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Girls soccer 2012: Juniors Dziak, Zingale and Echstenkamper set to lead teams

Elyria Catholic’s Danielle Dziak, left, North Ridgeville’s Kayla Zingale, center, and Wellington’s Jennifer Echstenkamper aare juniors who are expected to be instrumental to their teams’ success this season. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

The 2011 soccer season was quite memorable for several teams in Lorain County. Avon and Elyria Catholic earned regional berths, Wellington celebrated its first conference championship and other teams — like North Ridgeville — experienced overall success but struggled in conference play. The Panthers and Dukes are hoping to prove last year wasn’t a fluke Read More…

Dismissed Oberlin officer charged in domestic incident

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A former Oberlin police officer has been charged with domestic violence and assault for an incident Saturday in which she allegedly choked a woman. Stephanie Reitz, 39, was fired from her job in October because of dishonesty and smoking in Oberlin police vehicles, according to city records. North Ridgeville police were called Read More…

VIDEO: Judge gives probation to teacher who had sex with student

Constance Yacobozzi looks over her community control paperwork after being sentenced Monday by Judge Mark Betleski. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Former North Ridgeville High School teacher Constance Yacobozzi avoided prison when she was sentenced Monday for having sexual relations with a 17-year-old male student. The boy’s mother had urged Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski to lock her up, arguing that if a male teacher had been caught with a female student, Read More…

VIDEO: Teacher accused of sex with student gets probation

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

ELYRIA — Former North Ridgeville High School teacher Constance Yacobozzi was sentenced this morning to probation for having sexual relations with a 17-year-old student last year. Yacobozzi pleaded guilty to sexual battery in June. She apologized for her behavior during today’s hearing, saying she had been humiliated. But the boy’s mother said Yacobozzi deserved prison Read More…

Police log for Aug. 9, 2012

Lorain police Monday, July 6 1:50 a.m. — 300 block W. 26th St., reported breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The vehicle’s owner said the door was unlocked and it appeared as if someone went through the vehicle, but nothing was missing. 7:45 p.m. — 700 block Oberlin Ave., reported burglary. 11:53 p.m. — Read More…

Proposed Ridgeville hunting law will give police the final say

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police will get final say on which parcels are sanctioned for deer hunting and how big those areas are under terms of a proposed law allowing bow and crossbow hunting within the city limits. The measure, which could be approved by City Council next month when it reconvenes, is designed to lift Read More…

2012 high school football preview: Rangers focused on now

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — There’s no sense dwelling on something you can’t change. That seems to be the attitude of veteran North Ridgeville coach Jeff Riesen as he prepares the Rangers for the upcoming season. North Ridgeville lost only two games last year — 35-7 at Division II state runner-up Avon to start West Shore Conference Read More…

Lorain County Speedway: Jerry Karl makes most of busy night, wins Ohio Stocks feature

SOUTH AMHERST — Columbia Station’s Jerry Karl was a little preoccupied Saturday, spending his time going back and forth from the Lorain County Speedway to Vermilion for his cousin Clayton’s wedding reception. But when it came time to race in the 25-lap Ohio Stocks feature, Karl was ready to shine. Crediting his uncle John for Read More…

North Ridgeville man killed in Medina County

CHATHAM TWP. — A 22-year-old man was killed in a one-vehicle, rollover crash Thursday night on West Smith Road, according to a report from the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina post. Julian A. Bailey, of North Ridgeville, was driving west on West Smith Road about a half mile east of Root Road when he attempted to Read More…

Briefs: Elyria softball all-stars make state final

BOARDMAN — Faith Hamilton picked up the win, allowing just four hits over six innings while striking out nine, as the Elyria 10-11-year-old Little Legaue softball all-stars beat Clay 13-4 on Saturday. Emily Hyer was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Haley Schulz was 2-for-2 and scored four runs. In the winners bracket final, Elyria Read More…