December 22, 2014

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Security device thwarts man’s attempt to drive off in cruiser

AMHERST — A man who told police he wanted to be a police officer and protect residents was charged Tuesday night after an unsuccessful attempt to steal a cruiser from the Police Department parking lot. Peter Theado, 38, was charged with disrupting public service, unauthorized use of a computer, attempted grand theft, obstruction of official Read More…

Four area football players make All-Ohio first team

Matt Jordan remembers the highlight of his senior year as a member of the Clearview football team. “It was our last home game,” Jordan said. “It was against Brooklyn. Coach (Mike Collier) took me aside and told me I’d get the ball for my final run that night. I got in the huddle and said Read More…

Man arrested for trying to steal police car

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AMHERST — Police have arrested a man they say attempted to steal a police car from the parking lot of the Amherst Police Department. Peter Theado, 38, of Lorain is charged with disrupting public service, unauthorized use of a computer, attempted grand theft, obstruction of official business and criminal trespassing. According to a news release Read More…

Historical society picks native son as curator

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AMHERST — When Matthew Nahorn’s parents were renovating their home in the late 1990s, he found some pieces of pottery, pipes and an 1878 penny. Nahorn and his uncle decided to research the property. They learned his family’s home had been finished in 1827 and belonged to Jacob Shupe, Amherst’s founder. The 22-year-old Nahorn, an Read More…

Vermilion’s AuBree LaForce lifts Sailors past Falcons

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands went straight to work Monday night and built nine-point leads on Vermilion twice in the first half. The Falcons led by six at the break, then rolled out 10-point leads twice in the second half. Those leads made their non-conference basketball opener a little tough to figure out. The Sailors came Read More…

High school football: Special years for Firelands, Avon pay off in top awards

Good players, good teams, good coaches and good seasons pretty much go together. Just ask Avon and Firelands, two of the top football teams in Lorain County this season and the teams that dominated the special awards in this year’s All-Lorain County voting. Avon, which is 12-1 and playing in the Division II state semifinals Read More…

Amherst shooting report a hoax, police say

AMHERST — A report of a shooting last night in Amherst was a hoax, according to police. Lorain County 911 received a call via a telecommunications device for the deaf that a male had shot his mother and was about to shoot his little brother, according to a news release. Officers and the SWAT team Read More…

Nordson may move jobs out of Amherst

AMHERST — Nordson Corp. officials are considering moving production of some parts made in Amherst to its facility in Atlanta. The move, tentatively planned for March 2012, could cost 30 jobs at the Amherst facility. Jim Jaye, director of corporate communications for Nordson, said the loss will likely be mitigated by business in Amherst growing. Read More…

College cross country: Avon Lake’s Matt Link, Amherst’s Devan Molnar ready for nationals

Avon Lake High product Matt Link competes for Edinboro University during the Division II Atlantic Regional Championships.

Lorain County runners Matt Link of Avon Lake and Devan Molnar of Amherst get to test their wheels at Saturday’s NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in Spokane, Wash., at the Plantes Ferry Athletic Complex. No doubt, Link and his Edinboro University teammates were both thrilled and relieved on Nov. 5. The Fighting Scots captured Read More…

Football: 3 county players named tops in district

Lorain County was all about defense last season. Three of the Northeastern Lakes all-district defensive players of the year hailed from the county in 2010. This season, the county flipped to the other side of the ball and three seniors were named the district’s Offensive Players of the Year on Wednesday. With a bumper crop Read More…