September 21, 2014

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Show Your Heart Some Love…

Valentine’s Day is upon us and now is a great time to think a little deeper about your heart. When you take steps to love your heart, your Valentine AND your heart will thank you for years to come!
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Tucker: Lorain district can ‘do better’

LORAIN — A plan to remove Lorain Schools from academic emergency and avoid a state academic takeover in three years was outlined by Superintendent Tom Tucker Tuesday. Tucker told Board of Education members at their meeting that the school district is intensifying math and reading tutoring and increasing accountability and efficiency of administrators. The district Read More…

Christopher Dorner in gun battle with authorities, source says

LOS ANGELES — Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear, Calif., area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told the Los Angeles Times. The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said. It was not immediately clear whether Dorner Read More…

High school hockey: EC needs OT, but gets win for ailing coach

BROOKLYN — “Win one for Monty” was the Elyria Catholic battle cry Monday night and win one they did. The Panthers went into their hockey sectional opener against Westlake without coach Rick Montgomery, who was sidelined by surgery Thursday. After a horrendous night of special teams play, Elyria Catholic’s David Kukucka one-timed a pass from Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria eyes end to title drought

ELYRIA — How long has it been since Elyria’s basketball team has played as important a conference game as it will tonight when North Royalton visits the Pioneers gym? Try 18 years. That’s the last time the Pioneers had a chance to win or share a league crown. It was during the 1994-95 season under Read More…

Next Browns QB? Say … it ain’t this Joe

Joe Flacco as Browns quarterback sounds great. The Browns have had a revolving door at the game’s most important position, and a Super Bowl MVP in his prime would certainly stop it. Don’t get your hopes up. A Flacco-to-Cleveland scenario is possible because his rookie contract with the Ravens expired after the Super Bowl, he’s Read More…

Cleveland a step closer to restricting drivers’ cellphone use

CLEVELAND — Cleveland is one step closer to prohibiting drivers from talking on cellphones without using hand-free devices. WEWS-TV reports that a bill is moving through the city council. It goes to another committee later this month and would make it illegal for drivers to talk with a cellphone to their ear. The law would Read More…

New Keystone Middle School opens

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LAGRANGE — Keystone buses lined the newly black-topped parking lot as middle school students had their faces plastered to the windows — eager with anticipation for a glimpse at their new school. On Monday, Keystone Middle School Principal Tim Jenkins held a cup of coffee, smiled and opened the doors to the new middle school. Read More…

Lawyer says Judge Burge ‘falsified’ relationship with doctor in 2010 deposition

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge’s recent affidavit explaining his dealings with a neurologist in the case of convicted killer Melissa Dovala contained “material inconsistencies,” a court filing quoted the attorney who worked with Burge on Dovala’s 2005 trial as saying. Dovala’s current attorneys are pushing to have her case given a Read More…

Clearview Schools superintendent resigns

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LORAIN — Clearview Schools Superintendent Stanley Mounts is resigning due to family obligations. School board members at their Monday meeting approved Mounts’ resignation, which takes effect March 29. “We will really miss you,” board member Richard Marcucci said after the unanimous vote. Mounts was superintendent of Clyde/Green Springs Schools from 1985 to 1994 before moving Read More…