February 12, 2016


Anna A. Parks


Anna A. Parks (nee Osterman), 97, of Avon Lake, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, at home, following complications of congestive heart failure. Mrs. Parks was born February 13, 1916 in Pittsburgh and lived in Avon Lake the past 57 years. She was both a licensed cosmetologist and licensed practical nurse, but Read More…

Renato “Ray” Montorsi


Renato “Ray” Montorsi, 79, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013. The beloved husband of Teresina; cherished father of Robert (Patty) and Rita; devoted grandfather of Ariana Zuk; son of the late Umberto and Geoneffa; dear brother of Bruno (Gina); loving uncle of Marino (Lauradonna). Visitation will be Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 Read More…

Robert H. Reichard

Robert H. Reichard, 85, of Elyria, died Friday, September 27, 2013, at West Bay Center in Westlake. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria.

Nancy Rita Horwath


Nancy Rita Horwath (nee Carroll), 80, of Elyria, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Life Care Center of Elyria, following a long illness, under the care of Crossroads Hospice, surrounded by family. Mrs. Horwath was born December 10, 1932 in Allentown, Pennsylvania and made her home in Elyria since 1962. She was employed Read More…

Closing in on the playoffs: Indians drub Twins for eighth straight win, move into tie for top wild-card berth

MINNEAPOLIS — Prior to the second game of the series at Target Field, Indians manager Terry Francona announced that the team would finish the regular season without a designated closer. They didn’t need one Friday night against the Twins. Thanks to an early offensive assault, Cleveland romped past Minnesota 12-6 to notch its eighth straight Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon responds after losing lead, tops Midview 45-28 in key WSC battle

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AVON — It’s easy, of course, to enjoy the spoils of a lead and the big plays that got you there. It’s another thing altogether to respond when that lead — and the momentum it brings — goes away. Avon, facing a stiff challenge to its West Shore Conference supremacy of late, saw a 10-point lead Read More…

H.S. Football: Elyria busts loose in 2nd quarter, gets revenge on Mayfield, stays unbeaten

Elyria's Jumarr Lewis breaks free on a touchdown run at Elyria High Stadium. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Mayfield had played spoiler to Elyria’s football fortunes the last two seasons, handing the Pioneers losses that derailed hopes of a playoff berth. For at least the first 14 minutes Friday night, it looked like the Wildcats were going to make it three straight. But three straight second-quarter touchdowns turned the tide in Read More…

H.S. Football: Jeff Riesen gets 200th win as North Ridgeville beats Rocky River 76-48

Jeff Riesen

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The power failed several times Friday night in the lights on the west side of Rangers Stadium. There was certainly no lack of electricity on the field. North Ridgeville coach Jeff Riesen got his 200th career win as the Rangers defeated Rocky River 76-48. “In all the years I coached as an Read More…

H.S. Football: Black River sticks to ground, gets 64-60 win over Clearview and record-setting QB Roger Engle

Black River High School defense back senior Andrew Vaughn, left, attempts to grab a pass intended for Clearview High School wide receiver Lance Billings. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Black River couldn’t stop Clearview through the air Friday night. Roger Engle set a Lorain County record with 517 passing yards and tied a county record with six passing touchdowns. The Clippers couldn’t stop the Pirates on the ground. Black River rushed for 516 yards. The ground attack beat the air assault, Read More…

Rookie ready to roll: Browns first-round draft pick Barkevious Mingo could get first start against Bengals

BEREA — The future has arrived for Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo. The first-round pick is expected to make his first NFL start Sunday when Cleveland hosts the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium, taking the place of the injured Jabaal Sheard on the outside. “It’s very exciting and I feel good about it,” the 6-foot-4, Read More…