September 17, 2014

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Tribe notes: Joe Smith replaces Vinnie Pestano in setup role

CLEVELAND — Vinnie Pestano’s season on the brink continued in earnest Monday. Prior to the series finale with Detroit, manager Terry Francona announced that Pestano, one of the American League’s top setup men for the past two seasons, would no longer hold down the eighth-inning role. Right-hander Joe Smith will replace Pestano, who has struggled Read More…

Prominent Republican backing same-sex marriage in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A prominent Ohio Republican says he is supporting an effort to overturn Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage. Jim Petro is a former Ohio auditor, attorney general and state chancellor of higher education. At a news conference Monday, Petro joined FreedomOhio in formalizing its intent to seek a constitutional amendment in 2014. The amendment Read More…

Fugitive of the week: Man wanted for attack on girlfriend may be in Lorain

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A man wanted by Lorain police is the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s fugitive of the week. Reward money is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Donte McGill, 28. It is alleged that McGill attacked his girlfriend after an argument over Facebook posts, beating her for 45 minutes. According to Marshals, Read More…

LaVerne A. Vargo

LaVerne A. Vargo, 78, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at EMH Healthcare, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Richard W. Salser

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Richard W. Salser, 56, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Sunday, June 30, 2013. He was born in Oberlin on January 24, 1957 and was raised in Lorain County. He returned as a resident of Lorain County in 1989. Mr. Salser was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army as a Calvary Read More…

Glendon E. Thompson, Sr.

Glendon E. Thompson, Sr., 71, of North Ridgeville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. He was born September 19, 1941 in Cool Ridge, West Virginia. Mr. Thompson had been a resident of North Ridgeville for 44 years. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army Read More…

Robert Trifiletti

Robert Trifiletti of Lorain died Sunday, July 7, 2013 in the MICU at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain.

Richard L. Altfield

Richard L. Altfield, 95, of Elyria, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 following a brief illness. Born in Elyria, he was a life long resident. He owned and operated the family business, the former Elyria Belting and Machinery, now Blue Star Metal Recycling Co., most of his life, retiring in 1983. He served in the U.S. Read More…

Richard Ernest Hirth

Richard Ernest Hirth, 79, lifelong resident of Elyria, was called home by the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Life Care Center in Elyria, following a year long battle with cancer. Arrangements will be announced by Busch Funeral Home, Elyria, (440) 322-3717.

Sister Ann Mary (Ann Jane McLaughlin)

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Sister Ann Mary (Ann Jane McLaughlin) died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at University Hospital Main Campus. Sister was born December 25, 1935, in Elyria, and was known for her compassionate and loving response to the needs of all she encountered. She ministered as an educator in elementary schools for 40 years, and then as a Read More…