February 13, 2016

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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

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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

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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…

Lakers great Kobe Bryant to retire after this season

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday, writing a poem titled “Dear Basketball.” “My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind. But Read More…

Baby Boomers’ conundrum: Ready to work less, but labor market can’t quite let them go

Roberton Williams’ plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. It didn’t quite work out that way. Williams, 68, did retire but then started another full-time job with the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank. “The plan was to work full time Read More…

2 nurses end 4-decade run, retiring on same day

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ELYRIA — Nursing is a stressful profession full of long shifts, tiring hours and daily reminders of life and death. Finding friendship in the halls of a hospital is often seen as a salve to soothe nursing souls. But Sally Bansek and Donna Humphrey never imagined that balm would last 40 years, through two careers Read More…

Roy Church stepping down as president of Lorain County Community College

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ELYRIA — Roy Church, president of Lorain County Community College, announced Monday that he plans to step down June 30, a move that will bring an end to the longest presidency in the college’s 52-year history. Retirement is on the radar of the Avon Lake husband and father of two who came to Elyria from Read More…

Lorain school treasurer announces retirement

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LORAIN — School Treasurer Dale Weber announced at Monday’s Board of Education meeting that he’ll retire June 30. Weber, 59, said after the meeting that he plans to spend more time with his family and possibly move to South Carolina after retiring. Weber, a 1974 Admiral King High School graduate, earns about $128,000 annually. When Read More…

N.R. parish’s founding pastor retiring at 75

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For years, the scenario for an aging priest was akin to that of an old cowboy. “They died with their boots on,” the Rev. Richard Gonser said with a smile. The longtime priest and founding pastor of St. Julie Billiart Church won’t be among them. Even though Gonser, whose vitality belies his Read More…