The community said goodbye to firefighter-paramedic Larry Heczko on Nov. 19. Heckzo, a firefighter-paramedic for 23 years, died Nov. 13 in an off-duty construction accident. Fire departments from around the region, as well as the fire department from his hometown in Connecticut, attended his funeral and joined in the procession. Hecko’s son, Mark, and daughter, Annie, wrote a letter in this week’s Press, page A7, to give their thanks to the community for the love and support shown to them.


I checked out the Relay For Life event in Avon Lake this past weekend. There wasn’t a huge turnout this year, but there was a decent sized crowd when I got there Saturday night. I’m posting the first one because I liked how the picture turned out. The second photo amused me because the guy used to pitch in high school and his girlfriend (the one in the dunk tank) didn’t care about the odds.