September 17, 2014

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Man exposes genitals to girls during cross country meet

VERMILION — Police investigated after several cross country girls reported seeing a man expose his genitals to them on a race course. The incident was reported by Avon Lake Middle  School’s cross country coach, Ron Rocco, who told police that the girls were in a wooded area of the course, between the stadium gravel lot Read More…

Woman calls 911 line 11 times for non-emergencies

VERMILION — A woman was arrested after allegedly calling 911 emergency line 11 times for non-emergencies. Police said Cynthia Redilla called 911 twice Sept. 23 after calling the emergency number nine times the previous night. Redilla was warned not to call the emergency number Sept. 22 after she reportedly called the number to report that Read More…

Vigil held for drug addicts, family members

candlelight vigil

VERMILION — When Melva Sherwood, who lost her son to drug addiction almost a year ago, saw a man with his head in his hands sitting outside of a resource center for addicts who want to recover, she called the center’s co-founder, Kim Eberle. “Kim said ‘I’m on it,’” Sherwood said, and within minutes Eberle Read More…

Vermilion graduate Adam Beach shakes off the rust, helps Crushers down Bums, clinch division title

Crushers Beach

AVON — Looking for a local-boy-makes-good story? Look to the Lake Erie Crushers. Needing just one win in their final two games to wrap up the first East Division championship in the five-year history of the franchise, the Crushers turned to Vermilion’s own Adam Beach. And he delivered. Coupled with some big offense in the Read More…

High school football 2013: Coaching stability, progress on field giving Vermilion real hope for turnaround

VERMILION — Rob Duray didn’t have a whole lot of time to implement his vision in his first season as Vermilion’s coach. It’s tough when you’re not hired until May and you’re replacing a coach that was hired to replace another coach who was let go after just one season on the job. Despite the Read More…

Southview grad Jessica Tomazic makes huge strides in a year, goes from 70th to first in Vermilion Triathlon

VERMILION — Lorain County athletes made their presence felt in Sunday’s sixth annual Vermilion Harbor Triathlon and Duathlon at Linwood Park. Lorain’s Jessica Tomazic, 31, won the women’s title and finished ninth overall for the Olympic Distance race in a time of two hours, 27 minutes and 15 seconds. The event consisted of 1.5K swim, Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake captures Comet Invitational for second win in as many weeks

OBERLIN — Westlake High School is already serving notice that it’s a team to watch this high school golf season. Need proof? The Demons won the annual Comet Invitational at Oberlin Golf Club with a score of 316, five strokes better than runners-up Olmsted Falls and Avon Lake at 321. Still not convinced? Just last 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…

Crushers drop close one as clutch hits fail to materialize against Rascals; Vermilion’s Adam Beach takes loss

AVON — Crushers manager Jeff Isom surprised his team with karaoke in the clubhouse following batting practice Saturday. The goal was to loosen everyone up after watching them press offensively the past few games. Turns out the Crushers were singing a sad tune anyway after yet another one-run loss. Despite getting a one-run lead in Read More…