WELCOME TO THE WORLD KHYE
Khye Alan was born Wednesday, October 29th at 1:13pm – 7lbs. 5oz. 191/2 inches.
Morales’s mother said she cried after seeing the crumpled car saying that she prays for the parents who lost their children last week in Grafton – “After yesterday – that has to be the worst feeling in the world.”
The investigation into the crash is ongoing but Morales says that he was doing the posted speed limit of 35mph at the time of the crash.
PHOTO GALLERY – A MUST SEE
With the third and final Presidential Debate now behind us – have you locked in on one ticket? Did the final debate change your vote?
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, and you enjoy good art, the 3rd Annual Elyria Art Crawl has the answer.
The work of more than 40 artists will be on display at 10 locations throughout Elyria Friday and Saturday. Paintings, pottery, photography, sculptures, drawings, jewelry and MORE will be on display and available for purchase.
The event is FREE and open to the public. Stops along the Crawl will have light refreshments available. Each stop will be marked with purple balloons and a lizard banner. All stops will have programs and maps.
Each stop will also have special post cards that you can have punched at the various stops to be entered into a drawing.
Friday, October 10th from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. & Saturday, October 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Ballroom Dance Place – 333 Broad Street
Jim’s Coffee House – 2 Lake Ave
Stewart Advertising – 110 Middle Ave #1
Belgravia Property Group – 381 Broad Street
Pulse Café – 148 Middle Ave
Fundak’s Art Corner – 436 Cleveland Street
Journey Around Music – 403 Cleveland Street
Ganesha Yoga, Health / Healing Center – 1540 Lowell St
Claydog Pottery – 1110 Lowell St
Decorative Painting Partners – 1110 Lowell St
For more information or if you would like to be a vendor, please contact Megan Rowe at 440-323-3007 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie DiFilippo 440-258-6828 (email@example.com)
UPDATE:Officials have released the name of the man who was killed in this crash as 48 year old Robert Lamarr. Lamarr died at the scene from neck and head trauma.
Thousands turned out to pay their final respects and to say thank you to Captain Michael Medders as he was laid to rest on Friday.
Just before 10am hundreds of school children from St. Joseph School in Avon Lake stood quietly in front of St. Joseph Church, each holding a small American Flag, as the motorcade made its way from Busch Funeral Home to the church.
All eyes then turned to the Army Pall Bearers as in unison they stepped to the back of the hearse and carefully removed the casket – then carrying it into the church.
Police Officers and Firefighters standing at attention, more than a dozen Patriot Guard Riders – each holding a large American Flag and a Color Guard consisting of area Police and Fire Departments stood at attention as Captain Medders arrived and was carried into the church.
Inside the church it was standing room only as the 1,500 family and friends filled the seats. The service lasted just over 2 hours and was filled with moving eulogies from former classmates and Soldiers from Medders Unit. The eulogies brought both tears and laughter to those in attendance. The church service, which was attended by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and almost every Police & Fire Chief from throughout the county, was seen in Fort Hood, Texas and Iraq via satellite.
After the church service the motorcade began the 7-mile drive to St. Joseph Cemetery on Detroit Road in Avon. Making a left turn onto Route 83 from Electric Blvd. those in the motorcade were met with a sea of RED, WHITE & BLUE. More than 1,000 people, mostly students from Avon Lake High School and Middle School lined the street – in some cases 5 deep for several city blocks. The rumbling of the Police motorcycles and the sounds of people crying were all you could hear as the motorcade passed by.
All along the route residents stood by the road, some with Flags others with homemade signs thanking Captain Medders for his service and sacrifice – while other signs offered prayers to the Medders family. A giant American Flag hung from two Aerial Fire Trucks on Route 83 and Walker Road. Along the long route not only Police and Fire vehicles but also other city vehicles, including dump trucks, were blocking streets.
Once inside of the St. Joseph cemetery people gathered around two tents set up next to a large pond to hear the graveside service. The 21-gun salute and the live playing of Taps sent chills across those in attendance.
In the end of the service, Major General Scott West presented an American Flag to Michael & Lynn Medders. A moment later, another Flag that had also draped the Captain’s casket, was presented to Captain Medders fiancée, Stacey Hrvatin. The folded Flags also contained shell casings from the 21-gun salute.
After the service, as people began to leave, Chief Medders and his wife Lynn – along with Hrvatin, knelt down beside the casket one last time.