February 13, 2016


Elizabeth “Betty” Burd

Elizabeth “Betty” Burd (nee Vrbancic), of Lorain, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Kingston of Vermilion, following an extended illness. She was born in Lorain on November 5, 1925 where she remained a life-long resident. Betty was a graduate of Lorain High School. She was a parishioner of the former St. John the Read More…

Wayne R. Heginbotham


Wayne R. Heginbotham, 72, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013. He was employed at General Motors for 19 years. He was the beloved husband of Joan (nee Shank); loving son of the late Gilbert and Rose (nee Kascik); dear brother of the late James (Claudia); cherished uncle of Beth McNulty (Jim), Susan Willoughby (Greg), Sandy Read More…

Yolanda Callahan

Yolanda Callahan (nee Sumegi), 85, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Florida. Yolanda graduated from Elyria High in 1946. She lived in Elyria, Lorain, Colombia, Missouri, as well as North Port, Florida. She was a member or Presbyterian church of Port Charlotte, Florida. As a child, she attended Magyar United Church of Read More…

Mary E. Wagner “Mary Lou”

Mary E. Wagner “Mary Lou”, 87, of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 21, 2013 at EMH Healthcare, Elyria. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst.

Richard H. Dorow


Richard H. Dorow passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at his home in Elyria. He was a World War II Veteran and Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars. Richard was the beloved husband of Lois Dorow (nee Kiehl); dear father of Thomas (Terri) Dorow of Granite Bay, California, Mark (Teresa) Dorow of Dublin and Timothy Read More…

Division I district volleyball: Elyria sweeps Brunswick, makes it back to district final for first time since 2009

Elyria High School's Alexis Middlebrooks attempts to push the ball over the net toward Brunswick High School's Sam Cerny, left, and Megan Anderson on Tuesday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — It’ll be just like the “old” days at the Division I district volleyball final at Midview. Elyria High, which has not been in the finals since 2009 and has not won a district title since 2006, defeated Brunswick 25-21, 25-11, 25-5 Tuesday to set up a finals meeting with top-seeded Amherst. The Read More…

Division III district volleyball: Elyria Catholic avenges last year’s tourney loss to Cuyahoga Heights, advances to final

Elyria Catholic High School senior Brooke Nedrich kills the ball over the net toward Cuyahoga Heights sophomores Emily Petrick, left, and Payton Ciolek on Tuesday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The Elyria Catholic volleyball team cast out an old demon Tuesday night, and the result is a return trip to the Division III district title game. The Panthers fell to Cuyahoga Heights in four games last season in the district final, and were out for revenge. Behind the steady net play of junior Read More…

Division III district boys soccer: Not that easy for EC, but Panthers get past Oberlin, make it to championship game

Elyria Catholic's Jeremy Kelling, right, and Oberlin's Grant Cadenhead collide going for a header Tuesday at Elyria Catholic. EC's Michael Saddler is at left. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Third-ranked Elyria Catholic got a test from Oberlin on Tuesday night before pulling away for a 3-0 win in a Division III boys soccer district semifinal at Knights of Columbus Field. The Panthers (14-3-1) advance to Saturday’s district title match against Lutheran West, a 1-0 winner over Indepedence. The final is set for Read More…

Scott Petrak: Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon still in demand, but it’s unlikely he’s going anywhere

Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon catches a pass in front of Green Bay Packers' Davon House Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 31-13. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

In a week we’ll know. The NFL trading deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m. The persistent rumors regarding a trade of receiver Josh Gordon will be forced to stop. He’ll either be with the Browns or be elsewhere for the final eight games. The Gordon rumors have been hot and cold since running back Trent Read More…

College football: Penn State freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg has the attention of Ohio State’s defense

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg rolls out looking to pass against Michigan on Oct. 12. The Penn State quarterback gets his biggest test to date when he plays at No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

COLUMBUS — There’s a joke making the rounds in the Big Ten that maybe they ought to just name the conference’s freshman-of-the-week honors the Christian Hackenberg Award. After all, it seems he wins it every week. Penn State’s rookie quarterback gets his biggest test to date when he plays at No. 4 Ohio State on Read More…