July 29, 2014

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Hot Stove baseball: Four Lorain County teams advance to state finals

ALLIANCE – Only the outcome was pleasing. “That was the worst we’ve played this year,” Grafton CommStar manager Ken Vance said. “We got the bad game out of our system.” Grafton CommStar advanced to the title game of Class GG (ages 11 and under) of the Ohio Hot Stove tournament after a 10-9 victory Saturday Read More…

Third shot at MMA glory for Lorain’s Rottari

Tony Rottari has been here before. He wants a different outcome this time. The 30-year-old Lorain resident will battle Sandusky’s James Pfeiffer for the vacant 170-pound Rocktagon MMA amateur title as part of the Elite Pro-Am 6 MMA show tonight at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex. It will be Rottari’s third title fight. Though he Read More…

Home is where the hurt is for Crushers

AVON – Before this homestand started, the Crushers hadn’t lost a game at All Pro Freight Stadium since July 4. Halfway through the six-game stretch, it’s becoming the Homestand from Hell. In a series that featured a no-hitter and two blowouts, Lake Erie was dealt a four-hitter by Joliet, who swept the Crushers 5-1 in Read More…

Deeds restrict usage of county courthouse building

ELYRIA — If Lorain County officials decide to stop using the deteriorating Lorain County Courthouse to house probation officers and the county’s crime lab, they could run afoul of the 1825 deed for the property from Elyria’s founder, Heman Ely. The land under the Lorain County Courthouse must be used for “a seat of Justice” Read More…

UPDATED: 4,500 without power after transformer fails

ELYRIA TWP. – An electrical transformer on Griswold Road that overheated and failed in today’s extreme heat led to a power outage leaving some 4,500 Ohio Edison customers without lights, air conditioning or fans. Ohio Edison spokesman Joe Faga said all power was expected to have been restored by 10 p.m. today. Faga said the Read More…

State Route 2 westbound closed

State Route 2 westbound is closed between Middle Ridge and state Route 58 due to an accident. The closing is expected to last for about an hour. The closure began about 4 p.m.

Ironmen game rained out

Tonight’s game at the Pipe Yard between the Lorain County Ironmen and the Butler Blue Sox has been rained out. It will be made up as a double header on July 25 with game No. 1 starting at 5 p.m. with two, seven-inning games.

Lorain lifts boil alert

LORAIN – The citywide boil alert was lifted at 7 p.m. Sunday. Thirty water samples done Saturday showed proper levels of chlorine and no bacteria, said Water Plant Superintendent Dan McGannon. “We have solid, concrete evidence that nothing happened bad,” McGannon said. “There’s no contamination in the water.” McGannon said the alert was issued Saturday Read More…

Familiar finishes: Kvach, Rick defend titles at second annual James Kerstetter Memorial 5K

ELYRIA – It came down to one decisive move. Tyler Kvach made it, playing his instincts just right to surge past Kirk Shellhouse with just over a half-mile left and win Saturday’s second annual James Kerstetter Memorial 5K Run. The race is held annually on the birthday of the Elyria police sergeant, who was killed Read More…

Hot Stove district tournament: Midview North Ohio M.E.T. makes first win a big one

OBERLIN – Midview North Ohio M.E.T. picked a great time to win its first game of the season. Midview, which had come up short in 14 games before Saturday, defeated the Sheffield Lake Cardinals 7-6 in the first round of the Ohio Hot Stove Class F district tournament. Midview beat the Cardinals in dramatic fashion, Read More…