March 5, 2015

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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…

Hot Stove state tournament: Two Vermilion teams advance to finals; five Lorain County teams in all

ALLIANCE — Vermilion Impact and Vermilion DRD Wildcats showed Saturday that there can be more than one path to the same destination. In this case, the destination is the Ohio Hot Stove state finals at Butler-Rodman Park. In Class H (U-10), Vermilion Impact took the path of least resistance, needing just five innings to run-rule Read More…

OGSO: Pitching rules as Lorain Xplosion, South Amherst/Firelands claim Class D district titles

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LAGRANGE — It was all about pitching Tuesday in the OGSO Class D (U-18) district finals at LaGrange Community Park. On one field, South Amherst/Firelands pitcher Emma Ranney was making quick work of the Sheffield Lady Crushers, 1-0, tossing a complete-game one-hitter, while striking out 10. On an adjacent field, Lorain Xplosion’s Sarah Kaya was Read More…

Women’s hockey: Elyria Catholic grad Brianne McLaughlin makes cut, earns spot in second Olympics

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It’s shaping up to be a whirlwind summer for Brianne McLaughlin. The former Elyria Catholic hockey standout whose family lives in Sheffield Village celebrated her 26th birthday Thursday and will be returning to Elyria to get married on July 13. Oh, and Mclaughlin found out Monday she is one of three goaltenders to make the Read More…

School board proposes website to combat bullying

SHEFFIELD — In the wake of the suicide of a 14-year-old Sheffield Middle School student who told friends and an aunt he was bullied, Sheffield Schools is making changes. Superintendent Will Folger at Monday’s Board of Education meeting proposed creating a website link for parents or students to report bullying. The reports could be anonymous. Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake superintendent to retire in December

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake schools Superintendent Will Folger speaks March 9 at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new high school in Sheffield.

SHEFFIELD — Superintendent Will Folger retires Dec. 31. “This is very, very difficult for me,” Folger said Monday to Board of Education members who unanimously approved the retirement. “But as I go out the door in six months, 40 years of education is probably about enough.” Folger, 61, was appointed superintendent in 2004. He began Read More…