September 1, 2015

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High school wrestling: Elyria’s Armando Torres enjoying the view as a state finalist

COLUMBUS — The only thing Elyria junior Armando Torres struggled to control Friday was keeping the smile off his face. Torres escaped with a 4-3 victory over Mount Vernon senior Dakota Riley in the morning’s quarterfinal, then breezed to a 5-0 win over Cincinnati Moeller sophomore Conner Ziegler in the semifinals to earn a spot Read More…

Fire damages Beckett Air in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVLLE — A spark that may have ignited combustible material inside a custom collector used for laser-cutting equipment could be to blame for an early morning fire that caused $25,000 to $30,000 damage at Beckett Air Inc. About 25 firefighters from North Ridgeville, Elyria, Avon, North Olmsted and Olmsted Falls responded to alarms at Read More…

North Ridgeville employee earnings

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The list of the city’s top-paid employees was largely unchanged from a year ago, with Fire Chief Richard Miller and Police Chief Michael Freeman again among the five on the list of the city’s top 10 paid workers. Miller had a 2012 salary of $125,257.98, followed by Police Chief Michael Freeman, who Read More…

Boys basketball: Rangers prevail in Division I sectional

EATON TWP. — For a pair of teams that entered tournament play with losing records, Tuesday’s sectional opener was all about getting a win. North Ridgeville’s desire was a shade better than Strongsville’s in an exciting 64-61 win that went down to the final seconds at Ed Kubuski Gym. The Rangers (4-19) advanced to the Read More…

Water deal with Elyria averts rate hike in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An automatic water rate hike of roughly $3 a month won’t be imposed this year. A $5 million reserve in the city’s water fund allowed for the city to bypass the planned hike, which would have increased fees 13.65 percent. “Our reserves are up enough that we decided we didn’t need the Read More…

Division I district wrestling: Three from area grab seconds; seven moving on to state

CLEVELAND — All three Lorain County wrestlers who reached Division I district championship matches at Cleveland State on Saturday night lost, but they all feel confident after strong performances against top-tier opponents. Elyria junior Armando Torres lost a 3-1 decision to Brecksville senior Aaron Assad in the 113-pound final, Elyria freshman Ben Darmstadt lost 11-6 Read More…

Division I district wrestling: Disappointing day as two of area’s best don’t get to compete

CLEVELAND — The opening day of the Division I district tournament at Cleveland State was as memorable for the wrestlers who were missing as for those who battled their way into the championship semifinals. Lorain County saw a pair of sectional champions — Elyria’s Brandon Egnor at 132 pounds and Lorain’s Luther Washington at 160 Read More…

Ridgeville wants kids walking to school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City schools and City Hall are teaming up in hopes of securing state transportation funds to build sidewalks, add signs and educate schoolchildren about the benefits of walking and riding bikes to school. City Council approved a resolution this week to apply for just under $500,000 in Ohio Department of Transportation money Read More…

Police log for Feb. 21, 2013

Elyria police Tuesday, Feb. 19 10:44 a.m. — 100 Warren Ave., Stephen J. White, 26, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. White’s girlfriend, whom police said was bleeding profusely from the back of the head, said he threw a glass and hit her in the back of her head after she pulled his Read More…

Division I sectional wrestling: Midview’s Zach Frambach hands St. Edward its only loss

LORAIN — Midview’s Zach Frambach put the lone blemish on another stellar opening night for St. Edward at the Division I sectional tournament Friday at Lorain High School. Tied at 1 after regulation, Frambach took down Robbie Rodgers with 20 seconds left and piled up five points for a 6-1 overtime decision at 160 pounds Read More…