May 23, 2015


Richard “Dick” G. Dietsche

Richard “Dick” G. Dietsche, 78, of Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Elyria, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his home in Arizona. Richard was born August 30, 1934 in Elyria, to Edward and Elizabeth (nee Reese) Dietsche. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, June 10, 2013, 10 A.M., at St. Agnes Catholic Read More…

Emma Merle Grimes


Emma Merle Grimes, 77, of Elyria, died Friday, May 31, 2013 at her home. She was born January 11, 1936 in Falls Mill, West Virginia and had lived in Madison, Lorain and Elyria. Emma was formerly employed as a nurses’ aide at Wesleyan Village in Elyria and was also a private duty nurse. She was Read More…

Margaret Renner


Margaret Barbara Thomson Renner (nee Watt), 87, of Elyria, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at her home, following a short illness. She was born April 22, 1926 in South Amherst. Elyria has been her home since she was three years old. She graduated from Elyria High School in the Class of 1944. Margaret was Read More…

James A. Saunders “Sunny Jim”

James A. Saunders “Sunny Jim”, 79, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Mercy New Life Hospice of St. Joseph Residential Center, in Lorain. He was born in Grethel Kentucky on February 20, 1934. James was a graduate of Betsy Layne High School in Kentucky, class of 1950. He also was a student Read More…

Jacob Charles Hensel

Jacob Charles Hensel, 83, of Ashland County, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. There will be no service or visitation. Mr. Hensel’s complete obituary is available at, where friends may register and express condolences to the family.

Regional Softball: Big blast by Carly Bachna sends Elyria back to Final Four


CLYDE — When freshman Carly Bachna went to bat in the sixth inning Saturday, Elyria had runners on first and second with no outs. Bachna had orders. She could swing at one pitch, but she was told to bunt if she failed to connect with the swing. She connected. She blasted the first pitch over Read More…

Regional Softball: Columbia beats LaBrae, will make 1st trip to state


MASSILLON — Next stop: Akron. On Saturday, the Columbia softball team did what no other Raiders team had done before — won a regional championship. The Raiders (28-4) did it the same way they have been doing it all season, with solid pitching and timely hitting. Kaley Marshall’s leadoff double in the sixth inning sparked Read More…

Regional Track: Vermilion and Keystone girls relays qualify for state

BEDFORD — Tradition trumped odds as the Vermilion girls qualified their 800-meter relay to the state meet for the third straight year. The Sailors rang up a second-place finish for the event at Saturday’s Division II, Region 5 track and field championships. Vermilion was only half of the show. Keystone hadn’t qualified a relay to Read More…

Slammers 3, Crushers 1: Walks in 10th, lack of hitting sink Lake Erie

AVON — On Superhero Night at All Pro Freight Stadium, walks proved to be the Lake Erie Crushers’ Kryptonite. The Joliet Slammers scored two runs in the top of the 10th without getting a hit, thanks to four walks issued by two Crushers relievers, and Lake Erie couldn’t deliver with two runners on and two Read More…

Pierogi festival continues in Lorain


LORAIN — Rain didn’t damper the festivities at St. Anthony’s Pierogi Festival and Carnival on Friday, and a large crowd was in attendance Saturday despite the dark skies. Marty Flores, a volunteer who helped whip up thousands of pierogies that were sold this weekend, said he hoped for brighter skies today, but he knew there Read More…