July 24, 2014

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Avon makes magazine’s list of top 3 best suburbs

AVON — It takes a lot to be considered the best suburb of Cleveland, but Avon has been slowly climbing the list, according to a recent ranking by Cleveland Magazine. Each year, Cleveland Magazine examines communities in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties. Those towns are rated based on various attributes including Read More…

Elyria, LCCC in talks for new salt barn

ELYRIA — The city and Lorain County Community College are in talks to place a new salt barn on college property that will be shared by both. Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka said the city has wanted a salt shed on the north side of town to cut down on the crisscrossing plow drivers have Read More…

Elyria city pools open June 10

ELYRIA — The city will open the North and East swimming pools June 10 and has a full schedule of activities planned including swim lessons, open swim times and swim team. City officials are hoping to continue a trend of heavy use started last year when — between the two pools and all activities — Read More…

Indians prove to be too good with two outs in win over Reds

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CLEVELAND — Teams can be guilty of pressing with two outs. The Indians produce. On the strength of one gargantuan inning Thursday night, Cleveland breezed by Cincinnati to win 7-1 and complete a two-game sweep of its intrastate rival at Progressive Field. The Indians, who have been the majors’ best in the department, scored all Read More…

Regional softball: Phares’ offense, Minney’s pitching sparks Elyria win

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CLYDE — Elyria rolled into a regional final for the ninth straight year Thursday, aptly enough with a 9-0 victory over Cleveland St. Joseph Academy. There were odd parts of the game. For instance, even as the third-ranked Pioneers led 4-0 in the fifth inning, they were not only being outhit, they were hitless. Granted, Read More…

Regional softball: Firelands’ historic season comes to an end

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BUCYRUS — There were no more come-from-behind wins or history-making moments for Firelands, just the cold hard realization that 762 schools play softball in Ohio and all but four will lose their final game. On Thursday, the Falcons became one of the 758 teams when they fell 11-0 to Granville in the Division II regional Read More…

Regional baseball: Avon Lake’s early scoring not enough against St. Ignatius

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CLEVELAND — Avon Lake’s first-inning magic wasn’t enough against St. Ignatius in a Division I regional semifinal at Case Western Reserve University on Thursday. The Shoremen scored in the first inning for the fifth straight playoff game and added a run in the seventh, but the Wildcats held on for a 3-2 win to advance Read More…

Regional baseball: Keystone comes up short vs. Ursuline

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MASSILLON — Two seasons ago in the Division III regional semifinals at Carl “Ducky” Schroeder Field, Youngstown Ursuline pitcher Sam Donko was tagged for five runs by Keystone in a loss. On Thursday, in the third straight regional semifinal between the Wildcats and Fighting Irish, Donko was dominant. The senior struck out the first seven Read More…

Ex-prostitution house available for rent

This home at 8 Tattersal Court in Elyria is again available for rent after it was declared uninhabitable following a police raid in April.

ELYRIA — The Tattersal Court house that Jeremy Mack ran his alleged prostitution ring out of is available to rent. Owner Jon Alheit said he has addressed most of the concerns that led the city to declare the two-story house uninhabitable following the April raid on the property by Elyria police. City officials cited a Read More…

Indians 7, Reds 1: Tribe wins with one big two-out inning

CLEVELAND — Teams can be guilty of pressing with two outs. The Indians produce. On the strength of one gargantuan inning Thursday night, Cleveland breezed by Cincinnati to win 7-1 and complete a two-game sweep of its intrastate rival at Progressive Field. The Indians, who have been the majors’ best in the department, scored all Read More…