February 12, 2016


Indians notes: Chris Perez breaks silence, praises front office, team’s turnaround, says he’s just going through slump

Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez throws against the Minnesota Twins Sept. 26. The Indians won 6-5. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

CLEVELAND — In the midst of a celebratory clubhouse Sunday at Target Field, deposed closer Chris Perez broke his media silence. It seemed like a fitting occasion. “You can’t put it into words, especially after what happened last year,” said Perez of the Indians clinching their first postseason berth since 2007. “I think you have Read More…

Browns pregame update: OL Shawn Lauvao inactive; K Billy Cundiff active, appears ready to kick

CLEVELAND – Oniel Cousins will start his fourth straight game at right guard today vs. the stout defensive line of the Bengals, as Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is inactive for the fourth straight game. Lauvao, slated to be the starter, had arthroscopic ankle surgery Aug. 9. He was limited in practice during the week and listed Read More…

Former Browns QB Bernie Kosar charged with DUI in Solon

Bernie Kosar

CLEVELAND – Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar was arrested early this morning in Solon and charged with driving under the influence. He was released and attended Cleveland’s game against Cincinnati at FirstEnergy Stadium. Kosar was stopped at 2:42 a.m. for speeding and was the only occupant in the car, according to Solon police. A strong Read More…

Browns-Bengals: 3 points of interest in today’s game

THREE-POINT STANCE (Three points of interest in today’s game) NOT-SO-GREEN WITH ENVY Receiver Josh Gordon doesn’t think his 10-catch, 146-yard performance last week is an aberration. He’s not predicting such an outburst every week, but expects big things out of himself and doesn’t shy away from comparisons to the game’s greats, including Cincinnati Pro Bowler Read More…

Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award goes to ‘Goode’ Elyrian

Boy Scouts

ELYRIA – Leadership and community service — it’s what the Boy Scouts of America stand for. And it’s what the Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America, looks for when selecting the recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award. “The award is given to people who contribute vitality to Lorain County,” said Jerry Skully, resource Read More…

70 years later, man receives Lorain High School diploma


LORAIN — Nine dollars. That’s what prevented Leonard Puma from graduating high school. “I couldn’t stand to be embarrassed at graduation with those guys because I didn’t have the money for a suit,” Puma said. “And I didn’t want to bother my mother for a $9 suit.” These were the days when Puma’s mother would Read More…

Georgiana Mayre (Hessler) Shaw

Georgiana Mayre (Hessler) Shaw, 99, died at Covenant Village in Plantation, Florida, Thursday, September 5, 2013. Georgia was born July 1, 1914, in New York City, the daughter of George F. and Elsie (Pargman) Hessler. Raised in Westfield, New Jersey, she graduated from Oberlin College with the class of 1936. She is survived by John Read More…

Cecil Chapman Donovan


Cecil Chapman Donovan, 90, of Elyria, died Monday, September 16, 2013 at LifeCare Center of Westlake, under the care of Crossroads Hospice. Cecil was born April 17, 1923 in Sullivan. Elyria had been his home since 1937. He served in the United States Army Aircorp during World War II, where he was awarded the Bronze Read More…

Hollie A. Richmond

Hollie A. Richmond, 22, of Eaton Township, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 27, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

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…