June 28, 2016

Elyria
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Nancy Reagan to be buried today next to ‘Ronnie’ after private service

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Nancy Reagan called her husband’s presidential library “the shining city on the hill,” using a phrase that President Reagan had borrowed from history to describe his aspirations for the nation. Inseparable in life, they will be reunited again on that hilltop, side by side. The former first lady will be buried Read More…

Three-day formal mourning period for Nancy Reagan begins

LOS ANGELES — Three days of formal mourning and solemn ceremonies for former first lady Nancy Reagan are set to begin Wednesday. A small ceremony in the morning for family and friends in Santa Monica, California will be followed by a motorcade leading to a public viewing in the afternoon at Simi Valley’s Ronald Reagan Read More…

No Tweeting, Instagram photos at the funeral home

NEW YORK — Taya Dunn Johnson has been living large online for years, embracing Facebook, Twitter and other social streams to frequently share her most mundane and intimate moments. Her husband — her high school sweetheart and an IT specialist — was an offline kind of guy, though he was surrounded by post-happy loved ones, Read More…

Thousands expected today for Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police. Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. today for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died April 19 after an encounter days earlier with police left him with Read More…

Vermilion K-9 Andy remembered as loyal dog who loved to work

VERMILION — They say that a dog is man’s best friend. For former K-9 handler Amherst police Sgt. Mark Cawthon that saying is true. For 14 years, Cawthon trained police dogs Hans, Bandit and Csar. Cawthon formed a strong bond with each of the animals, but when an unexpected illness took the lives of Bandit, Read More…

K-9’s funeral set for today in Vermilion

VERMILION — A preliminary investigation into the cause of death of a Vermilion police dog has been completed. The 4-year-old German shepherd, Andy, was completing training Wednesday evening at the old APEX building, a warehouse and manufacturing building in Sandusky, when he fell and died, according to Capt. Mike Reinheimer. As part of the training, Read More…

Memorial route for fallen officer set

ELYRIA – The route for the funeral procession that will carry slain Elyria police Officer James Kerstetter’s to his final resting place Saturday has been set. The funeral is set to begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a memorial route from Lorain County Community College, where the funeral is being held, to Read More…