August 21, 2014

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Sheffield mayor gives no thanks to lone Republican commissioner

John Hunter

AVON — Sheffield Mayor John Hunter thanked a lot of people during his State of the Village speech Wednesday, but Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams wasn’t one of them. Williams said it struck him as odd that Hunter would mention his fellow commissioners, Ted Kalo and Lori Kokoski, and not him, especially since he was Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake superintendent has baptism by ice

Sheffield Super

SHEFFIELD — With a $31 million school building project underway, as well as labor negotiations and a high number of bad weather school closings, new Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Superintendent Michael Cook has been forced to hit the ground running. Cook, 43, promoted from Brookside High School principal to superintendent Jan. 1, is OK with that. He Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school board considers realignments, closures

The Sheffield Board of Education is considering a realignment of schools that would see the current middle school be used for third to sixth grades. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

CORRECTION: Third- through sixth-grade classes would attend Brookside High School under a plan being considered by the Board of Education. Sheffield Middle School likely would be demolished due to its age, Superintendent Michael Cook said. SHEFFIELD — Barr and Tennyson elementary schools likely would be demolished, leased or sold as part of a realignment Board of Read More…

Officials break ground on new Hilton hotel in Sheffield

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View Larger Map SHEFFIELD — The commercial area on state Route 254 will get even busier with construction of a new Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel. Ground was broken Wednesday for the 97-room inn, which will be built on Transportation Drive in the northwest quadrant of the interchange near the EMH Sheffield Medical Building and Read More…

Government shutdown delays plans to build two new hotels locally

SHEFFIELD – Plans to build two hotels in the city have been stalled due to the government shutdown. Mayor John Hunter said he was informed Thursday that groundbreaking on the Holiday Inn, scheduled to begin Oct. 14, would be postponed because of delays receiving a loan from the bank. Work on the Homewood Suites by Read More…

Sheffield crime watch: Several charged with driving with suspended licenses

Sheffield Thursday, Aug. 8 1:34 a.m. 4900 block Detroit Road, Gladys Telin Rivera-Batista, 22, Muskegon, Mich., arrested and charged with unsafe driving and driving with a suspended license. 11:03 p.m. East River Road and Preservation Boulevard, Jefflee Dean, 46, North Carolina Drive, Elyria, arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license. Friday, Aug. 9 Read More…

H.S. Football: Brookside shows poise late, beats Oberlin to snap 15-game skid

Brookside High School senior defense backs Brandon Bellman, left, and Aidan Wonder tackle Oberlin junior tight end DeVonte Hougland.

SHEFFIELD — The losing streak is over. Brookside played with poise after falling behind in the fourth quarter, getting a pair of touchdown passes by Tyler O’Malley to beat Oberlin 31-21 and end a 15-game losing streak in a non-conference game. “It feels amazing and it’s a huge weight lifted off our shoulders,” Cardinals senior Read More…

High school cross country: Lutheran West boys, girls load up on seconds at Keystone Icebreaker

Brooskside Creighton Jensen is on the way to a second-place finish in the Keystone Icebreaker Monday at the Equestrian Trails. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

CARLISLE TWP. — Lutheran West will second that emotion. While the Keystone girls ran well in Monday’s Keystone Icebreaker, placing all four of its runners in the top 11, it was the Longhorns who had the most consistent day among area teams as their boys (87) and girls (64) finished second at the Lorain County Read More…

Dream season was always in Nightmares’ plans: Lorain County semi-pro football team opens playoffs today

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The Lorain County Nightmares didn’t even have a full roster yet when first-year coach Terry Murray set his goals for the season: go undefeated in the Ohio Football League’s Cardinal Conference and qualify for the playoffs. Done and done. The first-year semipro football team did just what Murray envisioned, going 10-0 in conference play (10-2 Read More…

Hot Stove: Four of five Lorain County teams brings home state championships

ALLIANCE — Lorain County had five chances to win Hot Stove state titles Sunday and came away with four.   Midview’s North Cavanaugh Electric and South Amherst Firelands won in thrilling fashion in Class F (14 years old) and FF (13) while Vermilion’s G (12) and H (10) teams won easily. Only in Class EE Read More…