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Police report: Wellington teen used drugs, alcohol before fatal fall

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Friends of 21-year-old college student Anthony Robert Erick of Wellington told Miami Beach police he was drinking vodka and doing drugs before he was found dead outside The Flamingo Towers apartments during spring break, according to a police report released Tuesday. Erick’s death was ruled accidental by the Miami Dade Medical Examiner and was due Read More…

Police log for Sept. 21, 2011

Sheriff’s Office Saturday, Sept. 17 4:40 p.m. — 41500 block Rosewood St., Elyria Township, a woman reported criminal damage to her vehicle. Elyria police Monday, Sept. 19 11:55 a.m. — 300 block Clark St., a woman reported that her former tenant may have taken an electric stove valued at $250 and six pairs of curtains Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic, Wellington settle for a tie due to rain

Wellington's No. 6 Janelle Pitts and No. 16 Julia Marks fight for the ball with Elyria Catholic's No. 19 Jenna Ellingson. (CT photo by Tom Mahl.)

WELLINGTON — It was likely a preview of the Division III district tournament at Rocky River next month, except that postseason matches can’t end in ties. In a tense, action-packed non-conference match, the Elyria Catholic and Wellington girls battled to a 1-1 tie in non-conference play Monday afternoon. They played in a continuous downpour which Read More…

High school soccer notes: Sara Zambo’s return gives Keystone a lift

Occasionally athletes take off a year, sometimes two, before resuming their careers. Keystone senior Sara Zambo came back from a six-year absence and after an injury to starter Jamie Stokley, Zambo has stepped in as the Wildcats’ starting goalkeeper. “Sara heard good things from the girls at tryouts and she decided she wanted to come Read More…

Former Wellington coach Gawen Stoker remembered for his impact on kids

J. Gawen Stoker was only in Wellington nine years before going on to legendary status as a high school football coach in Pennsylvania. However, the man known as “Stokes” is still remembered fondly by the community where he cut his teeth as a young coach fresh out of college. Stoker, who coached at Wellington from Read More…

Wellington church gets a bright restoration

Restoration work is being done on the stained glass windows facing Main Street at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wellington. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

WELLINGTON — A lovely thing is happening to the huge stained glass window featuring Jesus as a shepherd at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Crews from Church Art Glass of Clinton, Ky., are restoring the circa-1896 stained glass that has deteriorated over the years, said the Rev. Brian Burke. Soon, the light will shine Read More…

Police log for Sept. 7, 2011

Elyria police Sunday, Sept. 4 3:37 p.m. — 200 block Princeton Ave., four tires worth $200 stolen from front yard. Police found the tires in bushes nearby and returned them to the owner. 4:25 p.m. — Chris’ Place, 515 Clark St., purse containing $60 and debit card stolen out of car on Saturday. 5:05 p.m. Read More…

Girls soccer 2011: Wellington’s Jacoby Ziegler can’t escape the spotlight

After scoring 28 goals and assisting nine more last year, Jacoby Ziegler will be the focus of every team Wellington plays this season, but she says she’s ready for the attention. (CT photo by Steve Manheim)

She used an old expression to explain her challenge as a soccer player: “I’m a marked man,” she said. That pretty much nails it for Jacoby Ziegler, Wellington’s high-scoring senior striker. Well, except for that “man” reference. Ziegler, who’s closing in on the school’s career goal-scoring record, will indeed be marked – soccer-speak for played Read More…

High school girls soccer 2011: Breaking down the season

TEAM CAPSULES NORTHEAST OHIO CONFERENCE Elyria Pioneers COACH: Venera Ilievski, 6th year 2010 RECORD: 6-9-0, 3-2-0 RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Bailey Andress, sr., GK; Cheyenne Gutierrez, sr., F; Kaleigh Plato, sr., D; Haylie Davis, jr., D, Monica Banks, jr., D. SCOUTING REPORT: Andress, an all-conference and All-Lorain County goalkeeper, allowed just 24 goals while making 178 saves Read More…

Boys soccer: Fast start propels Elyria Catholic past Wellington

ELYRIA – School may not be in session just yet for everyone across Lorain County, but a veteran Elyria Catholic squad held its own version of Soccer 101 for visiting Wellington on Saturday afternoon at Knights of Columbus Field. Scoring goals in a variety of ways and playing keepaway with the ball from the Dukes Read More…