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Amherst man gets probation for trying to run over task force officer

ELYRIA — An Amherst man who tried to run over a Lorain County Drug Task Force officer was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation. Donald Jackson, 54, pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempted felonious assault, failure to comply, assault and obstructing official business for driving at Deputy Sam DiFrancisco with his 2000 Ford Read More…

High school hockey: Avon Lake scores late goal to salvage tie with Avon in Lorain County Tournament

ELYRIA — Zach Little said he never saw the pass that gave him the chance to give Avon Lake its first point of the Lorain County Tournament. “I just crashed the net and put it in,” Little said. “I didn’t see who passed it. I just saw the puck out front and buried it.” It Read More…

Police log for Dec. 13, 2011

Lorain police Sunday, Dec. 11 6:46 p.m. — 500 block W. 28th St., three shotguns and a .22-caliber rifle worth $2,400 stolen from basement, residents suspect a family member. Monday, Dec. 12 7:10 a.m. — FirstEnergy, 7101 W. Erie Ave., gas can, storage box and tool box worth $500 stolen over weekend from trucks. 9:54 Read More…

Wrestling: Five individual titles lead Amherst to Bellevue title

BELLEVUE — Comets may be balls of ice that hurl through subzero temperatures in outer space, but the ones that hail from Amherst are hot, hot, hot. The Amherst Comets came away with five individual championships and the elusive team title at the Bob Bailey Invitational at Bellevue High on Saturday. The win comes a Read More…

Girls basketball: Westlake defense stifles Amherst

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WESTLAKE — It’s an old sports adage that offense sells tickets but defense wins championships. If that holds true Westlake might have some hardware in its future. The Demons used a stifling defense to force 33 turnovers and hold Amherst without a shot in the fourth quarter while defeating the Comets 50-27 in a Southwestern Read More…

Firelands students raising funds for crash victims

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Coma-stricken car crash victim and Firelands High School teacher James Muth remains on the minds of his students. Firelands district students have been raising money for Muth and Donald Kneisel, the drivers who collided in a Nov. 22 head-on crash on Russia Road in New Russia Township. Muth, 39, was in critical condition Wednesday at Read More…

Boil alert lifted

A boil alert issued Tuesday night has been lifted as of 7:54 this morning. The boil alert had included all areas served by the Elyria Water Department — Elyria, Amherst, Elyria Township, Sheffield Township and Carlisle Township, according to plant Superintendent Sam F. Jacob. The alert was triggered by a pump at the water plant Read More…

Boil alert issued for Elyria, Amherst and Elyria Township, parts of Sheffield Township

ELYRIA — A boil alert for the cities of Elyria and Amherst, as well as in Elyria Township, is in effect until 10 p.m. Sheffield Township residents who have Elyria water are also effected, according to township trustee Chad Parsons. A boil alert asks people to boil drinking water to prevent them from potentially becoming Read More…

Police log for Dec. 6, 2011

Elyria police Sunday, Dec. 4 10:08 a.m. — 100 block Rush St., radio stolen from car. 12:41 p.m. — Planet Fitness, 1553 West River Road N., vehicle window was broken and purse stolen. 4:45 p.m. — Planet Fitness, 1553 West River Road N., duffel bag stolen from locked locker. 8:30 p.m. — Arby’s, 644 Griswold Read More…

Firelands teacher still critical, others improving after crashes

Other victims of various car accidents throughout Lorain County continue to improve, but Firelands High School teacher James Muth, 39, remains in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday. From Friday’s crash that killed Richard Littlehales, 31, on Grafton Road in Grafton Township, Lauren Rigotti, 26, has been upgraded to fair condition, and Victor F. Read More…