Julie Carr Smyth The Associated Press COLUMBUS — A property tax break for seniors and disabled residents became law July 1, providing homestead exemptions to an estimated 775,000 Ohioans. Here are answers to some common questions about the program: How does the tax relief work? The program allows eligible residents to shield the first $25,000 [...]
COLUMBUS — A late-spring freeze followed by a dry summer has damaged Ohio’s strawberry, peach and pear crop and threatens this fall’s apple harvest. Shoppers can usually find Ohio-grown strawberries at farm markets throughout June and the first week of July. This year, they were available for barely three weeks. Kerry Sullivan, manager of Jacquemin [...]
COLUMBUS — A conservative Christian group that succeeded in getting the state Legislature to place new restrictions on strip clubs is accusing an opposition group of copying its name to confuse the public over a ballot initiative. The law, which takes effect Sept. 4, prohibits patrons from touching strippers and halts nude dancing after midnight. [...]
Paula M. Beckman, 63, of Elyria died at her home on Saturday, July 7, 2007 after a long illness. Friends may call 4 to 7 P.M. Friday, July 13th at the First Baptist Church of Elyria 1140 LaGrange Rd. Elyria. Further arrangements will be announced by the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home of Elyria, (440)322-4626.
Alma Osmer Buckley, 92, of Oberlin since 1935, died Monday, July 2, 2007 at Allen Memorial Hospital. Born in Lemoyne, October 5, 1914. She attended Woodville High School where she was an avid basketball player. She also enjoyed baseball, bowling and fishing. Alma worked for the Oberlin College Library until retiring in 1974. She spent [...]
Wesley H. Gunderson, 53, of Cleveland, passed away unexpectedly on June 29, 2007. He worked as a fabricator/welder in Cleveland for over 15 years. Wesley was an enthusiast of World War I and II, and all types of flying aircraft. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family. Survivors include wife, Donna Gunderson (nee Kostyo) [...]
Amanda Michiru Sadowsky, 4 months, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007 in Rainbows Babies and Children Hospital in Cleveland after a brief illness. She was born Friday, February 16, 2007 in Middleburg Heights. She is survived by her parents, Tonya Marrhoubi and Elwood Sadowsky of North Olmsted; maternal grandparents, Eugene and Evelyn Hopkins of LaGrange; [...]
Lena Monell Shaffer (Nee Keller), 69, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, July 7th at EMH Regional Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs. Shaffer was born, April 4, 1938 in Weston, WV and has made her home in Elyria for the past 39 years. She was a member of the Elyria Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary, [...]
Mac Kenneth "Big Mac" Young, 42, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, at Community Health Partners, after a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter Funeral Homes, Inc.
Margaret P. Zeller (nee Vargo), 77, of Elyria, died July 6, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center. She was born, August 22, 1929 in Elyria, where she was a lifelong resident and a graduate of Elyria High School in 1947. She was a former secretary at the Elyria Farm Bureau and was then employed by [...]