February 13, 2016


Harriet Loretta Johnson


Harriet Loretta Johnson (nee Harper), 89, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake, following a long illness. She was born in Geneva and been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1961. Harriet was a homemaker and had been employed with Green Circle Growers in Columbia Station. She Read More…

Wrestling notes: A look at the county’s finest


With the inaugural state team tournament heading into the regional finals, let’s take a look at what kind of damage we could do if we put together an All-Lorain County team. There might be enough talent in this lineup to give St. Edward a run for its money. 106 — Starter: Sebastian Vidika, Black River. Read More…

Boys basketball notes: Oberlin finds its groove


An 0-2 start to the season wasn’t what Oberlin coach Kurt Russell expected from his defending Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division champs. But that’s what he got. Things improved slightly as Oberlin won its next two games, only to fall to 2-4 following back-to-back losses to Columbia and Elyria. Since then the Phoenix has been Read More…

Girls basketball notes: Coaches like tourney as is


The familiar sectional tournament, where a dozen or so schools come together at one site to battle for a district championship, might not look so familiar in the future. The Central District, which encompasses schools in the Columbus area, is experimenting with a new format this season in which each game of the sectional tournament Read More…