October 25, 2014

Elyria
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Kenneth B. Hicks

Kenneth B. Hicks, 84, of Elyria, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Akron General Medical Center. The family will recieve friends Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4 to 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. 322-4626. The full obituary will appear in the Read More…

Evelyn Butchko

Evelyn Butchko, 99, a resident of Lorain, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at New Life Hospice Center in Lorain. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hempel Funeral Home in Amherst.

Family says pedestrian fatally stabbed family pet

Maya

AMHERST — Robert Danicki was looking out his bedroom window Sunday afternoon when he saw his dog stabbed by a man walking down the sidewalk. Minutes later, the dog, a Chow-shepherd mix named Maya, died. Danicki said he’s not sure what made Gerald Miller stab Maya, but he, his wife and four children are devastated Read More…

Bessie Marie (Lathwell) Speigle

Bessie Marie (Lathwell) Speigle, was taken home by angels to her Heavenly Father Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Arrangements handled by Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence, Missouri, 816-373-3600.

Loretta P. Sprague

Loretta P. Sprague, (nee-Guggenbiller), 96, of Elyria passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 322-4626.

Nicholas H. Szabo

Nicholas H. Szabo, 75, of Lorain, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 10, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel.

Avon Lake ballplayers could wind up benched by ‘Harlem Shake’ video

AVON LAKE — An unknown number of Avon Lake High School baseball players could face discipline for shooting an inappropriate “Harlem Shake” video and posting it to YouTube. Avon Lake Schools Superintendent Robert Scott said the video was posted to the site March 6. It was removed Monday after he received an anonymous tip about Read More…

Police log for March 13, 2013

Lorain police Sunday, March 10 12:01 a.m. — 3000 block Broadway, Cassandra Pollock, 20, arrested and charged with left of center, operating a vehicle impaired and consumption of liquor as a minor. Pollock was stopped for driving over the yellow lines, and she registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.134, although she denied consuming alcohol, according Read More…

Dennis Rodman backs black papal candidate in PR stunt

ROME — After raising eyebrows by going to North Korea, former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman is continuing his bizarre global tour by visiting Rome — purportedly to help Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson become the first black pope. But Rodman didn’t seem too sure who he was supposed to be promoting when asked about it Read More…

Arcane process encourages papal horse trading

While the voting for the pope is billed as secret, with each cardinal guided only by his faith in God, the process is ultimately a closed-door exercise in consensus-building that cements fidelity to the Church’s new leader among the inner circle. ANCIENT RITUAL The papal election resembles how decisions were made in Europe some 700 Read More…