May 25, 2015


H.S. Baseball: Defense deciding factor in North Olmsted’s win over Elyria

Elyria's Zack Rosenkoetter gets a triple in the bottom of the sixth against Olmsted Falls. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — With the way North Olmsted played defense, no one would believe the Eagles have practiced only one time outdoors this spring. The Eagles managed to make a couple key plays in the field when they needed to and came away with a 5-4 win over Elyria on Saturday afternoon at George Day Field Read More…

Fire displaces Elyria family of 7

ELYRIA — A family of seven was forced out of its rented home Saturday by a fire that broke out in an upstairs bedroom. The fire was reported about 12:15 p.m. to Elyria firefighters, who responded to a two-story house at 1617 Lake Ave., said Elyria Assistant Fire Chief Ron Brlas. He said the family Read More…

Driver injured in high-speed crash improving

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An 88-year-old driver critically injured in a high-speed March 17 crash has had his medical condition upgraded. Nursing supervisor personnel at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland said Saturday night that Frank Cimino, of Avon, was listed in serious condition. Cimino was driving a 2006 Buick Lucerne that slammed into the rear of Read More…

Indians commentary: Another year, more empty stands

A sparse crowd behind Indians right fielder David Murphy watches in the seventh inning Tuesday in Cleveland. Only 9,029 were in attendance to see the Tribe defeat San Diego, 8-6. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

The television advertisements and team spokesman/cheerleader Nick Swisher say this is a “Tribe Town.” But is it really? The Indians returned to Progressive Field this year to discover that not much had changed from last season, where after the obligatory sellout in the home opener, they drew a little over 10,000 fans per day for Read More…

Volunteers improve Haven Center lobby

haven slider

LORAIN — About 15 volunteers from the 2014 Leadership Lorain County class worked in shifts Saturday and today to transform the lobby of the Haven Center into a brighter, more inviting space for the adults and children who find refuge there. “We got a down-and-gritty tour” of the county’s only 24-hour homeless shelter, which followed Read More…

Elyria to host virtual comic book experience for children

ELYRIA — Children read comic books to imagine what it would be like to be a superhero. But what if — even just for one day — the experience could be real? That’s what a group of local organizers is hoping to pull off Saturday, May 3. In a new event in Elyria, the plan Read More…

Miss Verna Jane Pierson

Miss Verna Jane Pierson, 90, went to her eternal home Friday, April 4, 2014 after a short illness. She was born March 2, 1924, to Roy Maywood Pierson, Sr. and Bessie Justice Pierson in Beech Glen, West Virginia. Prior to retiring she had worked at Elyria Manufacturing Company, Elyria, as a bookkeeper for 40 years. Read More…

Dorothy M. Fletcher

Dorothy M. Fletcher, 91, of Litchfield, passed onto her heavenly home Saturday, April 12, 2014. Complete obit will be in Monday’s Chronicle. Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City in handling the arrangements.    

Peter Allen “Pete” Lafferty


Peter Allen “Pete” Lafferty, 54, lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born February 27, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio. Pete enjoyed fishing, camping, and raising canaries. Pete is survived by his wife of 28 years, Teresa (nee Mooney); daughters, Michelle Szakal (nee Lafferty) and Melissa Lafferty (boyfriend Michael Adams); sons, Read More…

Leroy Edward Kubuske


Leroy Edward Kubuske, 88 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home. A lifetime resident of Amherst, Leroy was born on December 27, 1925. He was a graduate of Central High School in Amherst with the class of 1943. Leroy proudly served in the Read More…