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Midview edges Avon for WSC dual meet title

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AVON — It came down to the final match in the final dual meet, but Midview showed once again why it is the regular-season king in the West Shore Conference. A third-period reversal led to a 2-0 win by Middies 145-pounder Isaac Payne, capping a 41-32 victory over Avon on Wednesday night. The Eagles and Read More…

High school bowling: Amherst boys, girls finish off undefeated seasons

VERMILION — The Amherst girls had a little more at stake in their North Shore Bowling Conference season finale against Vermilion than the Comet boys did. However, both went into Wednesday’s match with a chance to finish off unbeaten 15-0 seasons. The Comet girls, who would have had to share the NSBC regular season crown Read More…

Park officials say agreement to be finalized for Amherst special-needs playground

CARLISLE TWP. — The $7 million recreation-wellness center planned by the Lorain County Metro Parks and Mercy Regional Medical Center came into a little sharper focus Tuesday as more details were revealed. Parks Director Dan Martin told the parks board at its monthly meeting that another piece of the planning process for the facility — Read More…

Amherst man charged with theft after chase

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ELYRIA — Police arrested a man accused of going through vehicles after a chase through backyards and Cascade Park on Saturday night, according to an Elyria police report. Michael Wallhead, 34, of Amherst, was charged with criminal trespass, obstructing justice and possession of marijuana, according to Officer Scott Willis’ incident report. After 7 p.m., police Read More…

Police log for Jan. 31, 2012

Elyria police Friday, Jan. 27 11:30 p.m. — 900 Lorain Blvd., police asked to search a room at the Super 8 motel after a report of people transporting a large amount of drugs and find only glass stems used to smoke crack cocaine. The occupants of the room were asked to leave by motel management. Read More…

Amherst man convicted in Pa. murder-for-hire plot

An Amherst man accused of carrying out a hit on a police informant in 2003 in Pennsylvania has been convicted of murder and conspiracy charges by a jury in Washington County, Pa. The charges Michael “Cleveland Mike” Duncan, 35, was convicted of carry a mandatory life prison sentence under Pennsylvania state law, said Steven Fischer Read More…

Girls basketball: Free throws help Firelands hold off Columbia

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HENRIETTA TWP. — For the first half Monday night, one-win Columbia was outplaying nine-win Firelands on the Falcons’ home court. Even after Firelands took over the game with a 15-0 third-quarter run, the Raiders wouldn’t go away. But thanks to hitting 12 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter, Firelands was able to hold Read More…

High school hockey: Another win against Bees gives Amherst White West title

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BROOKLYN — Amherst beat Brecksville for the fourth time this season. Whether the Comets will have to defeat Brecksville a fifth time is up to the Bees. Whether Amherst has to take care of business against Brecksville a sixth time is up to the luck of the draw. Amherst clinched the White West championship for Read More…

Wrestling: Lorain crushes Amherst, stakes its claim to being called county’s best team

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LORAIN — Billy Kopp said his Titans have been motivated for days, but the Lorain coach wouldn’t go so far as to say his team was Lorain County’s best after a 47-19 victory over Amherst on Thursday afternoon. “We got the report when we were down in Cincinnati last weekend that the newspapers called Amherst Read More…

Trial begins for accused hitman from Amherst

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The murder trial of an Amherst man accused of killing a police informant in 2003 began this week in a Washington County, Pa., courtroom, according to court records. Michael “Cleveland Mike” Duncan, 34, is accused of shooting 45-year-old John Newman once in the head in California, Pa., in February 2003 on the orders of co-defendant Read More…