September 20, 2014

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Homeowner offers $25,000 reward after fire

WELLINGTON TWP. — The owner of a home that burned to the ground early Sunday said the fire was set and is offering a $25,000 reward to help catch the arsonist. Donald Bilbrey said the loss from the fire at 20440 West Road is $500,000 including his $300,000 home and $200,000 in contents. The fire Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic shuts down Wellington, wins program’s first district title

ROCKY RIVER — Elyria Catholic shut out Wellington on Saturday afternoon to win the first district championship in the history of its girls soccer program. The second-seeded Panthers (14-3-2) rolled over the top-seeded Dukes 4-0 in a Division III final moved from Wellington because of wet and muddy grounds. They advanced to their first Sweet Read More…

Sectional soccer: Jacoby Ziegler’s 3 goals spur Wellington girls

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WELLINGTON — Jacoby Ziegler fought through the cadre of defenders dogging her all afternoon and the Wellington girls overcame the sea of mud in which they played to roll over Independence, 4-1, on Wednesday. It was a Division III soccer district semifinal and the win sent the top-seeded Dukes (15-1-2) into Saturday’s championship match against Read More…

Officials: Suicidal teen took gun to Wellington High

WELLINGTON — A 16-year-old boy took a loaded-and-cocked .357 Magnum revolver to Wellington High School on Wednesday with the apparent intention of hurting himself and was arrested a short distance away on Johns Street, authorities said. The youth told police he intended to use the gun “when the time was right,” according to a police Read More…

Student took gun to Wellington High today, district says

WELLINGTON — A student took a gun to Wellington High School this morning, according to a statement from the district. The male student did not intend to harm other students but had threatened to harm himself, according to the news release. The teen confided in a female student, and she notified his mother, who called Read More…

Police log for Oct. 26, 2011

Oberlin police Tuesday, Oct. 4 9:56 p.m. — 2100 Groveland St., police take a complaint regarding a nude photo of a boy on a game system; no charges were filed. 10:41 p.m. — Smith Street, Terrill D. Bates, 34, of Oberlin, charged with OVI, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, resisting Read More…

Girls soccer: Wellington uses wind to its advantage, breezes past Lake Ridge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Wellington freshman Brittany Mariast scored a first-half goal with the Dukes attacking into a stiff wind Saturday afternoon. With a 1-0 lead and the wind at their backs the second half, the Dukes added four goals, including another by Mariast, and cruised to a 5-0 non-conference victory over Lake Ridge. For the Read More…

Wright scores six TDs as Wellington whips Keystone

Jim Jablonski The Chronicle-Telegram LAGRANGE — After a big win last week over unbeaten Black River, the Wellington Dukes weren’t about to let winless Keystone stand in the way of their drive to a possible playoff berth and Patriot Athletic Conference championship. Behind the running of senior Clay Wright and taking advantage of three Wildcat Read More…

Volleyball: Brookside decks Wellington for outright conference title

WELLINGTON — When Wellington began Tuesday’s match with two straight aces from Karly Rollin, Brookside coach Ted Whitsel might have been thinking it wasn’t his team’s night. As it turned out, he had nothing to worry about, except for how to celebrate. The visiting Cardinals quickly overcame a slow start by romping over Wellington in Read More…

Girls soccer: Wellington beats Firelands, closes in on PAC title

Wellington’s Jacoby Ziegler prepares to take a shot as Firelands’ Brandi Holowecky defends on the right side. Ziegler scored five goals in the Dukes’ 7-0 victory in Patriot Athletic Conference play. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

SOUTH AMHERST — With senior Jacoby Ziegler scoring five goals and freshman Brittany Mariast two, Wellington moved another step closer to the Patriot Athletic Conference soccer title Wednesday night with two PAC matches to play. The Dukes (8-1-2, 8-0-0 PAC) cruised past Firelands 7-0 in a match that featured two of the area’s top goal Read More…