February 11, 2016


Indians notes: Terry Francona hoping grand slam sparks Nick Swisher for stretch run

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona is hoping Nick Swisher’s grand slam Friday in an 8-1 series opening win over the Mets is the spark that finally ignites his scuffling first baseman. “I think that will go a long way to helping him relax a little bit,” Francona said of Swisher’s eighth career grand slam Read More…

Teammates pitch in to get friend new kicks after $120 shoes stolen


ELYRIA– They’re Adidas Crazy 8’s, and Aaron Worthy knew they were kind of hot. Even with a price tag of $120, he told his mother during a recent back-to-school shopping trip he had to have them in order to start the new school year in style. Someone else likely thought so, too, because the shoes Read More…

Ask in 2008 and Avon shall receive a community pool

C1_AvonPoolLayout AVON — City Council has discussed building a community pool after a 2008 survey of households indicated that having a swimming pool was important to the majority of residents. Mayor Jim Smith said the city has focused on other projects, but the city has been working to create a complex for residents in which Read More…

Nun receives unexpected tribute for 30-plus years of service

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LORAIN — Sister Carole Anne Griswold has devoted the better part of her life to helping those unable to help themselves. On Friday, she reflected on 30-plus years of service to the poor and under-served as well as the honor bestowed on her during retirement ceremonies in an outdoor enclosed courtyard at Mercy Regional Medical Read More…

State law vs. local law: Gun owners plan picnic in public park

OBERLIN — A number of gun owners will bring their handguns to the city’s parks today despite pleas from City Council and some local residents who say there is no place for guns in Oberlin. Ashland resident Brian Kuzawa, who sparked a city-wide debate after bringing his gun to Oberlin in August, said he is Read More…

Jeanne F. Bott-Adams

Jeanne F. Bott-Adams (nee Burgett), 83, of Elyria, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

Dallas Thorne Kampf

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Dallas Thorne Kampf, 24 of Amherst, died Thursday, August 29, 2013. Dallas was born September 14, 1988, in Lorain, to Raelene Kampf-Ramirez (nee Muzik) and Mark Francis Kampf. Dallas went through life with a unique ability to see logic in all forms, and dedicated himself to understanding mathematical applications in the physical world. He was Read More…

James E. “Jimmy” Billingsley


James E. “Jimmy” Billingsley, 17, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his home, following a courageous battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Disease. He was born January 10, 1996 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Jimmy was a 2013 Elyria High School graduate and a avid NASCAR racing, Cleveland Browns Football, Los Angles Read More…

Amy Katherine Neuhoff


Amy Katherine Neuhoff, 40, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at her home in Vermilion. Amy was born February 12, 1973 in Lorain. She lived in Vermilion most of her life. She worked for the Vermilion Farm Market and various area and Nashville restaurants. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion, Read More…

John W. McNeill, Jr.

McNeill, John

John W. McNeill, 60, of Sheffield Lake, died Thursday, September 5, 2013 in the Oak Hills Nursing Home in Lorain, following a brief illness. John was born July 23, 1953 in Maxton, North Carolina and had lived in Lorain most of his life. He attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Lorain. He worked in construction Read More…