June 30, 2015

Elyria
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Mudder could provide jolt to Lorain County economy

Participants run through fire during a Tough Mudder event in Georgia in February. (Photo by Toughmudder.com.)

SOUTH AMHERST — Lorain County could clean up from thousands of people getting dirty. Some 20,000 people, many from around the nation and world, are expected to participate in the marathon/obstacle course event April 14 to 15. Barb Bickel, Visit Lorain County executive director, said no economic impact studies have been done on the event, Read More…

Lorain man arrested after leading police on chase to South Amherst

Agosto Lopez

LORAIN — A Lorain man was arrested after leading police on a chase through Lorain, Amherst and South Amherst shortly after midnight Thursday, according to a Lorain police report. Yosmael Agosto Lopez, 28, of the 600 block of 13th St., was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to comply with a police signal, Read More…

South Amherst mayor race too close to call

Schmitz

SOUTH AMHERST — Unofficial results indicate that South Amherst Village elected challenger Barbara Becker by a margin of nine votes in the nonpartisan race for mayor last night. Less than one percent of the electorate chose Becker over incumbent Ronald Schmitz, mayor of South Amherst since 2004. Becker was hesitant to celebrate too early. “I’m Read More…

Sectional volleyball: Vermilion upsets Keystone, Firelands beats Norton

LAGRANGE — Abbey Bodeker summed up what the tournaments mean for teams like Vermilion — which might not have had the type of regular season they wanted. “I guess we just win the big ones.” Bodeker, a sophomore, served up five big points in Game 3, and when junior teammate Mallory Morris’ spike found an Read More…

Motorcycle rider in critical condition at MetroHealth

ELYRIA — A South Amherst man is in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland following an accident overnight, according to Elyria police. Scottie Scott, 53, was riding on Lowell Street when he was hit by a car at the intersection of Penfield Avenue, according to Lt. Chris Constantino. Constantino said Jessica Garcia, 26, Read More…

High school football 2011: Firelands expecting to gain from last season’s pain

HENRIETTA TWP. – There’s a wealth of experience returning to Firelands this season. The coaches didn’t plan to have so much experience returning. It just worked out that way. “Injuries,” said Falcons coach Mike Passarello, who took over the team in Week 3 of last season. “A rash of injuries got a lot of guys Read More…

Weather gives farmers a chance to get back in the fields

Ed Alexander, a family member who works for Howard A. Born Farms, is working to get a field in Henrietta Township ready to plant with soy beans. Alexander said the family farms thousands of acres in the Lorain County area. The barn and silos in the background are not part of their holdings. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

HENRIETTA TWP. — After weeks and weeks of rain, the ground was dry enough on Monday to plant soybeans on some of the thousands of acres of land farmed by Howard A. Born and his family. Born’s grandson, Ed Alexander, used a 40-foot planter to make short work of the job in a field off Read More…