July 31, 2014

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Charles A. Hahn

Charles A. Hahn, 76, of Elyria, passed away October 4, 2012. He was born May 6, 1936 in Cleveland, the son of Elllsworth Charles and Mary C. (Gavin) Hahn. He was a 1954 graduate of St. Ignatius High School and graduated from John Carroll University in 1958. Charles worked as an investigator for the U.S. Read More…

Dale E.”Coach Bear” Balas

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Dale E. “Coach Bear” Balas, 65, of North Ridgeville, passed away October 13, 2005. He was the assistant football coach at Midview High School. Dale served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne. He enjoyed golfing and his grandchildren. He is survived by his son, Dale; daughter, Melanie; grandchildren, Steven, Caroline and Willie. He was preceded Read More…

Launey J. Dovin

Launey J. Dovin, 71 of Amherst, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at New Life Hospice Residential Center following a lengthy illness. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 1 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 9 P.M. in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Further arrangements are incomplete Read More…

Bruce C. Lightner

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In Loving Memory of Bruce C. Lightner, 52, of Elyria, who passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 6, 2013. He is survived by his two sons, Bruce L. Lightner of Elyria and Jerry Lightner of North Ridgeville; sisters, Tammy Serin of Florida and Michelle Terryn of Florida; and one granddaughter, Alexis L. Wood of Columbia Station. Read More…

Terence J. Fink

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Terence J. Fink, 59, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013. Terry was the owner of Pinebrook Golf Club in Grafton. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (nee Flynn); dear father of Matthew Munroe; brother of Laura Lee Soto (Joe); nephew of Sister Laura Marie Smith O.P.; brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle to many. He was Read More…

Man fatally shot in Avon

Ryan Raider

AVON — Police are investigating a overnight shooting early Saturday that killed a 29-year-old man. According to police, Brandon Smith was shot once in the head by a roommate, identified as Ryan Raider, 25. Smith was rushed to the EMH Avon Emergency Care Center by Avon Fire Department paramedics. He was later flown to MetroHealth Read More…

Lorain mayor’s SUV stolen, recovered

Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer

LORAIN — They say bad things happen to good people. And to those in high places. Just ask Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer, who woke up Saturday morning to find his 2012 Buick Enclave gone from his Garfield Boulevard driveway. “It’s one of the worst feelings you could have,” Ritenauer said upon realizing his vehicle was Read More…

Knife-wielding man tries, fails to rob Mr. Hero

ELYRIA — A man armed with a large folding knife was in the process of robbing a Lake Avenue fast-food restaurant Friday evening when he was apparently frightened off by the appearance of another customer. The incident occurred at 5:50 p.m. when a man walked into the Mr. Hero at 1227 Lake Ave., placed his Read More…

Different team awaits Brandon Weeden: Browns QB returns to starting lineup with a more potent offense at his disposal

If his first incompletion against the Bills hadn’t been greeted with boos from the home crowd, Brandon Weeden might’ve found himself smiling. In his return to the Browns huddle following the season-ending knee injury to Brian Hoyer, Weeden was introduced to an offense that had changed significantly in his two weeks on the sideline. The Read More…

Girls tennis: Grafton’s Emily Witt comes through when she needs to, qualifies to state tournament for third year in a row

Magnificat's Emily Ritt, of Grafton, stretches to get at a backhand return to Solon Mayfield's Jamie Vizelman in the Division I district finals match for fifth and sixth place Saturday at Oberlin College. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Magnificat senior tennis player Emily Witt had to take the road less traveled to get where she wanted to go: next week’s state tournament in Columbus. The Grafton resident not only picked up the win she needed in Saturday’s Division I district consolation semifinals, but also outlasted Mayfield’s Jamie Vizelman in the fifth-place Read More…