February 9, 2016


James T. “Jim” Camp

James T. “Jim” Camp, 78, of LaGrange, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626

Diane J. Sams

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Diane J. Sams, 64, a resident of Wellington for the past seven years, died Monday January 27, 2014, in Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. She was born October 23, 1949 in Lorain and resided there most of her life. Diane enjoyed bowling, reading and bingo. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Donald; her Read More…

Marilyn B. Ransome


Marilyn B. Ransome, 86, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Geneva Shores Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Geneva. Born March 10, 1927 in Cleveland, she was raised in North Ridgeville and moved to Eastlake with her husband John and their girls. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Read More…

Jennie T. Matty


Jennie T. Matty (nee Horton), 90, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 while a resident of the Wesleyan Village in Elyria. She was born in Cleveland on November 16, 1923 and grew up in Homestead, Pennsylvania. She returned to Lorain in 1946 and had been a resident of Elyria since 2002. Jennie was a Parishioner Read More…

Louise Klimczak


Louise Klimczak (nee Kin), 89, of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain, following a lengthy illness. Born November 7, 1924 in Lorain, she lived in Lorain her entire life. Louise graduated from Lorain High School in 1942 then worked for Troxel Manufacturing Company in Elyria, retiring in 1958. Read More…

Grace L. Kellogg

Grace L. Kellogg, 68, of Nelsonville, Ohio and formerly of Elyria, died Sunday, January 26, 2014. Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Sword


Raymond Sword, 72, of Elyria, passed away at his home Wednesday, January 29, 2014, following a long illness. He was born May 10, 1941, in Orkney, Kentucky. Ray served in the U.S. Army with the 32nd Armored Division from 1959 to 1962. He worked for York International in Elyria for 10 years; and retired as Read More…

Audrey Robinette


Audrey Robinette (nee Leonard), 77, of Elyria, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, in her home. She was born March 12, 1936 in Amityville, New York, and moved to the Lorain County area in 1957, before settling down in Elyria in 1972. Audrey was a veteran of the United States Army. Audrey enjoyed crafting, antiquing and Read More…

Emery Blaine Workman


Emery Blaine Workman, 79, of Procious, West Virginia, passed away Thursday, January 30 , 2014 in Lorain, with his family by his side. Emery was born January 11, 1935 in Hookersville, West Virginia. Emery retired from the Harshaw Chemical Company/BASF in 1995 after 41 years of service and he was a member of Chestnut Ridge Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria blows out Valley Forge for its seventh straight win

Elyria's Trenell Oliver puts in a shot over Valley Forge's Zachary Zevehik. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A week and evening full of distractions worked out just fine in the end for the Elyria Pioneers and coach Brett Larrick. “Strange week, strange game,” Larrick said Friday after the Pioneers overcame a sluggish start to blast Valley Forge 70-34 in Northeast Ohio Conference Lake Division action. “We had a lot of Read More…