February 9, 2016


Stephen G. Novak

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The world lost a very sweet man yesterday. Stephen G. Novak, 81, of Vermilion, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, in the MICU, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, in Lorain. He fought a hard battle with lung cancer and was full of hope and love until he passed away yesterday morning. He was born October 9, Read More…

Ellen Marie Blackburn Smith


Ellen Marie Blackburn Smith, born July 26, 1938 to Georgia and Warren Adkins. Ellen went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Dunham, Kentucky and moved to Ohio in 1953. Later she moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1982. Ellen enjoyed being with her Read More…

Mary Ann Alamanteoff Nickles

Mary Ann Alamanteoff Nickles was born December 22, 1941 and passed Thursday, January 24, 2013. Mother Mary found herself on a swing set swinging high in life. One day as her swing passed it’s lowest point, she looked down and saw it for the first time, the finish line – in the form of cancer. Read More…

Harriet Loretta Johnson


Harriet Loretta Johnson (nee Harper), 89, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Ames Family Hospice House, Westlake, following a long illness. She was born in Geneva and been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1961. Harriet was a homemaker and had been employed with Green Circle Growers in Columbia Station. She Read More…

Wrestling notes: A look at the county’s finest


With the inaugural state team tournament heading into the regional finals, let’s take a look at what kind of damage we could do if we put together an All-Lorain County team. There might be enough talent in this lineup to give St. Edward a run for its money. 106 — Starter: Sebastian Vidika, Black River. Read More…

Boys basketball notes: Oberlin finds its groove


An 0-2 start to the season wasn’t what Oberlin coach Kurt Russell expected from his defending Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division champs. But that’s what he got. Things improved slightly as Oberlin won its next two games, only to fall to 2-4 following back-to-back losses to Columbia and Elyria. Since then the Phoenix has been Read More…

Girls basketball notes: Coaches like tourney as is


The familiar sectional tournament, where a dozen or so schools come together at one site to battle for a district championship, might not look so familiar in the future. The Central District, which encompasses schools in the Columbus area, is experimenting with a new format this season in which each game of the sectional tournament Read More…