March 27, 2015

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Branham to serve as Lorain Schools’ interim leader

LORAIN — Nine years after serving as Lorain Schools interim superintendent, John Branham has retaken the job after being appointed today at the special Board of Education meeting. Branham, who left his job as Ashland University director of graduate studies, also previously served as director of staff and community relations for the Lorain school district Read More…

Playoffs? Crushers say yes, down Beach Bums in must-win game

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – It couldn’t have looked more dreary to the Lake Erie Crushers than it did Friday. Sunday, despite rains that postponed the start of the biggest game of their season, the Crushers saw nothing but sunshine. That’s right, the Crushers somehow pulled off the improbable, winning their final two must-win games of Read More…

High school cross country 2011: Amherst’s Emily Johnson puts eye on team

Emily Johnson’s passion for running is equaled only by her passion for her Amherst Comets cross country team. “It’s going to be the best season,” said Johnson, last year’s Division I Lorain County MVP. “We have the best close group of girls. We’re working towards making it to state this year.” You can be sure Read More…

High school cross country 2011: This Musial is the man for Avon Lake this season

Connor Musial is a runner, sure, but that’s not all he is. Not by a long shot. The Avon Lake senior also has a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. And he’s an Eagle Scout. On top of that, he just happens to be a distant relative of Hall of Fame baseball players Stan “The Read More…

High school cross country 2011: Breaking it down

TEAM CAPSULES NORTHEAST OHIO CONFERENCE Elyria Pioneers COACH: Jennifer (Kaess) Smith, 6th year Boys 2010 RECORD: 5th NOC Lake Division, 14th Elyria district (Division I) RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (5): Ryan Cassidy, so.; Brandon Gregory, so.; Max Hull, jr.; Tyler Powell, sr.; Anthony Rumph, so. OTHERS TO WATCH: Nick Ferancy, fr.; James Hawks, fr.; Alex Hull, fr.; Read More…

Cross country: Shoremen find reason to smile after taking second at Earlybird

ELYRIA – You don’t fist pump when you finish second. Shaking hands? That’s a different story and definitely OK, especially when second place means something. It did Saturday for the Avon Lake Shoremen who, for the second time in three years, took runner-up honors in the Maroon Division race at the Avon Lake Earlybird Cross Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon Lake gets late goal, ties Westlake

WESTLAKE – Avon Lake capitalized on the rarest of occurrences to salvage a tie to start a brutal week. The Shoremen’s Alex Yungvirt scored in the 73rd minute Saturday night to draw even with Westlake, and each team missed chances over the final five minutes of a 1-1 tie. Yungvirt fired in a shot past Read More…

College football: Yeomen feeling confident about season

OBERLIN – With seven starters returning on each side of the football, Oberlin finds itself in a position of heightened expectations as it prepares for today’s season opener against Kenyon at 1 p.m. at Savage Stadium. The Yeomen ended last season on a high note, winning two of their final three games to finish 4-6. Read More…

Start date at EHS pushed back to Sept. 12

ELYRIA – Construction delays at Elyria High School have forced the district to delay the start of school for high school students. School officials have not given details on what portions of the project are behind schedule enough to demand a delay to classes, but in a press release sent out late Thursday, school officials Read More…

Final Cedar Point riverboat rides up for auction

SANDUSKY — The final rides on a long-running Cedar Point attraction are being sold to the highest bidders. The northern Ohio amusement park will run its Paddlewheel Excursion boats for the last times on Labor Day. The riverboats that have given more than 47 million rides since the early 1960s will be replaced for next Read More…