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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…

Amherst’s Shupe Elementary on the chopping block

Students read Monday at the Shupe Elementary School library. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

AMHERST — The Amherst school board voted Monday to approve a $1.5 million cost reduction plan for the 2012-13 school year designed to meet the bulk of a projected $2.5 million deficit by taking steps that include the closing of Shupe Elementary School. Voting 5-0, the board approved the plan recommended by Superintendent Steve Sayers, Read More…

High school wrestling: Amherst downs Elyria in dual

MENTOR — A dual match is one of the best ways to settle which program is best and after Amherst’s lopsided win over Elyria at the Mentor Duals on Saturday, the Comets have earned bragging rights in Lorain County. “Amherst-Elyria is a big rivalry,” Comets coach Brian Cesear said. “We border each other’s communities, and Read More…

High school swimming: Amherst’s Tyler Moore falters just once, has to settle for second at EC Pentathlon

OBERLIN — Benedictine senior Matt Wagner defeated Amherst junior Tyler Moore only once in five events at Saturday’s second annual Elyria Catholic Penthalon, but the difference in the one event was significant enough for the Bengals swimmer to retain his title at Oberlin College’s Carr Natatorim. A Division II state qualifier in the 100 fly Read More…

Police log for Jan. 3, 2012

Elyria police Sunday, Jan. 1 2:55 p.m. — Forever Lawn Care, 1313 Taylor St., hydraulic pump worth $1,800 stolen from truck. 4:45 p.m. — 100 block Harrison St., front window to home broken and television worth $1,500 and DVD player stolen. Monday, Jan. 2 1:30 a.m. — 100 block Pasadena Ave., resident said he saw Read More…

Man indicted after allegedly trying to steal cruiser

A Lorain man accused of trying to steal an Amherst police cruiser has been indicted on charged of attempted theft, unauthorized use of property, obstructing official business and criminal trespass. According to Amherst police, Peter Theado, 38, was sitting in the driver’s seat of the patrol car when officers were leaving the Amherst Police Station Read More…

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…