December 1, 2015


Community gathers for Medina toddler found dead in crib


They didn’t know Ember Warfel in life. But her death brought them together Sunday night for a prayer vigil in the little girl’s memory. Dozens of pink and white balloons were released into the air at Medina’s Uptown Park for 20-month-old Ember, whose body was discovered in her crib in an empty Medina apartment last week. Read More…

Vigil planned for dead Medina toddler

MEDINA — A group of Medina and Brunswick parents planned a vigil Sunday evening to remember the life of Ember Warfel, a 20-month-old girl who was discovered dead in her crib in an empty Medina apartment Wednesday morning. Ember’s father, 34-year-old Eric Warfel, is charged with abuse of a corpse, a fifth-degree felony, in the girl’s Read More…

Local groups hold vigils for S.C. shooting victims


ELYRIA — A racially motivated act of terror that left nine people dead in a South Carolina church Wednesday evening shocked communities across the country, including the Elyria branch of the NAACP, whose members joined together in solidarity with the church Friday evening. “It’s an opportunity to draw attention to something that happens far too Read More…

North Ridgeville holds vigil for woman found dead

Mary Gerhart, left, Catherine Muncey, Catherine Smith, and Hope Scarbro, 9, all of North Ridgeville, comfort each other during a vigil Sunday evening at South Central Park for Rachele Tyburski, 26, of Lakewood, whose body was found in a field off Victory Lane in North Ridgeville on March 15. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Those who gathered at a Sunday candlelit vigil for Rachel Tyburski didn’t know her, but they said they wanted to honor her memory and show solidarity with relatives. “We just felt this was the most wonderful thing we could do for her family to show our love from our community,” vigil organizer Read More…

Vigil held in Lorain to pray for undocumented immigrants

A vigil to pray for undocumented immigrants facing deportation was held Friday at Veteran's Park in Lorain. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — All Anabel Barron could think about as she was turned away at the United States border 13 years ago was the last — seemingly innocuous — time she had seen her children in the States. “You don’t say goodbye … you’re just gone,” Barron said. The moment sticks out in her mind; Barron Read More…