February 13, 2016


Elyria introduces economic director

ELYRIA — The city’s search for a new economic development specialist went all the way to the Garden State. The city’s new hire — James Graham, who is pegged with the responsibility of boosting city tax revenue and drumming up new businesses — comes from New Jersey, where he most recently served as president of Read More…

North Ridgeville Police chief’s wife arrested again

Elaine Freeman, shown in November 2012

AVON — Elaine Freeman, the wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman, has been arrested again for allegedly shoplifting from a store in Avon. The latest arrest came Monday at Kohl’s, Avon Police Chief Richard Bosley said. A report of the incident was not yet completed, but Bosley said Elaine Freeman was charged with Read More…

Edna C. Beiser

Edna C. Beiser (nee Seger), 90, of Elyria, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013, at The Malachi House in Cleveland, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Frances New


Lola Frances New (nee Rexroat), 89 years of age, and a resident of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, September 16, 2013, at her home, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 24, 1924 in Somerset, Kentucky. Frances came to Amherst Township in 1946, eventually moving to Elyria, where Read More…

Katia Kulibert


Katia Kulibert, 51, of Vicenza, Italy, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Katia lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed her employment with AAFES, which took her all over the world. She loved gardening, but most of all spending time with her son. She is survived by her son, Simone Kulibert; sisters, Susana Clark of Read More…

Jack Covalt


Jack Covalt, 80, of LaGrange, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 13, 2013 following a short illness. Born in Fairmont, West Virginia, he was a life long resident of LaGrange. Jack was employed at LaGrange Screw Products before retiring from Duffins Manufacturing in Elyria. Jack served in the U.S. Army and Read More…

Marcella A. Baldauf

Baldauf_Marcella Anne

Marcella A. Baldauf (nee Gerhart), 91, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013, at the Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, following a brief illness. She was born February 19, 1922, in Avon, and was a North Ridgeville resident for most of her life. She and her husband, Harold operated a family Read More…

Indians miss chance … and a lot of pitches: Cleveland strikes out 17 times against James Shields, Royals bullpen in 7-1 loss

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields delivers to a Cleveland Indians batter in Kansas City, Mo., Monday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rather than bemoan a slew of strikeouts, Indians manager Terry Francona preferred to simply praise Royals ace James Shields for the way he sliced up his lineup Monday night. Shields kept the Indians off balance for six innings, Salvador Perez led a scrappy Kansas City offense and the result was a Read More…

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski keeping options open if injured QB Brandon Weeden is out Sunday, or longer

BEREA – With quarterback Brandon Weeden’s status in doubt for Sunday, and possibly the rest of the season, coach Rob Chudzinski will likely have a decision to make. But he isn’t ready to say who will replace Weeden if a sprained right thumb sidelines him. The choices are Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer. “I’m going Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon glad to be back from suspension, knows he’s working on last chance

BEREA – The downfield passing attack of new offensive coordinator Norv Turner has one play of more than 22 yards in two games. The Browns are counting on receiver Josh Gordon to fix that. “It’s definitely vital for me to come back and make as big an impact as I can, help out the team Read More…