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Girls soccer 2012: Juniors Dziak, Zingale and Echstenkamper set to lead teams

The 2011 soccer season was quite memorable for several teams in Lorain County. Avon and Elyria Catholic earned regional berths, Wellington celebrated its first conference championship and other teams — like North Ridgeville — experienced overall success but struggled in conference play. The Panthers and Dukes are hoping to prove last year wasn’t a fluke Read More…

Sign up for Lorain County Fair text alerts

WELLINGTON — This year there will be a new way to keep abreast of changes at the 167th Lorain County Fair from Monday to Aug. 26. A system to send out text alerts to those who text LCFAIR to the number 36000 was activated Wednesday by the fair’s secretary, Charisse Nikel. Within a few hours, Read More…

2012 high school football preview: Wellington plans to rely on the run

WELLINGTON — The running game will be Wellington’s strength this season, according to Matt Stoll. That sounds like a bold prediction, considering the Dukes lost Clay Wright, their go-to guy from last year’s 7-4 team. Wright, a Division IV second-team All-Ohio selection, averaged 7.6 yards per carry, rushed for 25 touchdowns and gained 1,483 yards Read More…

Swine flu concerns have county fair taking precautions

WELLINGTON — Baby pigs are usually a hit with fairgoers, but this year people are being asked to show a little caution when visiting the Lorain County Fair on Aug. 20 to 26 because of swine flu outbreaks elsewhere in the state. “Probably we’ll ask people not to let kids go nose-to-nose with pigs,” said Read More…

Police log for Aug. 8, 2012

Elyria police Monday, Aug. 6 2:45 p.m. — 300 block Fifth St., fraud complaint filed for 12 fradulent charges to Marco’s Pizza in Lorain, totaling $326.68. No suspect at this time. 11:33 p.m. — 200 block Crestview Drive, report of stolen GPS from unlocked vehicle. Neighbor reported seeing a white male, about 20 years old, Read More…

Lorain County Speedway: Jerry Karl makes most of busy night, wins Ohio Stocks feature

SOUTH AMHERST — Columbia Station’s Jerry Karl was a little preoccupied Saturday, spending his time going back and forth from the Lorain County Speedway to Vermilion for his cousin Clayton’s wedding reception. But when it came time to race in the 25-lap Ohio Stocks feature, Karl was ready to shine. Crediting his uncle John for Read More…

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…