July 31, 2014

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College football: BCS, polls say Ohio State is No. 1

COLUMBUS — Ohio State was supposed to be in transition, replacing a Heisman Trophy winner, a couple first-round draft picks and numerous key players from a team that played for a national championship last season. Now the rebuilt Buckeyes are No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and the Bowl Championship Series standings thanks to Read More…

Lorain County Speedway: Gerken dominates E-Mods

Bob Stascak The Chronicle-Telegram SOUTH AMHERST —  LaGrange’s Stacey Gerken dominated E-Mod racing all season at Lorain County Speedway so it was only fitting that he end it in the same manner. The 2007 E-Mod Division champ ran away with Sunday’s feature in the open-wheel division, leading all 100 laps en route to victory in Read More…

A place to gather and to grow hope

LORAIN — The Gathering Hope House is not your typical mental health facility. CHUCK HUMEL/CHRONICLE Tim Collins, a recovery counselor at Gathering Hope House, helps Jewell Marie Ervin, of LaGrange, decorate a Halloween wreath. Colorful characters grace its halls, but the antiseptic feel of an institution is nowhere to be found. It feels almost homey Read More…

Getting cultured, talking politics: Cleveland

Granted, Bostonians can brag about that soiree in which they tossed a bunch of tea into the harbor, an act that helped ignite the political powder keg that would explode in the American Revolution. And yes, the city is also closely linked to the Kennedys, arguably the 20th century’s most famous political family. Although Cleveland Read More…

Getting cultured, talking politics: Boston

Chief Wahoo isn’t the only costumed Indian trying to start a rally. Way back in 1773, a group of Bostonians dressed as Mohawk Indians snuck aboard a British import ship and pitched a boatload of tea into the Boston Harbor. This protest of British rule was a major stepping stone towards the inevitable Revolutionary War Read More…

Man burned in Elyria fire dies

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who suffered severe burns over much of his body Saturday has died. Donald Secrist, 50, was pronounced dead at 1:55 p.m. Sunday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a secretary in the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s office. The coroner had not made a determination on the cause of death. Read More…

Cancer death rates decline

WASHINGTON — Good news on the cancer front: Death rates are dropping faster than ever, thanks to new progress against colorectal cancer. A turning point came in 2002, scientists conclude Monday in the annual “Report to the Nation” on cancer. Between 2002 and 2004, death rates dropped by an average of 2.1 percent a year. Read More…

Helen Catherine Bowers

Helen Catherine (nee Chas) Bowers, 87, of N. Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Avon, following a short illness. She was born in Lakewood and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1951 moving from Parma Hts. Mrs. Bowers was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, N. Read More…

Sam Zubrick

Sam Zubrick, 84, of Wellington, died Thursday, October 11, 2007 at the Elms Retirement Village. He was born January 11, 1923 to the late Mike and Emma Zubrick. Sam was a lifelong resident of Wellington and graduated from Wellington High School in 1940. He served his country in the U.S. Nav during World War II. Read More…

Josephine R. Sliman

Josephine R. Sliman (nee George), 89, of South Amherst, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007 at Community Health Partners, in Lorain, following a brief illness. She was born on October 24, 1917 in Cleveland and had resided in South Amherst for the past 61 years. Josephine was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Read More…