February 12, 2016


Norman A. Shanks

Shanks, Norman

Norman A. Shanks, 83, of Avon Lake, died Saturday, July 6, 2013. Born in Cleveland, he was raised in Lorain and resided in Amherst, Elyria, Rocky River, Bay Village and a long time winter residence in Fort Myers, Florida. Mr. Shanks was a 1948 graduate of Lorain High School, Fenn College in 1956, and the Read More…

Richard Allan Grossman

Richard Allan Grossman, 58, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at his home. Born in Dayton, he had resided in Elyria for many years. He was a radio repairmen working on airplane electronics for several years. Richard is survived by his mother, Marilyn Grossman of North Ridgeville; sister-in-law, Lynn Grossman of Fairview Park; Read More…

Constance A. Thompson

Constance A. Thompson (nee Hoag), 89, of Elyria, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at Life Care Center of Elyria. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, (440) 327-2955.

William “Bill” Morano


William “Bill” Morano, 82, of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. He was born August 10, 1930 in Lorain, where he lived his entire life. He attended Lorain schools and then served in the United States Army from 1948 until 1950. Bill was employed by the City Read More…

Walter S. Worley

Walter S. Worley, 85, of Sun City, Arizona and a former longtime resident of Elyria, left this life and went home to his “field of dreams” Monday, June 24, 2013. He was born May 31, 1928 in Wilder, Tennessee, and served with the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946. He was employed at Harshaw Chemical Read More…

Cavaliers: Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller to play in Las Vegas Summer League


CLEVELAND — Shooting guard Dion Waiters and center Tyler Zeller are being sent to summer school by the Cavaliers. Both NBA All-Rookie Team selections will be part of Cleveland’s team at the Las Vegas Summer League, as the roster was announced Tuesday. The annual event takes place from Friday through July 22 and guarantees each Read More…

12-year-old Buckeyes fan names his cancer Michigan, then beats it

Ohiio State football coach Urban Meyer visits Grant Reed in December at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Reed has beaten his cancer.

COLUMBUS — Ohio State football fans always want to defeat what they call “That school up north.” So when a 12-year-old Buckeyes fan was diagnosed with cancer 14 months ago, he chose to name his disease Michigan. He wanted to beat it — and he has. The young fan, Grant Reed, was released from Nationwide Read More…

Ex-Browns GM Tom Heckert charged with DUI, apologizes


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — With two team executives facing drunken driving charges, the Denver Broncos on Tuesday acknowledged a “disturbing pattern of irresponsible behavior” that they vowed to clean up. Tom Heckert, the Broncos’ recently hired director of pro personnel, was arrested in Parker on the night of June 11 and charged with driving under the Read More…

It’s Elyria (only smaller): Nebraska town celebrates 125 years

Aaron White rings the bell from the old Elyria School to launch the Nebraska village’s 125th anniversary celebration. The school, with eight students remaining, closed last year. (Photo courtesy of Nick Hon, Ord (Neb.) Quiz.)

ELYRIA, Neb. — As a rule, you could fire a cannon down Valley Avenue at evening rush hour and never harm a soul. With a population of 51, this “other Elyria” doesn’t know the madness of a typical evening rush at, say, Chestnut Ridge Road and the state Route 57 bypass. The rule did not Read More…

Owner says nothing illegal was going on at Lorain pharmacy

LORAIN — A co-owner of Southside Pharmacy, one of two Lorain County pharmacies raided by state and federal law enforcement in May, defended his business Tuesday from accusations it served as a hub of drug trafficking and money laundering. “I know that nothing illegal is happening at Southside,” Sbeih Sbeih said. Neither Sbeih nor fellow Read More…