September 30, 2014

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Willie James Porter

Willie James “Snag” Porter, 80, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord October 8, 2007. He was born March 1, 1927, in Laverne, Ala., and moved to Elyria in 1948. He served with the Army in Germany during WWII. He worked for 40 years as a diesel repairman at United States Steel USX. Read More…

Vasiliki Karas

Vasiliki "Bessie" Karas (nee Hatzidemetriou), 100, beloved wife of the late Steve Karas, died peacefully Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at Rosewood Skilled Nursing Center in Peabody, Mass. She was born in Samos, Greece, the daughter of Dimitri and Katherine Hatzidemetriou. She lived in Greece until her marriage, moving to the United States in 1930. She Read More…

Business offers lift to high-tech start-ups

ELYRIA — A Cleveland-based technology organization wants to breathe new life into Ohio’s entrepreneurial spirit by providing free business resources and mentoring to folks looking to start high-tech businesses. NorTech officials visited Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer Conference Center on Tuesday to unveil TechLift, an initiative that uses matching state money to help technology entrepreneurs Read More…

Neva Marie Wilson

Neva Marie Wilson "Nan", 86, of Wellington, died Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at the Elms Nursing Home following a short illness. She was born January 30, 1921 in Spencer. She worked as a clerk for Sparkle Market for 14 years, retiring in 1984. She and her late husband were members of a snowmobile club and Read More…

Indians: Long overlooked nationally, Tribe crashes ALCS party

NEW YORK — Overlooked, under-appreciated, disregarded — that’s how the Indians like it. A team that finished tied for the best record in baseball, yet still entered the Division Series against New York as an underdog, will be in the same position when the ALCS opens Friday night in Boston. “Nobody picked us to win Read More…

Browns: Playoffs? It’s possible

The meat-grinder to start the season ended Sunday in New England, and the Browns made it through alive. Two wins in five games won’t bring a tickertape parade, but they kept the season afloat and make looking down the road more than a futile exercise. The Browns have a chance to do some unexpected things Read More…

Coughlin: Postseason is a recipe for cardiac arrest

  The party was raging all around him Monday night in the Indians’ locker room at Yankee Stadium. Players sprayed each other with beer and champagne. Grown men hugged each other. They jumped and they danced. Indians owner Larry Dolan smiled serenely off to one side. “We’re here now and as anybody can see, we Read More…

Cavaliers open preseason with sorry exhibition

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry may want to offer a few more bucks to holdouts Anderson Varejao and Sasha Pavlovic. With their starters playing poorly in abbreviated action and their current bench players doing nothing to show they deserve consistent minutes in the regular season, the Cavaliers were blown out 81-62 by the Read More…

Bye-bye balmy; cooler fall weather arriving

ELYRIA — While the calendar reads Oct. 10, summer hijacked the season for so long, that no one thought cooler temperatures would ever arrive. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE A group of hikers enjoys the turning leaves and sunny weather. Yet, as we all awoke this morning, the forecasters say the air is expected to hold Read More…

Leslie Wallace Greenlief

Leslie Wallace Greenlief, 84, of Elyria, died on Monday October 8, 2007, at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria, following a short illness. Mr. Greenlief was born in Glenville, W.Va., on February 27, 1923, and lived in Elyria since 1962. He worked in Arizona for 12 years in heavy construction and then at General Motors Read More…