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Boys Basketball: Amherst rolls by Oberlin, 80-34

Amherst's Danny Fortney blocks a shot by Oberlin's Devonte Hougland. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — When Amherst guard Garrett Klekota suffered a knee injury early this summer he worried about his senior basketball season. After his season-opening performance against Oberlin, it looks like he’s going to be just fine. Playing just 16 minutes, Klekota scored 17 points, handed out five assists and recorded five steals as the Comets Read More…

Angel L. Ortiz

Angel L. Ortiz, 76, of Lorain, was called home to the Lord Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, following a short illness. Arrangements will be announced in Monday’s newspaper by the Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, South Lorain.

Betty C. Sheak

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Betty C. Sheak (nee Schmitz), 87, of Fostoria, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Good Shepherd Home. She was born in Cleveland and had been a resident of Avon for 41 years, before moving to Fostoria. Betty worked at American Greetings as a card designer for many years. She was a member of St. Read More…

Mildred Faye Artis

Mildred Faye Artis, 85, of Grafton, died Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Wesleyan Village in Elyria. Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria handled arrangements.

Douglas Scott “Big Bird” Judy

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Douglas Scott “Big Bird” Judy, 51, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at his home. He was born in Oberlin and spent summers at Camp Clare-Mar Lakes, where he met his wife. He was a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 14 years. Douglas served in the U.S. Navy Seabee’s. He Read More…

John L. Hammer

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John L. Hammer, 62, of Vermilion, died Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, after a sudden illness. John was born October 15, 1951, in Elyria, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 18 years. He graduated from Elyria High School and The Ohio State University, where he was a member of Read More…

Prince Griffin

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Prince Griffin, 86, of Elyria, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, November 24, 2013 in the Wesleyan Village in Elyria, following a long illness. He was born in Wood Cliff, Georgia, moving to Elyria 40 years ago from Oberlin and had also lived in Detroit, Michigan. He was a veteran of Read More…

Timothy J. Smith

Timothy J. Smith, 66, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013. Visitation will be held Monday, December 2, 2013, from 4 until 8 P.M., at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, Lorain. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at the funeral home. Full obituary and service information will appear in Sunday’s paper.

Ohio State appears to be a heavy favorite against Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ohio State has put itself in a position to possibly play in the BCS championship. The No. 3 Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) are unbeaten and heavily favored to stay that way after playing slumping archrival Michigan (7-4, 3-4) today at the Big House. Ohio State has won a school-record 23 Read More…

Gay’s fine provides little comfort to Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay has been fined for his hit on Browns quarterback Jason Campbell. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — The NFL office has made Steelers cornerback William Gay pay for his hit to the head of Browns quarterback Jason Campbell. Gay was fined $15,750 by the league Friday, docking him for delivering a left-handed shot to Campbell’s facemask during the third quarter of Pittsburgh’s 27-11 victory at Cleveland. Specifically, the NFL ruled Read More…