March 4, 2015

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Lanes to be added near oft-jammed sections of Abbe Road

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SHEFFIELD — Abbe Road is going to get a facelift this summer, and traveling it won’t be fun until it’s done. In Sheffield, a $3.2 million widening of Abbe Road southbound from four to six lanes in an area extending from Detroit Road to Hoag Drive at the main entrance to Cobblestone Square will take 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 Council OKs tax exemption

SHEFFIELD — A tax exemption approved by Village Council members at their Monday meeting increases taxes the village will receive if 150 lots off Colorado Avenue are developed. Council members Jean Ackerman, Matthew Bliss, Robert Markovich and Carolyn White voted yes. Councilman Walter Min was absent. The ordinance involves Tax Increment Financing in which property Read More…

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

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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…

Tax preparer had ID fraud conviction

Until Friday, two H&R Block tax service offices — in Vermilion and at the Centre of Sheffield shopping center in Sheffield Township — employed a tax preparer with a felony conviction for identity fraud. Lorain County Court of Common Pleas’ records show that tax preparer Amber Sheaves is under community control until February 2014 for Read More…

Vermilion man gets probation for attack on wife’s lover

ELYRIA — A Vermilion man who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attack on his wife’s alleged lover was sentenced Monday to two years of probation. Ronald Wallace, 48, pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated assault charges last year. An additional charge of domestic violence was dropped as part of the plea deal in Read More…

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

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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…