November 25, 2014

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Boys basketball: Columbia on the way to earning its Stripes after win over Oberlin

OBERLIN — Simon Says. It’s one of the oldest playground games you’ll find but Friday it took on a whole new meaning as Columbia pretty much ran away with the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division with a convincing 63-54 win over the Oberlin. It was Columbia’s Jacob Simon coming alive in the second half to Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon’s Brian Kelly starts fast and stays hot as Eagles top Elyria Catholic

AVON — It wasn’t just a game between Avon and Elyria Catholic on Friday night. There was a game within a game between two deadly outside shooters — EC’s Tyler Riddell and Avon’s Brian Kelly. That was the way the game had shaped up by halftime. Riddell had 16 points and Kelly 14. But when Read More…

Berta lawsuit files released

ELYRIA — Documents unsealed Friday in the sexual harassment lawsuit against former Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge David Berta paint two very different pictures of the six years he spent on the bench. Former Magistrate Lucinda McConnell, who is suing Berta, portrays the former judge as an abusive misogynist prone to sexually inappropriate comments and Read More…

Longest-serving fair board member dies

WELLINGTON — A week ago Friday, John Emerich came to the Lorain County Fairgrounds to say goodbye. Having grappled with skin cancer for some time, Emerich knew he wasn’t going to be around much longer, according to Charisse Nikel, fair secretary and office manager. “It had to be tough,” Nikel said of Emerich’s final trip Read More…

Students dress centenarian-style to celebrate 100th day of school

ELYRIA — The oddest thing happened Friday at Prospect Elementary School. Leslie Urteaga’s first-grade class appeared to have aged overnight from adorable 6- and 7-year-olds to pint-sized centenarians complete with walking canes, gray hair and several pairs of suspenders. Urteaga, who towered over her students, appeared to be the youngest one in the room. This Read More…

Midview chief: Don’t vote against levy because of Kasich plan

Midview Superintendent John Kuhn on Friday pleaded with voters not to use Gov. John Kasich’s new funding plan for schools as a reason for rejecting a levy Tuesday. The district is seeking a 9.75-mill, 10-year emergency levy to stave off drastic cuts, including the shortening of the school day, the elimination of all extracurricular activities Read More…

Police log for Feb. 2, 2013

Elyria police Thursday, Jan. 31 11:47 a.m. — 600 block University Ave., a blind man reported that more than $500 in cash, including rare wheat pennies, were stolen from his home, and a Garmin GPS was missing after a work crew was in his home. Information on the agency employed was redacted from a police Read More…

‘Disinterested’ Kyrie Irving held to 14 points as Pistons pound ‘soft’ Cavaliers

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Brandon Knight could tell the Detroit Pistons needed a little boost after the trade earlier this week that sent Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to Memphis. “Guys lost friends that day,” Knight said. “Guys were thinking how the future will be. There’s a lot of emotions there.” Two days after the Read More…

Pond death likely accidental

AVON — Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans has ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in an Avon retention pond Wednesday. Evans said initial autopsy results show minor abrasions on the body of Allen Tibai, the 54-year-old man who was pronounced dead at Avon Emergency Care Center Read More…

Elyria in fourth at Northeast Ohio Conference wrestling tournament, but coach not happy

GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Elyria was able to put five wrestlers into the semifinals, keep 11 of the 12 they brought alive for Day 2 and finish in the top four after the opening day of the Northeast Ohio Conference tournament. It wasn’t enough to satisfy Pioneers coach Erik Burnett. “I don’t think we wrestled well Read More…