February 9, 2016


Elyria man charged with CVS robbery

ELYRIA — An Elyria man faces robbery and vandalism charges in an incident around 6:35 p.m. Saturday at the CVS Pharmacy at 443 Cleveland St. Demarco Tarrant-Smith is accused of assaulting a security guard at the store who said he tried to detain Tarrant-Smith and a 16-year-old. The guard said were stealing hair-coloring products, according Read More…

Driver again in critical condition after state Route 113 crash

The driver who police said caused a three-vehicle crash Friday on state Route 113 was in critical condition Monday afternoon at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Michael Durkalec was westbound in a Subaru Forester on Route 113 when he attempted to pass a dump truck turning left into a private driveway near the intersection of Read More…

Ohio State to require sophomores to live on campus

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University is aiming to improve graduation and retention rates with a new rule requiring sophomore students to live on campus. The Dayton Daily News reports that the university is set to become the largest college in the country to require sophomores to live on campus. The initiative is slated to take Read More…

Lakers rock Cleveland to end 6-game losing streak


LOS ANGELES — Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a three-game injury absence, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 113-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. Kobe Bryant scored 23 points for the Lakers, who finally earned their first victory of Read More…

Driver sought in hit and run

SOUTH AMHERST — The driver of a white Ford F-150 is being sought in a hit-and-run accident around 6:15 p.m. Saturday on Pyle-South Amherst Road. Motorcyclist Richard Cremeans was traveling south on Pyle-South Amherst when the F-150 pickup turned left from Middle Ridge Road in front of him, said Trooper Shawn Kline of the Ohio Read More…

Elyria car fire suspected as arson

ELYRIA — A car fire around 1 a.m. Sunday at 1444 West River Road N. is being investigated as arson. The owner of the 1994 Mercury Capri, which police said was fully engulfed in fire when they arrived, said he saw his brother and his brother’s two sons set the car on fire, according to Read More…

Mary Joan Dorman


Mary Joan Dorman, 75, of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, formerly of Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania and Elyria, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. She was born September 18, 1937 in Pittsburgh. Joan was a devoted teacher at St. Mary School in Elyria and St. Anne’s School of Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania. She loved to travel as well as visit Read More…

John W. Drop

John W. Drop, 82, of Lorain, died Sunday, January 13, 2013. Arrangements to be announced by the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel.

Anzelma “Ann” Novak


Anzelma “Ann” Novak, 84, of Avon, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, at her home. She was born October 4, 1928 in Lorain, but was a longtime Avon resident. She graduated from Lorain High School after which she worked at Thew Shovel in Lorain. Later she worked at the Social Security Area Office in San Francisco, Read More…

Norma L. Kraps

Norma L. Kraps (nee Werner), 89, of Grafton, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Keystone Pointe Health and Rehabilitation in LaGrange, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.