October 21, 2014

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Stella P. (Williams) Britt

Stella P. (Williams) Britt, 89, of New London, died Friday evening, February 15, 2013 at New Life Hospice in Lorain after a short illness. She was born on July 15, 1923, in Willis Branch, West Virginia, to the late Willie S. and Elsie Mae (Phillips) Williams. In 1955 Stella moved to the New London area. Read More…

County drone aspirations not a flight of fancy

ELYRIA — Matt Mishak doesn’t fear the rise of the drones. In fact, the Elyria city prosecutor, businessman and instructor at Lorain County Community College said he thinks unmanned aircraft systems, as those who deal with the machines prefer to call them, are a boon to society. “It’s an exciting, very capable new technology with Read More…

Broad Street Circle K is robbed

ELYRIA — Police are investigating a robbery at Circle K early Saturday in which a man made off with approximately $60 cash. Officers were called to the store at 2:10 a.m. for an alert tone, and units set up a perimeter. An employee at the store, Krista Smiercak, told police a man came into the Read More…

Struck woman remains in critical condition

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A woman struck by a vehicle at Broadway and East 41st Street on  Thursday remains in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Kelly Collett, 35, of the 4100 block of Broadway in Lorain, was struck while crossing the street to pick up her son, according Read More…

BLOTTER: Feb. 17, 2013

Elyria police Friday, Feb. 15 12:15 p.m. — 800 block Purdue Ave., reported breaking and entering of an unattached garage. The owner did not know if anything was taken. 12:34 p.m. — 1500 block West River Road, N., Shawn Radeff arrested and charged with five counts of receiving stolen property. Kyle Kadow arrested and charged Read More…

Division III Sectional Wrestling: Wellington wins tourney, sends 9 to districts

BROOKLYN — To say Lorain County wrestlers and teams fared well Saturday at the Division III sectional at Brooklyn High School would be an understatement. Thirty-one wrestlers representing six schools qualified for next weekend’s district at Garfield Heights, and local teams took three of the top four spots in the 13-team tournament, including first-place Wellington. Read More…

Division I Sectional Wrestling: Amherst claims 1st sectional title; Elyria advances 10 to districts

MANSFIELD — The droughts are over for the Amherst Comets. That’s right, droughts … plural. Not only did Amherst pick up its first sectional champion since Cory Naro in 2005 by putting four wrestlers on top of the podium, the Comets won the first sectional team championship in program history. “Individually, it was very satisfying,” Read More…

Girls Basketball: Amherst impressive in regular-season finale vs. Clearview

SHEFFIELD TWP. — If Amherst looked at Saturday’s non-league game against Clearview as a postseason tune-up, consider all systems ready to go. The Comets defeated the Clippers 60-50 in the regular-season finale. Both teams will enter sectional play with a 17-5 record. The final score is not really indicative of how well the Comets played. Read More…

District Girls Basketball: Lorain gets past Olmsted Falls; Ridgeville, Midview ousted

ELYRIA — Underdog Olmsted Falls held Lorain star Alex Harris to three field goals Saturday and guard Angelique Flores to two. One result was the Bulldogs were within five points of the taller, faster Titans with nearly three minutes left in their Division I sectional tournament game. But after baskets a half-minute apart by Hannah Read More…

Boys Basketball: Devon Andrews leads Titans to win over Westlake

WESTLAKE — Sophomore Devon Andrews had 24 points and 12 rebounds and sparked a big fourth quarter as Lorain was able to pull away from short-handed Westlake in a 66-56 non-conference victory. Playing without starting center Gavin Skelly, a 6-foot-8 junior who was suspended for two games, the Demons (13-7) had just eight rotation players Read More…