February 11, 2016


Helen F. Copeland

Copeland, Helen_CT

Helen F. Copeland (nee Zeroll), 99, beloved wife of the late C. E. (Cope) Copeland passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013. She was born October 28, 1913 to Richard and Bertha Zeroll (nee Bremke) in Amherst. She grew up in the Elyria area and owned a gift shop there. After a brief time in Read More…

Rocky Opdyke “Rocco”

Opdyke, Rocky  2013

Rocky Opdyke “Rocco”, 60, a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was born August 21, 1952 in Elyria. Rocky was a Janitor and Bouncer at the Brass Pole since 2004. He enjoyed going to the Internet Café, fishing, and being entertained by his many friends. Mr. Opdyke is survived by Read More…

Eleanor G. Price


Eleanor G. Price (nee Kerekes), 88, of Amherst, passed away, Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the home of her son in Mansfield following a short illness. She was born in Bedford and had been a resident of Amherst for the past 53 years, moving from Lorain. Eleanor worked as a librarian for St. Joseph School. Read More…

Richard R. Stevens


Richard R. Stevens, 74, of Lowell, Ohio, formerly of South Amherst, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Specialty Hospital in Amherst. He was born on September 24, 1938. Richard worked for the Ford Motor Company for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha; five children, Pamela Shaw Read More…

Kenneth P. Twining

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Kenneth P. Twining, 61, of Sullivan, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 under the care of Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland. Born in Oberlin on November 5, 1951, Kenneth was a son of the late Roy and Margaret (nee VonKamp) Twining. He graduated from Cloverleaf High School in 1970, obtained an Associate’s Degree in Read More…

Indians go with Zach McAllister for No. 4 spot in pitching rotation


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians manager Terry Francona ended some of the drama about his starting rotation. Francona picked right-hander Zach McAllister to be the club’s No. 4 starter, leaving just one opening for Cleveland to fill before the end of spring training. McAllister came to camp as the favorite, and the 25-year-old has not disappointed Read More…

Cavs continue awful play after halftime; Kyrie Irving injures shoulder


TORONTO — Cleveland coach Byron Scott had some venting to do after his team’s latest second-half collapse. Star guard Kyrie Irving’s shoulder injury didn’t improve his mood. Amir Johnson scored 17 points and matched his career high with 16 rebounds, Alan Anderson scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Read More…

State takeover of Lorain Schools likely won’t be met with hostility


LORAIN — The academic takeover of Lorain Schools is unlikely to be a hostile one, according to some of those involved with Youngstown Schools, the only Ohio school district taken over by a state-appointed Academic Distress Commission. “I don’t think anybody wants to get rid of anyone who’s doing a good job, and it sounds Read More…

6 teenagers killed in SUV crash, 2 more hurt


WARREN — Investigators were focused on speed as a key factor in the crash of a sport utility vehicle carrying eight teenagers that smashed into a guardrail and flipped over into a swampy pond, killing five boys and the young woman driving. While citing an unspecified “high rate” of speed, investigators wouldn’t speculate on whether Read More…

North Ridgeville pastor, church founder retires after 44 years


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Randi Muck is one member of Faith Baptist Temple’s congregation who is going to deeply miss the years of devotion and love the Rev. Ray Carpenter and his wife have shown the church’s flock. “They truly are two of the most wonderful people who have been part of my life,” Muck said Read More…