April 19, 2014

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Girls cross country 2013: Proof’s in the improving for Amherst junior Alexis Szivan

High expectations can be a burden, but Amherst junior Alexis Szivan doesn’t see it that way. Getting better is her only concern. Szivan set a high standard for herself at last year’s state cross country meet, finishing 49th in the Division I race in 19:00.41. It was a personal best for her by nearly 18 Read More…

High school football: Oberlin bolts out to big lead, then has to hold on to hold off Lutheran East

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS — Oberlin coach Fred Howery had one of those valuable teaching moments Saturday at Lutheran East. Up 25-0 a minute into the fourth quarter, Oberlin suddenly found itself in a ballgame before hanging on for a 25-18 season-opening win. “Second half, it’s 25-0 and we thought we had everything under control,” Howery said. Read More…

High school girls soccer 2013: Elyria Catholic’s Jenna Ellingson an all-around talent who keeps striving to improve

Elyria Catholic center midfielder Jenna Ellingson has accomplished more in two years of high school than most student-athletes do in four. Not only has she been the leading goal scorer on the only two district championship girls soccer teams in Panthers history, she’s also a top performer in the classroom where, thanks to a steady Read More…

Lorain County Dog Kennel significantly increases adoption fee

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ELYRIA — The cost of adopting a dog from the Lorain County Dog Kennel will jump from $15 to $50 starting Sunday. Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski said the fee hike, approved Wednesday, was the result of the increased costs associated with housing the dogs at the kennel and preparing them for adoption. She said Read More…

Boys soccer: North Olmsted dominates, but Amherst stays tough, holds on for scoreless tie

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NORTH OLMSTED — Amherst presented North Olmsted with something the Eagles hadn’t seen much of in their first four games, North Olmsted coach Chris Marsh said. In the team’s three victories, North Olmsted hadn’t had to be perfect in the final third, as the bulk of its goals had come easily, most often after an Read More…

Ohio State defense wants to be feared again; Elyria’s Chase Farris may see playing time after switching back to defense

COLUMBUS — There was a time not so long ago when Ohio State’s defense was one of the most feared, effective and efficient units in the country. For this season’s second-ranked Buckeyes to contend for a Big Ten, let alone a national title, coach Urban Meyer knows his defenders have to harken back to the Read More…

Basements flood, roads closed after Lorain County hit with heavy rainfall

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The heavy rainfall over Lorain County early Tuesday morning led to temporary road closings and scattered reports of water in basements. The lightning that came with it also forced the temporary evacuation of the old Southview Middle School in Lorain, now known as the Lorain High School Annex, after lightning struck near the building. Lorain Read More…

Toddler who fell into pool dies

  Anna Barker, the 2-year-old who fell into a pool outside of her family’s house on the 3400 block of Crehore Street in Lorain, was pronounced dead Saturday night at Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. Rainbow Babies spokesman Vic Gideon said that Barker arrived at the hospital on Thursday in critical condition after accidentally Read More…

Ohio Football League: Nightmares come up just short, fall to Golden Knights in championship game

EATON TWP. — The Lorain County Nightmares had 1:51 on the clock, one timeout in their pocket and 88 yards to navigate. They fell 50 yards short. Collin Daniels intercepted a Cody Schuster pass with less than 50 seconds remaining to lift his Ohio Golden Knights to the Ohio Football League championship with a 28-25 Read More…

Crushers’ losing streak hits five with 10th-inning loss to Boomers

AVON — Baseball can be a funny game sometimes. One week you’re hot, the next you’re not. That’s how it’s been for Lake Erie. Just after setting a franchise-best 11-game winning streak, the Crushers have dropped five straight, including a 4-3, 10-inning setback Saturday to Schaumburg. “We’ve got to get off this bad streak we’re Read More…