Saturday, April 17, 2010

Larry Carroll, first "Dash Between" for Medina County Gazette

After retiring from his long career as a plumber in Cleveland, Ohio, Larry Carroll moved to Valley City, Ohio, and started a dollhouse miniatures business with his wife, Mary Anne.

I wrote an obituary feature about "The Dash Between" January 8, 1925, when Larry was born in Cleveland, and October 27, 2009, when he died at age 84, which was published Monday, November 23, 2009, in the Medina County Gazette. You can read his story by clicking this link.

This was my first such feature about a recently deceased person from the Medina County area that is scheduled to run in the Medina paper on the fourth Monday of each month.

Similar stories about folks from the Lorain County area run in the Elyria Chronicle every other Sunday. Dashes for Leticia Chavez Fischer and Marilyn Ayster Exline have already been published. A new Dash about 25-year-old Craig Behrend is slated to run Sunday, November 29, 2009.

If you'd like to see obituary features like these in your local newspaper, please contact me at

This "Dash Between" column was originally posted on on Nov. 27, 2009.

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