February 12, 2016


Burl E. Phillips


Burl E. Phillips, 78, a resident of North Ridgeville since 1977, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Olmsted Manor Care Center, North Olmsted, in the presence of his family. He was born September 25, 1934 in Boone, North Carolina, to the late George and Alma (nee Greene) Phillips. He married Carol (nee Walsh) August 28, Read More…

Leona M. (Laukitis) Lesky


Leona M. (Laukitis) Lesky, 92, passed away at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida Friday, January 25, 2013. She was born October 29, 1920, to Charles and Marcella (Aravich) Laukitis in DuBois, Pennsylvania. Leona moved to Port Charlotte from Elyria, in 1982. Before moving to Florida, Leona was employed by Hess and Hess Drugs Read More…

Grant Wesley Ford

Grant Wesley Ford, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, January 29, 2013. He was born June 20, 1956 in Amherst. He enjoyed cooking, jewelry making, campfires and camping. He is survived by his longtime companion, Sharon Hengartner; his daughter, Ivory Ford Tayor; a granddaughter, Rosalyn Taylor; his mother, Donna Ford; sister, Glenda Ford; and two nieces, Ashley Read More…

Thomas A. Dandrea

Thomas A. Dandrea, 66, of Elyria, died Friday, February 1, 2012 at his home, following a short illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria.

Ruth Irene Green


Ruth Irene Green (nee Riegler), 84, of Elyria, passed away peacefully at EMH Healthcare in Elyria surrounded by her family, Thursday, January 31, 2013. She was born March 20, 1928 in Scott Township, Sandusky County and lived for many years in Cleveland Heights, before moving to Elyria, in 1997. She was a dear mother to Read More…

Raymond R. Suckow


Raymond R. Suckow, 44, of Wellington, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 24, 2013. He was born July 31, 1968 in Fairview, and had been a Wellington resident since 1998. Ray worked for Sysco Food Corp., in Cleveland for more than 24 years. He was an active member of Teamsters Local 507 and Wellington Hot Stove Read More…

John Emerich

John, a six and a half year lung transplant survivor, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, Friday, February 1, 2013, of skin cancer. He was born in Lorain July 8, 1946, to Francis and Ann (Sislowski) Emerich. He was a lifetime resident of New Russia Township and lived at the family farm for Read More…

Jean S. Behm

Jean S. Behm (nee Styles), 88, of Elyria, died Friday, FeJean S. Behm (nee Styles), 88, of Elyria, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at EMH Healthcare. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.bruary 1, 2013, at EMH Healthcare. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.

Scott Petrak: Art Modell doesn’t belong in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Art Modell isn’t a Hall of Famer. For the sake of Browns fans, I hope the same can be said tonight. Modell didn’t belong immortalized with pro football’s greatest in 2002, when he was a finalist to get a bronze bust in Canton. He didn’t belong in the 10 years that followed, when he failed Read More…

Late Browns owner Art Modell’s Hall of Fame candidacy still stirs passion on both sides

CLEVELAND — For countless Browns fans, time has not healed. Art Modell’s move remains an open wound. And even in death, he torments them. Modell, the late Cleveland owner credited with helping the NFL grow in prominence but whose decision to relocate his franchise to Baltimore 17 years ago obscures his accomplishments, is one of Read More…