July 26, 2014

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High school boys soccer: Elyria Catholic unveils new offensive formation, dominates Wellington in season opener

Elyria Catholic's Jeff Ruiz keeps the ball away from Wellington defenders Monday night. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — After a promising preseason, the Elyria Catholic boys opened an equally promising regular season Monday night at Knights of Columbus Field. Eight players scored goals as the Panthers routed Wellington 8-1 in a non-conference season opener for both teams. Wellington has the rest of the week off because of the Lorain County Fair. Read More…

Wellington district spends $28,740 on investigation

WELLINGTON — Wellington Schools paid $28,470 to an attorney who investigated complaints against the district that were found to be unsubstantiated. The money was paid to the law firm Squire Sanders, which was hired to investigate numerous complaints made by the district’s former curriculum director, Christopher Kamenski. Kamenski, who resigned June 30, alleged that he Read More…

State Route 58 to be closed in Wellington

State Route 58, north of state Route 18 in Wellington, will close Monday to construct a temporary railroad crossing as part of the new railroad grade separation project. The detour route for northbound motorists is state Route 58 to state Route 18, west on Route 18 to Route 511, north on Route 511 to Route Read More…

Ex-curriculum director for Wellington Schools: Threats, abuse led me to quit

WELLINGTON — The former curriculum director of Wellington Schools said his time with the district was marred by threats and intimidation, which took a toll on his mental and physical health. The curriculum director, Chris Kamenski, resigned June 30 after 16 months at Wellington Schools. In a letter of resignation to the district, he wrote Read More…

Maya Johnson throws perfect game, strikes out 15 out of 15 to lead Columbia Red Wagon Farm to OGSO Class A district title

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Columbia Red Wagon Farm pitcher Maya Johnson wasn’t just good Monday night — she was perfect. Johnson threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out all 15 batters she faced as Columbia defeated Keystone Sugar Ridge Towing 10-0 in an OGSO Class A (U-10) district championship game at Palmer Field. While Johnson has Read More…

Police log for July 10, 2013

Elyria police Monday, July 8 12:07 p.m. — Adult Parole, 631 Griswold Road, an employee said an unidentified male called several times, telling the front desk secretary that the employee was under arrest. The employee believes to know the male, who claimed to be calling from “the sheriff’s department.” 5:15 p.m. — 100 block Pennsylvania Read More…

NHRA Summit Nationals Notes: Grafton’s Ronald Matcham finding success in first year in Super Stock … at age 54

NORWALK — In six national events this year, Grafton’s Ronald Matcham has been the top qualifier five times and won five rounds to make it to the semifinals just a few weeks ago in Bristol, Tenn. Not bad for a 54-year-old rookie. “One year,” Matcham said when asked how long he’s been racing. “I actually Read More…

NHRA notes: Elyria’s Ray Connolly riding high after last week’s win, would love to make it two in a row

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NORWALK — This weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals is more than just a homecoming for Elyria’s Ray Connolly. It’s also an opportunity to return home as the defending Super Gas champion. Connolly recorded his eighth Super Gas and 11th overall national division race win Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals Read More…

All-star team with Lorain County players ends up on wrong end of good old-fashioned pitching gem at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Every year the players in the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches All-Star Games play under the names of former Cleveland championship baseball teams. All but one of Lorain County’s 21 representatives were grouped together on a team named the 1920 Indians to face the 1948 Indians, which featured players from Cleveland’s southeastern suburbs and Read More…

Police log for June 19, 2013

Elyria police Monday, June 17 7:15 a.m. — 800 block Baldwin Ave., a woman reported that her ex-husband’s gun case containing a scope was stolen from her garage. A video camera pointed toward the garage shows two younger, possibly teenage, boys pushing the side garage window open and entering through the window. 11:37 a.m. — Read More…