September 1, 2014

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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…

15 Minutes: Meet homeless advocate Cindi Manning

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Cindi Manning Age: 52 Lives in: Amherst Pursuit: Helping homeless Where do you work? I work at Oberlin College. I’ve been the Chemistry Resources coordinator for 19 years. I’ve seen a lot of wonderful students come through. You’re also volunteering in a program in Lorain County. I’m involved in Family Promise of Lorain County. We’re Read More…

Amherst Council member to run for commissioner’s seat

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AMHERST — Hoping to capitalize on the momentum of his re-election as an at-large city councilman, Republican Phillip Van Treuren is running for the county commissioner seat held by Democrat Ted Kalo. Van Treuren, a 34-year-old husband and father of three, is a marketing executive. On his website, Van Treuren promoted his community roots, fiscal Read More…

Amherst mayor wins by a wide margin

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AMHERST — Despite his sizable margin of victory, Amherst Mayor David Taylor said he “always ran scared” in his campaign for a third term against challenger Joe Gambish, the city’s 3rd Ward councilman. Taylor, 71, a Republican, credited a campaign that emphasized his accomplishments during his previous eight years in office. Gambish, 37, an independent Read More…

Regional football: Joe Kudela does it all for Firelands

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Imagine going from nine wins over the previous seven years to 10-0 and a state playoff berth. “In some ways, we’ve surprised ourselves on how good we did and how well we performed,” said Firelands’ Joe Kudela, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior. “This group of seniors has been together since fifth grade. From Day 1 we Read More…