February 10, 2016


Agnes T. Tomazin


Agnes T. Tomazin (nee Resek), 92, of Lorain, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012, in the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky. She was born December 28, 1919 in Lorain. After graduation, she served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Pharmacist Mate Third Class. She lived in Newport, Rhode Island then Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Read More…

Claudette M. Eckles


Claudette M. Eckles, 80, of North Ridgeville, died Friday evening, December 7, 2012, at Avon Oaks Nursing Home. She was born December 24, 1931 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, to the late Claude and Gail (nee Baird) Moore. Claudette worked as a waitress at Porterhouse in North Ridgeville and later at Mr. Larry’s Old School House Read More…

Phyllis Mae Prokay Backus


Phyllis Mae Prokay Backus (nee Thompson), 71, of Elyria, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012. She was born November 26, 1941 in Ashland, Kentucky. Phyllis was an avid Elvis collector, and enjoyed baking and crafts. Survivors include a daughter, Denise Bourne (Craig); two sons, John Prokay (Lisa), Kevin Backus (Jill); six grandchildren, Sherri Raleigh (Chuck), Read More…

Patrick W. Verlotti


Patrick W. Verlotti, 90, of Elyria, died Friday, December 7, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 23, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, where he was a 1939 graduate of Northern High School. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radio operator on a B-25 during WWII. Read More…

Claris Elizabeth Cooksey

Claris Elizabeth Cooksey (nee Lamb), 87, of Elyria Township, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, following a brief illness. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hempel Funeral Home in Amherst.

Aldene Baldwin

Aldene Baldwin (nee Wells), 89, of Elyria, died Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria.

Marquez floors Pacquiao with ‘perfect punch’ in sixth round

LAS VEGAS — No need for Juan Manuel Marquez to impress the judges. No need for the referee to count to 10. Marquez took care of all of his business Saturday night with a thunderous right hand that left Manny Pacquiao face first on the canvas with his remarkable career in question. Unable to win Read More…

Cavaliers misfire again, fall to Pistons when their shots don’t

CLEVELAND — The Detroit Pistons aren’t very good, but they’re better than the Cavaliers. Especially when Cleveland guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters are hurt and watching from the bench. The Pistons recorded their second victory over the Cavs in six days, this one an up-and-down but entertaining 104-97 win Saturday in front of 16,062 Read More…

Browns gaining confidence, hope to parlay recent wins into strong finish

The Browns have won four of their last seven games. They’ve won two straight for the first time in more than a year. They have the entire 53-man roster healthy and available. They have, in a word, confidence. “Those young guys are seeing what it takes to win and finish a game, and they’re starting Read More…

Girls basketball: Clearview downs Wellington in early battle of unbeatens

WELLINGTON — Clearview remained unbeaten Saturday by handing Wellington its first loss of the season. Behind Desiree Ray’s 20 points, the Clippers pinned a 42-30 defeat on the Dukes in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. Ray, one of the area’s premier seniors, was the only player on either team to score in double figures Read More…