July 24, 2014


100th Birthday – Hammons

Mary Magdelane Hammonds

Ruth E. Johns, Great-Great- Mary Magdelene Hammons celebrated her 100th birthday Friday, October 18, 2013! A celebration was held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Wesleyan Village, Elyria, where she currently resides. A lifelong Elyria resident, Mary attended Bethany Baptist Church in her earlier years, and always enjoyed cooking, baking, shopping, and reading her Bible. Read More…

5 Generations

Barbara Glass, Ruth E. Johns,
Jailen Lockett, Brooke Glass
& Margaret Frederick

Ruth E. Johns, Great-Great- Grandmother, 98 years, Margaret R. Frederick, Great-Grandmother, Barbara Glass, Grandmother Brooke Glass, Mother Jailen Lockett, Son

Birth – Simon

Rylie Ann Simon

A beautiful baby girl named Rylie Ann Simon was born Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at 5:38pm at St. John Medical Center, Westlake. She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed by her parents Kelly Long and Dustin Simon; her grandmother, Laurie Long; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Welcome Read More…

Wedding – Hoover

Beth & Andrew Hoover

Beth Platte became the wife of Andrew Hoover, Saturday, August 3, 2013. Rev. Sean Hogan, C.S.Sp. officiated the after – noon ceremony at Duquesne University Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The wedding party included the bride’s sisters, Katie Swartzlander, Matron of Honor and Ellie Platte, Maid of Honor. Also attending the couple were Melanie Gluscic, Read More…

Wedding – Perez

Taylor & Derek Perez

Taylor (Lindsay) and Derek Perez chose the Key Largo Lighthouse in Florida for their Wedding and Reception Saturday, May 25, 2013. The bride’s uncle officiated the ceremony. Attending their sister were Cassidi Naugle as Matron of honor and Haleigh Lindsay as Maid of Honor; Heather Bray, Erin Jackson and Katy Barrales participated as Bridesmaids; and Read More…

Engagement – Reynolds – Kushner

Joshua Kushner &
Bailey Reynolds

Bailey Reynolds and Joshua Kushner will exchange Wedding vows May 10, 2014 in Fairchild Chapel in Oberlin. Bailey is the daughter of Basil Reynolds and Jennifer Andress. She is a Midview and Baldwin Wallace University graduate. She works for United Way of Greater Lorain County. Joshua is the son of Bradley and Patricia Kushner. He Read More…

90th Birthday – Harlan

Bill Harlan

Happy 90th Birthday Bill Harlan Valentine’s Day – February 14 You’re not old-you’re a classic! We Love You Pa!

Wedding – Fowl


Congratulations Andrew Fowl and Angela (Baker) on becoming husband and wife, January 11, 2014! Pastors Paul Jaster and Laurie Miller officiated the ceremony a t Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Elyria. A reception was held at Tom’s Country Place in Avon. The couple honeymooned to Disney World . They will make their home in North Ridgeville.

50th Anniversary – Kast

Sandra &
Richard Kastl

Congratulations Sandra (nee Afrates) and Richard Kastl on celebrating 50 years of marriage! Their children held an anniversary party for them in the fellowship hall of Faith United Methodist Church. The couple was married February 8, 1964 at First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Lorain. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Paul W. Kirk, assisted by Rich’s cousin, Reverend Dale Sauer. A celebration of marriage was held at Read More…

Engagement – Waggoner – Drage

Marc Drage &
Jamie Waggoner

Jamie Pearl Waggoner, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, will be married in September to Marc Alan Drage, a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. Both Jamie and Marc are stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Jamie is the daughter of Mrs. Nancy McMichaels of Carrboro, North Carolina and the late Mr. Jim Waggoner of Gays, Illinois. Marc is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Read More…