July 31, 2014

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Betty Lou Stiltner

Betty Lous Stiltner (nee Boggs), 73, of Grafton, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Medina General Hospital following a brief illness. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 2 P.M. at the Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, 38550 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria. Further information will be announced by the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Elyria.

City manager pick declines offer

OBERLIN — The City Council must make another stab at finding a city manager because top candidate Marcia Conner has decided to stay on as city manager in Atlantic Beach, S.C. Oberlin offered Conner $100,000 a year, the use of a home and a $200-a-month gas allowance, but her town apparently offered a sweeter deal Read More…

Feeling like a kid again

Fair-bound animals visit Ridgeville seniors NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Kissing Merlin brought back fond memories for 81-year-old Virginia Overton. The fuzzy snout of the 4-year-old alpine goat she nuzzled was just as soft as the goats she grew up with, and it took her right back to her younger days on a West Virginia farm. Some Read More…

Mayoral hopeful gets early word out

ELYRIA — The summer heat hasn’t even begun to subside yet, but mayoral candidates already have their eyes on November and independent candidate Tim Quinn is leading the early charge with a series of fliers and a door-to-door run through the city. “I want the people to know me and I knew I had to Read More…

Police briefs

Elyria man arrested on drug charges ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested early Wednesday on drug charges. Joey Wiseman, 26, of Elyria, was arrested at 1:22 a.m. on charges of crack possession, carrying a concealed weapon and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a police report said. Police made a drug arrest Read More…

Oberlin readies for later school hours

OBERLIN — To ease the transition to later starting times, the Oberlin Schools will be hiring additional aides to be in the buildings early. The news that the school day would start about an hour later was a shocker for some parents, said Ian Yarber, school board member. So at Monday’s meeting, Yarber urged the Read More…

Sliding into a tailspin – Rangers 3, Indians 1

Second-half woes continue in loss to shorthanded Texas CLEVELAND — Fausto Carmona was the same pitcher he has been Tuesday night at Jacobs Field. Unfortunately for the Indians, so were their hitters. With its offense still stuck in low gear, Cleveland wasted another quality pitching performance, this time from Carmona, dropping the first game of Read More…

Price not right for relief help – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — The Indians used a trade to boost their offense with the addition of outfielder Kenny Lofton. They weren’t able to do the same where their bullpen was concerned. A relatively quiet trading deadline came to an end Tuesday with the Indians failing to land any relief assistance, despite making a push for right-hander Read More…

Red Sox stock up at trade deadline

Ronal Blum The Associated Press Eric Gagne gave up a closing job in Texas for a setup role in Boston in the biggest trade Tuesday before baseball’s deadline to make deals without waivers. Atlanta finalized its seven-player trade to acquire power-hitting first baseman Mark Teixeira from the payroll-paring Rangers. Those were by far the biggest Read More…

Fans flock to training camp, but for what?

The number of people who flock to Browns camp in Berea every year astounds me. To quote Allen Iverson, “Practice! Not a game! Practice!” I have seen high school coaches, before their own two-a-days begin, watching quietly because their interest really is practice. For them it’s a seminar. It’s work. They study the way practice Read More…