April 29, 2016

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Former insurance agent gets nine-year sentence for bank robberies in Lorain, Medina counties

A former Brunswick insurance agent was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday for a string of bank robberies in Medina and Lorain counties. Larry Gore Jr., 48, pleaded guilty in February to 18 felony counts for his involvement in four bank robberies from July 2014 to March 2015. The charges included robbery, burglary, license Read More…

Man pleads guilty in series of bank robberies

A Brunswick man suspected of robbing four banks in Medina and Lorain counties pleaded guilty to several burglary and robbery counts Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Larry Gore Jr., 48, of Hartwick Circle, Brunswick, pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary, second-degree felonies; five counts of robbery, second-degree felonies; four counts of robbery, Read More…

Church sues three trustees, alleging they tried to take over building

COLUMBIA STATION — A Royalton Road church filed suit Wednesday against three former trustees, saying they wrongly suspended worship at the church, barred the congregation from the property and tried to take over the building. Shaker Heights attorney Alan H. Kraus filed the suit on behalf of the Apostolic Christian Church-Nazarene, Inc., a Parma Heights Read More…

North Ridgeville fugitive finally located in Pennsylvania — four years after his death

A North Ridgeville man wanted for violating the terms of his parole in a murder case more than 20 years ago has been tracked to a small town in Pennsylvania, but law enforcement was too late to put handcuffs on John Elmer Woodards. He died in February 2011. U.S. Marshal for Northern Ohio Pete Elliott Read More…

High school football 2013: Columbia knows it has tough act to follow, but believes it has the talent to top last year’s success

COLUMBIA STATION — The Columbia Raiders still have the same green and white uniforms, but if you look carefully you might see something new: a big red bull’s-eye somewhere on their backs. Columbia is coming off a season in which it won the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division, hosted a home playoff game for the Read More…

Southview grad Jessica Tomazic makes huge strides in a year, goes from 70th to first in Vermilion Triathlon

VERMILION — Lorain County athletes made their presence felt in Sunday’s sixth annual Vermilion Harbor Triathlon and Duathlon at Linwood Park. Lorain’s Jessica Tomazic, 31, won the women’s title and finished ninth overall for the Olympic Distance race in a time of two hours, 27 minutes and 15 seconds. The event consisted of 1.5K swim, Read More…

OGSO: Amherst Avengers wrap up perfect season with state title; Columbia Red Wagon brings home top prize, too

CHAMPION — The only thing that could beat Lorain County on Sunday was itself. County teams may not have come out of the semifinal round unblemished, but they combined to go 4-1 and bring home two state championships at the Ohio Girls Softball Organization state tournament at the Champion Athletic Complex. Lorain County’s only loss Read More…

OGSO state tournament: Amherst Avengers and Lorain Dirt Devils square off today with Class B title on the line

CHAMPION — In one of the strongest showings ever by an OGSO Lorain County community, Amherst sent three undefeated teams to the organization’s state tournament last weekend. In uncomfortable rainy and muddy conditions at the Champion Athletic Club complex, two of them — the Vipers in U14 Class C and Wranglers in U10 Class A 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

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…

NHRA Summit Nationals Notes: Grafton’s Ronald Matcham finding success in first year in Super Stock … at age 54

NORWALK — In six national events this year, Grafton’s Ronald Matcham has been the top qualifier five times and won five rounds to make it to the semifinals just a few weeks ago in Bristol, Tenn. Not bad for a 54-year-old rookie. “One year,” Matcham said when asked how long he’s been racing. “I actually Read More…