November 23, 2014

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Rick Noland: LeBron James return to Cavaliers? It’s not as ridiculous as it sounds

The earliest it can happen is 17 months from now, but local sports talk radio is already diving into the subject every time it gets tired of discussing the NFL Draft, one of 37 Browns hires, the Super Bowl or Art Modell’s Hall of Fame candidacy. We are talking, for better or worse, for richer Read More…

High school hockey: Solon ousts top seed Amherst on late goal in Baron Cup opener

BROOKLYN — The king is dead, long live the king. Defending Baron Cup II champion and top seed Amherst just couldn’t put eighth-seeded Solon away as the Eastside Comets scored on a power play, their third of the game, with just 12 seconds left in the game to knock off the Lorain County Comets 7-6 Read More…

High School hockey: Elyria Catholic falls to Kent Roosevelt in first round of Baron Cup

BROOKLYN — This is not how it was supposed to end. It took five years for Elyria Catholic to get back to the Baron Cup tournament and all looked good after the Panthers held a 2-0 after 15 minutes of play. But the Panthers’ offensive pressure disappeared in the second period and they were their Read More…

Boys bowling: Amherst has Baker touch, tops North Ridgeville in roll-off for league title

GRAFTON — Victory tasted sweet to the Amherst boys bowling team Monday. Maybe that’s because the Comets were so dominant in the Baker games. Amherst trailed North Ridgeville by 23 pins heading into those games in the roll-off for the North Shore Bowling Conference championship at Grafton Bowling Center, then made up that difference and Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame class set; Late C-T publisher Cooper Hudnutt to be honored

ELYRIA — The Elyria Sports Hall of Fame selected its 42nd class Monday night. This year’s inductees include Elyria High volleyball standout Brooke Bader, longtime EHS softball coach Ken Fenik, EHS basketball star Adam Larrick, Elyria Catholic football state champion Briant McLaughlin, LCCC three-sport star and EC coach Jan Sito and the 1973 boys basketball Read More…

One week, two tests: No. 10 Ohio State has No. 3 Michigan, No. 1 Indiana on tap

COLUMBUS — As he was preparing to speak with reporters Monday, Ohio State coach Thad Matta coughed and sneezed. He said several of his players also had bad colds. Someone said, “At least you don’t have any big games to play.” “No,” he said with a grin. “It’s another week.” Far from it. The 10th-ranked Read More…

Officials still shed no light on reasons for Super Bowl blackout

NEW ORLEANS — The cause of a 34-minute blackout at the Super Bowl remains under investigation, but public records released Monday show that Superdome officials were worried about a power outage several months before the big game. An Oct. 15 memo released by the Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District, which oversees the Superdome, says tests Read More…

Burge says he talked to surgeon’s wife

ELYRIA — Prosecutors on Monday urged a judge to reject a request by convicted killer Melissa Dovala’s attorneys to reopen her case because a medical expert her trial lawyer, now-Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge, has testified he consulted said in a sworn affidavit that he never discussed the case with Burge. But in Read More…

Lorain Councilman Silecky won’t run again

LORAIN — A change of address will change the makeup of the City Council. Councilman Myroslaw “Mickey” Silecky, D-7th Ward, on Monday said he will not seek re-election. Silecky, whose term ends Dec. 31, said he’s moving out of his ward to his family’s home in Sheffield at the end of the year. Silecky, a Read More…

Moratorium out, but trustees still oppose sludge pool

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Gerald Phillips, attorney for the residents of Pittsfield Township, was fired up at a Monday trustees’ meeting after the trustees ended a moratorium on a human waste lagoon on Quarry Road. Phillips, who petitioned for the moratorium designed to stop Quasar Energy Group from continuing operations at the lagoon on Quarry Road, Read More…