April 29, 2016

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Lorain library director retiring in September

LORAIN — The Lorain Public Library will be looking for a new executive director following the retirement of Joanne Eldridge, effective Sept. 31. “I believe the library is the fabric of a strong community,” Eldridge said in a Tuesday news release. “The library is interwoven into the community, intrinsically making it a good community. Communities Read More…

Johnson makes retirement from NFL official with announcement

DETROIT — Calvin Johnson has retired. The 30-year-old receiver, known as Megatron, announced his decision Tuesday to walk away from the NFL after nine mostly spectacular seasons with the Detroit Lions. Johnson had 88 receptions for 1,214 yards and nine touchdowns last season, playing through lingering injuries as he often did. He has 731 career Read More…

A great says goodbye: Peyton Manning going out on top

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He’s retiring a champion. A month after Denver’s triumph in Super Bowl 50, Manning informed John Elway he is following his lead and riding off into that orange sunset just like the Broncos’ boss did 17 years ago Read More…

Jim Litke: Peyton Manning’s mental game gave him an edge

Humbled by age and confronted with a script even he couldn’t flip, Peyton Manning called it a career some two weeks shy of 40. A chronically sore throwing shoulder and some deep bruises to his reputation recently — one, a sexual harassment claim dating back to his college days; the second, allegations he used human Read More…

Federal judge, and North Ridgeville resident, retires

U.S. Magistrate Judge Greg White doesn’t know exactly what he’ll do next, but he does have at least one definite plan once he retires. “I do want to reduce the walleye population,” White, 66, said with a laugh Wednesday, a day before he steps down after eight years on the bench. White, who served for Read More…

Variety of factors — health, family, layoffs, closings — prevent some from working longer

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Earl Johnston was 12 when he got his first job, a paper route that he quickly expanded by “buying out” additional routes from other, less industrious boys. After high school, he enrolled in a program to become an industrial electrician. “With that journeyman’s card in my back pocket, I had never had Read More…

Retirement no longer an outlandish thought to LeBron James, but he doesn’t plan to step away anytime soon

TORONTO — LeBron James is starting to feel his basketball mortality. Turning 31 on Dec. 30, the Cavaliers star and four-time MVP is in his 13th year in the NBA. He’s become one of the league’s elder statesmen and embraces the role of mentor to three generations of stars who have followed him. On Friday, Read More…

Workers — led by millennials — saving more for retirement

NEW YORK — Workers are saving more for retirement, and the youngest — not exactly known for squirreling money away — are boosting their savings rates faster than any other age group. Millennials between the ages of 25 and 34 are saving a median of 7.5 percent of their pay for retirement, including whatever match Read More…

It’s not goodbye for retiring priest

WELLINGTON — Heirlooms have a way of telling life stories. Inside the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church sat an old wooden desk that for the past 40 years has become the Rev. James Reymann’s sanctuary. At that desk, he has read the Bible, jotted down service notes and prayed the rosary. Next to Reymann’s Read More…

After 35 years, pastor is retiring

HUNTINGTON TWP. — When Stephen — “just Steve” — Carmany, the retiring longtime pastor at the United Church of Huntington, was in college in sunny Southern California, he began to see something else entirely. He was working toward a degree in political science, planning to become an attorney. But that was before God stepped in. Read More…