November 22, 2014

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Court officer resigns after shoplifting accusation

LORAIN — Joel Miller resigned from his job as a Lorain Municipal Court security officer last week after he was suspected of, but never charged with, shoplifting from the Amherst Target and stealing a trailer hitch from a truck in the store’s parking lot. The June 21 incident that preceded Miller’s resignation was his second Read More…

Tennis: Serena Williams latest big name to exit wild Wimbledon

LONDON — For 34 matches over 4½ months, on hard, clay or grass courts, Serena Williams was unbeaten — and, in the minds of many, unbeatable. So it was apt, somehow, that the longest winning streak in women’s tennis since 2000 would end at this memorably unpredictable edition of Wimbledon, where up is down, where Read More…

Indians commentary: Is this Santana’s last season at catcher?

CHICAGO — Is this Carlos Santana’s final season as the Indians’ No. 1 catcher? It would be difficult to point to any area where he has gotten more proficient behind the plate. Santana continues to struggle to block balls in the dirt; despite a strong arm, he is average at best in throwing out runners, Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon opens with big win

AVON — Avon showed why it is the two-time defending Little League Majors District 3 champion, using patience at the plate, aggression on the bases and power arms on the mound Monday in a 16-1 win over Elyria North at Veterans Park. Avon scored three in the top of the first before blowing the game Read More…

Cavaliers: Team tabs Clark as free agency opens

CLEVELAND — Los Angeles Lakers power forward Earl Clark has become the Cavaliers’ first target in free agency. The 6-foot-10, 225-pounder is scheduled to work out today at Cleveland Clinic Courts, according to a Twitter post from his agent, Kevin Bradbury. Clark’s visit with the Cavaliers was first reported by Sean Deveney of Sporting News. Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst’s Mott picks Bowling Green

AMHERST — Justin Mott spent this summer before his senior year at Amherst Steele High School on a mission to find a college to continue his baseball career. After attending a few showcase camps and making a few visits, Mott made his choice Monday, orally  committing to attend Bowling Green State University following his graduation Read More…

Golf: Rain halts opening round of Ohio Open

WESTFIELD CENTER — Over half of the field at the 90th Ohio Open Championship on Monday afternoon finished their opening rounds. The rest of the competition will have to wait until this morning. A rain delay of two hours made the North Course of Westfield Group Country Club unplayable and forced 129 players to finish Read More…

Author hopes to be ‘Dr. Seuss’ of NASCAR

Racing enthusiast Tom Saal has written two books aimed at getting children hooked on auto racing. (CT photo by Steve Fogarty.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Judging from all the Indy-style and NASCAR races that zip in front of us on TV and pack racetracks with thousands on the weekend, most people would think racing has more fans than it knows what to do with. But you can never have too many fans, according to Tom Saal, a Read More…

Fix it or flatten it, now, Lorain Council says about former Spitzer hotel

A 2008 photo of the Spitzer hotel from Broadway.

LORAIN — The former Spitzer Plaza Hotel needs to be rehabilitated or razed. That’s been a common refrain of Lorain officials and City Council members since the hotel closed in 2005. Frustration intensified Monday, a day after the latest extension for the building owner — Alan Spitzer of Spitzer Great Lakes LTD Co. — to Read More…

2 hurt in crash on North Ridge Road

LORAIN — A man suffered a broken leg and head injuries when the car he was driving crashed into a tree at the Elmwood Cemetery, 640 North Ridge Road, around 7:10 p.m. Monday. Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Livchak said firefighters needed about 40 minutes to remove the roof and doors from the late model Lincoln Read More…