February 12, 2016


Ariel Castro pleads not guilty to hundreds more rape, kidnapping charges


CLEVELAND — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for more than a decade pleaded not guilty today on an expanded indictment charging him with 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape, among other crimes. The newest charges returned Friday by a grand jury against Ariel Castro expanded Read More…

Trading Post bar damaged by early morning fire

GRAFTON TWP. — Firefighters responded to a fire at the Trading Post bar early this morning. The fire was reported shortly after 5 a.m., according to the Eaton Township Fire Department, who assisted at the scene, which is at state Routes 83 and 57. Damage was “pretty extensive,” according to the Eaton Township Fire Deparment. Read More…

Florence B. Wightman

Wightman, Florence-fix

Florence B. Wightman (nee Chmura), 89, of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Avon Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility under the gracious care of the professionals of New Life Hospice. Mrs. Wightman was born November 23, 1923 in Cleveland and lived in Avon Lake since 1950. Florence was a graduate of Jane Addams Read More…

Mathew J. Jurco

Mathew J. Jurco, 32, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly at his home Monday, July 15, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Inogene “Gene” Henry


Inogene “Gene” Henry, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 15, 2013 in the Center Ridge Health Care Center, following a long illness. She was born in Belvedere, Tennessee, coming to Elyria in 1956. She was a Student Mentor for the Roosevelt Elementary School in Elyria, retiring after many years Read More…

Well-armed win: Yankees’ Mariano Rivera named MVP as AL spins shutout to end three-game All-Star losing streak


NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera was all set up to save his final All-Star game — or so it seemed. Jim Leyland just wasn’t about to take that chance. Summoned in the eighth inning to make certain he would pitch, Rivera soaked up a 90-second standing ovation and got three straight outs while helping the Read More…

Lorain High School picks two-time state champion and former college standout Mark Moos as next wrestling coach


If Lorain High was looking for someone with credentials to fill its wrestling coach position, the Titans hit the jackpot in Mark Moos. The former St. Edward star and Lorain resident will be recommended as the next head coach during the school board meeting next Tuesday. For those unfamiliar with Moos’ mat resume, here’s what Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon U12 team downs Tallmadge for third straight district championship


AVON — Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Avon. The Avon Eagle All-Stars won the District 3 U12 Little League championship Tuesday night 13-11 over Tallmadge. It’s the third consecutive district championship for the group, and after a third-place showing in the state tournament last year, Avon manager Kevin McNamara likes his Read More…

OGSO: Pitching rules as Lorain Xplosion, South Amherst/Firelands claim Class D district titles


LAGRANGE — It was all about pitching Tuesday in the OGSO Class D (U-18) district finals at LaGrange Community Park. On one field, South Amherst/Firelands pitcher Emma Ranney was making quick work of the Sheffield Lady Crushers, 1-0, tossing a complete-game one-hitter, while striking out 10. On an adjacent field, Lorain Xplosion’s Sarah Kaya was Read More…

Amherst rail overpass completion delayed to next month


AMHERST — Construction on the railway overpass on North Lake Street has been delayed, and Mayor David Taylor said he has raised concerns about the project to Norfolk Southern Railroad. “I had noticed that there was a lack of progress down there,” he said. Taylor said construction on the overpass was set to be completed Read More…