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Police log for Jan. 31, 2012

Elyria police Friday, Jan. 27 11:30 p.m. — 900 Lorain Blvd., police asked to search a room at the Super 8 motel after a report of people transporting a large amount of drugs and find only glass stems used to smoke crack cocaine. The occupants of the room were asked to leave by motel management. Read More…

Amherst man convicted in Pa. murder-for-hire plot

An Amherst man accused of carrying out a hit on a police informant in 2003 in Pennsylvania has been convicted of murder and conspiracy charges by a jury in Washington County, Pa. The charges Michael “Cleveland Mike” Duncan, 35, was convicted of carry a mandatory life prison sentence under Pennsylvania state law, said Steven Fischer Read More…

Girls basketball: Free throws help Firelands hold off Columbia

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HENRIETTA TWP. — For the first half Monday night, one-win Columbia was outplaying nine-win Firelands on the Falcons’ home court. Even after Firelands took over the game with a 15-0 third-quarter run, the Raiders wouldn’t go away. But thanks to hitting 12 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter, Firelands was able to hold Read More…

High school hockey: Another win against Bees gives Amherst White West title

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BROOKLYN — Amherst beat Brecksville for the fourth time this season. Whether the Comets will have to defeat Brecksville a fifth time is up to the Bees. Whether Amherst has to take care of business against Brecksville a sixth time is up to the luck of the draw. Amherst clinched the White West championship for Read More…

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…