September 30, 2014

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High school football 2013: Midview has even bigger goals after making playoffs last season

EATON TWP. — Midview went 8-2 in 2011 and 9-1 last year in the regular season. Guess what the Middies are thinking about this season? “As far back as the fourth grade, we’ve always had winning records,” center/defensive lineman Patrick Forrer said of this year’s senior class. “We’ve done really well and won a lot Read More…

Dream season was always in Nightmares’ plans: Lorain County semi-pro football team opens playoffs today

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The Lorain County Nightmares didn’t even have a full roster yet when first-year coach Terry Murray set his goals for the season: go undefeated in the Ohio Football League’s Cardinal Conference and qualify for the playoffs. Done and done. The first-year semipro football team did just what Murray envisioned, going 10-0 in conference play (10-2 Read More…

Hot Stove state tournament: Two Vermilion teams advance to finals; five Lorain County teams in all

ALLIANCE — Vermilion Impact and Vermilion DRD Wildcats showed Saturday that there can be more than one path to the same destination. In this case, the destination is the Ohio Hot Stove state finals at Butler-Rodman Park. In Class H (U-10), Vermilion Impact took the path of least resistance, needing just five innings to run-rule Read More…

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…