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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…

Hot Stove baseball: Four Lorain County teams advance to state finals

ALLIANCE – Only the outcome was pleasing. “That was the worst we’ve played this year,” Grafton CommStar manager Ken Vance said. “We got the bad game out of our system.” Grafton CommStar advanced to the title game of Class GG (ages 11 and under) of the Ohio Hot Stove tournament after a 10-9 victory Saturday Read More…

Our Lady Queen of Peace to hold its first parish festival

GRAFTON — Parishioners at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church have spent nearly a year preparing for the church’s first festival. Our Lady Queen of Peace Home Days Festival will be Aug. 5 to 7 at the church, 708 Erie St., Grafton. The Rev. John Seabold said several church members approached him last summer Read More…

Police log for July 29, 2011

LaGrange police Friday, July 22 11:35 a.m. — 300 block Church St., a man reported that his 17-year-old daughter would not listen to him. Both were advised on the procedure to filing unruly charges. 9:10 p.m. – Glendale Avenue, a toddler couldn’t find his family, but his parents were located within the park. Tuesday, July Read More…

Most charges dropped in fatal ambulance crash

ELYRIA — Prosecutors dropped vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter charges against a Grafton Township Fire Department ambulance driver who was involved in a fatal car crash last year while he was driving a patient to the hospital. Richard Robertson, 27, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of proper operation of an emergency vehicle during Read More…

Hot Stove: Unbeaten Lorain rallies to advance to Class EE final

Lorain catcher Storm Ferguson hugs first baseman Michael Velez after Velez stretched out to record the final out of the Titans’ 4-3 victory over Redwood on Sunday afternoon. Lorain advances to the Class EE state final. (AP photo.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Dan Ternes wasn’t there when his Lorain Titans defeated Midview North the first three times this Hot Stove League season. “I was in Florida,” Ternes said Sunday after the Titans made it four victories over Redwood with a 4-3 win at Palmer Field. “Two games were extra innings, I know. This team Read More…

Fifteen Minutes: Meet Floyd and Gary Wells, who will host carnival this weekend at their Grafton farm

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Wells brothers Age: Floyd, 57, and Gary Wells, 53 Live: in Grafton Events: Sunday’s Wells Family Foundation carnival in Grafton How did this event get started at your family farm? Gary: Well, this is our first annual event as far as the carnival goes. We wanted to give it a try out and see how it worked. Read More…

Police log for July 22, 2011

Elyria police Monday, July 18 8:11 a.m. — Hospitality House, 244 Third St., about $200 of meat stolen with entry through a window. 9:25 a.m. — 800 block West River Road N., Tracy Mason, same address, charged with allowing a dangerous dog to be at large after her two pit bulls allegedly chased a man Read More…

Midview Hot Stove team wins third district crown

Comm Star’s Seth Sanders almost gets caught in a rundown as Lorain Yankees catcher Tony Brown waits at home with the ball. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

COLUMBIA STATION — Midview North Cavanaugh Electric battery mates Dustin Crum and Alec Forrer carried their team to an 11-0 mercy-rule win the Sheffield Lake Steelers Sunday to claim the third and final Class G (age 12) district championship. Crum tossed a one-hitter, striking out nine, and helped his cause with a double and a Read More…