mud, sticky mud, smelly mud, swampy mud but it’s a basic fact Read More…

Event at LCCC advocates an alcohol-free, safe holiday

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ELYRIA — You can have fun without alcohol. That’s what the Lorain County Safe Community Coalition and the approximately 400 guests that attended this year’s Zero-Proof Mix-Off say. In its 11th year, the Zero-Proof Mix-Off was formed to advocate safe alternatives to drinking alcohol during the holiday season. Sixteen local businesses, clubs and organizations gathered Read More…

High school wrestling: North Ridgeville’s Drew Dickson grabs 100th victory

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After losing to Midview to start the West Shore Conference schedule last year, North Ridgeville was motivated to turn the tables this season. Bolstered by senior 120-pounder Drew Dickson’s 100th career victory and cemented by back-to-back pinfalls in the final two matches, the Rangers grabbed a 47-24 win Thursday night. Midview fell Read More…

High school wrestling: Black River has two returning state qualifiers

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It’s always a bonus to have a state qualifier return to your lineup, but when you have two of them — and you’re not a Division I powerhouse — it could translate into a special season. Such is the case for Black River, which will be bolstered by two-time state placer Mike Hozan and 2012 Read More…

High school football: Dave Dlugosz retires as Avon Lake coach after 21 seasons, 200 wins

Avon Lake head coach Dave Dlugosz shouts out directions to his football players. Dlugosz stepped down after 21 seasons.

After 21 seasons as the Avon Lake head football coach, Dave Dlugosz is calling it a career. Dlugosz compiled a 200-44 record, won 18 Southwestern Conference championships — including 15 of the last 16 — and guided the Shoremen to the 2003 Division II state championship. His teams also earned academic all-Ohio honors from the Read More…

Peyton Hillis fires back after Joe Thomas’ comments

BEREA — Less than 24 hours after being called “toxic” by Browns tackle Joe Thomas, Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis fired back at his former teammate Thursday. Hillis told Kansas City reporters that five-time Pro Bowl selection Thomas was “kind of like a crazy ex-girlfriend, you know? It’s been over a year. Get over it.” Read More…

Makeover brightens house for the holidays

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ELYRIA — Talk about beginner’s luck. Lonnie Slatcoff said she had never entered an online sweepstakes before she got her name in the running for Sears’ “Merry Makeover Sweepstakes” contest offering a Christmas-themed home styling from “Extreme Makeover” star Ty Pennington. Slatcoff’s family was chosen from more than 13,000 entries nationwide to receive the holiday Read More…

Memo clears sticking points in Cascade negotiations

ELYRIA — A deal between Elyria and Lorain County Metro Parks about the future of Cascade Park came down to an important seven-page document that clarified how a future partnership will work. If a deal is made, there will be a formal contract between the two parties and a memorandum of understanding that will clarify Read More…

Victim’s family argues for execution of Ronald Ray Post to go ahead

COLUMBUS — Calling Ronald Ray Post a “cold bastard,” William Vantz urged the Ohio Parole Board on Thursday to recommend that Gov. John Kasich let the scheduled execution of his mother’s killer go forward Jan. 16. “Post had shown no mercy to my mother,” William Vantz said as he described his decision to ask prosecutors Read More…

Lorain school board OKs $3 million loan for district

LORAIN — A $3 million loan approved Thursday by Board of Education members will keep Lorain Schools locally controlled but incur more debt for the school district. Board President Tim Williams and board members Tony Dimacchia, Mitchell Fallis and Bill Sturgill voted yes. Board member Jim Smith voted no. Despite passage last month of a Read More…