January 30, 2015

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Vendors happy with Apple Fest turnout

Veronica Robles, 4, left, and sister Natalya Robles, 6, had butterflies painted on their faces at the Apple Festival. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — Rowdiness was the exception, not the rule at the Apple Festival, and police were proactive, said several vendors after the festival concluded Sunday. “You turn around and there was a cop everywhere, which is good,” said Toni Dunham of Loudonville-based Tinman Concessions. “They were on it. If there was any kind of a Read More…

Touchdown on fake punt revitalizes Pioneers, who improve to 4-0

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STRONGSVILLE — Nothing was normal all week for the Elyria Pioneers, so why should Sunday’s game have been any different? Of course, it wasn’t. Playing Sunday after an outbreak of illness believed to be food poisoning forced the game to be postponed Friday, the Pioneers still managed to improve to 4-0 with a 38-21 win Read More…

Punter gets it going in Elyria High win

Elyria punter Bryce Ziegman runs for a touchdown from punt formation. (CT photo by Tom Mahl.)

STRONGSVILLE — Football is a game usually decided by giant-sized players who have spent years in the weight room bulking up in preparation for battle. But Sunday, it was the smallest player on the field that made the biggest play. Elyria punter Bryce Ziegman’s 70-yard run on a first-quarter fake punt gave the momentum to Read More…

Boys soccer: Second-half surge propels Elyria past Lorain

LORAIN – The Elyria boys captured and occupied midfield after the break Saturday morning and turned a halftime tie into a 5-3 non-conference victory over Lorain. The Pioneers got two goals each from sophomore Grant Spieth and senior Bubby Santo Domingo and another by Bryce Ziegman. Ziegman and Santo Domingo put up two assists apiece Read More…

Bug strikes EHS varsity and JV teams, forcing game to be canceled

Pat Catan Stadium in Strongsville sits empty Friday with the cancellation of the game with Elyria.

ELYRIA – With an unknown stomach illness sending nearly half of the Elyria High football roster home from school Friday morning, the Pioneers were forced to postpone their game with Strongsville until Sunday afternoon. Elyria High athletic director Darren Conley confirmed that 38 of the 86 players who make up the Pioneers’ varsity and junior Read More…

Man gets prison for driving over woman’s foot

ELYRIA – A Lorain man who drove over a woman’s foot while fleeing a traffic stop was sentenced to four years in prison Friday. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi ordered David Middlebrooks, 49, to prison in both that incident and an unrelated robbery case. According to police, Middlebrooks was a passenger in a Read More…

High school soccer notes: Sara Zambo’s return gives Keystone a lift

Occasionally athletes take off a year, sometimes two, before resuming their careers. Keystone senior Sara Zambo came back from a six-year absence and after an injury to starter Jamie Stokley, Zambo has stepped in as the Wildcats’ starting goalkeeper. “Sara heard good things from the girls at tryouts and she decided she wanted to come Read More…

Apple Fest weekend schedule

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10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday ON ELY SQUARE Concessions and crafts around the square 11 a.m. – Grobe’s apple press demo 11 a.m. – WEOL live remote 11:30 a.m. – Coaster fire safety boat 5 p.m. – Grobe’s apple press demo BEHIND CITY HALL 11 a.m – Balloon drop FIRST PLACE BANK 10 a.m. Read More…

Elyria High football game rescheduled for Sunday

The Elyria High School vs. Strongsville varsity football game is canceled this evening due to a number of the Elyria players being ill. Additionally, the Elyria High School junior varsity football game is canceled tomorrow. Thirty-eight of the teams’ 86 players came to school today and left with an intestinal illness, according to district spokeswoman Read More…

Former Elyria police officer convicted of sex crimes in 1990s trying to clear his name

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ELYRIA — Former Elyria police Officer Todd Zack is still fighting to clear his name of the sex charges that stripped him of his badge and sent him to prison for 10 years. Zack, now a free man and living in Westlake, has asked Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Edward Zaleski to throw out his Read More…