December 20, 2014

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Lauren Blair Ward

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Lauren Blair Ward, of Vermilion, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 31, 2014 at home in the presence of her family. She was born November 16, 1989 in Elyria. She graduated from Firelands High School in 2008. She then attended Lorain County JVS and completed the medical assistant program. Lauren was currently employed at the Giant Read More…

June O’Neil

June O’Neil, 95, of Oberlin (formerly of Sheffield Village) passed away Monday, February 3, 2014, at Kendal of Oberlin. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Wedding – Janas

Jennifer & Matthew Janas

On October 19, 2013, at Lantern Court, on the grounds of the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Rev. Thomas Marlin blessed the marriage union of Jennifer Lee Wypasek and Matthew Elliott Janas. The Bride and Groom were joined by Maid of Honor, Amy Seymore; Bridesmaids, Megan Gallagher, Christina Meecha and Amy Restifo; Best Man, Brent Twining Read More…

Cavaliers fade late against Mavericks, lose fifth straight game and seventh in last eight

Dallas Mavericks' Devin Harris is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Jack on Monday. Harris had a season-high 16-points in the 124-107 Mavericks win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki was watching when the Dallas Mavericks took a double-digit lead for good against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The steady progress of Devin Harris had a lot to do with the surge. Nowitzki scored 23 points, Harris had a season-high 16 and the Mavericks pulled away from Cleveland 124-107 Monday night, handing the Read More…

Girls basketball: North Ridgeville overcomes 18-point deficit, ends Firelands’ 14-game winning streak

North Ridgeville's Isabella Pecchia blocks a shot by Firelands' Brandi Holowecky. LINDA MUPRHY/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Coming back from an 18-point halftime deficit isn’t as rare as hitting the lottery or starting off the Super Bowl with a safety, but it’s safe to say there were not many people in North Ridgeville’s gym Monday night who would have wagered their lunch money on such a comeback. However, the Read More…

Five individuals, one team make Elyria Sports Hall of Fame

ELYRIA — The Elyria Sports Hall of Fame selected its 43rd class Monday night. This year’s inductees include Elyria West baseball standout T.J. Staton, Elyria High wrestling state champion Tim Sweigard, Elyria High volleyball and basketball star Jessy Verhoff, Elyria Catholic track sprinter Mike Kozma, Elyria Catholic baseball star David Krol and the 1964 Elyria Read More…

Girls basketball: Avon holds off Elyria Catholic comeback, holds on to stay alive in West Shore Conference race

Elyria Catholic's Riley Schill is guarded by Avon's Sierra Davidson, front, and Sarah Sprecher. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic scored more points in the fourth quarter Monday night than it did in the first three quarters combined. The result was predictable, a West Shore Conference loss to Avon, which remains alive in the conference race. The Eagles trail Lakewood by two games with two to play. Monday’s score was 38-33, Read More…

Thad Matta: No simple fix for Ohio State’s problems

Ohio State's Amir Williams, top, knocks the ball away from Wisconsin's Josh Gasser on Saturday. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

COLUMBUS — Thad Matta watches the video clips over and over. Somewhere in the midst of all those pixels he’s trying to find the answers to what’s wrong with his Ohio State Buckeyes. The thing is, it’s hard to point to just one thing. The instant he thinks he’s solved a problem, something else pops Read More…

Boys basketball: Buckeye finishes Brookside with 17-3 closing run

Brookside defenders Kenny Pierson, left, and Christian Gray attempt to block the shot of Buckeye's Jeff Miller during the second quarter of the Cardinals game at Buckeye High School. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

Chad Grant The Chronicle-Telegram YORK TWP. — In a game that featured two squads trading scoring runs, Buckeye made the final one Monday and pulled out a 59-44 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win. The fourth quarter started with an 8-0 run by the Cardinals (10-6, 7-4) to pull within 42-41, but Chris Vogt and the Read More…