July 8, 2015

Elyria
Cloudy
61°F

Big 33 Football Classic: Midview’s Bill Albright savoring coaching Ohio’s top talent in prestigious all-star clash

Bill Albright said things have been a little bit crazy the past few weeks. The Midview coach said he’s been scrambling. He used the word hectic — twice. While Albright talked about how humbling it was to be named the Ohio team’s head coach for today’s Big 33 game in Hershey, Pa., he also knew Read More…

Detective briefs citizens group on drug deaths

Mehling

AVON — With prescription drug and heroin addiction on the rise, a veteran drug warrior on Wednesday briefed parents of addicts on the problem and how police are dealing with it. Detective Greg Mehling, of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and Lorain County Drug Task Force, said there were two fatal drug overdoses this weekend Read More…

Avon Lake gives go-ahead for park wine-tasting

AVON LAKE — The city has granted a one-day exemption to a standing ban on alcohol in city parks for a wine-tasting event in July. But one councilman said it’s the wrong move. “I’ve voiced my concerns about this since the first day it was discussed,” Councilman Larry Meiners said. He cast the lone “no” Read More…

Avon Lake dedicates community garden

Troy Intermediate School teacher Ed Citro and his wife, Jeanne, set up frames for raised bed gardens. Intermediate school students will “learn by doing” when they harvest this fall.

AVON LAKE — Community gardens have steadily grown in popularity for years, and now it’s Avon Lake’s turn to be added to the list. The Avon Lake venture joins similar programs in North Ridgeville, Bay Village, Rocky River and Lakewood, according to Dale Cracas, an Avon Lake school board member who co-chaired a group dedicated Read More…

Division I state track: Lorain girls rule city, almost state with second-place finish

COLUMBUS — They didn’t get a state title, but the Lorain High girls did what they set out to do when this track and field season began. They made history. Remember these Titans? You better believe they will. Lorain racked up 34 points to hold off Solon (29) and Dublin Coffman (29) for second Saturday Read More…

Division I regional track: Lorain girls overcome DQ on way to championship

AMHERST — While the rain and lightning put a damper on the Division I regional track meet at Amherst High School’s Richard S. Cooley Track on Friday, it certainly didn’t put a damper on Lorain’s girls. Despite a costly disqualification in the 800-meter relay, the Titans, led by seniors Melody Farris and Alicia Arnold, won Read More…

College baseball: Kent State getting boost from local players as it moves closer to another MAC championship

AVON — Josh Pierce hasn’t pitched at his high school field in two years. Pierce came home Wednesday. He has been at All Pro Freight Stadium since then and has worn a baseball uniform. He just hasn’t pitched there this week. Pierce has one more opportunity to do it. The right-hander and his Kent State Read More…

Avon Lake power plant pays to refurbish Scout camp shelter

WAKEMAN — An open-air summer shelter that was used for years by Boy Scouts is getting a thorough makeover into a year-round facility, courtesy of an Avon Lake power plant. Camp officials knew the 40-by-20-foot pavilion at the Firelands Scout Reservation off Gore Orphanage Road was in bad shape, and something needed to be done. Read More…

Avon Lake junior makes state in high jump and shot put

Bohan

AMHERST — Christine Bohan knows how to multitask. The skill was on full display Wednesday as the Avon Lake junior qualified to the Division I state track and field meet in two events at the Amherst regional. Bohan finished second in the high jump at 5-foot-5 and third in the shot put, 40-3¾. “Handling multiple Read More…

Love for Lucas raises $30,000 to battle rare disease

AVON LAKE — When they made plans for the inaugural Love for Lucas event, Nicole and Brian Hardman considered $5,000 a more-than-adequate sum to raise for research of the rare disease that took the life of their baby boy last year at only 5 weeks old. What they wound up receiving from the community in Read More…