Press Coverage for week ending 12-13-14

17th annual Breath of Heaven Nativity in Oberlin set for Dec. 13-14

Kathy Sklarek’s son Cole was a year old when his mom helped organize the first-ever Breath of Heaven Nativity Walk at First Lutheran Church, 310 W. Lorain St., Oberlin.

Cole is now 18 and is a senior at Firelands High School.

The 17th annual Breath of Heaven takes place from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 at the church. No cost to attend.

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Girls basketball: Columbia turns around tough start to beat Firelands

COLUMBIA STATION — Coming off back-to-back tough losses against good competition, Columbia coach Tom Thompson was confident his team had what it takes to get over the hump against yet another tough opponent in Firelands.

After a dismal first quarter, his young team responded in a huge way, using a big run to take the lead then doing just enough to hold off the Falcons for a 46-43 win Saturday afternoon.

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Girls basketball: Firelands shakes off jitters, wins opener against Vermilion

VERMILION — Firelands opened its girls basketball season Wednesday night with a 53-30 rout of Vermilion in West Shore Conference action.

The Falcons, apparently suffering opening-night jitters, pulled away in the second half when they made 11 of 19 free throws in what turned into a foul-shooting contest. The Sailors, who opened their season with a loss to Edison on Tuesday, made 9 of 14 foul shots after the break.

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Firelands Schools officials want community input on buildings

Firelands Local Schools is seeking 50 to 70 people to sit on a building advisory committee to look over facilities and weigh district options.

The committee will meet twice each month in January, February and March to complete by April 10 an investigation and to report findings with community recommendations, said Steve Miller, a planner with MKC Associates Inc. in Mansfield.

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Boys basketball: Firelands closes out Open Door early

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands flew out of the gate in its non-conference season opener Tuesday night against Open Door, with a 20-2 first-quarter run that led to a 60-32 win.

The Falcons used a swarming defense, holding Open Door (0-3) to 3-of-21 (17 percent) shooting in the first half, and the Patriots went without a field goal for just over nine minutes midway through the first quarter until the 3:35 mark of the second.

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Boys basketball: Columbia relies on big man to notch win against Firelands

COLUMBIA STATION – Columbia’s Brandon Heidecker is big enough to control a game all by himself. When he’s surrounded by four teammates who are hitting outside jumpers and making textbook passes, they combine to create an unstoppable force.

Firelands found out exactly how unstoppable the Raiders can be Friday night as Columbia rolled to a 64-46 Patriot Athletic Conference win.