August 1, 2014

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Lorain’s Atkinson hired by Georgia Schools

ELYRIA — Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson is moving on to head the DeKalb County Schools. On Monday, in a 6-to-3 vote the Georgia school board ratified Atkinson’s three-year contract with the district, and she is slated to begin her new position Sept. 15. Atkinson’s formal hiring comes two days after she visited DeKalb County to Read More…

H.S. Football: Lorain runs over Midview for win

Lorain's Anthony Maldonado fights for yardage against the Midview defense.

LORAIN – Lorain exercised its right to run in the second half of its season opener against Midview — and the Titans didn’t stop until they’d worn down and knocked out the Middies. The Titans’ running game kept the ball away from Midview’s high-potential but inconsistent offense, controlling the ball for 18 minutes in the Read More…

Police log for Aug. 26, 2011

Lorain police Monday, Aug. 22 9:22 a.m. – 2100 block Hancock St., padlock cut off garage door and $585 worth of tools stolen. 10 a.m. – 3300 block Lincoln St., copper piping stolen from basement. 10:30 a.m. – 1500 block Lehigh Ave., side door pried open and $500 worth of copper piping stolen. 1:39 p.m. Read More…

Plea deal reluctantly taken

ELYRIA – Jeremy Brown reluctantly took a plea deal Thursday in the March 1 shooting death of Jason Smith during a drug robbery. Under the terms of the deal, Brown, 22, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery, burglary and felonious charges stemming from the 28-year-old Smith’s death. He also pleaded guilty in an unrelated Read More…

Police: Two men shot in Lorain

LORAIN — The shooting of two men about 10:50 p.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of Lorain Drive by the intersection of West 21st Street is under investigation by police. The two victims are city men in their 20s, said police Sgt. Michael Hendershot, who wouldn’t give their names. He said one man was shot Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Lake Erie League breakdown

TEAM CAPSULES Bedford Bearcats COACH: Sean Williams, second year 2010 RECORD: 2-8, 2-3 Strengths: Two exceptionally talented defensive players in 6-foot-6, 240-pound end Myles Hilliard and 6-4, 185-pound defensive back Tyvis Powell. Weaknesses: Overall inexperience and lack of depth. Scouting Report: Bedford’s only wins a year ago came at the expense of Warrensville (1-9) and Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Lorain’s Matt Cox is a scholar … and a heck of a football player

If Mark Solis was looking for leadership when he took over at Lorain, it didn’t take long to find someone to provide it. “This kid epitomizes what a student-athlete means,” Solis said of Matt Cox, the 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior letterman. “He’s No. 1 in his class. He’s very organized and transcends what leadership is all Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Six Lorain County teams greet new season with new coaches

You hear the call at every stadium in Major League Baseball. “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard,” the vendors shout. That familiar call will have a new twist at Lorain County high school football games this fall: You may not be able to tell the coaches without a program. A slew of head Read More…

Restored stained glass windows keep memories of closed church alive

Dr. Heather Scullin, medical director of the Mercy Regional Medical Center rehabilitation unit in Lorain, talks about a stained glass window remounted in a lighted alcove. (CT photo by Chuck Humel)

LORAIN — When she looks at the pair of stained glass windows that once graced Lorain’s St. Stanislaus Church, Dr. Heather Scullin says they represent a sign of hope and comfort. “It’s conceivable that a lot of our patients, especially some of our older ones, attended church there, got married there and were even baptized Read More…

Earthquake in Virginia rattles folks here

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake near Mineral, Va., was felt in Washington, D.C., just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. Some Lorain county residents reported a brief shaking. The Pentagon was evacuated, according to the Associated Press.