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Archives for June 18, 2013

John F. Withum, Jr.

 John F. Withum, Jr., 72, and a resident of Amherst, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, June 16, 2013, after a courageous battle against cancer. Jack was born May 7, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Read More…

Barbara M. Sayers

Barbara M. Sayers (nee Carman), 78, of Elyria, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, following a brief illness. She was born June 18, 1934 in Cleveland and was a Elyria resident for most of her life. Barbara worked as a computer specialist at the Reynolds and Reynolds Read More…

Margaret J. Borchert

Margaret J. Borchert (nee Hrnchar), 83, of Eaton Township, passed away at her residence Monday, June 17, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Frances M. Forgacs

Frances M. Forgacs (nee Huhra), 93, of Wellington and formerly of Sheffield Village, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 at The Elms Retirement Village in Wellington, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Lorain on January 29, 1920 and had been a lifelong resident of Lorain County. Frances was a long time member of Read More…

Roger W. Evert

Roger W. Evert, 62, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at his residence. Roger was born March 11, 1951 in Cleveland and grew up in Strongsville. He was a lifelong resident of the area. Roger was the owner/operator of Evert Excavating in Grafton, which he founded in 1989. He also formerly owned Evert’s Read More…

NBA draft 2013: Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel looks like a No. 1 pick, but injuries cast some doubt

There isn’t a lot of middle ground with Nerlens Noel. There are things to love about the 6-foot-11¾ big man, who could go to the Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the June 27 NBA Draft, but there are also things to be extremely concerned about. Topping the list of negatives is the fact Read More…

Stanley Cup finals: Bruins blank Blackhawks, grab series lead

BOSTON — Tuukka Rask shut out the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night and got enough help from the Bruins’ offense to do it without another exhausting overtime. After playing four extra periods in the first two games, the Bruins made an early night of it with second-period Read More…

NBA finals: Heat, Spurs have been here before, know what they have to do

MIAMI — The Miami Heat wasn’t supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway. Coming home from Texas with its season on the line in 2011 was one thing. Miami’s Big Three were at the end of their first year together — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh still trying to figure it Read More…

Call to action resonates at vigil for shooting victim

LORAIN — What started off as a candlelight vigil for 17-year-old shooting victim DeAndre McDowell led to a call for action Monday night. Art McKoy, founder of Black on Black Crime Inc., led a round of chants, asking friends and family of McDowell to call the Lorain Police Department and demand a better investigation of Read More…

Crowd demands North Ridgeville Council act after kitten killings

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Angry residents and animal lovers filled City Council chambers Monday night to protest the shooting death of five kittens by a city humane officer June 10. Word of the animals’ deaths, which has been circulated worldwide via the news media and social media, has prompted calls for the firing of Humane Officer Read More…