December 22, 2014

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OGSO state tournament: Amherst Avengers and Lorain Dirt Devils square off today with Class B title on the line

CHAMPION — In one of the strongest showings ever by an OGSO Lorain County community, Amherst sent three undefeated teams to the organization’s state tournament last weekend. In uncomfortable rainy and muddy conditions at the Champion Athletic Club complex, two of them — the Vipers in U14 Class C and Wranglers in U10 Class A Read More…

CRAMER CASE: Seeking answers

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Mary Cramer had few unbending rules as the mother of two boys, but checking in was one of them. She expected her sons to call her regularly when they were out and about while growing up, and heaven help them if they didn’t. When son Andy, then 17, failed to call one evening, she frantically Read More…

CRAMER CASE: Timeline of events

June 25 — Betty Smolanovich and Mark Varasso arrived at Edward Ford’s home in Portage, Ind., from Aliquippa, Pa. June 26 — Mark’s parents arrived to pick up Mark, and Mark refused to return home with them, saying he wanted to be on his own. Mark’s parents took his car as it was titled in Read More…

Red vs. blue on ball diamond

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View a slideshow from the game LORAIN — Politics can be a dirty business, and Saturday was no different as Democrats and Republicans battled on the ball field. This time, though, everyone agreed it was all in good fun. The friendly competition was organized by Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams, a Republican, and Lorain Mayor Read More…

LCCC arson suspect arrested

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ELYRIA — Drew Manns, the man being accused of starting a February 2009 fire at Lorain County Community College, was arrested at 2 p.m. Saturday after he allegedly fled the area, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Manns was arrested by the Elyria Police Department and taken to Lorain County Jail, but Elyria police Read More…

Oberlin power restored after outage

OBERLIN — Power has been restored in Oberlin after a city-wide power outage Friday. An Oberlin police dispatcher confirmed that power was back up and running at 7 p.m. Friday. Approximately 32,000 residents and nearly all downtown businesses were in the dark after an electrical cross arm west of the city broke. The faulty condition Read More…

Crushers drop close one as clutch hits fail to materialize against Rascals; Vermilion’s Adam Beach takes loss

AVON — Crushers manager Jeff Isom surprised his team with karaoke in the clubhouse following batting practice Saturday. The goal was to loosen everyone up after watching them press offensively the past few games. Turns out the Crushers were singing a sad tune anyway after yet another one-run loss. Despite getting a one-run lead in Read More…