February 12, 2016


Georgiana Mayre (Hessler) Shaw

Georgiana Mayre (Hessler) Shaw, 99, died at Covenant Village in Plantation, Florida, Thursday, September 5, 2013. Georgia was born July 1, 1914, in New York City, the daughter of George F. and Elsie (Pargman) Hessler. Raised in Westfield, New Jersey, she graduated from Oberlin College with the class of 1936. She is survived by John Read More…

Cecil Chapman Donovan


Cecil Chapman Donovan, 90, of Elyria, died Monday, September 16, 2013 at LifeCare Center of Westlake, under the care of Crossroads Hospice. Cecil was born April 17, 1923 in Sullivan. Elyria had been his home since 1937. He served in the United States Army Aircorp during World War II, where he was awarded the Bronze Read More…

Hollie A. Richmond

Hollie A. Richmond, 22, of Eaton Township, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 27, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Renato “Ray” Montorsi


Renato “Ray” Montorsi, 79, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013. The beloved husband of Teresina; cherished father of Robert (Patty) and Rita; devoted grandfather of Ariana Zuk; son of the late Umberto and Geoneffa; dear brother of Bruno (Gina); loving uncle of Marino (Lauradonna). Visitation will be Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 Read More…

Anthony L. “Tony”, “Butch” Sorino, Jr.


Anthony L. “Tony”, “Butch” Sorino, Jr., 73, of Lorain, died Thursday September 26, 2013 at his home, after a sudden illness. He was born April 19, 1940 in Lorain, where he was a lifelong resident. He attended Clearview Local Schools. Tony was employed by Ford Motor Company in Lorain and retired in 1997 after 28 Read More…

Kimberlee L. Vandrasik


Kimberlee L. Vandrasik, 49, of Grafton Township, passed away suddenly Thursday, September 26, 2013 at EMH Healthcare, Elyria after being stricken at home. She was born July 29, 1964 in Anaheim, California and grew up in Georgia. She had been a resident of Grafton Township since 1997, moving from Lakewood. Kimberlee worked a registered nurse Read More…

Salvatore M. Giordano, Sr.


Salvatore M. Giordano, Sr., 78, of Avon, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013, peacefully at his home with his family by his side, after a brief battle with cancer. Mr. Giordano was born December 13, 1934 in Cleveland and lived in Avon since 1968. He was a graduate of John Marshal High Read More…

Harry H. Henderson

Harry H. Henderson, 63, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. He was born in Toledo and had been a resident of Elyria for the past 35 years. He worked as a mechanic for Conrail in Cleveland for many years. Survivors include his son, Koury (Sarah) Henderson Read More…

Grafton’s mayor charged with DUI

Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan

Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan was cited by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office early Saturday morning on suspicion she was driving while intoxicated and was involved in an accident. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, a Grafton police office on patrol located a damaged fire hydrant on Fox Read More…

Avon Lake’s Folger Home finds its place in history

folger house

AVON LAKE — For Thomas Folger Cushing and his family, coming to Lorain County was a homecoming rooted in history. As Cushing and his wife, Diana, their son, also named Thomas, and his granddaughter, Josephine, sat on the porch of the historic Folger Home on the shores of Lake Erie, the family knew they were Read More…