October 24, 2014

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Boys basketball: Clearview’s threes freeze Keystone

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — If teams live by the three or die by the three, then Clearview was living large Tuesday night. The Clippers drained 11 of 19 (58 percent) 3-pointers against Keystone, as their long-distance shooting propelled them to an 83-68 Patriot Athletic Conference crossover victory. Eric Burkey (12 points), Daimon Knowles (15 points) and Read More…

Oberlin seeks input on schools

OBERLIN — District officials want to see how voters would feel about a potential bond issue to pay for new school buildings. An upcoming community meeting will offer more information on replacing or renovating the four existing Oberlin school buildings. Set to take place 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Community Center, the meeting will Read More…

Avon Lake residents complain about medical chopper noise

AVON LAKE — City officials have been assured that medical helicopter flights heading to or from the Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Avon Family Health and Surgery Center will do their best to hold it down. Mayor Greg Zilka said he had heard some complaints from people living in the southeast corner of the city Read More…

Grievances swamp Amherst police chief

AMHERST — Amherst Police Chief Joe Kucirek has had to deal with more than a dozen union grievances since he took over running the department in 2011. Kucirek said he believes the grievances stem from discontent among some of his officers over changes he’s made in the department. “I think that my perception of accountability Read More…

70-year-old man found guilty of snatching, raping teen girl

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ELYRIA — A jury convicted John P. Howard on Tuesday of kidnapping, rape and intimidation charges for grabbing off the street a 13-year-old girl in Oberlin, sexually assaulting her and threatening to kill her and her family if she told anyone. Howard, 70, looked startled by the verdict before he was taken into custody to Read More…

Lorain OKs settlement in 2005 Martin’s Run flood

LORAIN — When Martin’s Run Creek overflowed in a Dec. 17, 2005, flood, Windsor Court resident Calvin Jeter recalled carrying his wife, Zora Jeter, through waist-high water to safety. Jeter said the flooding of his home destroyed carpeting, two furnaces, a washer and dryer and a water heater. Jeter said he was never warned about Read More…

College basketball: OSU gets necessary win despite sloppy finish

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COLUMBUS — Almost no one for No. 14 Ohio State was thrilled with the way they played Tuesday night. Still, the Buckeyes will take the outcome. Deshaun Thomas, who missed part of the second half with a cut above his eye, scored 16 points and Ohio State built a 24-point lead and then hung on Read More…

Boys basketball: Raiders return home, run away from Dukes

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COLUMBIA TWP. — Home cooking. Home, sweet home. There’s no place like home. Any cliché would fit nicely when talking about Columbia’s 68-42 victory over Wellington on Tuesday night in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. The Raiders (13-1, 9-0 PAC) played their last eight games on the road dating back to Dec. 18, and Read More…

Gail P. Kreps-Winterfield

Gail P. Kreps-Winterfield (nee Patrick), 72, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, January 20, 2013 following a lengthy illness. She was born December 24, 1940 in Cleveland. Gail had been a resident of Lorain County since 1961. She was a 1958 graduate of Westlake High School and she formerly worked as Read More…

Francis Andrew Bartek MD

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Francis Andrew Bartek, MD, passed away in comfort and peace on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at New Life Hospice. A dedicated physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he served the Lorain Community since 1974. Dr. Bartek is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Zaworski); children, Julia (Jeff) Sullivan, Catherine Woskobnick, Andrew (Teresa Sanchez), Catherine, Dominic, Gabriel, Read More…