October 6, 2015


Teaching 9/11 to students

Even 10 years later, Chris Kestner can vividly recall the moment he heard two planes had struck the World Trade Center in New York. It was third-period study hall, the Highland High School social studies chairman remembered, and “everything just exploded from there.” Now Kestner has the task of trying to convey the facts and Read More…

Motor Maids to honor 9/11 heroes in New York parade

“Motor Maid” Debbie Venus-Fenrich, of Litchfield Township, will ride her 2009 Harley-Davidson Night Rod in a              Sept. 11 motorcycle parade leading firefighters into ground zero at New York City. Venus-Fenrich is a lifelong Medina County resident and has been a biker for 30 years. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series reflecting on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. LITCHFIELD TWP. — Thirty-year motorcycle enthusiast Debbie Venus-Fenrich will be one of at least 50 female bikers slated to honor lives lost 10 years ago at the World Trade Center. Venus-Fenrich, 55, is a member of Motor Read More…