June 29, 2016

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Softball: District win extra sweet for Falcons

LAGRANGE — In her eight seasons at Firelands, Judy Dostall never had a feeling like she had Tuesday as she watched her Falcons win a district tournament game for the first time in her coaching career. With her daughter Samantha leading the way — she pitched a two-hit shutout and drove in the game’s only Read More…

Bank to close Amherst branch

An Amherst branch is one of eight FirstMerit Corp. bank branches that will close in August as part of a major cost-cutting plan announced Monday. The Leavitt Road branch is slated to close Aug. 11, according to FirstMerit spokesman Rob Townsend. It was not immediately known how many employees work at the branch, but Townsend Read More…

Softball: Seventh is heaven again for Demons

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — There was more seventh-inning magic for the Westlake Demons on Monday against Amherst. With the score tied at 4 in the Division I district semifinals at North Ridgeville High School, Mackenzie Gambetta sent a shot deep into right field for a two-run double. Sarah Turgeon brought her home and Westlake held off Read More…

Police log for May 15, 2012

Lorain police Saturday, May 12 3:11 p.m. — 1600 block Root Road, Angela Hall, 36, same address, charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest after an officer allegedly saw her punch her mother in the face. Police said Hall resisted being handcuffed and pounded her forehead against his police cruiser and banged her head against Read More…

High school track: Amherst girls end drought, win first SWC title since 2001

AMHERST — Balance, depth and record-setting performances by their two sprint relays propelled the Amherst girls to their first Southwestern Conference championship since 2001 on Friday at Richard S. Cooley Track. Amherst scored 124 points as it held off second-place Avon Lake (108). Brecksville was third (98). Junior Sher Champe lit the spark for the Read More…

Firelands Schools narrows superintendent search to 3

Firelands school district has narrowed down the search for a superintendent. Following the Firelands Superintendent Selection Committee’s interviews with five candidates Thursday night, three were selected as finalists. They will be interviewed for a second time on May 22. The three candidates are Dr. Robert Hill, Geoffrey Palmer and Leigh Ann McCray. Hill received a Read More…

Ex-cop wants email hacking conviction sealed

ELYRIA — A former Amherst police officer convicted in 2009 of attempted unauthorized use of property for hacking into an Amherst police dispatcher’s personal email account has asked a county judge to seal the case file. An attorney for Kurt Oehlstrom Sr., who changed his last name to Fraschetti in 2008, argued in a court Read More…

Baseball: Amherst downs Brecksville, keeps SWC race alive

AMHERST — It’s not over yet for at least one of the three teams trying to get a share of the Southwestern Conference championship. Amherst did its part to keep Brecksville from clinching an outright SWC title by earning a 6-4 victory over the Bees on Monday, thanks to six hits in the first two Read More…

Baseball: Firelands pitcher keeps his cool in win over Columbia

HENRIETTA TWP. — Jake Myers hasn’t lost a game for Firelands yet. If and when he does, it likely won’t be because he got the jitters, cold feet or a bad case of the yips. “He doesn’t get rattled,” Firelands coach Ted Busch said after watching Myers shut out Columbia, 3-0 in a Patriot Athletic Read More…

Police log for May 1, 2012

Lorain police Thursday, April 26 9:35 p.m. — East 28th Street and Broadway Avenue, a woman said she was stopped at a red light in the intersection when something hit her back window and shattered it. She said several people near the intersection, all wearing dark clothing, ran from the area. Police said no suspects Read More…