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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.

Police log for Aug. 22, 2011

Elyria police Saturday, Aug. 20 9:06 a.m. – 9:06 a.m., 300 block Ninth St., homeowner said a man he was letting stay with him due to him being down on his luck took his car without permission and may have stolen $14,000 that was in his garage. 1:24 p.m. – 800 block West River Road Read More…

Bennett finishes third at Lorain triathlon after helping panicked swimmer

New Lorain Water Plant superintendent Dan McGannon stands Thursday with the Lorain Water Treatment plant in the background. (CT photo by Chuck Humel)

LORAIN – There was only one choice for Kim Bennett. The 33-year-old Avon Lake resident was a title contender for Sunday’s ninth annual North Coast Nautilus Lorain Triathlon for the sprint distance event. However, when a competitor pleaded for assistance in the swim portion at Lakeview Park, Bennett was more than glad to help out. Read More…

Lorain school district looks at Atkinson fill-in

LORAIN — The Lorain Board of Education hopes to have an interim superintendent in place by the time Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson resigns to take a position with DeKalb County Schools in Georgia. The board discussed several potential interim superintendents while meeting Thursday behind closed doors, board President Anthony Dimacchia said. None of the potential candidates Read More…

Gilchrist voting inquiry forwarded to prosecutors

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The Lorain County Board of Elections voted Thursday to forward its investigation into whether Lorain County Community Action Agency Director Robert Gilchrist has been voting in the wrong place for the past four elections to county prosecutors and the Ohio secretary of state’s Office. Jennifer Brunner, Gilchrist’s attorney, said she was surprised Read More…

Pregnant woman involved in crash released from hospital

Three people were injured after a two-car collision Thursday at Elyria Avenue and North Ridge Road in Sheffield Township. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A pregnant woman was injured in a two-car accident around 9:45 a.m. Thursday at North Ridge Road and Elyria Avenue. Cassandra Price, 27, of North Ridgeville, ran a red light while eastbound on North Ridge in a 1999 silver Ford Taurus, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Price, who is eight months Read More…