February 11, 2016


Indians 6, Blue Jays 4: Tribe snaps skid, avoids sweep on Easter

David Murphy hits the winning three-run double Sunday in the sixth inning against Toronto.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians picked a good day to come back from the dead. Riding a season-high three-game skid and with seven losses in nine games, Cleveland snapped out of the funk Sunday just in time to avoid a sweep by the Blue Jays, beating Toronto 6-4 in front of a sparse crowd of 11,716 Read More…

Indians notes: Manager Terry Francona not ready to make changes to batting order

Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn reacts after striking out against Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Sergio Santos Friday in Cleveland. The Blue Jays defeated the Indians 3-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona is aware that his batting order has struggled to produce over the majority of the Indians’ first 18 games. But he doesn’t think it’s time to shake it up. “I don’t not change it because I’m not paying attention,” Francona said before Cleveland’s series finale with Toronto on Sunday. “I Read More…

18th Birthday – Lunn

David Wayne Lunn

On April 30, 1996, I held my precious firstborn son for the first time ever. I was so excited and loved you instantly. Although things do not always proceed as we expect, remember that you and your brother are loved. A lot of time has passed since I have seen you and Matthew. Hopefully, one day soon, I will be able to convey this to you Read More…

Wedding – Philion

Aaron & Heather

Aaron Philion and Heather Stevanus exchanged wedding vows at a quaint afternoon ceremony at Getaway Cabins in Hocking Hills, Ohio on March 22, 2014. Growing up as childhood friends, Aaron and Heather knew each other all their lives. However, it wasn’t until recently that they reconnected…this time, as a couple. The rest is history! Together they share four children, Shana, Madison, Chase and Kasidee. On October Read More…

H.S. Softball: Columbia beats St. Joseph at Akron showcase; North Ridgeville falls to Pickerington

North Ridgeville’s Marissa Caraballo tags out Pickerington Central’s Alex Kiddwell 
at third base Saturday at the Akron Racers Showcase at Firestone Stadium in Akron. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AKRON — Columbia’s offense has come through with a big inning time and again this season and Saturday was no exception. Amanda Sedlock’s bases-clearing triple was the big blow in a six-run third inning as the Raiders downed St. Joseph Academy 7-4 at the Akron Racers Spring Showcase at Firestone Stadium. Columbia (4-3) took advantage Read More…

Indians Notes: Catcher Yan Gomes struggling with defense, leads team with 5 errors

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes catches a popup against the Detroit Tigers on April 16. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Yan Gomes has made a team-high five errors and ranks 18th in the American League in fielding percentage at the position. Tribe manager Terry Francona isn’t worried about his young backstop just yet, however. “I think Gomer is prepared for this and he’s pretty good, so the one thing we don’t Read More…

Memorial Mass for Mary Edna Sittinger

The family invites friends to join them as they celebrate and reflect upon Mary’s life in a Memorial Mass being held on her birthday, Monday, April 21, 2014, at 10:30 A.M., at St. Mary Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion. Father Ron Brickner will officiate the Mass.

Robert D. Kozloski

Robert D. Kozloski, 73, of Elyria, passed away at his residence Friday, April 18, 2014, following an 18 month illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced Monday by the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, Lorain.

Mary B. Rugg

Mary B. Rugg, 85, of Reno, Nevada and formerly of Wellington, died Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born June 11, 1928, in Davidson County, North Carolina, to the late Charles and Rosa (nee Beck) Briggs. Mary moved to the Wellington area in 1968. Mary graduated from Shelton College with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Read More…

John David Sobieski


John David Sobieski, 71, of Wellington, passed away suddenly at Allen Mercy Hospital, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1942. John move from Erie to Oberlin in 1952 and settled in the Pittsfield area. He was a graduate of Oberlin High (1962), where he met and married his wife Read More…