February 9, 2016


Veterans day closings and events

Closings Post offices and most banks will be closed Monday in observance of the Veterans Day federal holiday. Only Express Mail will be delivered that day. Events Beginning at 11:45 a.m. today, the Hospice of the Western Reserve and the Lorain County Community College Center for LifeLong Learning are presenting a veterans recognition ceremony in Read More…

High school football: National recognition nice, but Raiders’ QB really just wants wins

Last week’s huge game earned Columbia QB Jay Banyasz national recognition, but he’ll trade all of that as long as the Raiders keep winning. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

As a football program, the Columbia Raiders take great pride in playing as a unit, with 11 players on the field working together toward a common goal. Last Saturday, in the Raiders’ 39-34 first-round playoff victory over Archbold, there were times when it looked as if Columbia was a bit out of sorts … in Read More…

Mountain Biking – 11/09/2012

Photo by Dr. Tom Mahl

Byron Scarbrough, Outdoors page writer Like a ten year old kid again I revisit the sensation of “flying” downhill on my bike. Only it’s not 1976, I’m not on my green Schwinn Sting Ray with the banana seat and the Evel Knieval stickers, and this surely is not Berkshire Road hill. The stakes are much Read More…

David E. Horvath

David E. Horvath, 43, of Wellington, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria (440) 322-4626.

Mattie Pearl Jones


Mattie Pearl Jones (nee Greer), 69, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly at her home Sunday, November 4, 2012. She was born June 6, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee and had been a longtime resident of Lorain. Mattie was a graduate of Lorain High School and had worked for the Lorain Towel Supply Co. and Community Health Read More…

Joy Elizabeth Kidd


Joy Elizabeth Kidd (nee Exline), 52, of Elyria, died suddenly on Tuesday, morning, November 6, 2012, at Elyria Memorial Hospital. Joy was born May 29, 1960 in Berea. She married her loving husband of 22 years, Robert Kidd, on January 17, 1991 and he survives. Also left to cherish her memory is her father, James Read More…

Marion B. Kovacs


Marion B. Kovacs (nee Bott), 89, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side, on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria. She was born November 13, 1922 in Elyria. Mrs. Kovacs had resided in North Ridgeville for the past 13 years. She had previously Read More…

Myrtle A. Malley


Myrtle A. Malley (nee Thiemke), 87, of Coshocton, County, formerly of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at her daughters residence in Warsaw, Ohio. Mrs. Malley was born February 3, 1925 in Cleveland. She moved to Coshocton County in 2008 to live with her daughter. Prior to moving Read More…

Marie Nedoma

Marie Nedoma (nee Velotta), age 70, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis; loving mother of Denise Thomas (Jeffrey), Carla Nemeth (Michael OConnell), Joseph Nemeth (Becky), and Herbert Nedoma (Ruth); dearest grandmother of Debra and Danielle Thomas, Anthony, Amy, and Emily Nemeth, and Vincent and Carla Nedoma; stepgrandmother Read More…

Rose E. Pluta

Rose E. Pluta, (nee Dritto), 67, of LaGrange passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at her home, following a one year illness. She was born December 11, 1944, in Youngstown, and was a lifelong Lorain/LaGrange area resident. Rose worked at Parker Hannifin-Airborne Division in Elyria, as a machine operator for 33 years, retiring in 2005. Read More…