April 25, 2014

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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…

Elyria man dead after crashing into pond

GRAFTON– One man is dead after his vehicle crashed into a pond on state Route 57 and Mennell Road around 7:15 a.m. today. The Ohio Highway Patrol identified Dominic Zunis, 18, of 591 Westin Way, Elyria, as the victim. Troopers say alcohol is suspected to be a factor, but the accident remains under investigation. Zunis Read More…

Police log for March 22, 2013

Lorain police Wednesday, March 20 1:07 p.m. — 2500 block Cromwell Drive, a 29-year-old man who said he had overdosed on heroin was revived by paramedics using Narcan. 1:44 p.m. — 4100 block Riverside Drive, Richard Ellis, 21, 1700 block S. Urban Circle, Lorain, charged with domestic violence but not arrested. Ellis’ girlfriend said he Read More…

Grafton looks to switch dispatch duties to 911 to save money

GRAFTON — Village Council approved a motion Tuesday to begin negotiations to have Lorain County 911 take over Grafton’s police and fire dispatching. Mayor Megan Flanigan said the village is looking at the idea as a way to save money, perhaps as much as $200,000, that could help the village deal with looming budget woes. Read More…

Judge rejects request to drop pig death charges

ELYRIA — Judge Lisa Locke Graves refused to dismiss charges filed against a man accused of killing a pet pig in January. Gary Cunningham of Grafton is accused of killing his neighbor’s potbellied pig Snork after it wandered into his yard Jan. 30. Cunningham has said his friend killed the pig, and that man has Read More…