February 7, 2016


Laureen M. Becker


Laureen M. Becker, 65, of Henrietta Township, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 13, 2013, following a lengthy illness. She was born May 7, 1947, in Oberlin, grew up in the Wellington area, and has lived in Henrietta Township for the past 42 years. She was a 1965 graduate of Wellington High School Read More…

Richard W. “Dick” Dowdell


Richard W. “Dick” Dowdell, 86, of Elyria Twp., passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Elyria Wesleyan Village, following a brief illness. He was born November 5, 1926 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Dick was employed at the former General Motors Fisher Guide in Elyria as a stationary engineer for 26 Read More…

Mildred Marie Waycaster

Mildred Marie Waycaster (nee Chapman) (formerly Paxton), 73, of West Jefferson, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Arbor West in West Jefferson, following a lengthy illness. She was born February 10, 1939 in Clay County, West Virginia, and had resided in West Jefferson for several years. She had previously lived in North Ridgeville for Read More…

John W. Drop


John W. Drop, 82, of Lorain, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 13, 2013, following an extended illness. He was born in Lorain February 4, 1930 and remained a life-long resident of the city. Mr. Drop was a veteran of the United States Army, where he fulfilled duty assignments during the Read More…

Warren “Bud” Poling

Warren “Bud” Poling, 88, of Sandusky, formerly of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 30, 2012, at The Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440) 322-4626.

Evelyn M. Coates

Coates, Evelyn

Evelyn M. Coates (nee Hogan), 70, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013, at EMH Healthcare in Elyria, unexpectedly. Mrs. Coates was born in Lorain, on June 26, 1942, the daughter of the late John H. and Rose E. (nee Taylor) Hogan. She was a graduate of Vermilion High School. She retired as an Read More…

Lorain hospital buys endoscopy center

LORAIN — Mercy Regional Medical Center officials didn’t have to go far in purchasing the Erie Shores Endoscopy Center. The Erie center, which is being renamed the Mercy Gastroenterology Center, is adjacent to the hospital at 3700 Kolbe Road. The Erie center employs 13 who will transfer to Mercy, according to a Monday news release. Read More…

Credit card scam reported at hotel

ELYRIA — Reported credit card fraud at Red Roof Inn, 621 Midway Blvd., was part of a nationwide scam, according to a police report. On Sunday, a customer at the Red Roof Inn said she received a call to her room the night before from a man claiming to be the hotel manager. The caller Read More…