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Police log for July 19, 2013

Lorain police Tuesday, July 16 1:49 a.m. — Colorado and New Mexico avenues, Anthony Owens, 36, 1500 block New Mexico Ave., Lorain, arrested and charged with reckless driving, obstructing official business, driving with a suspended license, driving with improper lights, and four stop sign violations. Police said Owens led them on a chase while riding Read More…

State fire marshal looking into cause of bar fire

GRAFTON TWP. — A fire that severely damaged the Trading Post Bar, 15478 Grafton-Eastern Road, but caused no injuries is under investigation. Firefighters were called at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday, according to Fire Chief Bob Richards, who said the two-story building at state routes 83 and 57 is “uninhabitable.” Richards said state Fire Marshal office investigators Read More…

Police log for July 12, 2013

LaGrange police Thursday, July 4 1 a.m. — Paul Cochran, 22, of Lakewood, arrested on an outstanding warrant. 8:05 p.m. — Grey Hawk Golf Club, 665 US Grant St., unwanted individuals on property. Officers advised them to leave and not return. Friday, July 5 2:05 p.m. — 500 block Hendrix Blvd., resident found a firework Read More…

NHRA Summit Nationals Notes: Grafton’s Ronald Matcham finding success in first year in Super Stock … at age 54

NORWALK — In six national events this year, Grafton’s Ronald Matcham has been the top qualifier five times and won five rounds to make it to the semifinals just a few weeks ago in Bristol, Tenn. Not bad for a 54-year-old rookie. “One year,” Matcham said when asked how long he’s been racing. “I actually Read More…

NHRA notes: Elyria’s Ray Connolly riding high after last week’s win, would love to make it two in a row

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NORWALK — This weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals is more than just a homecoming for Elyria’s Ray Connolly. It’s also an opportunity to return home as the defending Super Gas champion. Connolly recorded his eighth Super Gas and 11th overall national division race win Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals Read More…

Midview grad leads group to help improve reading skills of Akron youth

Baldwin Wallace University students teach Akron 8- and 9-year-olds in the SMART program at Schumacher Elementary School in Akron.

The air mattresses are plunked down haphazardly in makeshift rows. Solid blue. Freshly inflated. They won’t get much use for a few more hours, even though the student-teachers who blew them up long to rest their heads. The teachers are tired, but they press on. There are too many lesson plans to pore over this Read More…

Police log for June 14, 2013

Elyria police Tuesday, June 11 3:36 p.m. — 300 block East Ave., reported burglary of an apartment. 6 p.m. — 900 block West River Road, N., a 16-year-old boy arrested and charged with domestic violence for allegedly assaulting his mother. The boy’s mother told police her son grabbed her wrist and swung it toward her Read More…

High school baseball: Midview’s Eric Lauer, Firelands’ Joe San Felippo, Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany and Keystone’s Tyler Gulett make first team All-Ohio

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Four area high school baseball players received All-Ohio first-team honors this week from the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Midview’s Eric Lauer made it in Division I, Joe San Felippo of Firelands in Division II, and Keystone’s Tyler Gullett and Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany in Division III. The All-Ohio award caps a terrific career Read More…

Police log for June 7, 2013

Elyria police Wednesday, June 5 6:53 a.m. — 200 block Winckles St., a company van at Smink Electric was broken into. Police said there was damage to the door frame and a window of the vehicle. 7:18 a.m. — 1300 block S. Abbe Road, a woman told police someone sprayed with word “Crip” with white Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney, Avon Lake’s Annie Wennerberg and Clearview’s Sarah Kaya make first team

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…