February 7, 2016

Elyria
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Amherst hockey sweeps awards at SWC winter sports ceremony

Amherst’s hockey team swept the special honors as the all-Southwestern Conference teams for the winter season were announced. Comet junior Connor Morris was named Player of the Year after he led area scorers with 47 goals and 80 assists for a total of 127 points. Amherst coach Steve Morris was named Coach of the Year Read More…

Amherst student’s essay on bullying is a contest finalist

Bryan Naelitz poses in the lobby of Marion L. Steele High School on Wednesday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

AMHERST — As a middle school student, Bryan Naelitz witnessed a disturbing incident he couldn’t shake. “I was in the eighth grade and saw a special-ed student get bullied,” said the soft-spoken Marion L. Steele High School senior. “She got tripped and knocked down,” Bryan, 17, said as he sat talking in the school’s lobby Read More…

Vermilion girls second in 800 relay, fifth overall at indoor state championships; Avon’s Madison Cooper second in high jump

AKRON — The Vermilion girls set the bar pretty high for themselves, but with the success they’ve had at the state level the last three years, high standards have become the norm. Saturday at the eighth annual Ohio Association of  Track and Cross Country Coaches track and field championships, the Sailors proved they have good Read More…

Marion L. Steele threat earlier this month referenced Chardon attack

AMHERST — Police said Thursday they are investigating two similar threats written on walls of girls’ restrooms at Marion L. Steele High School in about a week’s time. The most recent incident took place Wednesday when a student reported finding a so-called “hit list” on the wall of a bathroom stall and reported it to Read More…

Faulty fuse leads to Marion L. Steele evacuation

AMHERST — A faulty fuse in an electrical panel is being blamed for a midafternoon evacuation of Marion L. Steele High School on Wednesday. The problem with the fuse resulted in a small amount of smoke being detected in an isolated portion of the school, according to the school district’s website. Amherst Fire Chief Wayne Read More…

Amherst Schools investigating threat found on bathroom wall

AMHERST — School officials and police are investigating a so-called “hit list” that was discovered in a Marion L. Steele High School restroom Wednesday afternoon about an hour before the school was evacuated when a faulty fuse produced smoke. The two events were unrelated, Principal Mike Gillam said. The “hit list” contained one name — Read More…

Police log for March 14, 2012

Elyria police Tuesday, March 12 11:59 a.m. — 900 block Elywood Drive, a man reported an Xbox, Nintendo Wii, camera, laptop, walkman and iPod Touch stolen from his home. 12:20 p.m. — 300 block Woodland Ave., eight spare tires reported stolen from vehicles. 4:13 p.m. —2400 block West River Road N., a man reported the Read More…

No champs this year: Lorain County wrestlers struggle at state meet, but five still have shot at third place

COLUMBUS — It was a dark day for Lorain County wrestling. Not just because of the torrential downpour surrounding Value City Arena on Friday during the high school state wrestling tournament, but because the county failed to place a wrestler in a state final for the first time in more than a decade. The area’s Read More…

Wrestling: Amherst’s Mark Matos has a big smile, but killer instinct

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If you’ve seen Amherst senior Mark Matos around a wrestling mat, you probably spotted a big smile. If you’ve seen Matos on a wrestling mat, you likely had one on your face. Matos’ easygoing attitude might actually be an asset, as opponents who are unfamiliar with him may believe he lacks the killer instinct so Read More…

Tough Mudder obstacle challenge coming to Lorain County next month

SOUTH AMHERST — Billed as the “the toughest event on the planet,” the Tough Mudder obstacle course will be held in Lorain County in April. The Tough Mudder events are held worldwide and are designed to test “strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie,” according to the company’s website. It is not a race, but a Read More…