February 7, 2016


Patsy Gerrone


Patsy Gerrone, 91, entered into eternal rest Saturday, October 5, 2013. He was born October 30, 1921 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and has lived in Avon Lake since 1945. He was a Tech Sergeant with the 373rd Bombardment Squadron of the 308th Bombardment Group attached to the Flying Tigers and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Read More…

Dorothy Mae Gross

Gross, Dorothy

Dorothy Mae Gross (nee Washington), 95, of Elyria, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born April 21, 1918 in Austin, Texas and has been a resident of Elyria most of her life. She was formerly employed for 30 years at General Industries in Elyria, Read More…

Clearview pulls off huge fifth-game rally to down Lutheran West, win fourth straight PAC Stripes volleyball title

Clearview's Heather Younkin spikes the ball past Lutheran West's Emile Hausmann, left, and Anne Kennedy. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Now that’s how you finish off a championship. Clearview already had a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division volleyball championship, but the Clippers wanted the title all to itself, only to trail Lutheran West 13-10 in a fifth and deciding game Monday night. “I just wanted the ball and I Read More…

Browns express faith in Brandon Weeden, believe they can keep winning despite losing Brian Hoyer

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden tries to escape the rush from Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams Thursday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — The Browns are 3-2 for the first time since 2001. They’re in first place this “late” in the season for the first time since 1995. They’re on a three-game winning streak and host the 3-2 Detroit Lions on Sunday. Yet the excitement following the 37-24 victory Thursday night over the Bills has been Read More…

Indians: Tribe not satisfied, wants to build on success in 2014

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, right, talks about the 2013 season with general manager Chris Antonetti, left, in Cleveland, Monday. The Indians lost to the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL wild-card last Wednesday, ending their season. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Indians qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2007, matching the franchise record for increased wins from one year to the next. Now the task gets tougher. Sustaining that success and building it into something bigger than a one-game wild-card loss is the next challenge for manager Terry Francona and Read More…

Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters feeling good physically and mentally, now that he doesn’t have to play much point

Dion Waiters

INDEPENDENCE — The scales appear to have tipped in favor of Dion Waiters this season. There’s been no specific verification, however, because the Cavaliers shooting guard, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 221 pounds, dreads finding out how much he weighs. “I hate stepping on the scale,” Waiters said following a recent practice at Cleveland Read More…

Rays find a way: Tampa Bay stays alive against Red Sox thanks to Jose Lobaton’s game-winning homer in ninth

Tampa Bay Rays' Jose Lobaton celebrates a ninth inning walk off home run against the Boston Red Sox to win Game 3 of an American League baseball division series in St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays are still afloat in the AL Division Series. Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning into the giant fish tank beyond the center-field wall, and Tampa Bay staved off elimination once again by beating the Boston Red Read More…