September 3, 2015


Photo gallery: Teachers get pie in the face from deserving middle-schoolers


South Amherst Middle School eighth-graders got to throw pies in the faces of their principal and 12 of their teachers yesterday as a reward for their work throughout the year and for Ohio Achievement Assesment testing scores.

Man hospitalized after motorcycle crash

SOUTH AMHERST — A 24-year-old was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after he was ejected from his Suzuki 650 motorcycle. Joshua Adkins was traveling southbound on Annios Road around 9 p.m. last night when he lost control of the vehicle and turned over. He was then ejected onto the roadway. According to State Read More…

Hospital releases conditions of three men hurt in state Route 113 crash

Rescue workers look at a van Monday that smashed into Deichler’s Tire Center on state Route 113 in South Amherst. The pole the van struck is in the foreground. (CT photo by Evan Goodenow.)

As she made formula for her 10-month old son, Heather Putnoky heard a crash on the other side of her first-floor apartment’s wall around 6:55 p.m. Monday. A van had crashed into the Deichler’s Tire Center at 48487 Telegraph Road (state Route 113) to which Putnoky’s apartment is attached. The crash critically injured the driver Read More…

South Amherst braces for weekend influx for ‘Tough Mudder’


SOUTH AMHERST — A bright red T-shirt hanging above the cashier’s counter at Piggy’s Main Street Market boasts that it is in beautiful downtown South Amherst, a town so small the convenience store also doubles as a movie rental business, where copies of new releases rent for $2.79 a night. After this weekend, though, when Read More…

Teens stable after fall from park cliff

BIRMINGHAM — The two teens injured over the weekend from a fall down a cliffside in Schoepfle Garden remain hospitalized but are stable with good prognoses, according to a parks official. Jim Ziemnik, director of the Lorain County Metro Parks, said Monday the girl was in stable condition with a fractured arm and collarbone. The Read More…

50th birthday a milestone for Ron Moss

Ron Moss’ sister-in-law, Kelly, and mother, Claire, speak with Moss at his birthday party. Moss turned 50 on Friday. (CT photo by Chelsea Miller.)

Family and friends of Ron Moss gathered Friday in the basement of United Methodist Church in South Amherst anxiously awaiting his arrival. They had carefully decorated the large room with streamers and balloons reading “Happy 50th birthday!” Moss would arrive at 7 p.m., and the guests were eager to see his reaction of surprise. A Read More…

Mudder could provide jolt to Lorain County economy

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

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


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…