April 18, 2014

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Petrak on Browns: Big tests coming soon

 Some people have dismissed the Browns’ two-game winning streak because the opponents, Miami and St. Louis, are both 0-8. Those people are misguided. Sure, the Browns were expected to win those games and the streak isn’t as significant as it would’ve been if it had come against the Patriots and Colts. But a win is Read More…

Rosemary T. Bittner

Rosemary T. Bittner (nee DeFlorville), 89, of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Cleveland, passed away, Monday, October 29, 2007, at the Lutheran Home, Westlake, following a long illness. Mrs. Bittner was born October 3, 1918, in Cleveland and had lived in Sheffield Lake the past 52 years. Mrs. Bittner was a homemaker, a founding member of Read More…

Council members attend, usually

ELYRIA — Elyria City Council members are elected to represent the voters — a duty that inevitably means they’ll be attending a lot of meetings. And, for the most part, they are pretty diligent about being there. A review of attendance records for 2006 and 2007 shows that while nearly every Council member missed an Read More…

Ohio State: Buckeyes have chance to back up No. 1 ranking

 COLUMBUS — As the weeks pass with Ohio State riding the crest of the polls and the BCS rankings, the Buckeyes are growing tired of hearing about why they don’t deserve to be No. 1. “The polls are saying we’re No. 1 and the people are saying we’re not,” tight end Rory Nichol said Tuesday. Read More…

Lundy wants to lessen back-to-school burden

ELYRIA —  State Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, introduced a bill Monday that could make going back to school a little easier on Ohio residents’ wallets. The bill would create an annual two-day sales tax holiday in August, which would apply to clothing, school supplies and computer accessories valued under $100 per store, and personal computers Read More…

Niles H. “Hank” Johnson

Niles H. “Hank” Johnson Sr., 80, of Elyria, died Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at Wesleyan Village in Elyria, following a long illness. He was born April 6, 1927, in Jamestown, N.Y., and was an Elyria resident for most of his life. Mr. Johnson was a WW II Navy veteran. He was an avid Cleveland Indians Read More…

Lorene Mable Clark

Lorene Mable Clark, 87, formerly of Blue Earth, Minn., died Friday, October 26, 2007, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minn. Lorene was born April 27, 1920, at Spencer, Iowa, the daughter of Emil and Flora (Bowman) Kark. She was raised and educated in Blue Earth where she was a 1938 graduate of Blue Earth Read More…

Regional boys soccer: Westlake bows out

 BRUNSWICK — The refs called a handball violation against each team Tuesday night as Westlake clashed with Medina in a Division I regional semifinal. The second one was routine. The first one — less than 1:30 into the match — cost Westlake its soccer season. The Westlake handball, whistled against junior Lee Grossman, not only Read More…

Blotter: Oct. 31, 2007

County sheriff Monday, Oct. 22 4:48 p.m. – 3600 block Ada Ave., Sheffield Township, 15-year-old boy charged with theft after he admitted to stealing his friend’s cell phone and racking up more than $1,700 in charges during the month he had it. Thursday, Oct. 25 3:28 p.m. – 10900 block Gifford Road, Henrietta Township, $1,500 Read More…

Regional volleyball: Frosh a force for Amherst

 AMHERST — Deme Morales didn’t do what was expected of her this year. Morales, Amherst’s freshman outside hitter, was expected to play an all-around game this fall, but that was not to be because of a back injury suffered at a volleyball camp in July. She was also expected to be, well, a freshman. It’s Read More…