September 1, 2014

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Avon seventh-grader wins regional bee

GRAFTON — Too bad Kaitlin Hall’s winning word wasn’t “deja vu.” Because that’s what the Avon Middle School seventh-grader must have felt Friday night when she was declared the winner of the Regional Finals Spelling Bee, earning her a trip to the nation’s capital to compete in the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Sponsored by Read More…

Steve Morey of Team Lorain County moves on

ELYRIA — Team Lorain County President Steve Morey will leave the economic development organization next month to take a job with the Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation in Florida. Morey, who has led Team Lorain County since 2008, called his time with the group “a good run,” but said he’s looking forward to his new job Read More…

Victims of Rt. 57 crash identified

ELYRIA — Police have identified the victims involved in a crash Thursday night that sent three to the hospital. Officers were sent to the intersection of state Route 57 and Taylor Street at 8:30 p.m. after a 1997 Toyota Camry collided with a 2002 Ford F-150. The driver of the F-150 was ejected from the vehicle Read More…

Amherst middle school student suspended for ‘death note’

AMHERST — A Nord Middle School student has been suspended and may face expulsion for allegedly writing a “death note” that included the names of a teacher and some other students. The boy reportedly became angry with his teacher about a month ago, and in an attempt to “vent his anger” wrote in the composition Read More…

Men’s college basketball: Buckeyes open tourney with win

Jay Cohen The Associated Press CHICAGO — Sam Thompson grew up in Chicago and went to high school near the United Center. Like all kids in the area, he was a big fan of Michael Jordan. So this was one special homecoming for the silky smooth sophomore. Thompson had a career-high 19 points to help Read More…

Girls basketball: Pair of shooting stars breaks county record

Todd Shapiro The Chronicle-Telegram It had all the ingredients of an epic athletic showdown: A pair of the area’s top basketball players, friends and summer league teammates since fifth grade, battling for a record that had stood for over a decade, with the outcome hanging in the balance until the final game of the season. Read More…

Mavericks 96, Cavaliers 86: Seldom-used guard leads Mavs’ win

DALLAS — Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was looking for any solution he could find to turn around his team’s sputtering offense. Then seldom-used guard Rodrigue Beaubois gave Dallas the scoring punch it needed to turn away the Cleveland Cavaliers. Beaubois scored 18 points off the bench and keyed a fourth-quarter run to lead the Mavericks Read More…

Brewers 4, Indians 3: Ramirez leads Milwaukee

PHOENIX (AP) — Aramis Ramirez had a single in two at-bats in his return to Milwaukee’s lineup after missing two weeks because of a sprained left knee, helping the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Friday. Ramirez, who hit .300 last year with 27 home runs, 105 RBIs and a National League-leading 50 doubles, Read More…

Men’s basketball: Michigan State rallies for Big Ten tourney win

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was so disgusted that he remained mostly silent in the locker room at halftime. He said he had no answers, so he listened instead. Then Branden Dawson spoke up, and Keith Appling and Adreian Payne also talked. And the Spartans found their fire with little assistance from their spirited coach. Read More…

Men’s basketball: Akron, Ohio U to meet for title

CLEVELAND — Akron’s dreams of a memorable March were in danger of ending in the worst way possible. Zeke Marshall rescued them. Dominating at both ends, the Zips’ 7-foot-center scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and seven blocks as Akron, rocked last week by the suspension of point guard Alex Abreu, kept its NCAA Tournament Read More…