April 17, 2014

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Ohio State president to retire after Notre Dame jabs

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University President Gordon Gee announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to “those damn Catholics” at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools. Ohio State initially called the remarks unacceptable and placed Gee on a “remediation plan” to improve his behavior. Read More…

Deal means Nancy Smith will remain free

Nancy Smith in court today. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Nancy Smith will not return to prison under a sentencing agreement with prosecutors approved today. Smith wiped tears from her eyes as the hearing concluded in a courtroom packed with her supporters. Visiting Judge Virgil Sinclair agreed to sentence Smith to 12 years in prison in the controversial Head Start child molestation case. Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Rob Chudzinski expects RB Trent Richardson ready for start of training camp in July

BEREA – Coach Rob Chudzinski refuted a report Tuesday by saying running back Trent Richardson is scheduled to participate when training camp opens in late-July. “That is my expectation,” Chudzinski said. Richardson didn’t practice on the opening day of the three-day mandatory minicamp and will miss the rest of the week. He was sidelined most Read More…

Ohio Bike week marred by fatal crash

SANDUSKY — The beginning of Ohio Bike Week has been marred by the death of motorcyclist in a traffic crash. The State Highway Patrol said 48-year-old Kristina McGraw was killed Monday on the first day of the event in Sandusky. Troopers said she was thrown from her 2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster when a Jeep operated by Read More…

Lois M. Thompson

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Lois M. Thompson (nee Wetherbee), 67, of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, May 31, 2013, at University Hospital in Cleveland, following a lengthy illness. She was born October 9, 1945 in Elyria, lived in Chatham, and returned to Elyria in 1964. Lois worked for many years in nursing homes throughout Lorain Read More…

Earl M. Baker

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Earl M. Baker, 84, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 2, 2013, following a brief illness. He was born June 15, 1928 in Burdine, Kentucky and was an Elyria resident for most of his life. Earl worked at the Ford Motor Company in Lorain as a repairman for 31 Read More…

Ann E. (Chupick) Finley

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On Monday, June 3, 2013, we lost our beloved Ann Elizabeth, peacefully, at home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She survived cancer for 12 years and fought valiantly to be with us as long as the Lord would allow. Born to Frank and Jeanne Chupick in Lorain on January 9, 1952, she spent Read More…

David Preston

A Memorial Service for David Preston will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 10 A.M., at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, South Main Street, Wellington. A gathering with family and friends will follow the service in the church. All are welcome. David William Preston passed away Monday, November 5, 2012, following Read More…

Charlotte L. Bledsoe

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Charlotte L. Bledsoe (nee Harden), 60, of LaGrange, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, at The Cleveland Clinic, following a short illness. She was born April 13, 1953 in Milton, West Virginia. Charlotte was the Secretarial Supervisor for The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office, where she was very dedicated to her job. She was a member Read More…

Betty Jean Bolinger

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Betty Jean Bolinger (nee Eckard), 84 years of age, and a resident of Wellington, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 10, 1929, in Kerens, West Virginia. Betty was raised in West Virginia before moving Read More…