February 13, 2016


Critter Chronicles: Libby


Libby’s heart has been broken.  Her lifelong caregiver had to give her up due to personal issues and they both parted ways with broken hearts.  She actually cried as she was being driven away to a foster home.   She has since tried to locate her caregiver by howling.  Her birthday is June 20th and all Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Tara


Tara is just a sweetheart.  She was rescued from the Lorain County Dog Kennel.  Tara gets along with other dogs and cats, although there should be a proper introduction.  She is also fine with children – there is a 5 year old in her current foster home. It appears that Tara has lived in a Read More…

Police: Woman murdered in Elyria

Vernon Shallenberger

ELYRIA – A 26-year-old woman is dead and her live-in boyfriend has been charged with her death, according to Elyria police. Officers checking on the welfare of Lauren Moore found her dead in the rear bedroom of her home at 290 Washington Ave. Police said the home was in disarray, and it was determined that Read More…

Findley State Park

No fancy set-ups are necessary for fishing fun here. A pole, a hook, a bobber and a worm will get you in the game. Boats may be rented at the concession stand, or you can fish right from the shore.

The events of the past week sparked a memory in my mind. I recall coming home from Oklahoma in 1999, the tornado that had touched down in Moore fresh in my mind. The sights of misery and destruction, the close calls and the too close calls all muddied up my mind, so many changes in Read More…

Loretta E. Lavriha

Loretta E. Lavriha, 93, of Englewood, Florida, a former Lorain resident, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Visitation will be Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M., in Reichlin-Cooley Funeral Home, 2920 Broadway, Lorain. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Leonard Whitfield


Leonard Whitfield, 88, of Elyria, left to be with the Lord Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Western Reserve Hospice of Westlake, after a short illness. He was born September 16, 1924 in Whitfield, Alabama. He was a resident of Elyria for many years. He was a self employed carpenter and drywaller. He was the fifth Read More…

Laverne Kolbe Burke

Laverne Kolbe Burke, 101, of Avon Lake, died Saturday, May 26, 2013 at her residence, after a five month illness. Mrs. Burke was a research psychologist in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Department of Labor from 1935 until 1943 and in the U.S. Department of Defense from 1947 until 1971. She had received a Bachelor’s Read More…

Donna E. Sheppard


Donna E Sheppard, 83, of Evans, Georgia, formerly of Polk, died Tuesday May 28, 2013, at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. She was born July 5, 1929 in Polk, Ohio, the daughter of Earl and Edna (Hines) Niswender. She was a homemaker all her life. She had been employed at Myers Pump in Ashland for Read More…

James Gaddy Scott, Jr.

James Gaddy Scott, Jr., 91, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

Filming the life of a motorcycle legend

BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Jack Penton, dressed in period garb from the 1950s, stands with his father, John Penton, who he is portraying in a documentary that is being partially filmed in Lorain County off state Route 113 in Amherst Township on Thursday.

AMHERST TWP. — Getting the shot. That’s the holy grail for moviemakers, the moment when it all comes together for those flawless scenes that will look good on screen. It was all coming together Thursday afternoon for members of the small Southern California film crew shooting footage for a feature-length documentary about pioneering motorcycle-maker and Read More…