May 24, 2015


Catherine A. Hopper


Catherine A. Hopper (nee Swailes), former resident of Vermilion and daughter of deceased parents, Charles Swailes and Millie (Blair) Swailes of Michigan and loving wife of Herbert M. Hopper, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the age of 80 years. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and graduated from Sault High School Read More…

Margaret “Peg” Stephens Piraino


Margaret “Peg” Stephens Piraino, 89, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Kendal at Oberlin. She was born in Granite Falls, Washington. Peg was a graduate of the University of Washington, and obtained her Masters in Library Science, from Kent State University. She worked as a librarian at Amherst High School. Peg and her husband, Read More…

Junior Clinton Clark


Junior Clinton Clark, 76, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at New Life Hospice Residential Center, in Lorain following a lengthy illness. He was born June 17, 1936 in Robbins, Tennessee, where he was raised and lived until the age of 15. Junior had made his home in the Amherst Read More…

William Bahl


William Bahl, 76, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach. Mr. Bahl was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and resided in Vero Beach for six years coming from Delray Beach. He obtained his B.S. in accounting from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Marine Corp. He worked Read More…

Vanessa M. Fenn-Jackson


Vanessa M. “Big Baby” Fenn-Jackson, 49, of Elyria, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, in EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. She lived in Elyria after moving from Cleveland as a young teenager. She graduated from Elyria High school and also attended Ohio Business College, where she received her State Tested Nursing Assistant Certification. She Read More…

Jean Eldred

Jean Eldred (nee Dohanyos), 75, of Elyria Township, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at The Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness. She was born in Lorain and graduated in 1955 from Lorain High School. Mrs. Eldred worked for 16 years at the Lorain County Board of Mental Retardation in Elyria. She is survived by Read More…

Coletta M. Elliott

Coletta M. Elliott (nee Lesher), 80, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland. She was born December 11, 1932 in Elyria and was a 1950 graduate of Elyria High School. She retired from Tappan Corporation in Elyria and moved to Kissimmee, where she resided the past 30 years. Coletta is survived by Read More…

Roger Lee Sayers


Roger Lee Sayers, 64, was taken home to the Lord Saturday, March 16, 2013. Beloved son of Laverne and Charles Sayers; loving father of five daughters, Tammy Sayers, Teresa Karnik, Tona Sayers, Tina Sayers and Casandra Millsaps; He was a loving brother to Jimmy Sayers, Jerry Sayers, Brenda Sayers, Eloise Saroorie, and Sherrry Tolley; Roger Read More…

College basketball: Akron, VCU coaches know each other well


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Akron coach Keith Dambrot considers VCU’s Shaka Smart family. Dambrot recalled crying tears of joy when he heard Smart coached the Rams past Kansas to earn a spot in the 2011 Final Four. “That guy’s my brother,” Dambrot said. “I love Shaka …” and he wants to send him home. Dambrot Read More…