February 8, 2016


15 Minutes: Meet Vietnam veteran General Brown Jr.


General Brown Jr. Age: 63 Lives: Lorain, grew up in Elyria Pursuit: Veteran General, how did you get that name? Is it a nickname? I’m a junior — my father never did one day in the military, but I did. That’s my name on my birth certificate. I’m a Vietnam vet, ’69-’70. Did the drill Read More…

Photo gallery: Local trick-or-treating just as spirited despite delay


Superstorm Sandy may have delayed Halloween festivities this year, but it didn’t damper the spooky spirit of these local children.

N.Y. Marathon cancellation doesn’t keep locals Kruszka, Hale from victory


ELYRIA — Tough and resilient, John Kruszka rolled with the punches and didn’t let disappointment rattle him when Superstorm Sandy forced cancellation of Sunday’s New York City Marathon. The 32-year-old Avon resident opted instead to race the eighth annual Elyria Inland Trail Marathon. It was a good choice. Kruszka was the class of Sunday’s field Read More…

Eugene E. Fillo

Eugene E. Fillo, 82, of Amherst and formerly of Elyria, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Golden Acres Lorain County Home in Amherst, following a lengthy illness. He was born December 18, 1929 in Elyria, and has lived the past 40 years in Amherst. Eugene had worked for the Center for Sightless workshop in Read More…

Gerald R. Gaughan


Gerald R. Gaughan, 86, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosemary (nee Krivos); father of Kathleen Thomas (Richard), Gerald, Pamela Trus (Fred), Patricia, Maureen Cosentino (John) and Timothy (Lisa); grandfather of 14; great grandfather of 14; and brother of Frank and the late Irene. Funeral Mass will Read More…

James N. Kent


James N. Kent, 84, of Elyria, died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. He was born May 29, 1928 in Oberlin, moved to Elyria in 1933 and graduated from Elyria High School in 1947. He was employed at General Motors Fisher Guide in Elyria from 1949 until retiring in 1986. Read More…

Edward J. Sheets

Edward J. Sheets, 52, of Elyria, passed away at home Monday, October 1, 2012. He was born September 2, 1960, to the late Charles E. and Patricia M. Sheets. Ed is survived by his brothers, Chuck (Cyndi), Larry, Lee (Marge), Denis; and sisters, Lucy Gottlieb, Pat (Don) Sepesi. He was an uncle and great uncle Read More…

Mary J. “Sue” Tarrant


Mary J. “Sue” Tarrant, 58, of Elyria, was received by God on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in the EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Elyria and had attended Elyria High School, she obtained a STNA certification at the Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin. She enjoyed taking care of others and cooking Read More…

Charles Vernon Tubbesing


Charles Vernon Tubbesing, 94, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Avon, passed away November 2, 2012 in Fort Myers. Charles was a 2nd Lieutenant, in the Air Corp, trained as a Bombardier pilot for WWII. He was an avid reader who especially loved books about WWII. He had a passion for planes that stayed with Read More…

William “Billy” Waldecker


William “Billy” Waldecker, 75, of North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Sheffield Village on August 15, 1937 and had been a lifelong resident of Lorain County. Billy had been employed as a groundskeeper at Westwood Country Club for over Read More…