August 4, 2015

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Car plows into Amherst Township house; mother of two killed

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AMHERST TWP. – A wife and mother was killed this morning when a car careened into a Leavitt Road home while she was sitting on the couch with three children nearby. Debra Majkut, 34, died at the scene, said Lt. Carlos Smith, commander of the Elyria Highway Patrol post. Her sons, Jacob Majkut, 12, and Read More…

OGSO: Three Lorain County teams take state titles

ROOTSTOWN — The finals of the Ohio Girls Softball Organization tournament featured more intrigue off the field than on it and ended with Lorain County bringing home the most state championship trophies since 2008. All three Lorain County teams that took the field Saturday won titles. In Class D, South Amherst defeated Spencer Triple G Read More…

OGSO state tournament: North Ridgeville Dynasty avenges only loss of season, advances to Class B championship game

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ROOTSTOWN — The North Ridgeville Dynasty and Lorain Xplosion split two Ohio Girls Softball Organization games during the regular season. Sunday, the Dynasty won the most important meeting between the teams — the Class B state semifinal. Mackenzie Seidl led off the game with a single and came home to score and Hailey Gunvalsen scored Read More…

Spencer Triple-C bounces back with big rally to beat Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich, earn trip to OGSO state tournament

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GRAFTON — If turnabout is truly fair play, then Spencer Triple-C is a legitimate OGSO district champion after a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich. Spencer appeared to be on the ropes Monday after Mavrich & Mavrich scored seven times in a bat-around second inning for a 7-2 lead. But Spencer also batted Read More…

OGSO: South Amherst, Amherst win Class C district titles

OBERLIN — It took South Amherst an entire season to play its way into the Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class C district championship game. It took them an inning to win it. South Amherst (11-1) scored 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back on its way to a 15-1, five-inning win over Read More…

South Amherst man dead in apparent suicide after standoff with police

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SOUTH AMHERST — A man was found dead in his bedroom Friday after barricading himself inside his house during a standoff with police. Members of the Lorain County SWAT team entered the home of Paul Busick, 36, about 5:30 p.m. Friday after a six-hour standoff to find Busick dead with a weapon nearby. The cause Read More…

Unlicensed driver cited in South Amherst crash

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SOUTH AMHERST – A girl who has never had a driver’s license caused a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon near the intersection of North Lake and Maroy streets. The South Amherst Fire Department and Ohio State Patrol responded to the accident after a 72-year-old woman who was traveling north on North Lake Street was struck by Read More…

South Amherst fiscal clerk quits amid probe

SOUTH AMHERST — Kim Green resigned Tuesday as South Amherst’s clerk/treasurer and is the target of a criminal investigation for allegedly stealing large sums of money from the village. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said the amount of missing money appears to be well into the six-figure range, but he and South Amherst Police Chief Read More…

South Amherst Fire Department gets grant to buy vehicles

SOUTH AMHERST — The South Amherst Fire Department might get a break after all, despite having two proposed levies voted down last year. On Wednesday, Sen. Sharrod Brown, D-Cleveland, announced that the South Amherst Fire Department will receive almost $170,000 for vehicle acquisition in a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “These new 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…