October 20, 2014

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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…

Police log for June 12, 2013

Lorain police Sunday, June 9 12:52 a.m. — 4300 block Leavitt Road, Jacqueline Major, 55, 3900 block of Courtyard Drive, issued a citation for physical control of a motor vehicle. Police said Major was intoxicated and sleeping behind the wheel of her vehicle, which was parked in the lane of travel in the Walmart parking Read More…

Photo gallery: Wellington High School graduation

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Police log for May 29, 2013

Oberlin police Thursday, May 16 1:44 p.m. — 200 block Sumner St., a cooler bag with drug abuse instruments was found, along with a paper with a man’s name on it. 7:06 p.m. — West College Street, Sophie M. Meade, 20, of Kensington, Md., charged with theft at Gibson’s Food and Bakery. 9:45 p.m. — Read More…

Division II district track: Keystone, Vermilion girls have big days, combine for seven wins

EATON TWP. — The Keystone and Vermilion girls flexed their muscles Saturday, combining for seven first-place finishes to lead area teams at the Division II district track and field championships. The Keystone girls chalked up four firsts and three seconds as they qualified 10 out of 17 events to next week’s Bedford Regional. Vermilion had Read More…

High school baseball: Wellington tops Oberlin in eighth on infield single

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WELLINGTON — Sometimes a big hit doesn’t have to be well-struck. Daryn Broadwater’s one-out infield single went about 20 feet, but it was enough to drive home JuJuan Howard and give Wellington a 5-4 win in eight innings over Oberlin in a sectional opener of the Division III Parma District. Brock Waltz had a pair Read More…

Bank robber gets six years in federal prison

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The Wellington man who robbed Sun Center Federal Credit Union last year was sentenced Tuesday to six years in federal prison. Aaron Fortier pleaded guilty earlier this year to a federal bank robbery charge in connection with the Oct. 23 robbery of the Wellington bank in which he stole around $11,118. According to an FBI Read More…