February 10, 2016


Susan Michelle Cicerchi


Susan Michelle Cicerchi, 28, entered into rest Friday, July 12, 2013 after an 18 month battle with Cancer. She lived in Sheffield Lake most of her life, and was a graduate of Brookside High School, class of 2002, where she was on the National Honor Society, Cheerleader, Band, and gymnastics. After high school she graduated Read More…

Florence B. Wightman

Wightman, Florence

Florence B. Wightman (nee Chmura), 89, of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Avon Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility under the gracious care of the professionals of New Life Hospice. Mrs. Wightman was born November 23, 1923 in Cleveland and had lived in Avon Lake since 1950. Florence was a graduate of Jane Read More…

Bonnie Sue Richards

Bonnie Sue Richards passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. She was born to Charles and Martha Boggs of Elyria. Bonnie graduated from Elyria High School and went on to receive her degree in Sociology from the University of Mount Union. She is survived by her two children, Heather Richards Bowman and Jason Richards; and Read More…

Charles “Dick” Richard Trottier


Charles “Dick” Richard Trottier, 84, of Amherst, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, following a sudden illness. He was born April 19, 1929 in Cavalier, North Dakota. Dick had made his home in the Amherst area for over 50 years. He proudly served in the United States Navy. Read More…

Jackie (Ruyf) Bluebaugh


Susan Jacqueline (Ruyf) Bluebaugh was called home to the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2013. Jackie was a terrific friend, mother and grandmother, a woman of extraordinary strength and had the spirit of an angel; she knew no stranger. She enjoyed cooking and feeding everyone! After the passing of her beloved husband in 2007, Jackie Read More…

Denise M. Belcher-Takacs


Denise M. Belcher-Takacs (nee Shultzaberger), 59, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at her home, following a long illness. Born in Cleveland, she was a resident of Elyria for the past seven years, moving from North Ridgeville, where she spent most of her life. Denise worked as a Business Operations Manager for Ohio Read More…

Richard Fredrick Stanton

Richard Fredrick Stanton, 31, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 12, 2013 at EMH Healthcare in Elyria. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

CORRECTION: July 14, 2013

Due to a reporter’s error, there was a mistake in a June 27 story about the Elyria Little League Minors city championship baseball game in which North defeated West, 11-10. West pitcher Eric Kosky did not pitch the entire game and didn’t get the loss, as reported.

Heart of a survivor

AMHERST — That could have been it right there, on that icy highway that cold November morning in the driver’s seat of the Ford Edge her husband bought her for her birthday six months before. That could have been the place where Amy Vitelli died. By all rights, it didn’t look good. A blood-soaked family Read More…

Zimmerman acquitted in Trayvon Martin case

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges late Saturday night in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. Zimmerman, 29, blinked and smiled slightly when the verdict was announced. He could Read More…