July 31, 2014

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Muddy softball tradition turns 70

ELYRIA — Like every good story in American history, it started with an honest game of cards.  Seventy years later, it has grown into a staple New Year’s Day gathering for dozens of Elyria families. Welcome to the annual Elyria Mud Bowl, a colossal slopfest of a softball game where longtime locals abide by a Read More…

Candidates try to turn hits into votes

EDITOR’S NOTE — This is the second in a five-part series on young voters.Stephen Majors COLUMBUS — When a co-founder of the popular social networking Web site Facebook joined Barack Obama’s presidential campaign staff, it sent a signal that the political world had found its latest tool to address the ongoing challenge of the youth Read More…

Area catches wave of indoor water parks

SANDUSKY — A tourist destination along the Lake Erie shore is hoping to ride the latest wave of recreational entertainment — indoor water parks. The Kalahari Resort this month expanded to 173,000 square feet of slides, machine-driven waves and other wet fun. It’s billing itself as the nation’s biggest indoor water park. But that distinction Read More…

Financial woes lead to club’s closure

CLEVELAND — Stung by sagging membership, financial problems and a mammoth construction project at its front door, the Cleveland Athletic Club will not celebrate its 100th year but instead will close. The club founded in 1908 planned to close on Monday — New Year’s Eve — and begin liquidating its assets soon after. The club’s Read More…

Browns’ schedule today: Play, then wait for Titans’ result

CLEVELAND — Quarterback Derek Anderson will watch from the couch with his wife. Linebacker Andra Davis will flip back and forth. Guard Eric Steinbach figures something will come up and he’ll watch with some teammates. Kicker Phil Dawson will have a nice dinner, put his son in a Peyton Manning jersey and tune in. Coach Read More…

Officers gather to honor Mansfield officer killed in fight

MANSFIELD — Uniformed police from throughout northern Ohio gathered Saturday to honor a Mansfield police officer who died in a confrontation with his brother. According to police, Brian Evans was shot to death by his brother Wednesday in rural Richland County when he attempted to help a neighbor, who was also shot and killed. Thirty-nine-year-old Read More…

Patricia Spencer

Patricia Spencer (nee Smith), 83, formerly of Elyria, died December 21, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she had been a resident since 1990. She was born March 22, 1924 in Elyria. She graduated from Elyria High School in 1942 and Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 1946. She accompanied her Read More…

Minnie Catherine Barrett

Minnie Catherine Barrett, 87, of Wellington, died Friday, December 28, 2007 at her home. She was born January 28, 1920 in South Shore, Kentucky, daughter of the late Asa and Amanda (Stapleston) Reed. She had worked at the former Cleveland Steel Plant and retired from Rockwell Industries. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Cremans Read More…

New England Patriots complete perfect 16-0 regular season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With one mighty heave, Tom Brady and Randy Moss took care of the record books. Now it’s down to business for the unbeaten New England Patriots: stamping themselves as the greatest team in NFL history. The Patriots completed a perfect if somewhat joyless journey through the regular season Saturday night, finishing Read More…

John Terence Kelly

John Terence Kelly, 85, passed away December 15, 2007 after a long full life. A World War II veteran as well as a prominent Cleveland architect for 60 years designing buildings and gardens for the Holden Arboretum, Bratenahl Place, and St. Mary’s Church in Hudson as well as private homes. He was born in Elyria Read More…