February 9, 2016


YWCA to honor achievements of 16 local women

The collective strength of 16 local women will be honored in November at this year’s Women of Achievement luncheon sponsored by the Elyria YWCA. For 100 years, the local organization has stood on a platform of eliminating racism and empowering women. With such a history, it makes sense that this year’s diverse honorees share a Read More…

Lorain superintendent outlines 3-year plan to improve city schools

LORAIN — The road to academic recovery will be at least a three-year trip, but Lorain Schools is headed in the right direction, Superintendent Tom Tucker told Board of Education members at their Tuesday meeting. Tucker, in an approximately 35-minute presentation, outlined the district’s 16-page academic recovery plan, which he said he and Academic Distress Read More…

Browns executive Jon Sandusky arrested in Fargo, N.D.

Jon Sandusky

FARGO, N.D.  — Cleveland Browns executive Jon Sandusky, the son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, was cooperative but refused to take a blood test when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in North Dakota, police said Wednesday. Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel said Sandusky, 36, was pulled over for making an illegal turn at Read More…

Ribbon cut at Cleveland’s biomedical expo site

medical mart

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s mayor led civic leaders at a celebration of a major new downtown project. The medical trade exposition hall is part of a $465 million project that includes a newly opened convention center next door. Mayor Frank Jackson, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and leaders of the city’s medical research industry were on hand for Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting Read More…

Alene E. Kavalac

Alene E. Kavalac (nee Bonsor), 73 of Lorain, died Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Glenmont in Hilliard. She was born on October 5, 1940 in Amherst, to the late Persis E. (nee Erdrich) and Harry L. Bonsor. Mrs. Kavalac was a graduate of Bowling Green State University. For 30 years she was a teacher in Read More…

John T. Campana


John T. Campana, 83, of Grafton Township, passed away at his home Monday, October 7, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was born January 27, 1930 in Westlake, and lived in North Ridgeville for 55 years, before moving to Grafton Township earlier this year. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. John Read More…

Daniel A. Versace


Daniel A. Versace, 79, of South Amherst, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013 at Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland. He was born March 4, 1934 in Lorain, to Agostino and Mary (nee Maddalun) Versace. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1952. Daniel served his country with the United States Air Force. Dan made his Read More…

Dorothy J. Lubich

Dorothy J. Lubich, 83, of Elyria, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Lorain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Julie Ellen Miller Felty


Julie’s soul left the Earth at 4:35 P.M., Friday, October 4, 2013. She will be missed by all for her love for all people and her generous and joyful spirit. She was born June 24, 1949 in the original hospital in Amherst, on St. John the Baptist Day and departed on the day set aside Read More…

Edward William McCoy

Edward William McCoy, 72, of St. Mary’s, Georgia, formerly of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.