July 30, 2014

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Paula K. “Pal” AuWerter

Paula K. “Pal” AuWerter (nee Krukenberg), 86, of Oberlin, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin. She was born November 24, 1925 in Cleveland, grew up in Shaker Heights, and was a competitive ice dancer at The Cleveland Skating Club. Paula graduated from Hathaway Brown in Shaker Heights and The Ogontz Read More…

Joyce D. Hardman

Joyce D. Hardman, 80, of Elyria, died Friday, March 30, 2012 at the residence of her daughter in New London. Born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England on September 28, 1931 to the late Valentine William and Florence Edith (nee Brown) King. Joyce lived in many places around the world before moving to America in 1960. In Read More…

Lawrence D. “Larry” Petty

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Lawrence D. “Larry” Petty, 57, of Rockford, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Swedish-American Hospital, after a brief illness. Larry was born July 27, 1954 in Elyria, the son of Frank and Joan (Balko) Petty, Jr. He moved in 1983 from Lorain, to Helena, Alabama, moving to Rockford in 1987. Larry was married to Gloria Read More…

Lydia R. Coad

Lydia R. Coad, 86, of Columbia, Missouri, entered into rest Monday, March 26, 2012 at Hospice of Medina County, Medina. Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria, is in charge of arrangements.

William Puskas

William Puskas “Little Willie”, 90, of Spring Hill, Florida, formerly of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, after a long illness. He was born January 18, 1922 in Stephenson, Michigan. He came to Lorain County a boy. “Mr. P” worked at U.S. Steel Lorain Works for 43 1/2 years. He retired in 1981, a Read More…

Mary “Katie” Balmert

Mary “Katie” Balmert, 77, entered into rest Thursday, March 29, 2012. She lived her entire life in Avon Lake. Mary was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Avon Lake. She worked for over 20 years before retiring from Greyhound Bus Line as a key punch operator. She is survived by her sisters, Theresa Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Chloe

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CHLOE-ADOPTED Chloe is one nice girl! She was surrendered to the shelter because her family was moving and they couldn’t take her with them. This sweetie pie is crate-trained and has perfect manners in the house. Chloe is a shy girl at first but warms after awhile. She’s fine around female dogs but has really Read More…

Elyria Catholic boys basketball coach Phil Kuchta to sit out next season to ‘focus on family’; ex-Panther Jason Smith to run team

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic boys basketball coach Phil Kuchta has requested and been granted a one-year leave of absence from his coaching position. Kuchta was arrested two weeks ago after allegedly trying to enter the wrong house while intoxicated. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal damaging and disorderly conduct, according to court Read More…

Refusing to go away: Ohio State reclaimed its season of promise with determination, improved attitude

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NEW ORLEANS — The season was spiraling away, the players didn’t seem to care and Thad Matta had had enough. So, as he watched his team stumble lackadaisically through practice on the eve of a big game, the Ohio State coach snapped. Stop, day’s over, head home, he told them. Not so fast, coach. Led Read More…

A not-so-special delivery: Lackluster Cavs put up little fight against Bucks, drop sixth straight

CLEVELAND — FedEx and the United States Postal Service couldn’t have mailed this one in nearly as fast. Heck, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL don’t always work this quickly. The Cavaliers didn’t even show up Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena, falling 121-84 to the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that wasn’t a game at all. Read More…