June 29, 2016

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North Olmsted mayor offering his home on Airbnb for RNC

NORTH OLMSTED — For $5,575, visitors to Ohio for the Republican National Convention next month can book a five-night stay at the home of North Olmsted’s Democratic mayor. Mayor Kevin Kennedy tells Cleveland.com that he’s not skipping town because of his party affiliation, but he and his family plan to take a vacation if their Read More…

High school softball: North Olmsted ends postseason drought with win over Lorain

LORAIN — North Olmsted senior Nettie Fandrich, one of four seniors on the Eagles’ roster, has been waiting her entire high school career for her team to have its moment of postseason glory. It came Monday in a 10-3 mild upset of a win over Lorain. No. 9 seed North Olmsted got three RBIs each Read More…

VIDEO: Local Magnificat athletes talk about college choices

Westlake police seek woman who ran up $5,000 bill on stolen credit card

WESTLAKE — Police are looking for a woman who used a stolen credit card to run up more than $5,000 in charges. According to a news release, a woman dining at the Yard House on Union Street had her wallet stolen from her purse Dec. 18. Police said a credit card from the wallet was Read More…

Suspect in Long John Silver’s robbery arrested

Police have identified the person they believe committed an aggravated robbery at Long John Silver’s on Cleveland Street on Oct. 28. Chad Thomas Nichols, a 31-year-old Parma Heights resident, was identified using surveillance footage from surrounding businesses. Police also said they identified Maria Vlahopoulos as the driver of the vehicle Nichols got into after the Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: Hard-hitting Midview Maniacs bang out 20 hits, score 22 runs in cruising to Class H state tournament

WELLINGTON — There is a simple reason the Class H Midview Maniacs are heading to Alliance this weekend for the Hot Stove state championships. They’re relentless with the bats. The Maniacs (23-0) topped the 20-run plateau for the third straight time in the Lorain County regional tournament to top Cloverleaf 22-5 Sunday in five innings Read More…

Ted Jacobs, fixture of Lorain business, dies

LORAIN — Ted Jacobs, the longtime clothing store owner known for his perpetual positivity and civic commitment, has died. The 93-year-old Jacobs died Sunday at Main Street Care Center, an Avon Lake nursing home, according to Sheila Evenchik, a friend of Jacobs and his family. Evenchik said Jacobs had been at the home since February Read More…

H.S. Football: North Olmsted rallies past North Ridgeville in battle of unbeatens

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers were a quarter from improving to 3-0. But North Olmsted had its own perfect record to protect, and North Ridgeville saved its worst mistakes for the most inopportune times. The Eagles (3-0) scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns Friday to hand North Ridgeville its first loss, 35-28. North Ridgeville (2-1) was its Read More…

Boys soccer: North Olmsted dominates, but Amherst stays tough, holds on for scoreless tie

NORTH OLMSTED — Amherst presented North Olmsted with something the Eagles hadn’t seen much of in their first four games, North Olmsted coach Chris Marsh said. In the team’s three victories, North Olmsted hadn’t had to be perfect in the final third, as the bulk of its goals had come easily, most often after an Read More…

North Olmsted’s St. Richard School to close

NORTH OLMSTED — St. Richard School, a fixture in the community since 1950, will be closing its doors to children from grades kindergarten through eight at the end of this academic year. “It’s like the perfect storm,” said the Rev. Charles Stollenwerk, pastor of St. Richard Parish. North Olmsted is changing, enrollment is down and Read More…