February 8, 2016


For kids, 9/11 hard to fathom

AVON LAKE — Their young minds can’t fully comprehend what happened Sept. 11, 2001. Elementary school students generally aren’t yet ready for talk of terrorism, death, destruction or foreign policy, conversations that come at later grade levels or stages in life. At Erieview Elementary School, teachers slowly usher students into the reality of what happened, Read More…

Lorain County JVS students memorialize 9/11 first responders

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — They might have been too young to understand what was happening Sept. 11, 2001, but two teenagers who spoke at a memorial ceremony Thursday at Lorain County Joint Vocational School can see the effect that the attack has had years later. Brittany Ries, a senior at JVS, said she spoke at the Read More…

North Ridgeville: Residents recall ‘surreal’ day on 9/11

Sam Novak, 8, of North Ridgeville, sits with his mom, Marcy Novak, on Thursday at the North Ridgeville 
Sept. 11 vigil. Behind them is Kelly McCarthy holding an American flag. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For Donna Cioffoletti, the memories are crystal clear. “I worked from 1990 to 1992 in One World Trade Center on the 101st floor, right above where the plane hit,” the native New Yorker said Thursday morning following North Ridgeville’s Sept. 11 observance at South Central Park. Cioffoletti and her father, Tony, were Read More…

Elyria: Recalling self sacrifice and heroism of 9/11

Elyria Fire Department Captain Carl Mack helps light a candle fo

ELYRIA — The 9/11 attacks and future attacks in Iraq and Syria were on the minds of participants in an Ely Square candlelight vigil Thursday. On the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon, World Trade Center and the downing of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., that killed 2,977 victims, they were remembered Read More…

Photos: Lorain County observes 13th anniversary of Sept. 11

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Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks. Follow our coverage throughout the day for social media reaction and photos from local observations. See more from national observations here. [View the story “Observing 13th anniversary of Sept. 11″ on Storify]  

Sept. 11 anniversary commemoration held in open plaza

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NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the hallowed site just hours after President Barack Obama promised to root out and destroy a new group of terrorists threatening the U.S. Family and friends of those who Read More…

Ely Square 9/11 vigil recalls victims, those who serve

Luminaries lined the fountain in the square.

ELYRIA — The 2,977 victims of the 9/11 attacks were remembered Wednesday in a candlelight vigil at Ely Square. The theme of the third annual tribute was never forgetting the attacks on the Pentagon, World Trade Center and the downing of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., 12 years ago. The event included a video 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…