February 11, 2016


Mary A. Crocker


Mary A. Crocker (nee Cooper), 86, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, after a short illness. Mary was born January 7, 1927 in Morven, Georgia. She had been a Vermilion resident since 2002. She graduated from Morven High School and was a member of Morrison Baptist Church, Georgia. She Read More…

Richard Buswell Blythe


Richard Buswell Blythe passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Irvine, California. He was born August 9, 1917, to Edmund and Agnes Blythe of Elyria. He graduated from Elyria High School in 1936, where he lettered in track. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII and worked in the aerospace industry. He is Read More…

Over way too soon: Indians’ crazy ride comes to a season-ending stop in 4-0 loss to Rays as offense fails to get going

Indians lose

CLEVELAND — The magic deserted the Indians when they needed it most. A perceived team of destiny after finishing the regular season with 10 straight wins to clinch the top spot in the American League wild-card race, Cleveland tasted defeat for the first time in two weeks Wednesday. And it was the type of loss Read More…

Scott Petrak: Indians made October fun again … for awhile

A packed dining room and bar at Wolfe's in Elyria watches the Indians take on Tampa Bay on Wednesday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — The chant brought it all back. Six years later. The first inning was only a batter old, and the red-clad, towel-waving sellout crowd was in full voice. “Let’s go Tribe! Let’s go Tribe!” The ballpark only sounds like this in October. A full house — for the introductions. Nerves, excitement and anticipation expressed Read More…

Browns step into prime time with two-game winning streak, new quarterback and renewed hope

Joe Haden always wears a smile. It was even wider this week. “We just want to keep this feeling and we just want to make every game be important,” he said. “Every game is always important, but if you’re first in your division and you’re striving for stuff like that, it makes it a little Read More…

Girls tennis: Top-seeded Westlake doubles team leads area district qualifiers

Sarah Souders of Amherst hits the ball during the tournament at Oberlin.

OBERLIN — Thanks to a couple of singles players who reached the state’s limit of three matches Wednesday during the first day of the Division I girls sectional tennis tournament at Oberlin College, the quarterfinals won’t be played until Thursday. However, six area girls advanced to the quarters after three rounds, ensuring three area singles Read More…