December 18, 2014

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Football: 3 county players named tops in district

Lorain County was all about defense last season. Three of the Northeastern Lakes all-district defensive players of the year hailed from the county in 2010. This season, the county flipped to the other side of the ball and three seniors were named the district’s Offensive Players of the Year on Wednesday. With a bumper crop Read More…

Elyria’s Cabbil, Wellington’s Schmidt hope to get B-W on track

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Promis Cabbil and Brandon Schmidt freely admit the transition from high school star to college player was not an easy one. But now, as Cabbil enters his senior season at Baldwin-Wallace – he’s the lone senior on the team, in fact — and Schmidt his junior year, those days of uncertainty seem a long time Read More…

Wellington mayor wins again, vows it’s her last election

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WELLINGTON — Incumbent Mayor Barbara A. O’Keefe was tickled with her re-election victory Tuesday over Wellington Councilman Hans M. Schneider and said this is absolutely her last election bid. “I told everybody to throw away the election signs,” joked O’Keefe, 72, who has served as mayor since 1993. “I really appreciate the voters’ support.” O’Keefe Read More…

Wellington just can’t keep pace with pass-crazy Kenton

KENTON — If Wellington had any chance Saturday against undefeated and top-ranked Kenton, it pretty much went away just 27 seconds into the game. That’s when Maty Mauk, who finished with a gaudy 511 yards and nine touchdown passes, hooked up with split end Kieran Fetter on a 66-yard scoring play. The Wildcats made it Read More…

Wellington discovers Kenton’s defense is pretty good, too

KENTON — It’s tough to get respect when you play football for Kenton High School and Maty Mauk isn’t on the field with you. Don’t ask Wellington to sneer at Kenton’s defense. The Dukes came away with nothing but respect for the guys who try to keep the other team from doing to the Wildcats Read More…

Wellington names new fire chief

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WELLINGTON — The Wellington Fire District’s new chief is Mike Wetherbee. The board of the Wellington Fire District, which serves most of southwest Lorain County, promoted Wetherbee from assistant chief Wednesday to replace outgoing Chief Robert Walker. Wetherbee, 44, joined the district’s approximately 30-person department in 1986 and will earn $55,000 annually. “I look at Read More…

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…