February 9, 2016


Former county auditor cashes in on $18K in unused sick time

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart made a brief return to county government in April, long enough to qualify him to cash out 1,000 hours of unused sick time left over from his days as a county employee before he became an elected official in 1995. The move cost taxpayers $18,080. County Auditor Craig Read More…

Dan Keith Strauss


Dan Keith Strauss, 82, of Amherst, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness. Dan was born March 17, 1931 in Elyria, and raised in Amherst, graduating from Amherst Central High School in 1949. Amherst has been his lifetime home. Dan proudly served in the United States Air Force. He Read More…

Hermina M. Von Kaenel


Hermina M. Von Kaenel (nee Beursken), 81, of Elyria, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at Southpointe Hospital, after a seven month illness. She was born in Vermilion, August 25, 1932, to the late John and Margaret (nee Beetler) Beursken. Hermina was a 1950 graduate of Vermilion High School and a 1953 Graduate of M.B. Johnson Read More…

Shirley A. Saddler

Shirley A. Saddler (nee Rogers), 84, of Carlisle Township, passed away unexpectedly at home Friday, September 13, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Amber Marie Dolan


Amber Marie Dolan, 28 years old, of Wellington, went peacefully in her sleep Thursday, September 12, 2013, following a lifetime battle with Spina Bifita. After spending all of her life in a wheel chair, it seems a small miracle that is walking in the gates of heaven. She was born on July 12, 1985 at Read More…

Virginia M. Schwartz


Virginia M. Schwartz, 92, formerly of Elyria, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was born July 8, 1921 in Utica, New York, and had been a resident of the Cleveland area and Elyria most of her life. Virginia was office manager for National Box and Can Corp. in Cuyahoga Heights Read More…

Howard J. “Jimmy” Kingsboro, Jr.


Howard J. “Jimmy” Kingsboro, Jr., age 48, and a life resident of Sheffield Lake, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain, after a sudden illness. Jimmy was born in Bay Village, September 26, 1964. He was a 1983 graduate of Elyria High School. For the past 30 years, Jimmy was employed Read More…

Lillian Mary Rak


Lillian Mary Rak (nee Czarney), age 93, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, following a short illness. She was born in Lorain and had resided in North Ridgeville the past 44 years. Mrs. Rak graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and taught at Read More…

H.S. volleyball: Clearview’s Heather Younkin a force for her team on the court, a rock for her family off it

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Clearview senior middle hitter Heather Younkin is one of those players that thrives in pressure situations. With the game on the line there’s pretty much no one else Clippers coach Dave Dorinski would want at the net, fighting for a critical point. It’s not surprising. With what Younkin has dealt with off the court the Read More…

High school volleyball: Elyria Catholic edges Clearview in five games in clash of champions

Clearview High School sophomore Madison Fortney bumps a ball from Elyria Catholic toward her teammates.

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Champion versus champion did not disappoint Saturday afternoon at Clearview High School. Defending West Shore Conference champion Elyria Catholic downed the defending Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division champion Clippers in five games, 25-19, 24-26, 22-25, 25-13 and 15-8. “That is what volleyball is all about,” EC coach Jen Lee said. “You have Read More…