June 25, 2016

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The Dash Between: Martha Pierce provided show-stopping memories

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: Dorothy Spencer loved volunteering, bingo, restaurants

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: John I. Ascherl is remembered as a faithful man

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…

Ascherl remembered as faithful man with keen sense of humor

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: Charles Chapman was a devoted educator, leader, father

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: Bev Hall was quiet, giving and ‘just awesome’

Bev Hall dressed as a North Pole elf to welcome shoppers to the Medina Walmart during the holiday shopping season. The festive homemade red-and-green costume concealed Bev’s true identity. Throughout the year, she acted as a Secret Santa. “She would quietly do these things,” said former co-worker Martha Green. “She didn’t look for praise. She Read More…

The Dash Between: Deejay Ed Riley was dedicated to presenting a full experience

Ed Riley played a variety of music, inserting local bul­letin items and music trivia between songs, on “The Wonderful World of Music” program on Wadsworth Community TV (WCTV). The deejay, better known to fans as “Uncle Ed Riley,” turned his WCTV pro­grams into multimedia experiences. He showed scenic videos, photos and graphics that enhanced the Read More…

The Dash Between: Vic Nicholas entertained as a teacher, storyteller

Vic Nicholas listened intently as his colleagues in the Brunswick High School teachers’ lounge spoke about what was happening in their lives. He used the quiet time to formulate related tales, peppered with humor, phrases and descriptions in a country style reminiscent of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. “He waited for a pause in the Read More…

The Dash Between: Bob Emery transformed his dream into reality

In a Disney-like moment in the mid-1950s, Bob Emery looked at a plot of seemingly unus­able swampland in rural Summit County and envisioned a family­-friendly recreation area with a lake at its center. Legendary filmmaker Walt Dis­ney had a similar experience in the 1960s, when he began pur­chasing Florida swampland on which to build his Read More…

The Dash Between: Billy Ray guided teens for Medina County Family First Council

As a family representative for the Medina County Family First Council, Billy Ray spoke with young people and their parents to help the agency determine how to best meet the needs of the community. The retired autoworker also befriended other youngsters in order to steer them toward positive goals. “He was really good at helping Read More…