September 22, 2014

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Amherst police showcase thermal imaging technology

AMHERST — Almost two weeks ago, when police answered a call about a suicidal woman wandering the streets of the city at night with a gun, they knew they needed to act quickly. “Just those few minutes to prepare and be tactical … could mean life or death on either our side or her side,” Read More…

Woman guilty of impersonating police

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OBERLIN — An Amherst woman was convicted of impersonating a police officer during a one-day trial Friday in Oberlin Municipal Court. Jaritza Rodriguez could get up to 30 days in jail when she is sentenced next month following her conviction on the misdemeanor charge. Rodriguez, 39, was arrested by Amherst police in October after she Read More…

OGSO: Three Amherst teams remain undefeated with quarterfinal wins

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CHAMPION TWP. — The 2013 Amherst summer victory tour made its way to the Champion Athletic Complex on Sunday for the OGSO state quarterfinals. Three Amherst teams took the field and three Amherst teams were victorious and remain undefeated. In Class C (U14), the Vipers needed to score three times in the seventh inning to Read More…

Man gets four months in jail, fine for fatally stabbing dog

OBERLIN — The Lakewood man found guilty of fatally stabbing a family dog to death March 10 was sentenced to four months in jail and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine Thursday by Oberlin Municipal Court Judge Thomas A. Januzzi. Gerald Miller also was ordered to serve five years of “intensive probation,” the most permitted Read More…

OGSO: Pitching rules as Lorain Xplosion, South Amherst/Firelands claim Class D district titles

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LAGRANGE — It was all about pitching Tuesday in the OGSO Class D (U-18) district finals at LaGrange Community Park. On one field, South Amherst/Firelands pitcher Emma Ranney was making quick work of the Sheffield Lady Crushers, 1-0, tossing a complete-game one-hitter, while striking out 10. On an adjacent field, Lorain Xplosion’s Sarah Kaya was Read More…

Amherst rail overpass completion delayed to next month

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AMHERST — Construction on the railway overpass on North Lake Street has been delayed, and Mayor David Taylor said he has raised concerns about the project to Norfolk Southern Railroad. “I had noticed that there was a lack of progress down there,” he said. Taylor said construction on the overpass was set to be completed Read More…

Maya Johnson throws perfect game, strikes out 15 out of 15 to lead Columbia Red Wagon Farm to OGSO Class A district title

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Columbia Red Wagon Farm pitcher Maya Johnson wasn’t just good Monday night — she was perfect. Johnson threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out all 15 batters she faced as Columbia defeated Keystone Sugar Ridge Towing 10-0 in an OGSO Class A (U-10) district championship game at Palmer Field. While Johnson has Read More…

Police log for July 16, 2013

Elyria police Sunday, July 14 9:13 a.m. — 1500 block Prospect St., an apartment resident said someone stole her 10-speed bicycle off her back porch. 11:33 p.m. — Town & Country Co-op, 210 Huron St., the north glass door to the store was broken and beer and cigarettes were stolen, police said. A large bent Read More…

OGSO tournament: Lorain Dirt Devils roll over South Amherst All-Stars and into Class B district finals

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Talia Harris and Julia Velez provided the offense for the Lorain Dirt Devils on Sunday, not that Adriana Marcano needed much. Marcano tossed a no-hitter and Harris and Valez hit home runs to power the Dirt Devils to the OGSO Class B (ages 10-U) district finals with a 19-1 win Sunday night Read More…

Amherst Marine surprises his family at Cedar Point by revealing his return

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SANDUSKY — Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jason Cooper has made it his mission to come up with memorable ways to surprise his family when he comes home on leave or at the end of deployments. His latest was clearly the best. “This one takes the cake,” his wife, Lisa, said when asked if Thursday night’s surprise Read More…