February 12, 2016


Jack Edward Weaver


Jack Edward Weaver, 87, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Hearth and Home Nursing Home in Springfield, Ohio, after a six month illness. A graduate of Akron Buchtel High School, Jack enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served on destroyers and saw combat in the Mediterranean Sea as a gunner’s Read More…

Mary Elizabeth Pickering Hemphill Ashbrook

Ashbrook, Mary

Mary Elizabeth Pickering Hemphill Ashbrook, 90, of Oberlin, died peacefully at home Monday, September 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Richard (Dick) Ashbrook in 2008, and all of her siblings. Mary Ashbrook was born October 9, 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland, to James Hemphill and Charlotte Donaldson, the third Read More…

Jesse Gutierrez


Jesse Gutierrez passed away peacefully Thursday, September 5, 2013, at The Renaissance in Olmsted Township, where he resided for the past year. He was born Jesus Gutierrez in Purisima de Bustos, Mexico, on November 24, 1921, the eldest son of Apolonia and Viviano Gutierrez. He was a resident of Lorain from the time he arrived Read More…

Arthur R. Charcandy

Arthur R. Charcandy, 80, of Elyria, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013 at EMH Healthcare in Elyria, following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Joan R. Reisinger

Joan R. Reisinger (nee Davis), 77, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440)322-4626.

Rita H. Manosky

Rita H. Manosky (nee Kostecki), 84, of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday September 6, 2013. She was born August 17, 1929 in Cleveland and was an Elyria resident since 1951. Rita worked as a title runner at Spitzer Motors in Elyria for 17 years, retiring in 1991. She was Read More…

Donna Bute

Bute, Donna

Donna Bute, 46, of Sullivan, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013. She was born June 8, 1967 in Lodi, to Milford and Lorita (nee Sprinkle) Morrow and spent most of her early life in Huntington. She was a 1986 graduate of Black River High School. Donna attended the United Church of Huntington. She loved birds and Read More…

H.S. Football: Big plays rule the day as Elyria beats Elyria Catholic in fun finish to city series

Elyria's Javon Kurtz stretches out to gain an extra yard as he is stopped by Elyria Catholic defenders in the second quarter in the Battle of Elyria game. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — If the fourth chapter of the Elyria-Elyria Catholic football series Friday was indeed the final time the city schools hook up for a game, it certainly left fans, players, coaches and observers exhausted, but wanting more. It was an epic battle won by the Pioneers 48-33, their third in a row after EC Read More…

H.S. Football Commentary: Elyria city rivalry ends with Pioneers win, tons of great memories

Two communities sharing one city’s borders came together for the final time Friday night to see Elyria vs. Elyria Catholic football. While the product on the field had its ups and downs during the “Battle of Elyria,” the excitement surrounding the game maintained its fever pitch since the inaugural game in 2010 was announced. “I’ve Read More…

H.S. Football: Brookside shows poise late, beats Oberlin to snap 15-game skid

Brookside High School senior defense backs Brandon Bellman, left, and Aidan Wonder tackle Oberlin junior tight end DeVonte Hougland.

SHEFFIELD — The losing streak is over. Brookside played with poise after falling behind in the fourth quarter, getting a pair of touchdown passes by Tyler O’Malley to beat Oberlin 31-21 and end a 15-game losing streak in a non-conference game. “It feels amazing and it’s a huge weight lifted off our shoulders,” Cardinals senior Read More…