February 14, 2016


Indians 3, Blue Jays 0: Tribe blanks Toronto behind 6 innings from Ubaldo Jimenez


CLEVELAND — The Indians got their typical brief outing from right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. On Tuesday night against Toronto, it was more than adequate. Jimenez tossed six shutout innings and Cleveland hitters did just enough to open a three-game series with a 3-0 victory over the Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Jimenez wasn’t dominant, allowing five Read More…

Tribe notes: Danny Salazar to make spot start Thursday

CLEVELAND — Prized prospect Trevor Bauer was considered, but the Indians will go with Triple-A Columbus right-hander Danny Salazar as their starting pitcher Thursday against the Blue Jays. It will be his big league debut. “He’s always a consideration,” manager Terry Francona said of Bauer, who is 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA in four big Read More…

VIDEO: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight break their silence


CLEVELAND — Three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade issued a YouTube video Monday night in which they thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support that is allowing them to restart their lives. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight broke their public silence in the 3-minute, 30-second video Read More…

William R. Fortin

Fortin, William

William R. Fortin “Bil 4 Ril”, 24, of Elyria, died, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic, after a lifelong struggle with neurofibromatosis and congenital heart disease. Billy was born August 16, 1988 in Elyria but his short life did not keep him from becoming a talented musician and producer of his own music Read More…

Helen L. Williams

Helen L. Williams, 93, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, in the Center Ridge Assisted Living Center in North Ridgeville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.

LaVerne A. Vargo

LaVerne A. Vargo, (nee Lauffer), 78, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, following a long illness. She was born December 22, 1934 in Straw Pump, Pennsylvania, and was an Elyria resident for most of her life. LaVerne was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Elyria, where she Read More…

Ola Faye Sager


Ola Faye (Lee) Sager, 78, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain. Born on February 25, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Guy E. Lee and Cora Mae (Hunkerford) Lee. She was retired, but had been a cook in various truck stops and restaurants over Read More…

James A. Zangari

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James A. Zangari, 91, of Avon, passed away peacefully at the Ames Hospice House in Westlake, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. He was born in Farrell, Pennsylvania. He was a WWII Army veteran, he served during the war in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was a Foreman at Bendix Corporation, a member of Holy Read More…

Richard L. Altfeld

Richard L. Altfeld, 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…

Robert W. Trifiletti


Robert W. Trifiletti, 65, of Lorain, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in the MICU at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, while surrounded by his family. He was born October 17, 1947 in Lorain, and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident. Trif graduated from Admiral King High School in 1965, where he was a Read More…