August 23, 2014

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Donald Rudolph Hjerpe

Donald Rudolph Hjerpe, 79, formerly of Elyria, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2007, in Houston, TX. Donald was born in Ashtabula, on August 3, 1927 to his parents, the late John Richard and Laina A. (Latvala) Hjerpe. Donald loved photography and gardening and he was well known for his beautiful pictures and his famous Read More…

Mary C. Talarek

Mary C. Talarek (nee: Karmilowicz), 81, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at the EMH Regional Healthcare Center following a long illness. Mrs. Talarek was born January 19, 1926 in Elyria and made her home here her entire life. Mrs. Talarek was a legal secretary for over 50 years retiring from Manning and Musson law firm. Read More…

Jani Mae Tomlin

The sun rose in Jani Mae (nee Ogle) Tomlin’s life on January 10, 1940 to the late King "Hardy" and Henri Mae Ogle. The sun set on her life Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at EMH Regional Health Care System. Jani was born in Lexington, KY, and the family relocated to OH in 1941. Jani attended Read More…

Laurence van der Oord

Laurence van der Oord, 81, of Vermilion, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at St. John West Shore Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born October 17, 1925 in Detroit, MI. He was raised in the Lorain and Brownhelm Township areas and graduated from Brownhelm High School in 1943. Laurence received his Bachelor of Read More…

Ohio lieutenant governor leads trade mission to Japan

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s lieutenant governor has scheduled a trade mission to Japan in September to boost prospects for state exports and to try to persuade Japanese companies to invest here. Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, who is also director of the Ohio Department of Development, is to speak at the annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association conference in Read More…

Salutatorian: Bring it on – Firelands Graduation

HENRIETTA TWP. — On Saturday afternoon, 155 Firelands High School seniors had their chance to shine for a final time in their high school careers, flooding the football field in their red and white robes for their graduation ceremony. Friends and family members snapped pictures of the graduates from the stands while the school band Read More…

Conquer your obstacles – Brookside Graduation

ELYRIA — Family and friends cheered as the 149 Brookside High School graduating seniors took their seats on the Lorain Palace Theatre stage Saturday. The day for the students and their families was filled with memories and advice from fellow classmates and administrators. Never sweat the small things in life, Board of Education President William Read More…

Plant lovers want nurseries to stop selling invasive plants

John Seewer The Associated Press TOLEDO — Bamboo-like plants that grow taller than adults have choked out native plants in a marsh that once teemed with life along Lake Erie. Wild flowers have disappeared. Migrating birds have gone elsewhere. The parkland has changed so much that Dana Bollin, the naturalist at Maumee Bay State Park, Read More…

Firefighter who survived time underwater goes home

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — A firefighter who fell into a river during a training exercise and spent nearly 30 minutes underwater survived because the river’s cold temperatures slowed his body functions and minimized damage to his vital organs, doctors said. Chris Gabbard, 32, left a rehabilitation center Friday about   30 pounds lighter but without Read More…

Police Blotter – 06/03/07

Elyria police Friday, June 1 7 a.m. – 900 block Bennett Drive, vehicle rummaged through, garage opened. 8:45 a.m. – 100 block Fox Hill Lane, abandoned Mongoose bicycle recovered. 8:49 a.m. – 800 block Rosewood Drive, vehicle broken into, steering column tampered with. 11 a.m. – 800 block Leona St., car broken into, various items Read More…