July 6, 2015

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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…

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 state tournament: Amherst Avengers and Lorain Dirt Devils square off today with Class B title on the line

CHAMPION — In one of the strongest showings ever by an OGSO Lorain County community, Amherst sent three undefeated teams to the organization’s state tournament last weekend. In uncomfortable rainy and muddy conditions at the Champion Athletic Club complex, two of them — the Vipers in U14 Class C and Wranglers in U10 Class A 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…

Maya Johnson throws perfect game, strikes out 15 out of 15 to lead Columbia Red Wagon Farm to OGSO Class A district title

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Columbia Red Wagon Farm pitcher Maya Johnson wasn’t just good Monday night — she was perfect. Johnson threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out all 15 batters she faced as Columbia defeated Keystone Sugar Ridge Towing 10-0 in an OGSO Class A (U-10) district championship game at Palmer Field. While Johnson has Read More…

OGSO tournament: Lorain Dirt Devils roll over South Amherst All-Stars and into Class B district finals

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Talia Harris and Julia Velez provided the offense for the Lorain Dirt Devils on Sunday, not that Adriana Marcano needed much. Marcano tossed a no-hitter and Harris and Valez hit home runs to power the Dirt Devils to the OGSO Class B (ages 10-U) district finals with a 19-1 win Sunday night Read More…