July 29, 2014

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ELECTION 2013: Numerous county issues on May ballot

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners on Wednesday approved adding levies to the May ballot asking voters to raise property taxes to bring in money to fund Lorain County Transit and the Lorain County Drug Task Force. The 0.04-mill transit levy, if passed, would bring in roughly $246,000 annually and be used to expand LCT’s services, Read More…

ELECTION 2013: N. Ridgeville has 10 candidates vying for Council

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — They may need a second starting gate for the May primary battle to fill City Council’s three at-large seats. “It is a little crowded, isn’t it?” City Council President Kevin Corcoran said with a laugh. A Republican, Corcoran will be seeking his third term on Council as one of 10 primary candidates Read More…

National Signing Day: 37 county athletes, including 5 to Division I, make college picks official

College signing ceremonies haven’t changed much over the years in Lorain County, but those days of same old, same old might be over. Two of the top area football players — Elyria’s Tracy Sprinkle and Avon’s Ross Douglas — graduated early in December and enrolled in their colleges last month. Sprinkle was able to make Read More…

National Signing Day: OSU’s Urban Meyer hits home run by landing top prospects

COLUMBUS — Two minutes before Rossville, Ga., defensive back Vonn Bell stepped before the cameras Wednesday morning to declare where he would go to school, he dialed Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s cell phone. Too anxious to sit still, Meyer had gotten on a treadmill to burn off his pent-up energy. “(Bell) said, ‘You know Read More…

Cavaliers 122, Bobcats 95: Cleveland on top of game in rare easy win

CLEVELAND — It was exactly the efficient, proficient and professional kind of performance Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was seeking against the worst team in the NBA. Cleveland played so well in an extremely convincing 122-95 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena that the game quickly became boring, which was actually Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Rolling Keystone wins dual meet regional, headed to state

KIRTLAND — Keystone’s magic carpet ride will continue with a weekend trip to Columbus. The Wildcats, who entered the Division III, Region 19 dual meet tournament seeded fifth, made it four big wins over three weeks Wednesday, eliminating the third-seeded Kirtland Hornets 49-29 to win the Region 19 team championship. The Wildcats got five pins, Read More…

Girls Basketball: Amherst battles into overtime, but can’t knock off Midpark

AMHERST — Stasha Carey, Midpark’s 6-foot-3 junior post, said foul shooting is not her forte. “Foul shots, I’m not the best at,” she said Wednesday night. Yeah, right. Midpark didn’t shoot a foul shot in the first half of its Southwestern Conference showdown with Amherst. But in the second half, Carey made 10 straight without Read More…

Girls Basketball: Alexis Middlebrooks’ big game not enough for Elyria

ELYRIA — Elyria junior forward Alexis Middlebrooks did everything she could, but it wasn’t enough. Middlebrooks scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed a game-high 19 rebounds, but her Pioneers couldn’t overcome a shooting slump that lasted through the second and third quarters, falling to Medina 50-42 in Northeast Ohio Conference action. Medina (13-4, 7-2) Read More…

ELECTION 2013: Unofficial list of candidates and issues

Cities (D- Democrat, R- Republican, I- Independent) AMHERST President of Council (Elect 1) John S. Dietrich (D) Auditor (Elect 1) David C. Kukucka (D) Treasurer (Elect 1) Brian Dembinski (D) Pamela Tremaine (D) Richard S. Ramsey (R) Council at large (Elect 3) David Janik (D) Steven J. Mihalcik (D) Joe Miller (D) Phil Van Treuren Read More…

Now That You’re Seeing The Energy Star Logo Everywhere, Look For The Most Efficient Label

Are you on the lookout for new heating or cooling equipment for your Northeast Ohio home? Is the Energy Star logo on every appliance you see? If so, it’s probably high time you learned about the federal Energy Star program’s new Most Efficient label. Let’s take a look at some common questions about the new program: Is Read More…