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Police log for July 2, 2013

Amherst police Friday, June 21 9:20 a.m. — 400 block Sunrise Drive, police were sent to a home after a complaint from the Amherst Building Department about junk in the front yard. An officer advised the homeowner to clean up the items and to replace an expired license plate on a vehicle that was parked Read More…

All-star team with Lorain County players ends up on wrong end of good old-fashioned pitching gem at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Every year the players in the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches All-Star Games play under the names of former Cleveland championship baseball teams. All but one of Lorain County’s 21 representatives were grouped together on a team named the 1920 Indians to face the 1948 Indians, which featured players from Cleveland’s southeastern suburbs and Read More…

3 Amherst businesses cited for underage alcohol sales

AMHERST — Three Amherst businesses were cited during an underage compliance check on Monday. The Amherst Police Department, in partnership with STOP Underage Drinking Taskforce, used two confidential informants, ages 18 and 19, who tried to buy alcohol at 14 local establishments. Three businesses — Sunoco and BP on North Leavitt Road, and IGA on Read More…

Amherst residents protest historic sign’s removal

AMHERST — The sign that once stood outside of Amherst’s Town Hall is much more than a landmark to Mark Haff and many other residents who have protested its removal. The sign, reading “AMHERST Sandstone Center of the World,” is historically significant to the city, Haff said. The phrase itself was coined by Amherst businessman Read More…

Police log for June 25, 2013

Elyria police Sunday, June 23 2:14 p.m. — Big Lots, 1020 E. Broad St., a woman said her bag, with house and car keys, driver’s license, credit card, prepaid cell phone, $20 in bank envelope and miscellaneous papers inside, was stolen from her shopping cart. She shopped with her back to her cart and after Read More…

Amherst community supporting band director after birth of son

Chris Barbaro holds his son, Caiden, who was born Dec. 3 and has spent the first six months of his life at the Cleveland Clinic neonatal intensive care unit.

AMHERST — Chris Barbaro said the birth of his son, Caiden, was “one big roller coaster” for the family. At a time when most families would be introducing their newborn to his or her new home, Chris and his wife, Vicki, spent Caiden’s first six months in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cleveland Clinic. Read More…

Alyson Sweany arrested for possessing spice

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AMHERST — Alyson Sweany, who was convicted of child endangering following the 2010 death of her son, was arrested early Sunday morning for possessing spice, or synthetic marijuana. According to Amherst police, Sweany, 25, was in a 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by Abigail Simmons, 26, when it was pulled over at 12:48 a.m. for going Read More…

Jim Muth, Firelands teacher injured in ’11 car crash, dies

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Tuesday night — after days of updates that spoke of Jim Muth’s return to the hospital from a rehabilitation center and bouts of seizures that left his body exhausted — Facebook’s “Pray for Muth” page gave an update no one in Lorain County wanted to hear. It read, “Team Muth, Jim will no longer be Read More…

Firelands teacher injured in 2011 car crash has died

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Jim Muth, the Firelands High School teacher severely injured in a car crash in November 2011, has died. Muth, of Elyria, died Tuesday night according to an update posted on the widely read Pray for Muth page on Facebook. Muth sustained serious head injuries in the head-on collision on Russia Road. He was in a Read More…

Amherst inclusive playground on target for July opening

A playground that allows children with physical limitations to participate in cooperative activities is on target for an early July opening in Amherst. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

AMHERST — The biggest achievement of the nearly completed $400,000 inclusive outdoor playground at the Mercy Health and Recreation Center isn’t just the splash pad, treehouse or fishing dock. It’s the way in which the area will allow families of youngsters of varying physical and emotional abilities and limitations to play side by side. “They Read More…