February 7, 2016


NCAA tournament: Coach Matta, OSU feel comfortable in Dayton


DAYTON — Thad Matta loves the University of Dayton Arena. Really. Even though Ohio State hasn’t fared all that well in Dayton since he’s been the head coach — never made it through the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament intact — it’s still the place for his fondest college basketball memory. “When I was Read More…

NCAA tournament: Flu-stricken Zips no match for VCU


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — VCU set an NCAA Tournament record with the largest victory by a fifth-seeded team over a No. 12. And it could’ve been an even bigger rout. Troy Daniels had 23 points, Juvonte Reddic scored 21 and the Rams throttled Akron 88-42. More photos below. The previous mark by a fifth-seeded team Read More…

Walter W. “Bill” Gray

Walter W. “Bill” Gray, 89, formerly of Dunnellon, Florida, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Village of The Falls, Olmsted Falls. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.

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…

Anita L. Broz

Anita L. Broz, 75, of Olmsted Township, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. She was the wife of the late Kenneth S.; daughter of the late Michael and Marian Gresko; dear mother of Cheryl Crites (Dale), Kenneth (Janet) and Patricia Medvetz (Rick) and the late Franklin; sister of Richard and Jerry Gresko and Audrey Roginski; Read More…

Rita B. Palmer


Rita B. Palmer, 95, passed away in Olympia, Washington on Friday, March 15, 2013 from age related heart failure. She had made her home with her son, Stet and daughter-in-law, Lynne Palmer, for the past seven years. Rita, the seventh of ten children, was born at the family home in North Ridgeville, on December 3rd, Read More…

Browns get visit from tight end

Kellen Davis

The Browns’ quest to beef up the tight end position continued Thursday with a visit from Kellen Davis. Davis (6-foot-7, 267 pounds) was cut by the Bears last week after five seasons. He has the desired size and speed — along with some touchdown production — but has struggled with inconsistency. A league source confirmed Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Ralph


RALPH Check out Ralph. He’s a really nice friendly fellow. Ralph was surrendered to the shelter because his family could no longer keep him. This happy-go-lucky boy loves all people and attention. Ralph has a strong desire to do things his way so really needs an experienced owner. He’s a super-smart guy that is very Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Chips


CHIPS Check out Mr. Chips! He’s a lively boy that arrived from another facility in hopes of getting a home sooner at Friendship. This fellow has a pleasant personality. He loves to get out and run and play in the fenced in area outside. It’s very hard for younger larger dogs to be cooped up Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Chico


CHICO Check out Chico. He’s guaranteed to steal your heart. Chico was surrendered to the shelter because his family didn’t have time for him. Chico loves attention and likes to belong. He quickly has become a shelter favorite and many times can be found behind the front desk keeping the staff company. He’s a social Read More…