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Midview Middle School project taking shape after spring delays

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GRAFTON — After a slow start, construction of the new $16.2 million Midview Middle School funded completely by the state is racing along, according to Midview Schools officials. “With the wet spring, we got behind and had delays,” Superintendent John Kuhn said. But construction crews “went gangbusters and got back on schedule” after a staging Read More…

Police log for Aug. 19, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Aug. 16 4:24 p.m. — 1100 block Oakwood Drive, a 42-year-old woman reported a Nintendo Wii video game system, six games and four controllers stolen from her home. The victim thought she had locked both doors to her home. 4:31 p.m. — Midway Mall, a 49-year-old man reported an unauthorized $31.86 charge Read More…

Corrections officer jailed in wife’s death resigns

ELYRIA — William Dembie Jr. has resigned from his post as a corrections officer at the Lorain County Jail. Dembie is currently being held in the Erie County Jail on murder and domestic violence charges for allegedly stabbing his wife, Holly Dembie, to death last week. Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti said that Dembie resigned Read More…

911 call from Grafton Township homicide released

GRAFTON TWP. — Lorain County Jail Corrections Officer William Dembie Jr. called the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office around 1:30 a.m. Thursday and calmly confessed to Dispatcher Joy Sanchez that he had just killed his wife, Holly Dembie. Listen to the 911 call: In a recording of the call, released today by the sheriff’s office, William Read More…

Murdered woman had been seeking divorce, family says

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GRAFTON TWP. — A guard at the Lorain County Jail has been charged with murder and domestic violence for allegedly stabbing his wife to death early Thursday. Corrections Officer William Dembie Jr. called the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office at 1:32 a.m. to report that he had beheaded his wife, 33-year-old Holly Dembie, at their Cowley Read More…

Police log for Aug. 12, 2011

Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Aug. 9 3:40 p.m. – 300 block North Ridge Road, Lorain, Steven D. Wooten, 38, 100 block Mound St., Elyria, arrested for domestic violence for allegedly choking his sister during an argument. Elyria police Tuesday, Aug. 9 4:04 p.m. – 10 block Chestnut St., Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority reported a 32-inch flat-screen Read More…

Hot Stove: Son wins state title at same park father did 25 years ago

John Vilevac, Grafton hot stove coach, and son Jonathan hold the team trophy for winning the Class HH state championship last weekend. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

John Vilevac probably thought he would never again see Butler-Rodman Park in Alliance after the Grafton Panthers, the team on which he played, won an Ohio Hot Stove baseball championship in 1986. A quarter of a century later, Vilevac returned, this time as a coach of his son’s team, the Grafton Midview Mayhem. Jonathan Vilevac Read More…

Police log for Aug. 5, 2010

Sheriff’s office Sunday, July 31 2:35 p.m. — 12200 Melody Lane Drive, Eaton Township, surround sound system, worth $500, reported stolen. Wednesday, Aug. 3 6:17 p.m. — 2000 block McKinley Ave., Sheffield Township, David A. Yuhos, 51, and Justin R. Yuhos, 18, same address, charged with domestic violence. 6:29 p.m. — 35100 Elm Road, Eaton Read More…

Mayhem, Pat O’Brien win Hot Stove titles

Grafton Victory Mayhem assistant manager Graig Bansek leads the celebration. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ALLIANCE — The Midview Mayhem have yet to lose a game in the two years the young men have been playing baseball together. The Mayhem made it 46 consecutive victories with a 17-7 victory over the Sebring VFW to win the Class HH state championship at Sunday’s Ohio Hot Stove tournament. Class HH is the Read More…

Lorain Xplosion ends drought, brings home Lorain County’s first OGSO state title since 2008

RANDOLPH TWP. – You’ve heard it countless times: the team that makes the fewest errors wins the big game. Likewise, it’s been proven true countless times, as recently as Saturday afternoon in the searing heat and swirling dust of Portage County. There, in a softball showdown for girls 18 and under, the Lorain Xplosion scored Read More…