September 17, 2014

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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…

High school boys soccer: Elyria Catholic picks up offense in second half, puts Oberlin away in district final rematch

ELYRIA — Just in case anyone needed a reminder, Elyria Catholic sent a message Saturday night that come October, the route to the Division III district championship will run right through Knights of Columbus Field. The Panthers scored three times in the first 20 minutes of the second half to take control and went on Read More…

Suddenly struggling Crushers can’t find any offense against Boomers, drop fourth straight game

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AVON — The winning mojo the Lake Erie Crushers displayed over the past two weeks has seemingly disappeared. Fresh off getting swept in three games at Normal, the Crushers continued their slide Friday at All Pro Freight Stadium with a 5-1 loss against the team with the best record in the Frontier League — the Read More…