May 24, 2016

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OGSO state tournament: Six Lorain County teams make it to semifinals

WELLINGTON — The Ohio Girls Softball Organization state tournament is back in Lorain County for the first time in three years and the teams from Columbia and LaGrange made the most out of the home-field advantage. Columbia advanced teams in Class B (12-and-under) and C (14-and-under) and LaGrange advanced two Class B teams in Saturday Read More…

Hot Stove regionals: North Ridgeville Dentistry pulls one out

For the second time in the tournament, North Ridgeville Family Dentistry had to mount a comeback to stay alive in Ohio Hot Stove tournament play. This latest time was in a Class G (ages 11-12) semifinal Saturday at Palmer Field. North Ridgeville trailed the Medina Indians 4-0 and 8-3 before rallying for three runs in Read More…

Wellington pastor commissions wood carving of parish’s patron saint

WELLINGTON — The calm, determined face of St. Patrick is emerging from the trunk of an ash tree at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church thanks to the artistry of Bud Emerson and the vision of the Rev. James Reymann. Reymann, the parish priest, decided to hire Emerson to create the work as a gift to Read More…

OGSO: Crushers first Sheffield team to make state; undefeated Columbia Raiders also moving on

WELLINGTON — For the first time, a team from Sheffield is headed to the Ohio Girls Softball Organization state tournament. The Sheffield Crushers and undefeated Columbia Raiders won Lorain-Medina Class D district championships Saturday to qualify for the state quarterfinals next weekend at Wellington Community Park. Both teams in the 18-and-under age group came from Read More…

Hot Stove: Lots of Brad Hughes and lots of offense carry Sheffield Venom to Class F district title

The Venom was too strong for the Drug. No team this summer has been a match for the Sheffield Venom, which ran its record to 21-0 with a 11-0 victory over Midview Drug in a Class F (ages 13-14) Ohio Hot Stove district championship game Saturday. Brad Hughes pitched his second straight no-hitter. Hughes faced Read More…

State to pay for Keystone elementary project

WELLINGTON — As expected, the Ohio School Facilities Commission approved funding for a new elementary school in the Keystone School District along with a middle school. The Keystone elementary project requires no local money, but voters in Wellington would have to pass a bond issue for its middle school replacement project to move ahead. Keystone Superintendent Read More…

All-Star game at Progressive Field all about memories for Lorain County players

CLEVELAND — Amherst’s Seth Zavodny couldn’t help but think of former Cleveland Indian Kenny Lofton as he stood in center field Tuesday at Progressive Field. Why wouldn’t he? Lofton, who starred on so many of the Tribe’s best teams of the 1990s,  was Zavodny’s favorite player growing up and now Zavodny was playing the same Read More…

JVS chief to fill in as Wellington superintendent

WELLINGTON — Lorain County Joint Vocational School Superintendent John Nolan has accepted an offer to serve as interim Wellington superintendent for a year. Nolan will earn $95,000, said Wellington school board President Ayers Ratliff. Nolan, who is retiring from the JVS, said he expects his contract will go before the Wellington school board at its Read More…

Wellington superintendent takes new job

WELLINGTON — Wellington Schools Superintendent Francis Scruci is leaving the district to become superintendent of the much larger — and much more affluent — Gahanna-Jefferson Schools near Columbus, according to school board President Ayers Ratliff. Scruci signed a three-year contract that runs Aug. 1, 2012, through June 30, 2015, according to the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools website. Read More…

High school track: Emily Cunningham part of four wins, leads Vermilion to second at Division II district meet

EATON TWP. — It was just the first step of a three-step process, but Emily Cunningham and the Vermilion High girls track team are feeling pretty upbeat after Saturday’s performance at the Midview Division II district meet. Cunningham won two individual events and anchored two winning relays to lead the Sailors, who matched their best-ever Read More…