June 27, 2016

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Avon’s Matt Eckhardt has second half to remember

FREMONT — So where was Matt Eckhardt for the first two quarters of Friday’s Region 6 semifinal? Did he miss the bus to Don Paul Stadium? And just who was that player wearing No. 3 for Avon? It was Eckhardt. It just wasn’t the Eckhardt Avon fans and the Eagles’ opponents have come to know Read More…

Boxing: Lorain’s Wilkins Santiago thrilled to be getting back in the ring

There are two reasons Lorain boxer Wilkins Santiago can’t wait to step into the ring for his junior middleweight fight with Marcus Thompkins tonight. First and foremost, Santiago wants to dedicate the performance to those who’ve served and are currently serving in the U.S. military. The second reason? He hasn’t been there in awhile. Santiago’s Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria High grad Jon Felton has Strongsville in state finals yet again

STRONGSVILLE — One of the Ohio’s top coaching careers in girls soccer got its humble beginnings on University Avenue in Elyria. It was there an 11-year-old Jon Felton started his first job as a carrier for the Chronicle-Telegram, delivering the newspaper to 80 customers, seven days a week. “Doing a paper route taught me how Read More…

EMH cuts 55 positions

ELYRIA – A total of 55 positions are being eliminated by EMH – most at the EMH Elyria Medical Center — as the hospital system continues to grapple with rising costs of uncompensated care and shrinking reimbursement for medical care. The job reductions were announced Thursday by Dr. Donald Sheldon, EMH president and CEO. Although Read More…

Man says he was robbed at Pali’s Bar

LORAIN – A 33-year-old Sheffield Lake man said he was robbed at gunpoint while sitting in his car parked at Pali’s Bar in Lorain, a little after 10 p.m. Tuesday. The man said he was parked at the bar, at 1407 Colorado Ave., when two men approached him, according to a Lorain police report. One Read More…

Home invasion reported in Oberlin

OBERLIN – A man and woman living on Spring Street told police they were struck on their heads with a shotgun and handgun by masked men Monday night during a home invasion that lasted at least 30 minutes. There are at least two suspects, but as many as four could be involved, according to a Read More…

Pirates PAC powerful punch: Black River strikes blow for itself and its league with big win over Manchester

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River did it for the Patriot Athletic Conference, the rowdy crowd at Art Stevenson Field and the naysayers who proclaim it’s tough to beat a team twice in one season. Most of all, the Pirates did it for themselves as proof they belonged in the Division IV, Region 13 playoffs, becoming Read More…

Pirates believe in change: Adjustments pay off for Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River football coach Al Young tied a record Saturday with his 152nd victory, but it was different than the previous 151. Not always quick to change — “I’m always resistant,” the 22nd-year coach said with a huge smile — Young made three key moves that helped the Pirates defeat Manchester 49-24 Read More…

Wellington just can’t keep pace with pass-crazy Kenton

KENTON — If Wellington had any chance Saturday against undefeated and top-ranked Kenton, it pretty much went away just 27 seconds into the game. That’s when Maty Mauk, who finished with a gaudy 511 yards and nine touchdown passes, hooked up with split end Kieran Fetter on a 66-yard scoring play. The Wildcats made it Read More…

Wellington discovers Kenton’s defense is pretty good, too

KENTON — It’s tough to get respect when you play football for Kenton High School and Maty Mauk isn’t on the field with you. Don’t ask Wellington to sneer at Kenton’s defense. The Dukes came away with nothing but respect for the guys who try to keep the other team from doing to the Wildcats Read More…