February 13, 2016


High school wrestling: Avon captures WSC title

Avon's Joe Travigilante goes in to try to pin Vermilion's Anthony Strater in the 220 pound weight class championship. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The space between Avon and North Ridgeville in the West Shore Conference race was razor thin. The programs matched each other’s regular-season performance, were tied after the tournament semifinals and the Eagles led by just two points going into the placement matches Saturday night. That’s when Avon turned on the jets and never Read More…

Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

Ron Ploucha

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Emerging from his lair on Super Bowl Sunday, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil couldn’t predict the winner of the big game but his handlers said he was sure of his weather forecast: There will be six more weeks of winter. Pennsylvania’s famed groundhog was roused from slumber at 7:28 a.m. Sunday and, according Read More…

United Airlines drops Cleveland as hub airport

A United Airlines employee staffs a ticketing counter at San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. United Airlines has announced it is vacating its concourse in Cleveland Hopkins. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

WASHINGTON — United Airlines said Saturday it will drop its money-losing hub in Cleveland, slashing its daily flights and eliminating 470 jobs. The company’s CEO Jeff Smisek announced in a letter to employees that the airline will no longer use Cleveland to connect fliers coming from other airports around the country. As a result, United’s Read More…

Ricky “Rick” Rader

Ricky “Rick” Rader, 51, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014, at his home, following a battle with cancer. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.

Juanita Williams

Juanita Williams, 73, of Elyria, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014, following a brief illness. Arrangements will be announced by the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria. 440-322-3717.

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…

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. He was born April 1, 1935 in LaGrange and was a lifelong resident. Jim worked at the Ridge Tool Company in Elyria for 32 years, retiring in 1997 as a general foreman. He Read More…

Mary O. Bonnett


Mary O. Bonnett, 95, of Elyria, entered into eternal rest at her daughter, Karen’s home, Tuesday, January 28, 2013. Mary was born May 21, 1918 in Avon Lake, to the late Harry and Lucy (nee Linden) Miller. She attended the Avon Lake school system. Mary lived in Oberlin before moving to Elyria, where she spent Read More…

Jerry L. Butcher


Jerry L. Butcher, 77, of Wooster, entered into rest Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness from pulmonary fibrosis. Jerry was born in Weston, West Virginia on March 16, 1936 to Glen and Nina Mae (Riffle) Butcher. He married Connie Weaver March 18, 1972, in Vermilion. She survives. He started Read More…

Jesse W. Shaffer


Jesse W. Shaffer, 84, of Rocky River, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at St. John West Shore Hospital. He was born March 12, 1929 in McDermott, Ohio. He was a long time resident of the Vermilion – Amherst area. He was a 30 year employee of Ford Motor – Lorain Assembly Plant, retiring in Read More…