February 13, 2016


Mary Joan “Cookie” Burns

Burns, Mary (obit Picture)

Heaven’s warm welcome greeted another angel’s homecoming on Saturday, June 8, 2013, with the passing of Mary Joan “Cookie” (Donahue) Burns, 81, a resident of Lorain, who died at home in the loving presence of her family under the care of New Life Hospice. She was born May 9, 1932 to Thomas Fred and Mary Read More…

Phyllis Joyce Whitehouse


Phyllis Joyce Whitehouse (nee Ford), 89, died peacefully in her home of 60 years on Friday, June 7, 2013. Daughter of Florence Erika Hass and Raymond Clare Ford, she was born in Denver, Colorado and moved to Bratenahl, Ohio in 1927. A graduate of Shaw High School, Flora Stone Mather College (where she was president Read More…

Frances “Fran” J. Nell


Frances “Fran” J. Nell (nee Wissinger), 65, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 10, 2013, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born August 13, 1947 in Elyria. Fran retired from the Elyria City Schools following 30 years of service as a classroom aid. She enjoyed spending time with Read More…

Rosalia Fabian Dengel Matula


Rosalia Fabian Dengel Matula fell asleep in God’s hands, Monday, June 10, 2013, at home, surrounded by her beloved family. She was born May 1, 1925 in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, the daughter of Rozalia Ocsko and Lajos Fabian. Rosalia lost her father at age four, and her mother at age 16, and then was engulfed by Read More…

James Charles Harper, Jr.

James Charles Harper, Jr., 73, of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at St. John Medical Center, in Westlake, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Anderson, Indiana on February 15, 1940, and had lived in North Ridgeville for the past 35 years. James was a graduate of New London High School. Read More…

Shirley A. Green

Shirley A. Green, 49, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, at EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. Graveside Services will be announced at a later date by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Verna I. Quillen

Verna I. Quillen (nee Ramsey), 85, of Sandusky, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013. She was a former resident of Elyria and was born June 30, 1927 in Coeburn, Virginia. Verna enjoyed being a homemaker. She was a member of the Elyria Church of God since 1989. She enjoyed sending cards to friends, shopping, and Read More…

One more double: Elyria High’s Caitlyn Minney first to win Miss Softball and Lorain County coaches’ top player award


WELLINGTON — She spent two seasons with Elyria, pitched the Pioneers to two conference and two district championships, led them through two regionals into a pair of Division I Final Four appearances and, this year, to the state championship game. On Tuesday night at Wellington Community Park she received two prestigious awards at the annual Read More…

Indians hit all the right notes, down Rangers to snap eight-game losing streak


ARLINGTON, Texas — Terry Francona liked the sound coming from the clubhouse around the corner from his office — the blaring music after a victory. It had been awhile for the Cleveland Indians, especially on the road. Corey Kluber, pitching less than 25 miles from where he went to high school, allowed one run over Read More…

NBA finals: Spurs thrive on threes, make 16 in crushing Heat on way to 2-1 series lead


SAN ANTONIO — Danny Green and Gary Neal aren’t NBA royalty like LeBron James. Either undrafted or unwanted, they were at one time more likely to be found playing in a summer league or some other country than against the mighty Miami Heat. On Tuesday, they led the San Antonio Spurs to one of the Read More…