February 9, 2016


Home run heaven? Indians clout seven in rolling over Roy Halladay, Phillies


CLEVELAND — It’s been feast or famine for Indians hitters lately. Tuesday night at Progressive Field, nearly all of them went home with full bellies. In an offensive display rarely seen in franchise history, the Indians clouted seven home runs to power a 14-2 victory over Roy Halladay and the Phillies in their first interleague Read More…

Indians notes: Swisher out with sore shoulder

CLEVELAND — A sore left shoulder kept Nick Swisher out of the lineup for the Indians’ first interleague game Tuesday and he likely won’t return until the series opener with Minnesota on Friday. “His left shoulder has been nagging at him a little bit,” manager Terry Francona said. “We’ve been playing the heck out of Read More…

JVS classes resume today but evening adult classes canceled

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Joint Vocational School will resume Wednesday after the school was closed Tuesday because of an electrical problem. Tina Saylor, the school’s spokeswoman, said that the power issues have been dealt with, although evening classes for adults won’t be held Wednesday.

MetroHealth won’t hire smokers, becomes 3rd hospital system in Northeast Ohio to take stand

CLEVELAND — A third major hospital system in Northeast Ohio has decided not to hire smokers. The new policy begins June 1 at MetroHealth System. It mirrors a national trend to encourage healthier lifestyles, increase worker productivity and lower health-care costs. The Plain Dealer reports that the hospital system’s 6,100 current employees are not affected Read More…

Lorain County JVS closed today

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Joint Vocational School is closed today because of a power issue. Deputy Superintendent Jerry Pavlik said the problem appears to be confined to the school and efforts are being made to identify and fix the exact issue. According to a Facebook post from the Elyria Schools, students were being bused Read More…

FBI and Secret Service get involved in high school bomb threat

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Officials say the FBI and U.S. Secret Service have gotten involved in a bomb-threat investigation at a Northeast Ohio high school. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the bomb threat Monday at Cuyahoga Falls High School followed one in March. The school near Akron was closed Monday as a precaution, and nothing Read More…

Elaine M. Petty


Elaine M. Petty (nee Black) 84, of Grafton passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph in Lorain following a short illness. She was born May 13, 1928 in Toledo. Elaine was a registered pharmacist, she established the pharmacy at Elyria Memorial Hospital, and had also worked at Allen Memorial Read More…

Linda Adeline Mitchell

Mitchell, Linda

Linda Adeline Mitchell (Tribble) went to Heaven in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the age of 66. She was born June 29, 1946 in Nitro, West Virginia and moved to Oberlin as a young child. She married Ronald L. Mitchell in June, 1964 and lived locally in Lorain County until 1975, when Read More…

Jeanne K. Schnitzler


Jeanne K. Schnitzler (nee Ruzicka), 79, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013. She graduated from Marymount High School in 1951 and worked for Sears for 25 years in their Catalog Department and Customer Service. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and gardener. She enjoyed traveling and dancing. She was the beloved wife of Donald Schnitzler Read More…

Jack R. Smith

Jack R. Smith, 56, passed away at home Saturday, April 27, 2013. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria. 440-322-3717