September 23, 2014

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Margaret M. Pesta

Margaret M. Pesta (nee Hale), 58, of Elyria, died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at E.M.H. Regional Medical Center in Elyria following a long illness. She was born March 23, 1949 in Cleveland and was an Elyria resident for the past 29 years. Mrs. Pesta worked as a Teacher’s Aide at St. Mary School in Elyria. Read More…

Eleventh-hour power : Indians 5, Tigers 4

Blake’s extra-inning blast wins game DETROIT — If this is any indication of what’s to come between Central Division rivals Cleveland and Detroit, strap yourself in for a thrill ride that may just last the rest of the season. The first-place Indians and second-place Tigers began a somewhat significant three-game series at Comerica Park on Read More…

Peralta back to former self: Tribe Notes

DETROIT — Jhonny Peralta feels like he’s back, and the numbers support his case. Peralta, a question mark to begin the season after a subpar performance in his second full year in 2006, has provided the answers through a first half that saw him enter Tuesday with a .284 batting average, 14 home runs and Read More…

Defibrillators should be par for the course

Bob Sweeney took some practice swings with his driver in the front yard of his Rocky River townhouse earlier this week, which doesn’t sound like a big deal, but the last time he swung it in 2006 he wound up in a coma for three days and in Fairview Hospital for a month. It was Read More…

Big change coming: College Basketball

Matta proud of last season’s run, knows repeat will be tough Rusty Miller The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Seconds after Greg Oden was picked No. 1 by Portland in the NBA Draft last week, Ohio State coach Thad Matta turned to Oden’s mother and said, “Zoe, can you imagine if he had come back how Read More…

Mary R. Rhea

Mary Ruth Rhea, 99, of Elyria, formerly of Cleveland, TN, died July 3, 2007 at Wesleyan Village. Funeral Services and burial will be in Cleveland, TN. Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, handled local arrangements.  

Rockets’ red glare: 4th Figures

2.5 million In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. 302 million The nation’s population in July 2007. 1 in 4 The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on the Fourth originated in Iowa. The Hawkeye State had a total of 15.5 million market hogs and Read More…

Grace: Settlement positive for city

City sought $2.5M in City Hall dispute but got a million ELYRIA — Mayor Bill Grace says the resolution of a lawsuit against the architects of the new City Hall is a positive even though the settlement is less than half of the amount the city had sought. Last week, Clark & Post Architects of Read More…

Lorain firefighters: Fireworks may have sparked blaze in vacant West 17th Street home

LORAIN – Lorain firefighters worked to contain a blaze that completely engulfed a vacant home on West 17th Street late Tuesday. Water had to be trucked in from all corners of Lorain County because fire hydrants on West 17th Street lost pressure, said Lorain fire Chief Tom Brown. Around 11:30 p.m. – about an hour Read More…

Who’s a good boy? These pooches are

The verdict is in on which high-flying pooch has been named top dog by the Buckeye Dock Dogs Association. Last weekend, the group held a long-jump competition in Sheffield, where owners from across the state and beyond watched their dogs leap from a dock into a giant pool. Here are the winners: Les Lamparski, of Read More…