May 30, 2015


Joseph T. Maderia


Joseph T. Maderia, 86, a resident of Wakeman, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Elmcroft Nursing Home, Lorain, following a long illness. He was born May 21, 1926, in Grompian, Pennsylvania, to the late Patrick and Anna (nee Tutko) Maderia. Mr. Maderia has been a resident of Wakeman since 2000. He resided in Oberlin Read More…

Evelyn Butchko


On March 11, 2013, Evelyn Butchko (Mravich), joined her husband, George and sons, Bob and Tom in heaven. Evelyn was born and raised in Youngstown. She would have been 100 this coming July. She graduated from East High (Youngstown) in 1926, where she was captain of the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams. She met the Read More…

Nicholas H. Szabo


Nicholas H. Szabo, 75, of Lorain, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, on the afternoon of Sunday, March 10, 2013. He was born in Lorain on December 13, 1937, and remained a life long resident of the city. Nick was a 1957 graduate of Lorain St. Mary High School, a veteran of Read More…

Kimberly A. Burns

Kimberly A. Burns, 44, of West Salem died suddenly Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at her home in West Salem. She was born March 3, 1969 in Elyria, the daughter of Harmon and Lee Etta (Moses) Walker. She graduated from Keystone High School in LaGrange in 1987. She was a member of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Read More…

Kenneth Blake Hicks


Kenneth Blake Hicks, 84, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully Monday, March 11, 2013, in Akron. He was born to Blake And Hazel (Honney) Hicks in Eaton Township on October 2, 1928, and spent most of his life in the Elyria area. He married the love of his life, Agnes Benjamin on September 16, 1950, Read More…

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. She was born October 6, 1916 in Saint Wendelin, Ohio and was a Elyria area resident for most of her life. Loretta was a member of St. Mary Catholic Read More…

Grant allows Carlisle to add firefighters

CARLISLE TWP. — The Carlisle Township Fire Department has been granted $86,095 in federal funding to hire volunteer firefighters. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency SAFER grant program. The program supports the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Read More…

OSU coach thinks Aaron Craft should have won top defender award

Ohio State’s Aaron Craft (4) and Sam Thompson celebrate late during the Buckeyes’ 67-58 win over Indiana last week in Bloomington, Ind. The Hoosiers are the top seed in today’s Big Ten Tournament, while OSU is No. 2. (AP photo.)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Thad Matta is busily preparing his team for what promises to be, based on a crazy season of upsets and close calls involving its national powerhouses, a crazy Big Ten Tournament. Matta, who seldom lets his emotions get very far away, first had something he wanted to get off his Read More…