August 29, 2014

Elyria
Mostly sunny
76°F
test

Denny Keith McBee

McBeeDenny

Denny Keith McBee, 80, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Life Care of Elyria, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born July 23, 1932 in Folsom, West Virginia. After serving as a Master Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he then moved to Grafton, where Read More…

High lawns at vacant properties keep contractors busy

Mike Molnar, of Molnar’s Express Inc., mows the tall grass in Lorain. The grass reached 6 feet tall on Tuesday. (CT photo by Kristin Bauer.)

Cut and run is a good strategy for Mike Molnar. Molnar, owner of Amherst-based Molnar Express Inc., is one of two contractors hired by the city to cut high grass at vacant and poorly maintained homes and properties. Molnar said his company has cut between 75 and 150 properties per week since being hired in Read More…

Double lung transplant patient celebrates 18-month anniversary

722lungslide

Relaxing after her granddaughter’s birthday party, Debbie Wallhead noticed the clock flashing 2:30 a.m. It was Jan. 15, 2012, and she wanted to attend church later that morning. She reached over, shut off the light and tried to settle in. But within minutes, her phone rang — the call marked the start of a long Read More…

Phil Mickelson plays career round to win first British Open

722golfslide

GULLANE, Scotland — One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam. Phil Mickelson never imagined any of this happening at the British Open. No wonder he never took his hand off the base of that silver Read More…

Justin Masterson throws near no-hitter as Indians roll over Twins

722tribeslide

MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Masterson had no regrets about the pitch that cost him his chance at a no-hitter. Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley hit a bases-loaded triple and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Masterson (11-7) had faced the minimum Read More…

Browns sign top draft pick Barkevious Mingo to four-year deal

Mingo

Barkevious Mingo had a productive Sunday. The Browns hope that continues in the fall and for years to come. Mingo, the No. 6 pick in the draft, agreed to a four-year contract with a fifth-year club option in the wee hours, signed the deal and joined the rest of the rookie class for practice later Read More…

OGSO: Three Amherst teams remain undefeated with quarterfinal wins

722ogsoslide

CHAMPION TWP. — The 2013 Amherst summer victory tour made its way to the Champion Athletic Complex on Sunday for the OGSO state quarterfinals. Three Amherst teams took the field and three Amherst teams were victorious and remain undefeated. In Class C (U14), the Vipers needed to score three times in the seventh inning to Read More…

Hot Stove: Local teams earn trips to state baseball tournament

722hotstoveslide

GRAFTON — It was a good day for the communities along state Route 60 during the Hot Stove regional championship games Sunday at Grafton Reservoir Park. In Class G (U12), Vermilion DRD Wildcats defeated Buckeye MTD 13-5, in Class FF (U13) the Firelands Raptors beat Ravenna 7-1 and the Vermilion Impact cruised past Wellington 15-4 Read More…

Man accused of attack still on the loose

ELYRIA — A city man accused of cutting the neck of his ex-girlfriend with a knife and choking her remained at large late Sunday. The ex-girlfriend said she had parked her van in the driveway of her home in the 200 block of Eagle Circle around midnight Saturday, according to the police report. As she Read More…

Police log for July 22, 2013

Elyria police Friday, July 19 8:56 a.m. — 800 block Rosewood Drive, a resident said some one smashed the front windshield of her van that was parked in the visitor’s lot of an apartment complex around 9 p.m. Friday. Saturday, July 20 12:35 a.m. — Sixth Street and East Avenue, Jonathan Graham, 40, 600 block Read More…