December 20, 2014


Division II district track: Keystone, Vermilion girls have big days, combine for seven wins

EATON TWP. — The Keystone and Vermilion girls flexed their muscles Saturday, combining for seven first-place finishes to lead area teams at the Division II district track and field championships. The Keystone girls chalked up four firsts and three seconds as they qualified 10 out of 17 events to next week’s Bedford Regional. Vermilion had Read More…

Division II district track: Vermilion girls nab two of four regional berths in high jump

EATON TWP. — Advancing to regionals is always nice, but to do it with a teammate makes the feat that much sweeter. Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome and Mallory Morris qualified to next week’s regional meet after earning two of the four berths up for grabs in the high jump Thursday on the first day of the Read More…

High school track: AuBree LaForce leads way as Vermilion girls defend title at own invite

VERMILION — Last year was great. This year was better. A year ago, the Vermilion girls won their annual track and field invitational for the first time. Friday, even without the services of their graduated star Emily Cunningham, the Sailors made it two in a row. Dominating the event from the get-go and buoyed by Read More…

Sheffield Lake voters reject new income tax to replace safety equipment

SHEFFIELD LAKE — The Sheffield Lake Police Department will have to continue using its old police cruisers after voters passed on a proposal to raise the city’s income tax — a tax which would have been used to replace aging safety equipment. More than half of the voters — 63 percent — voted against the Read More…

Baseball: ’Cats handle the cold, Cards


SHEFFIELD — Keystone’s Kendle Stiner came up big at the plate and on the mound Wednesday. Stiner’s two-out, two-run single in the top of the first gave the Wildcats the early lead, and he responded with six innings of three-hit, shutout baseball as Keystone downed Brookside 6-3 in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division play. While Read More…

Friends say bullying drove 14-year-old boy to suicide

Parti Holland II

SHEFFIELD LAKE — At 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds, 14-year old Parti Holland II was described as a “gentle giant” by friends and family. But Parti’s size, race, easygoing nature and a speech impediment made him a target for bullies, according to his aunt, Jeanie Workman, and fellow students at Sheffield Middle School. Workman said Tuesday Read More…

Authorities on the scene of oil leak in Sheffield Lake


SHEFFIELD LAKE — The Sheffield Lake Fire Department is on the scene of an oil leak, and the department is working to clean up the mess. The leak occurred near 348 Mapleview Ave., the site of a home demolition. Sheffield Lake police Capt. Tony Campo said the leak came from a fuel oil tank and Read More…

Northeastern municipalities tout growth

From left, Linda Hamann, president of the North Coast Chamber of Commerce; Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka; Avon Mayor Jim Smith; and Sheffield Mayor John Hunter pose Wednesday at the Mayors Luncheon in Avon. (CT photo by Steve Fogarty.)

AVON — Four mayors each touted their respective community’s economic achievements while putting positive spins on each city’s future at the annual Mayors Luncheonon Wednesday at Tom’s Country Place. The audience heard similar reports, banter and jokes from mayors of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake, but it was Avon Mayor Jim Smith who Read More…

Sheffield Lake employee earnings

Laura Bainbridge

Laura Bainbridge, 85, of North Ridgeville, recently residing in Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11 A.M., in Chandler, Arizona.