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Maya Johnson throws perfect game, strikes out 15 out of 15 to lead Columbia Red Wagon Farm to OGSO Class A district title

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Columbia Red Wagon Farm pitcher Maya Johnson wasn’t just good Monday night — she was perfect. Johnson threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out all 15 batters she faced as Columbia defeated Keystone Sugar Ridge Towing 10-0 in an OGSO Class A (U-10) district championship game at Palmer Field. While Johnson has 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…

Attempt to reinstate ousted water board member falls short

LaGRANGE — An effort to return Pittsfield Township Trustee Mark McConnell to the board of the Rural Lorain County Water Authority failed Wednesday after the board voted, 13 to 9, to table the motion. The vote was the latest round in a battle that has divided the 26-member board and led to McConnell’s removal from Read More…

OGSO District: Keystone M.P.W. shines bright on a wet night

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It takes more than a little rain to stop Keystone M.P.W. A pregame downpour and a steady rain over the last two innings didn’t prevent Keystone from defeating Columbia Morlock Bros 15-4 in Class A in the opening night of the OGSO district tournament. Keystone M.P.W. was the only team to get Read More…

All-star team with Lorain County players ends up on wrong end of good old-fashioned pitching gem at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Every year the players in the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches All-Star Games play under the names of former Cleveland championship baseball teams. All but one of Lorain County’s 21 representatives were grouped together on a team named the 1920 Indians to face the 1948 Indians, which featured players from Cleveland’s southeastern suburbs and Read More…

Police log for June 21, 2013

Elyria police Tuesday, June 18 11:34 a.m. — 100 block Clark St., a resident said he found his garden hose was swollen and believes his next door neighbors are stealing his water because their home has been foreclosed on and their water has been cut off. 2:50 p.m. — 1000 block Barbara St., a woman 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…

One more double: Elyria High’s Caitlyn Minney first to win Miss Softball and Lorain County coaches’ top player award

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WELLINGTON — She spent two seasons with Elyria, pitched the Pioneers to two conference and two district championships, led them through two regionals into a pair of Division I Final Four appearances and, this year, to the state championship game. On Tuesday night at Wellington Community Park she received two prestigious awards at the annual 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…

Keystone Middle School student wins Lorain County young author award

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LAGRANGE — Carter McCartney may only be 11, but so far, he has authored three books for his school’s annual Young Author’s Conference. And all the books have been about a special person in Carter’s life — his grandpa John Frances Shank Sr. Speaking in a soft voice, Carter explained that his grandpa was diagnosed Read More…