July 30, 2015

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High school wrestling: Amherst rolls to second straight K of C tournament title

AVON LAKE — It’s been a long time since Lorain County wrestlers had such a dominating showing at the season-opening Knights of Columbus wrestling tournament at Avon Lake High School. Over the past 10 years of the 32-year-old event, Lorain County never had more than seven individual champs, and you have to go all the Read More…

High school wrestling: Defending champ Amherst off to good start at K of C tournament

AVON LAKE — After one day of the 32nd annual Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament at Avon Lake High School, Amherst is right where it wants to be: at the top of the standings and in good shape to defend its title. The Comets outscored the 14 other teams in the field with 115 points Read More…

North Ridgeville names new superintendent

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Board of Education members went in-house to choose a new superintendent. Jim Powell, the district’s assistant superintendent/director of curriculum and instruction, was unanimously appointed by board members Wednesday to succeed outgoing Superintendent Larry Brown, effective Jan. 2. Powell, 55, was hired in 2002 as a math teacher at North Ridgeville High School Read More…

High school bowling: Rangers hope to repeat success

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When it comes to bowling tournaments, nobody from Lorain County can rival North Ridgeville. The Ranger boys are the only Lorain County team that has qualified to districts all six years since the sport was sanctioned by the OHSAA for the 2006-07 season. The North Ridgeville boys have won the North Shore Bowling Conference Tournament Read More…

Girls basketball: Lake Ridge scores 70 vs. JFK to impress home-opener crowd

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge Academy was excited to show its home crowd what it could do on the basketball court. The only problem being that it set a real tough standard to live up to the rest of the season. Junior Selena Benz scored 19 points as the Royals jumped out to a 30- Read More…

Mayor to finish review of arrest incident today

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mayor Dave Gillock said he plans to complete his review of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman’s reaction to his wife’s Nov. 19 arrest for shoplifting by Avon police today. Target employees stopped Elaine Freeman for allegedly stealing health and beauty products and called Avon police, who arrested her and took her Read More…

Girls basketball: Columbia rides fast start to season-opening win over North Ridgeville

COLUMBIA STATION — If every game can be as easy as Saturday night’s season opener for the Columbia Raiders, first-year head coach Ken Marlette will end up looking like a defensive wizard. But even Marlette is quick to point out that his team is still a work in progress. Behind the double-digit scoring of Kaley Read More…

Developer wants rezoning for North Ridgeville land

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of the city’s major developers is asking the city to rezone about 70 acres of land that fronts Center Ridge Road with an eye toward future commercial development. The zoning change is being sought by the Dettore Group, a firm that encompasses construction, development and realty businesses, storage facilities, a mobile Read More…

Police chief’s wife arrested; chief’s response sparks review in Avon, Ridgeville

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AVON — The wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman was arrested Monday by Avon police for allegedly shoplifting from Target while she was with the couple’s 2-year-old son. Elaine Freeman’s arrest and her husband’s reaction have triggered reviews of the incident by the mayors of both Avon and North Ridgeville. Avon Police Chief Read More…

Girls soccer: Red senior all-stars edge Blue, but battle of Joneses ends in tie

EATON TWP. — The Red team’s Claire Jones of Avon Lake and Blue’s Celeste Jones of Elyria excelled by trickery of a sort. But Red’s Jessica Zurcher of Firelands used her head, and she cemented a 5-4 victory for her team on a cool, bright Saturday afternoon at Midview’s Ed Adelsberg Stadium. The occasion was Read More…