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High school tennis: Vermilion’s Chaz Hansen suffers first loss, finishes second at sectional

ROCKY RIVER — It’s tough to beat a good team, or good tennis player, three straight times. Rocky River’s Henry Grierson proved there’s validity in that old saying. He lost twice over the last two weeks to Chaz Henson of Vermilion. Saturday, though, was another story as he defeated the previously unbeaten Henson, 6-2, 2-6, Read More…

High school track: Avon boys thrill home fans with third West Shore title

AVON — Anytime a team can win a conference championship is a good time. But if that team wins when it’s hosting the meet, it makes it even sweeter. The Avon boys pulled off that feat Friday, winning their third West Shore Conference track championship with 189 points. North Ridgeville was second with 148. “This Read More…

Local legend takes over girls basketball at Lake Ridge

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Lake Ridge Academy’s new girls basketball coach almost certainly had to introduce herself to her players. She can skip the formalities with area high school sports fans. Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz, a 2002 Elyria High grad, is well-known to that faction, especially after pulling off the rare double of being named Lorain County’s Miss Volleyball and Miss Read More…

Police log for May 10, 2012

Elyria police Monday, May 7 4 a.m. — 1400 block West River Road N., Joseph T. Sabo, 34, same address, arrested and charged with making false alarms. Police said Sabo called them and said several people were outside of his apartment threatening him, and that he observed a red laser light shining on him, possibly Read More…

North Ridgeville schools approve bigger levy attempt

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In the hope that a bigger request will result in having to ask voters for money less often, the school board has decided to seek a 5.9-mill, 10-year emergency operating levy in November. The request adds a mill to the 4.9-mill ballot issue that has been defeated three times at the polls Read More…

Softball: Middies strike late, oust Rangers

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Freshmen and juniors helped Midview’s softball team sustain a growing tradition Monday. Two from each class scored the runs and a freshman and two juniors put up the runs batted in as the Middies held on to defeat North Ridgeville 4-2 in a hard-fought Division I sectional tournament opener. The Middies (17-10) Read More…

Two men hurt after early-morning accident in Avon

AVON — One man was LifeFlighted and another was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries after an accident this morning on the Avon-North Ridgeville border. The Avon Fire Department, which handled the crash with assistance from North Ridgeville, responded to Mills Road and state Route 83 at 5:12 a.m., according to Lt. Eric Read More…

Teen flown to hospital after baseball injury

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 14-year-old boy was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Saturday evening after he sustained an injury during a baseball game. The teen, who was not named due to his age, was injured during a baseball game at Victory Sports Park off Lorain Road, according to North Ridgeville firefighter Justin Read More…

V is for victory and Vermilion: Sailors girls snap drought at own meet; North Ridgeville claims boys title

VERMILION — No Vermilion boys or girls track team had won its own invitational since 2008. With the regular season coming to a close, the Sailors wanted to do something special for their home fans for the last time. The girls team did just that, piling up 150 points to dominate the nine-team field Friday Read More…

NFL Draft 2012: Jets pick North Ridgeville’s Jordan White at No. 244; Elyria’s Danny Noble not drafted, but signs with Tampa Bay

As Jordan White continued to set Western Michigan and Mid-American Conference records and earned national laurels throughout his senior season, he said he hadn’t thought much at all about his professional prospects. Instead, he said, he was singularly focused on helping the Broncos win a MAC championship — and cited that goal as his reason Read More…