February 12, 2016


Elyria worker found dead in home

ELYRIA – A city employee who was caught driving under the influence in a city vehicle earlier this year has died. Matt Jurco, 32, was found unresponsive at his Hollywood Boulevard home Monday afternoon. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to the home at 4:53 p.m. “His wife came home and found Read More…

Donald R. Burkey

Donald R. Burkey, 79, of Elyria, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

Norman U. Gerhart “Pow”


Norman U. Gerhart “Pow”, 84, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake. He was born December 17, 1928 in Eaton Twp. Norman was a retired Union Sheet Metal Worker. He was a member of St. Peter Church in North Ridgeville. Norman was an excellent gardener and was Read More…

Joe Brattoli


Joe Brattoli, 96, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at his home in Adelanto, California. He was born in New Lexington, Ohio, January 14, 1917. He was the oldest child of Michael and Lucy and grew up during the depression years with his 10 siblings: Stephen, Clara, Daniel, Anne, Mary, John, Anthony, Eugene, Theresa and Read More…

James C. Francis, Jr.


James C. Francis, Jr., 54, of Elyria, born December 9, 1958 departed this life Monday, July 8, 2013. He was a lifetime resident of Elyria. He worked as a handyman at the Masonic Temple. Mr. Francis was a graduate of Elyria High School. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping and spending time with family and friends. Mr. Read More…

Kenneth Turner Sr.


Kenneth Turner Sr., 65, of Wellington, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 6, 1948 in Chaffee, Missouri, to the late Herschel “Pete” and Geraldine (nee Chapman) Turner and moved to the Wellington area in the mid 1950’s. Kenneth graduated from Wellington High School and went Read More…

Roy E. Burgess


Roy E. Burgess, 89, formerly of North Ridgeville, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a long illness. He was born March 25, 1924 in Cumberland County, Tennessee. Mr. Burgess had been a resident of Lorain County for many years and resided in North Ridgeville most of that time. He Read More…

Helen L. Dunlap

Dunlap, Helen

Helen L. Dunlap (nee Miko), 90, of Elyria, died Friday, July 12, 2013. She was born November 16, 1922 in Elyria. She was an Elyria High School graduate and throughout the years, enjoyed attending Pioneer sporting events with her husband. She was formerly employed at Stanadyne Inc. and was a lifelong faithful member of Magyar Read More…

Dorothy Jean Yingling


Dorothy Jean Yingling (nee Baker), 92, of Elyria, died Sunday, July 14, 2013. Dorothy made her home in Elyria since 1962 and most recently at The Abbewood. She was born February 13, 1921 in Corsica, Pennsylvania. She graduated from New Kensington High School in 1938. There she met her future husband, Joseph Yingling. They were Read More…

Elyria wins state softball title: 11-12-year-old Little League All-Stars hold off Poland in wild game, earn berth in regional

Gabby Shackelford, in the shades, and her Elyria teammates celebrate Monday after winning the state title.

ENGLEWOOD — Who thinks winning a state championship is easy? Certainly not the Elyria Little League 11-12-year-old All-Stars after the roller-coaster ride of emotions they went through Monday before finally nailing down a 10-7 win over Poland and the state title. Elyria led 8-1 after four innings but Poland clawed back to make it 8-7 Read More…