December 18, 2014

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John A. Slosier

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John A. Slosier, 72, of Elyria, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. He was born April 7, 1940 in Elyria and was a 1958 graduate of Elyria High School. John served four years with the U.S. Navy and two years in the Navy Reserve. John was employed as a Read More…

Linda S. Johnson

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Linda S. Johnson (nee Evans), 65, of Elyria, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was born July 1, 1947 in Charleston, West Virginia and lived in Clendenin, West Virginia before moving to Elyria in 1954. Linda was employed by the Elyria City Schools for 27 years, retiring in 2002. She Read More…

Phyllis M. Backus

Phyllis M. Backus (nee Thompson), 71, of Sterling Heights, Michigan (formerly of Elyria), passed away Monday, December 3, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Bernard A. “Whitey” Jalowiec

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Bernard A. “Whitey” Jalowiec, 85, of Lorain, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, December 5, 2012. He was born in Elyria on February 11, 1927 to Roman and Mary Jalowiec and had resided in Elyria, Lorain and Chattanooga, Tennessee before finally returning to Lorain in 1991. Upon his graduation from Elyria High School in Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic knocks off Vermilion, hands new coach his first win

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic got the West Shore Conference season started on the right foot Friday with a 74-54 win over Vermilion. It was the first win of the season for the Panthers and the first loss for the Sailors. Oh, and it was also memorable for another reason: EC coach Jason Smith’s first win. Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview makes fourth quarter its own, downs North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For three quarters Friday, North Ridgeville gave Midview all it could handle. That ended in the fourth quarter. Final score: Midview 62, North Ridgeville 51. The Middies, who let a 40-28 lead slip away in the third quarter, turned up the offense in the fourth and took advantage of the Rangers’ foul Read More…

Columbia basketball coach resigns

COLUMBIA STATION — The Columbia Board of Education on Friday accepted the resignation of former head boys basketball Coach Matt Sheets, who was on paid administrative leave pending a criminal investigation into allegations he was providing beer and marijuana to a 19-year-old former student at the school. Sheets, who was also a social studies teacher Read More…

Sen. Brown pulls for rail at Elyria center

ELYRIA — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is pulling for Mayor Holly Brinda’s plan to bring two railroad giants together to possibly bring rail service back to the Lorain County Transportation and Community Center. On the heels of letters Brinda fired off in late October to Amtrak and Norfolk Southern, Brown, D-Avon, offered his own pleas Read More…

Chronicle’s toy drive heads into home stretch

ELYRIA — The weeklong race to the finish has begun for The Chronicle-Telegram’s Not-Forgotten Box. There will be a drive-through donation drop-off 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the rear parking lot of The Chronicle. Members of the Midview Air Force Junior ROTC will help collect donations. Plus, 50 Christmas stockings will be available Read More…

Boys basketball: Brookside opens conference play with big win over Clearview

SHEFFIELD — After starting the season 0-3, Brookside came into the opening night of Patriot Athletic Conference play looking for a new beginning. Although it took 36 minutes, the Cardinals found it. Despite blowing an eight-point lead in the final two minutes of the game, Brookside regrouped and came away with a 66-60 win Friday Read More…