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Police log for Jan. 3, 2013

Elyria police Sunday, Dec. 30 11:54 a.m. — 6200 block West River Road S., police investigated an attempted home burglary in which the door was kicked in. Police said a home alarm likely scared off the perpetrator. 2:32 p.m. — 200 block 14th St., a homeowner chased off an alleged burglar after hearing noises outside Read More…

High school basketball: Keystone falls apart in fourth quarter


LAGRANGE — No excuses, just no ability to make a clutch free throw. Inexperienced Keystone had every opportunity to put away a Division I opponent Wednesday, then did everything wrong in the fourth quarter — particularly at the free throw line — and lost 56-44 to Cloverleaf in non-league action. Led by seniors Robby Buckwald Read More…

Mary Louise Miller


Mary Louise Miller (nee Kramer), 94, a resident of Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013. She was born November 22, 1918 in Cleveland to the late Charles and Marie Kramer. Mary Lou lived most of her life in Michigan. Following the death of her husband in 2002, she Read More…

Steve “Pishta” George Vilagi


Steve “Pishta” George Vilagi, 83, a resident of South Amherst, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family following an illness. He was born October 30, 1929 in Amherst. Steve was a lifetime resident of South Amherst and graduated from South Amherst High School, class of 1948. He proudly serve Read More…

Lillian N. Boozer

Lillian N. Boozer, 80, of Wakeman, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk. She was born July 31, 1932 in Pennsylvania and has lived in Wakeman for the last 15 years, having moved here from the Olmsted Falls area. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, and spending time Read More…

Donna Marie Bessmer


Donna Marie Bessmer, 79, of Medina, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012, with her surviving children at her side. Donna Marie was born July 13, 1933 in Cleveland, to the late Raymond “Butch” and Ann Marie Dieckman. She grew up in Chatham Township and graduated from Chatham High School in 1951. Donna Marie worked on Read More…

Goldia Ruple

Ruple, Goldia

Goldia Ruple, 87, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and formerly of Nova, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at Kingston Residence, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was born August 18, 1925 in Bearsville, West Virginia, daughter of the late Samuel and Alice (Dawson) Owens. Goldia had lived in Elyria for 20 years, before she moved to Nova in Read More…

James A. Bartko

James A. Bartko, 78, of Sheffield Village, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at St. John Medical Center, Westlake, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Alecia Ulcar


Alecia Ulcar (Abrahamowicz), 56, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012, in Westlake, at the Rae-Ann Suburban Skilled Nursing Facility, after a long battle with cancer. Born December 28, 1956 in Amherst, Alecia grew up in Sheffield Lake and was a graduate of Brookside High School, class of 1975. Residing in Elyria, she worked for the Read More…

Richard C. Obeshaw


Richard C. Obeshaw, 84, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012. Richard was born September 26, 1928 in Elyria and Amherst has been his home for the last 34 years. Richard proudly served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Oriskany Air Craft Carrier as a Radar Operator during the Read More…