October 24, 2014

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High school hockey: Numbers add up to a Panthers loss

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ROCKY RIVER — American high school students have been accused of being mathematically challenged, but there’s some arithmetic most prep hockey players know: Twenty is greater than 10. That was the story Thursday night as Elyria Catholic, skating with only 10 players, lost 7-0 to Rocky River, which had 20 players in uniform, in the Read More…

High school wrestling: Brookside grabs two wins, stays unbeaten in Stars

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SHEFFIELD — Brookside wrestling coach Brian Behrendt kept it simple. “I think we’re sick of being doormats,” he said. The Cardinals, lightly regarded in Lorain County and the Patriot Athletic Conference for years, came away with a pair of dominant victories — 48-32 over Keystone and 49-28 over Wellington — on Thursday night to stay Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavs’ plan still looks like a loser

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The Cavaliers have a master plan. I’m serious. When I learn more details, I’ll fill you in. Right now, from piecing together comments I’ve heard from owner Dan Gilbert, general manager Chris Grant and coach Byron Scott, who have led the franchise to an eye-popping — and eye-watering — record of 50-139 over exactly the Read More…

Browns hire Norv Turner as offensive coordinator, name six assistants total

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New Browns coach Rob Chudzinski’s first coaching hires demonstrated the power to attract a sought-after commodity, the comfort of familiarity and the willingness to try something new. Six assistants were announced Thursday, a week after Chudzinski was hired as a first-time head coach. He went to his past for four coaches, including highly acclaimed offensive Read More…

New ‘racino’ looking to hire 600 people; job fair is today and tomorrow

CLEVELAND — A new racino scheduled to open in northeast Ohio needs to hire 600 people. Officials at ThistleDown, an existing thoroughbred racetrack in North Randall, southeast of Cleveland, are holding a job fair today and tomorrow to fill positions including involving food and beverage, video lottery terminal services, security, wardrobe, marketing, personnel and finance. Read More…

Dunham’s sporting goods moving to mall

Dunham’s Discount Sporting Goods in Midway Crossings on West River Road North on Wednesday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Dunham’s Sporting Goods is moving from a shopping strip on West River Road North to Midway Mall. The store will move into the former Steve and Barry’s, said Midway Mall General Manager Mark Bressler. The anticipated opening date is April 1. “Dunham’s has recognized Midway Mall as the retail epicenter of Elyria and Read More…

‘Draconian’ cuts coming to Elyria Schools

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools, coming off a devastating defeat on the November ballot, has decided not to place a levy on the May ballot. Instead of a levy attempt, school officials plan to move forward with cuts — reducing the district’s budget by $3 million to keep from going into a deficit by 2015. Superintendent Read More…

MLK Day events scheduled around county

The 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Walk in Elyria.

Elyria’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission is gearing up to celebrate the King legacy with a host of weekend events. Saturday The 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Festival begins 11 a.m. in the Elyria Public Library. At 6 p.m., the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will host its first event: Celebrate the King. Read More…

Oberlin wants to annex JVS; school balks

Lorain County Joint Vocational School, at the corner of state Route 58 and U.S. Route 20 in Pittsfield Township, is shown Wednesday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The city of Oberlin wants the Lorain County Joint Vocational School to rest within the city limits. A contract drawn in 1971, when the school was built at the corner of state Route 58 and U.S. Route 20, allows the school to tap into Oberlin’s sewage system, but it also mandates that Read More…

Police: Woman’s ‘stranger’ rape claim not truthful

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LORAIN — A woman who told police that she was kidnapped while walking on Long Avenue and then raped last week wasn’t entirely truthful with officers, Lorain police Lt. Roger Watkins said Thursday. The woman initially told police that a stranger, who was possibly armed, grabbed her around 6 p.m. Jan. 9 and took her Read More…