August 29, 2014

Medina
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The Dash Between: For George Mowery, hard work & family were life

Mowery family portrait, 1991: Standing, from left, are Ronnie, Terry, Jerry and Jimmy. Seated, from left, are Judy, Brenadine, George and Rhonda. (COURTESY PHOTO)

The dates of birth and death that appear like bookends on a tombstone do not matter as much as the dash between those dates. Award-winning writer Alana Baranick has made her living writing about the dash between. She’s focusing on Medina and Lorain counties and those who have made our area the unique and interesting Read More…

The Dash Between: Wilda Howard ‘would help anybody that was in any kind of situation’

Wilda Howard, center, with her son, Malachi Bell III and daughter, Robinette Vetter. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HOWARD FAMILY)

The dates of birth and death that appear like bookends on a tombstone do not matter as much as the dash between those dates. Award-winning writer Alana Baranick has made her living writing about the dash between. She’s focusing on Medina and Lorain counties and those who have made our area the unique and interesting Read More…

The Dash Between: Mae Sternecker, lovingly known as the ‘Purple Banana Lady’

Mae McKay and her boyfriend, Les Sternecker, Cuyahoga River Valley, 1935. (FAMILY PHOTO)

The dates of birth and death that appear like bookends on a tombstone do not matter as much as the dash between those dates. Award-winning writer Alana Baranick has made her living writing about the dash between. She’s focusing on Medina and Lorain counties and those who have made our area the unique and interesting Read More…

The Dash Between: Finn Dietrichs led fabulous, fascinating life

The Dietrichs siblings — Thora and Finn — are pictured in 2005 during Thora’s visit to Ohio. (COURTESY PHOTO)

The dates of birth and death that appear like bookends on a tombstone do not matter as much as the dash between those dates. Award-winning writer Alana Baranick has made her living writing about the dash between. She’s focusing on Medina and Lorain counties and those who have made our area the unique and interesting Read More…

The Dash Between: Frank Ehrman dedicated his life to future generations

Future dairy farmer Frank Ehrman poses with what may have been his first calf, probably in the late 1940s. (COURTESY PHOTO)

The dates of birth and death that appear like bookends on a tombstone do not matter as much as the dash between those dates. Award-winning writer Alana Baranick has made her living writing about the dash between. She’s focusing on Medina and Lorain counties and those who have made our area the unique and interesting Read More…

The Dash Between: David C. Evans lived life in the slow lane

David C. Evans drives his 1925 Model T in Medina’s July 4 parade. (COURTESY PHOTO)

The dates of birth and death that appear like bookends on a tombstone do not matter as much as the dash between those dates. Award-winning writer Alana Baranick has made her living writing about the dash between. She’s focusing on Medina and Lorain counties and those who have made our area the unique and interesting Read More…

The Dash Between: Emil Evin proudly served his country, community

Emil John Evin, then the oldest member of Marine Corps League Medina County Detachment, gives a salute as his wife, Frankie, looks on at the Marine Corps Ball in 2008. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FAMILY)

The dates of birth and death that appear like bookends on a tombstone do not matter as much as the dash between those dates. Award-winning writer Alana Baranick has made her living writing about the dash between. She’s focusing on Medina and Lorain counties and those who have made our area the unique and interesting Read More…

The Dash Between: A cooking perfectionist with a big heart

Kenneth and Gladys Pease in Riverside, Calif., in 1943. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Gladys Pease painstakingly prepared plenty of fabulous food for family functions, card parties, Seville Historical Society meetings and Seville Presbyterian Church doings. The Seville resident, who died June 5, 2011, at age 92, “was always the one who would bring extra food to dinners to make sure there was enough to go around,” someone wrote Read More…

The Dash Between: Les Slaman was dedicated to dogs

Les Slaman, right, poses with Hap, an English setter, as his granddaughter Lexi Miller peeks around his grandson Dan Lynch in the early 1990s. (COURTESY PHOTO)

About this feature The dates of birth and death that appear like bookends on a tombstone do not matter as much as the dash between those dates. Award-winning writer Alana Baranick has made her living writing about the dash between. She’s focusing on Medina and Lorain counties and those who have made our area the Read More…

The Dash Between: Rotary’s ‘man of parables’ taught life lessons

Dr. Mahadeo Chand, center, was involved in many government-related projects in India. He was pictured here with India’s former prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who was in office 1947 to 1964. (COURTESY PHOTO)

The dates of birth and death that appear like bookends on a tombstone do not matter as much as the dash between those dates. Award-winning writer Alana Baranick has made her living writing about the dash between. She’s focusing on Medina and Lorain counties and those who have made our area the unique and interesting Read More…