May 30, 2016

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Superheroes, super kids take over downtown Elyria

ELYRIA — As sunlight streamed down on Ely Square and costumed children poured themselves over benches and ran across the grass, 5-year-old Adam Szudarek climbed a post to survey the scene. He was sporting a bright red Spider-Man suit that complemented a impish, sideways grin. Neither his flowing cape nor his oxygen tubes broke his Read More…

Burge convicted on six counts (VIDEO)

ELYRIA — Common Pleas Judge James Burge was convicted Wednesday on counts of falsification and tampering with records, charges that will draw to a close his tumultuous eight-year tenure on the bench and 40 years as an attorney. The five-man, seven-woman jury took less than two hours to find him guilty of the three felonies Read More…

Burge trial: Proceedings shift on judge’s testimony (VIDEO)

ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge entered the fourth day of his corruption trial on a high — half of the 12 initial charges against him were dismissed, and the state’s case against him appeared to be faltering. Then he stepped to the witness stand to testify on his own behalf. During Read More…

VIDEO: Burge defends self as trial opens

Common Pleas Court Judge James Burge, a defense attorney before being elected to the bench, returned to that role Thursday to defend himself against charges that could end his long legal career. Burge, representing himself with the aid of attorney Michael Stepanik, told a five-man, seven-woman jury that he was innocent of the accusations filed Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Lorain needs 3 overtimes to outlast Brunswick, stay undefeated, move into district final (VIDEO)

EATON TWP. — Lorain coach John Rositano said his team needed a game like the one it had just played. The Titans had not had a game where they were in serious jeopardy of losing since Jan. 23, when they rallied in the final minute to knock off Bedford. Since then Lorain had won nine Read More…

Lorain church ruins demolished [Video]

Remnants of Lorain’s First Evangelical Lutheran Church, destroyed by arson Aug. 28, were demolished Tuesday. The Rev. Jimmy Madsen, church pastor, said he was bittersweet about the demolition. While sad about the loss of the 90-year-old church, he said the demolition, which he compared to a burial, means the congregation are closer to getting a Read More…

VIDEO: A look back at the 2014-15 basketball season

As the 2014-15 high school basketball season winds down, take a look back at the season. Lorain County basketball expert Tim Alcorn, from WEOL AM 930, discusses the season’s highlights. Photos by Steve Manheim. Kristin Bauer, David Richard, Amanda Rundle, Ray Reidel, and Anna Norris.  

Lorain rallies to beat Warrensville Heights, finish regular season 22-0 (with Video)

WARRENSVILLE HTS. — In its final hurdle to a 22-0 season, Lorain trailed by eight at half Thursday night against Warrensville Heights — its largest halftime deficit of the year. So it was slightly surprising to see the Titans emerge after just two minutes of the halftime break. The message in that short locker room Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain uses solid defense to rout Maple Heights (VIDEO)

LORAIN — The last Lorain County high school boys basketball team to win a state championship — the 1986 Oberlin Indians — were nicknamed “The Rim-Wrecking Crew” because of their array of powerful and athletic dunks. This year’s Lorain team — the fourth-ranked Division I team in the state and a state title contender — Read More…

VIDEO: Suspects steal ATM from Westlake Skyzone

WESTLAKE – Police are seeking three unidentified suspects who stole an ATM from Skyzone early Wednesday morning. A snow plowing contractor discovered the front door to the business at 31500 Viking Parkway smashed in at 3:57 a.m., according to a release from Capt. Guy Turner. An investigation revealed that two suspects broke through the door Read More…