July 1, 2015

Elyria
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Grafton man driven to get electric car

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EATON TWP — Dennis Radesic always has had an interest in alternative energy sources. Several years ago, he converted his farmhouse to be more energy-efficient with geothermal heating. So when he learned that Tesla Motors was creating an all-electric car built from the ground up, he had to have it, even if it meant waiting Read More…

High school: Weather shakes up baseball, softball tournament schedules

It had to happen, right? There couldn’t be a spring sports postseason in Northeast Ohio without some weather worries, could there? Apparently not, because Thursday, for the first time this postseason, rain messed up the best-laid plans of tournament officials and baseball and softball coaches. The result was a pair of Division I district baseball Read More…

Softball: Shoregals hang on vs. Middies

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake coach Buzz Mullen told his players that tournament softball is as easy as three simple words — win … move … on. Shoregals fans might have four words to describe Wednesday’s 5-4 Division I sectional final win over Midview — too close for comfort. The Shoregals (24-1) rallied from a Read More…

Wrestling: Three from area earn berths in Greco Roman nationals in Fargo, N.D.

ELYRIA — Three Lorain County wrestlers are headed to the nationals in Fargo, N.D., while seven others are hoping to join them today. Oberlin’s Kevin Vough (runner-up at 285), Grafton’s Alec Forrer (third at 160) and Elyria’s Mike Dolan (fourth at 138) all earned spots Saturday on the Ohio Cadet team heading to Fargo, N.D., Read More…

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…