February 9, 2016


A light extinguished, a life celebrated: Elyria native killed in Virginia murder-suicide remembered a year later


LORAIN — A year after her death, homicide victim Kristy Flowers was toasted with wine by friends and relatives Sunday. We’ll never forget you. We love you, Kristy,” said Flowers’ mother,  Patricia. “This one’s for you, baby.” A wine connoisseur, Flowers had traveled to Sonoma County, Calif., with friends in the past to sample fine Read More…

Daylong vigil for a fallen officer

Wellington police, including Lt. Jeff Shelton, stand for 12 hours Monday outside the memorial for fallen Officer Edmund Smith. Smith died May 4, 1957, after a suspect he was pursuing shot him, Wellington Police Chief Tim Barfield said. Officers sought to keep the memory of Smith alive by standing near his memorial through the day. Barfield said he hopes the act of remembrance will also show Wellington residents that police officers have sacrificed while protecting the public. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Memorial planned Sunday for Tyburski

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Charlotte Worcester and two of her friends have never met the family of Rachele Tyburski. That didn’t make any difference to the three women who felt somewhat useless in terms of easing the family’s grief after the 26-year-old Lakewood woman’s body was found by a passer-by in a field off Victory Lane. Read More…

Veterans from all branches come together for reunion at Black River Landing

Veterans Reunion

LORAIN — Algie Nelson’s reason for showing up at Saturday’s inaugural Lorain County Welcome Home All Veterans Reunion was simple. “Camaraderie,” Nelson answered emphatically with a big smile. A Marine combat infantry veteran of Operation Desert Storm and the current Afghanistan war, Nelson returned to his native Elyria after retirement as a Norfolk, Va., police Read More…

Lorain County JVS students hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremony

A wreath was placed at the Sept. 11 memorial Wednesday.

OBERLIN – They may not have fully grasped what had happened, but they remember where they were when it occurred. Lorain County Joint Vocational School student Efrain Gonzalez was sitting in his first-grade classroom, listening to his teacher read a book when the teacher next door ran into the classroom and whispered to her. “I Read More…

UPDATED: Local 9/11 remembrances set for today

The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center in a test of the memorial light display Monday. The twin beams of light will also appear Wednesday, 12 years after the terrorist attacks. (AP photo)

Local events are planned today to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered flags be flown at half-staff and asked that all Ohioans observe a moment of silence starting at 8:46 a.m. At 9 a.m., law enforcement students will read a short essay at Lorain County Read More…