October 9, 2015


No one hurt in Ford plant fire

AVON LAKE — A fire around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Ohio Assembly Plant at 650 Moore Road caused no injuries, according to a news release. The cause of the fire, which began in storage bins in the plant’s body shop, is undetermined, and a damage estimate hasn’t been calculated. The fire was extinguished in Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone hands Brookside first loss, stays undefeated in PAC

LAGRANGE — The atmosphere at Friday night’s Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division showdown between Brookside and Keystone could have passed for a tournament game. It had all the trappings: A near-capacity crowd and two teams undefeated in the league and off to strong starts overall. Brookside came in 7-0, while Keystone had dropped two straight Read More…

Wrestling: Two pairs of brothers lift Keystone in quad meet


COLUMBIA STATION — In both of its duals Thursday night at a Patriot Athletic Conference quad at Columbia High, Keystone found itself trailing heading into the 120-pound match. That’s when the Stiner brothers and the Spangler brothers took care of business. Dylan (120 pounds) and Logan Stiner (138) and William (126) and Brian Spangler (132) Read More…

Boys basketball: Brookside off to best start since 1964


SHEFFIELD — Brookside basically had to win its seventh straight game twice Tuesday night against Elyria Catholic. First, the Cardinals took off early to grab what appeared to be a safe 42-22 lead with less than two minutes left in the first half, then withstood a Panther rally to win going away, 81-65. Brookside is Read More…

Boys basketball: Cardinals keep Raiders from rolling

SHEFFIELD TWP. — No matter how big the lead, there’s no rest when Columbia is the opponent. The Raiders, who entered Tuesday night’s road game against Brookside averaging 100.7 points per game through three games, recovered from a slow start to keep the pressure on. And though it looked iffy at times, the Cardinals held Read More…

Boys basketball: Brookside gets rare win on Clearview’s floor

SHEFFIELD TWP. — No one could remember exactly how many, but it had been years since Brookside won a basketball game on Clearview’s floor. The Cardinals ended the drought Friday night when they defeated Clearview 59-50 in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. It was the Clippers’ season opener. Brookside started quickly, built nine-point leads Read More…

Abbe Road crash victim remains in critical condition


SHEFFIELD — A 40-year-old Sheffield Lake woman involved in a head-on collision Wednesday night remained in critical condition Thursday, said a hospital spokeswoman. According to police and witnesses, Alice Smith’s white Chevy Impala and a blue Ford Explorer driven by Ramon Davila Jr., 55, collided at about 5:30 p.m. More photos below. Davila was traveling Read More…

Drivers hurt in head-on collision


SHEFFIELD — Knowing seconds can mean the difference between life and death, firefighters desperately worked to free a head-on car crash victim Wednesday. Witnesses said the 5:30 p.m. crash near 1171 N. Abbe Road, about a mile north of Colorado Avenue, occurred when a northbound 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Ramon Davila veered left into Read More…

Brookside teacher saves choking student

Jason Cox and Donna Rini recount how the Brookside High School teacher used the Heimlich maneuver to save him as he was choking on a Skittle. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

SHEFFIELD — Donna Rini is the one teacher at Brookside High School about whom everyone is talking about right now. If they didn’t know her before Wednesday, they definitely know who she is now. In the classroom, students are singing her praises, calling her a hero. And, in the halls, Rini is getting high-fives. Rini Read More…

‘Balloon Lagoon’ open at French Creek Nature Center


“The Boo-Loon Lagoon” at French Creek Nature Center in Sheffield is a family-friendly swamp walkthrough made entirely out of balloons by Sheila Kepic, a balloon artist from Sheffield Lake. It will be open to the public through Monday. The annual French Creek Trick-or-Treat Trail is 2:15 p.m. Saturday.