July 31, 2014

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Toaster eyed as cause of Elyria house fire

ELYRIA — A toaster is being blamed for a fire that substantially damaged a west-side house at 937 Oakwood Drive around 11:40 a.m. Sunday. An 84-year-old woman told firefighters she was making toast and left her kitchen for a short time, according to fire Capt. James Cawley. When the woman returned, she said the toaster Read More…

Leo L. Myers

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Leo L. Myers, 91, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his residence, following a short illness. He was born April 28, 1922 in Grafton and was a life-long resident of Lorain County. He was a 1940 graduate of Grafton High School. Mr. Myers was a veteran and was a sergeant in the Read More…

Raymond D. Lavish

Raymond D. Lavish, of Amherst, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. The Lavish family will receive friends Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 4 until 8 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Closing prayers will be said Read More…

Mary Spisak

Mary Spisak (nee Chochol), 88, of Elyria, passed away at her residence Friday, June 14, 2013. She was born in Velka Poloma, Czechoslovakia on January 4, 1925. In 1929 she and her family immigrated to North America, settling in Quebec, Canada. She subsequently came to the United States in 1946. Mary was employed as a Read More…

Ralph E. Beebe

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Ralph E. Beebe, 88, dearly loved Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great grandpa passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at home, with his family by his side, after a lengthy illness. A farmer by trade, he enjoyed toiling the land that he loved and working with his farm equipment. He got great pleasure playing checkers and Read More…

Robert B. Board

Robert B. Board, 80, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at North Ridge Health Center in North Ridgeville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Funds being raised for marker for two War of 1812 casualties

A ceremony for Civil War veterans buried in Avon Lake’s Lake Shore Cemetery gets under way in 2010.

AVON LAKE — Legend has it that the bodies of two sailors who died during the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie washed ashore and were buried in unmarked graves at the site of the city’s Lake Shore Cemetery. Now efforts are under way to generate money to purchase a memorial marker in their honor that Read More…

Fundraiser listings for the week of June 17, 2013

Food Elyria Rotary Club steak fry, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Hickories, 509 Washington Ave., Elyria. Tickets are available for a $35 donation, which includes a steak dinner or chicken, salad, potato, roll and dessert. There also will be raffles and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit local organizations and activities. Tickets can be Read More…

Resilient mayflies arising from Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON — Lake Erie’s mayfly population is surviving and showing no signs of trouble despite water quality problems over the last few years that have caused alarm. The pesky-but-harmless winged insects are starting again to rise out of the lake along Ohio’s northern shore. One researcher said the annual invasion is a good sign Read More…

U.S. Open: Justin Rose captures 1st major; Phil Mickelson runner-up yet again

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ARDMORE, Pa. — Justin Rose could see all the pieces coming together in this U.S. Open. The sun was breaking through the clouds Sunday evening at Merion as he stood in the 18th fairway with a one-shot lead. That famous Ben Hogan plaque was in front of him, a bronze road marker that one pure Read More…