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After horror of crash, Tomasheski family survivors try to find new normal

Tom Tomasheski hugs his daughter, Danielle, during an interview Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

GRAFTON TWP. — The dark-haired girl with the feather weaved into her hair bounces into the living room and plops down on the couch, clutching a cell phone in her right hand. Danielle Tomasheski, 13, is hanging out until her teachers finish their day at Midview Middle School and then come over to tutor her Read More…

Fire forces Eaton Township family from home

EATON TWP. — Multiple departments responded to a fire in Eaton Township overnight. The fire, at 37795 West Capel Road, was reported at 4:48 a.m. Eaton Township Fire Chief Jason Brooks said residents of the home called in the fire and were able to evacuate by the time the Fire Department arrived. The fire, which Read More…

High school soccer: Kevin Gjyrezi breaks through, keys Avon Lake win over Midview

Midview's No. 10 Silvester Messiah fights Avon Lake's No. 21 Alex Yungvirt for the ball. (CT photo by Linda Murphy.)

EATON TWP. — Kevin Gjyrezi, who hadn’t scored a goal in Avon Lake’s first six soccer matches, made up for lost time Monday night. The Shoremen’s junior midfielder nailed two, which was more than enough in what became a 3-0 victory over Midview in non-conference play. Junior Alex Strimbu assisted on both. Avon Lake added Read More…

High school volleyball: Middies come through in clutch, knock off Bay

Midview's No. 5 Alex Nilges and No. 9 Tori Barker defend against Bay's Amelia Stickler. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

GRAFTON — If the changing of the guard in the West Shore Conference took place at Midview on Tuesday night, Middies senior star Arrianna Cumberledge knows exactly the reason why. “I think it was our heart, to be honest,” she said after guiding Midview to a five-game, 25-19, 17-25, 24-26, 25-17, 15-11, victory over two-time Read More…

It’s consolidation, not sale, for Grafton prisons

GRAFTON — Prison guards learned Thursday their jobs were safe at Grafton Correctional Institution after state officials announced that Ohio will continue to run the prison instead of selling it to a private operator as had been proposed. “People were crying and hugging — it was just incredible,” said Bobbie Peters, who heads the Ohio Read More…

Police log for Sept. 2, 2011

Elyria police Wednesday, Aug. 31 10:05 a.m. — 400 block Kansas Ave., two boys, 15 and 17, charged with criminal damaging and burglary for allegedly entering and damaging a vacant house. 10:27 a.m. — 200 block Williams St., the owner of Blue Star Recycling reported that someone altered a receipt and collected $82 more than Read More…

North Coast Correctional to be run by state, merge with Grafton Correctional

GRAFTON – There was a rush of joy this morning in town when prison guards at Grafton Correctional Institution learned their lay-off notices were pulled back and the state would not be selling the prison, the mayor said. “This is fantastic,” said Grafton Mayor Shari Szczepanski. “I think it says a lot for the employees Read More…

State plans to announce prison sales this morning

GRAFTON — The state plans to announce its decision at 11 a.m. today on which private companies will own or operate five prisons, including Grafton Correctional Institution and North Coast Correctional Treatment Facility on state Route 83. The press conference in Columbus can be viewed live at www.drc.ohio.gov. All five prisons won’t necessarily be sold, Read More…

High school girls soccer 2011: Breaking down the season

TEAM CAPSULES NORTHEAST OHIO CONFERENCE Elyria Pioneers COACH: Venera Ilievski, 6th year 2010 RECORD: 6-9-0, 3-2-0 RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Bailey Andress, sr., GK; Cheyenne Gutierrez, sr., F; Kaleigh Plato, sr., D; Haylie Davis, jr., D, Monica Banks, jr., D. SCOUTING REPORT: Andress, an all-conference and All-Lorain County goalkeeper, allowed just 24 goals while making 178 saves Read More…

High school football preview 2011: PAC finds fine fits in Firelands, Fairview

The addition of Firelands and Fairview to the Patriot Athletic Conference has already made an impact. The conference’s website is still pac10hs.org, but when you access the site you’re welcomed to PacTwelve.org. As far as the PAC’s longtime members are concerned, the expansion of the conference from 10 schools to 12 means only there’s another Read More…