July 31, 2015

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High school hockey notes: Lorain County residents key cogs for St. Ignatius, St. Edward

The Lorain County hockey scene features five high school teams. Throw in 11 players from the area playing at St. Ignatius and St. Edward and we could form our own six-team league. Four locals are playing for the Wildcats in the rugged Red Northwest Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League that features Read More…

Girls basketball: Big quarter helps Elyria take control in non-conference win

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It is no understatement that North Ridgeville lost a non-conference game Wednesday in the second quarter. After trailing by only three points after the opening quarter, the Rangers had a disastrous second period that paved the way for a 58-29 loss to Elyria. In the other three quarters, the Pioneers only outscored Read More…

Youth leader to go on trial for alleged sexual abuse

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ELYRIA — A former church youth leader is set to go on trial later this month on allegations he lured 11- and 12-year-old boys from his Cleveland church to his North Ridgeville home and sexually abused them. Jeremy Pettry, who now is an ordained minister, has been incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail since October Read More…

Lorain utility head takes North Ridgeville job

LORAIN — Wednesday’s boil alert illustrated Utilities Department Director Corey Timko’s belief that most people take water for granted until there’s a problem getting it. “There’s not many things in life that you expect to operate 365 days a year without fail, but water is one of them,” he said. “We work hard to make Read More…

Teacher resigned before pot conviction

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MEDINA — Medina Schools officials won’t have to decide whether to fire a middle school teacher convicted on drug charges. She’s already resigned. Shannon Briggs, 34, a special education teacher at A.I. Root Middle School, was placed on paid leave in October after she and her husband were accused of growing marijuana in their North Read More…

Boys basketball: EC closes strong for win over Ridgeville

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Elyria Catholic coach Jason Smith finally saw what he wanted to see. The Panthers played a wide-open, yet controlled, brand of basketball in the second half to win their second game of the season, 62-51, versus North Ridgeville in a West Shore Conference game. “That’s the kind of basketball we’ve been trying Read More…

School officials, police investigate threats in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — School officials and police are investigating a number of threatening Facebook and YouTube postings that allege some type of harm or violence will occur at North Ridgeville High School. To date, nothing has occurred, but heightened security measures are being taken including an increased police presence, according to Bill Green, the district’s Read More…

Police catch driver who fled traffic stop on foot

North Ridgeville police bring Benjamin Biasella out of the woods after he allegedly led them on a chase following a traffic stop Wednesday. Biasella was apprehended off Lorain Road. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A motorist who ran from police following a traffic stop Wednesday wound up facing a slew of charges. Benjamin Biasella, 20, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged with speeding, driving under suspension, fleeing, eluding police, obstructing official business and possession of marijuana. The man was stopped for speeding by police on Chestnut Ridge Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview makes fourth quarter its own, downs North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For three quarters Friday, North Ridgeville gave Midview all it could handle. That ended in the fourth quarter. Final score: Midview 62, North Ridgeville 51. The Middies, who let a 40-28 lead slip away in the third quarter, turned up the offense in the fourth and took advantage of the Rangers’ foul Read More…

High school wrestling: North Ridgeville’s Drew Dickson grabs 100th victory

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After losing to Midview to start the West Shore Conference schedule last year, North Ridgeville was motivated to turn the tables this season. Bolstered by senior 120-pounder Drew Dickson’s 100th career victory and cemented by back-to-back pinfalls in the final two matches, the Rangers grabbed a 47-24 win Thursday night. Midview fell Read More…