April 18, 2014

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Boys soccer: North Olmsted dominates, but Amherst stays tough, holds on for scoreless tie

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NORTH OLMSTED — Amherst presented North Olmsted with something the Eagles hadn’t seen much of in their first four games, North Olmsted coach Chris Marsh said. In the team’s three victories, North Olmsted hadn’t had to be perfect in the final third, as the bulk of its goals had come easily, most often after an Read More…

Southview grad Jessica Tomazic makes huge strides in a year, goes from 70th to first in Vermilion Triathlon

VERMILION — Lorain County athletes made their presence felt in Sunday’s sixth annual Vermilion Harbor Triathlon and Duathlon at Linwood Park. Lorain’s Jessica Tomazic, 31, won the women’s title and finished ninth overall for the Olympic Distance race in a time of two hours, 27 minutes and 15 seconds. The event consisted of 1.5K swim, Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake captures Comet Invitational for second win in as many weeks

OBERLIN — Westlake High School is already serving notice that it’s a team to watch this high school golf season. Need proof? The Demons won the annual Comet Invitational at Oberlin Golf Club with a score of 316, five strokes better than runners-up Olmsted Falls and Avon Lake at 321. Still not convinced? Just last Read More…

Ohio Football League playoffs: Nightmares continue roll, blast Spartans in postseason opener

EATON TWP. — The playoff debut of the Lorain County Nightmares semipro football team Sunday couldn’t have gone much better. The defense was dominant, holding the visiting Strabane (Pa.) Spartans to minus-16 yards rushing, forcing six turnovers — returning one for a score — and sacking the quarterback 10 times. The offense, led by Elyria Read More…

Dream season was always in Nightmares’ plans: Lorain County semi-pro football team opens playoffs today

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The Lorain County Nightmares didn’t even have a full roster yet when first-year coach Terry Murray set his goals for the season: go undefeated in the Ohio Football League’s Cardinal Conference and qualify for the playoffs. Done and done. The first-year semipro football team did just what Murray envisioned, going 10-0 in conference play (10-2 Read More…

OGSO: Amherst Avengers wrap up perfect season with state title; Columbia Red Wagon brings home top prize, too

CHAMPION — The only thing that could beat Lorain County on Sunday was itself. County teams may not have come out of the semifinal round unblemished, but they combined to go 4-1 and bring home two state championships at the Ohio Girls Softball Organization state tournament at the Champion Athletic Complex. Lorain County’s only loss Read More…

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…

Lagging Lake Street overpass project could disrupt Amherst school traffic

AMHERST — The city is working on a back-up plan if Norfolk Southern Railroad’s construction project isn’t finished by the start of the school year, but Mayor David Taylor said he hopes the project will be completed by Aug. 20. Norfolk Southern closed a portion of North Lake Street in both directions and routed traffic Read More…

Amherst police showcase thermal imaging technology

AMHERST — Almost two weeks ago, when police answered a call about a suicidal woman wandering the streets of the city at night with a gun, they knew they needed to act quickly. “Just those few minutes to prepare and be tactical … could mean life or death on either our side or her side,” Read More…

Woman guilty of impersonating police

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OBERLIN — An Amherst woman was convicted of impersonating a police officer during a one-day trial Friday in Oberlin Municipal Court. Jaritza Rodriguez could get up to 30 days in jail when she is sentenced next month following her conviction on the misdemeanor charge. Rodriguez, 39, was arrested by Amherst police in October after she Read More…