November 25, 2014

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High school softball notes: Avon Lake reaching some lofty heights … goals, too

With nine seniors on the roster, there’s no question Avon Lake was expecting big things this season. But even Shoregals coach Buzz Mullen admits that a No. 3 ranking in the Division I Ohio High School Fastpitch Association Coaches poll is “like a dream come true.” With the start of sectional tournament just a few Read More…

Grafton cuts dispatchers, switches to county 911

Six out of jobs with switch to county 911 Read More…

Midview QB Cody Callaway commits to Bowling Green

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Cody Callaway knows something about big numbers. In 23 high school games, the Midview junior quarterback has thrown for 4,326 yards and 42 touchdowns. So it was no surprise Callaway had a long list of reasons why he chose Bowling Green to continue his football career. “I love the coaches, I love the school … Read More…

High school baseball: Steven Frye’s Pipe Yard power surge leads Midview past Lorain

LORAIN — The Pipe Yard has never been considered a hitter’s park. The fences are deep and the ball never seems to carry … especially in the damp spring air. Midview designated hitter Steven Frye probably wonders what all the fuss is about. Frye became the first batter in Pipe Yard history to hit multiple Read More…

Midview engineering students are eggscellent

Midview High School students show off the egg drop container they engineered during Goodyear’s 13th annual Engineering Career Day. From left, Nicole Whiting, Kayla Danicki, Nicholas Banner, of McKinley High School, and Matt Goetz. (Photo provided by Britney Sage.)

Midview High School students with an interest in engineering took part in the 13th annual Goodyear Engineering Career Day on April 20. Midview students Elijah Kanavel, Nicole Whiting, Nick Patterson, Kayla Danicki, Jacob Schneider, Hannah Pfeifer and Matt Goetz mingled with more than 1,200 like-minded students at Firestone High School for the competition. They were Read More…

12-year-old from Midview died after hanging, coroner’s office says

A 12-year-old Grafton boy died early Tuesday morning at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Jacob Miska died at 1:45 a.m. from a brain injury secondary to hanging, according to Cuyahoga County Coroner’s spokesman Powell Caesar. His death has been ruled a suicide. Miska was brought to the Cleveland hospital shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday from Read More…

High school tennis: Lake Ridge wins final match to edge Avon for LCAAA championship

AVON LAKE — As expected, this year’s Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament was wide open. It turned out to be so wide open, in fact, it was almost too close to call. The race for the team championship Saturday at Avon Lake High School was decided by just two points and, to Read More…

Baseball: Win over Vermilion has Midview feeling better about season

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VERMILION — Midview coach Scott Jaloweic wasn’t thrilled with his team’s record going into Thursday’s game against West Shore Conference rival Vermilion. But following the Middies’ 9-2 rout of the Sailors, Jaloweic was a little happier than when he got off the bus. “It’s getting better,” Jaloweic said after the Middies improved to 5-3, 3-1 Read More…

Police credited with saving child’s life

GRAFTON — Rose Schroder, a village grandmother, credits the quick actions of a police officer for saving her 15-month-old grandson. “If he wasn’t there, I’m not sure he’d be alive today,” she said. On Monday night, Schroder’s son, Edward Safko Jr., ran over to the Grafton Police Department with his son, Edward John Safko III, Read More…

Grafton-area man killed in crash

Police investigate the scene of an accident Thursday that killed Michael Vandrasik of Grafton, whose Ford F-150 struck a tree on Mennell Road. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

GRAFTON — A Grafton man died at the scene of a crash around 2:10 p.m. Thursday on Mennell Road just south of Haystack Lane, about a half-mile from state Route 303. Michael Vandrasik was southbound in a Ford F-150 pickup that veered left off the road and struck a tree, according to Trooper Joran Cottom Read More…