April 19, 2015


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. www.valleyofthesunfuneralhome.com

Boys basketball: Senior’s big shot seals PAC Stars for Firelands


HENRIETA TWP. — Hollywood couldn’t have scripted a better finish for Firelands on Tuesday night. The Falcons needed to beat Brookside to clinch the outright Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship. They did, 48-46, but had to rally from 13 points down at halftime. In fact, the Falcons never led until senior Joseph Hyster took Read More…

House fire kills puppy, causes $100K in damage

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Firefighters responded to a house fire at 3:36 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Oakwood Avenue. According to Sheffield Lake Fire Department, the kitchen was on fire when firefighters arrived. There were no injuries to the occupants or fire personnel; however, a puppy died in the fire, the Fire Department said. Read More…

High school wrestling: Brookside grabs two wins, stays unbeaten in Stars


SHEFFIELD — Brookside wrestling coach Brian Behrendt kept it simple. “I think we’re sick of being doormats,” he said. The Cardinals, lightly regarded in Lorain County and the Patriot Athletic Conference for years, came away with a pair of dominant victories — 48-32 over Keystone and 49-28 over Wellington — on Thursday night to stay Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone takes advantage of long scoring drought to defeat Brookside

SHEFFIELD — A ragged game by both teams turned into an exciting one down the stretch, but Keystone held on to defeat Brookside 52-47 in Patriot Athletic Conference action Friday night. The Cardinals (3-6, 3-2 PAC) led most of the night but a scoreless stretch that spanned seven minutes over the final two quarters allowed Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic flattens Brookside with final flourish

ELYRIA — Brookside opened the fourth quarter by erasing Elyria Catholic’s seven-point lead. The Cardinals took their first lead since early in the third when Cameron Drew hit three free throws. Brookside would not score again. The Panthers rattled off 13 unanswered points over the final 3:47 to seal a 61-51 non-conference victory and improve Read More…