May 4, 2016

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Vermilion K-9 Andy remembered as loyal dog who loved to work

VERMILION — They say that a dog is man’s best friend. For former K-9 handler Amherst police Sgt. Mark Cawthon that saying is true. For 14 years, Cawthon trained police dogs Hans, Bandit and Csar. Cawthon formed a strong bond with each of the animals, but when an unexpected illness took the lives of Bandit, Read More…

All-Star game at Progressive Field all about memories for Lorain County players

CLEVELAND — Amherst’s Seth Zavodny couldn’t help but think of former Cleveland Indian Kenny Lofton as he stood in center field Tuesday at Progressive Field. Why wouldn’t he? Lofton, who starred on so many of the Tribe’s best teams of the 1990s,  was Zavodny’s favorite player growing up and now Zavodny was playing the same Read More…

Volunteer teacher, soon-to-be medical student is festival’s breakfast speaker

Past International Festival breakfast speakers have been doctors, lawyers or historians. For their week in the spotlight, however, the Filipino community will take inspiration from one of its younger voices. Erik Escuro, 23, will help officially ring in the 2012 festival when he keynotes this morning’s breakfast at DeLuca’s Place in the Park. According to Read More…

Cape Cod calling: Comets’ Caleb Gannelli to play in elite junior hockey league

For Caleb Gannelli, landing a roster spot on an elite Junior A hockey team is quite a testament to his talent. It’s an even greater measure of respect for the 2012 graduate of Amherst Steele High School that he was discovered when his new coach came to his game with the idea of watching someone Read More…

Police log for June 12, 2012

Elyria police Friday, June 8 4:55 p.m. — Chestnut Commons, Andrew Bogle, 23, of Elyria, charged with theft of batteries at Walmart. 6:48 p.m. — Police Department lobby, a mom tells police her missing 17-year-old daughter is hooked on Oxycodone and other drugs. 9:56 p.m. — 100 block Lake Ave., police respond to complaint of Read More…

Local hero drives in winning run, helps sink Crushers

AVON — Amherst High School graduate Antone DeJesus lugged a .203 average into his first professional games at All Pro Freight Stadium. What a difference a little home cooking and family support make. DeJesus capped a sterling three-game series Sunday with a sacrifice fly to center that scored Corey Allison with the winning run in Read More…

Bats still silent: Crushers fall to Grizzlies again

AVON — Lake Erie Crushers manager John Massarelli wants the team’s fans to know that the Crushers have nothing against Avon, or All Pro Freight Stadium. Rather, Lake Erie has the same problem away from home as it does here: The Crushers haven’t hit well all season. It’s just that on the road, so far, Read More…

Baseball: Amherst’s Connor Morris named first-team All-Ohio

Connor Morris, Amherst’s junior outfielder, second baseman and all-around player, paid it no mind. “I was just trying to get a hit every time I came to bat,” said Morris, who was recently named a Division I first-team All-Ohio selection. Morris had batted in several places in the lineup. His coach, Al McConihe, said it Read More…

Police log for June 5, 2012

Vermilion police Monday, May 21 9:42 a.m. — 800 block of Jefferson St., reported vandalism. A resident said someone used a weed wacker to draw letters and a picture in his yard. 11:49 a.m. — 600 block of South Shore Court, reported mother daughter domestic violence. The daughter was charged, no name given. Wednesday, May Read More…

9 Amherst businesses busted for selling alcohol to minors

AMHERST — Nine Amherst retailers were busted for selling alcohol to minors in an undercover surveillance operation, police said. The Amherst Police Department, in partnership with the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County, conducted the operation using two confidential informants, ages 18 and 19. The two visited 13 establishments, and nine did Read More…