August 20, 2014

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High school football preview 2011: West Shore Conference breakdown

TEAM CAPSULES Avon Eagles COACH: Mike Elder, fifth year 2010 RECORD: 10-1, 7-0 RETURNING LETTERMEN: 24 STRENGTHS: An edge. Despite a 10-0 regular season last year, the Eagles no doubt will be hungry to avenge a bitter ending to the season – a first-round loss to Sandusky in the Division II playoffs, a game in Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Joe Dempsey is a throwback player Elyria Catholic plans on keeping

One of the first things Mike Polevacik did when he was hired to replace Ben Malbasa as Elyria Catholic’s head coach was look into the program’s rich tradition. What he found was the importance of the No. 44 in Panthers history. It had never been retired, but was intended to be issued only in special Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Northeast Ohio Conference breakdown

TEAM CAPSULES Cuyahoga Falls Black Tigers COACH: Mike Miller, fourth year 2010 RECORD: 1-9 overall, 0-5 STRENGTHS: Big, experienced offensive line. WEAKNESSES: Lack of team speed. SCOUTING REPORT: Cuyahoga Falls’ last winning season was 2002 and it’s had two 0-10 and two 1-9 seasons since. The only victory last year came against winless Akron North, Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Demetrius Walton has skills Elyria wants to make the most of

For a Division I team team that’s had as many as eight or nine two-way starters in recent years, it’s almost hard to fathom that only one player appears to be penciled in for double duty this season. Right now, senior Demetrius Walton is the one guy Kevin Fell can’t do without on either side Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Six Lorain County teams greet new season with new coaches

You hear the call at every stadium in Major League Baseball. “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard,” the vendors shout. That familiar call will have a new twist at Lorain County high school football games this fall: You may not be able to tell the coaches without a program. A slew of head Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court ruling keeps Quinn off ballot

ELYRIA —Tim Quinn’s hopes that the Ohio Supreme Court would put him back on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Elyria mayor were dashed Wednesday when the state’s highest court tossed his legal challenge to the Lorain County Board of Election’s decision to remove him from the ballot. The Supreme Court ruling didn’t Read More…

2010-11 Area School Report Cards: Elyria gets a ‘B’ while Westwood scores its first ‘excellent’ rating

For more on 2010-11 Area School Report Cards: Superintendents pleased with performances; all districts get ‘C’ or better ELYRIA — The Elyria school district took a step in the right direction. Having the designation of effective may not be the pinnacle of student achievement in Ohio, where two higher designations — excellent and excellent with Read More…

Earthquake in Virginia rattles folks here

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake near Mineral, Va., was felt in Washington, D.C., just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. Some Lorain county residents reported a brief shaking. The Pentagon was evacuated, according to the Associated Press.

Republican presidential candidate with a big wrench visits Donna’s Diner

ELYRIA – Republican presidential candidate John Davis carries a massive wrench painted red, white and blue. “Nobody forgets a guy with a wrench,” the 54-year-old Grand Junction, Colo., contractor said Monday during a campaign stop at Donna’s Diner. Davis said he didn’t realize until one of the diner’s customers told him that the wrench he Read More…

Elyria man accused of robbery, kidnapping

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ELYRIA – When she saw the screaming man in the street running after her car around 4 a.m. Sunday, April DeJesus panicked. Attempting to escape, DeJesus said she tried to put her car in reverse and broke the handle off her gear shifter, leaving her car stuck as the man closed in near the intersection Read More…