Saturday, November 17, 2012
The award is given to those who have died serving in the military in the state.
Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler, of Brecksville, was one of 28 Ohio service men and women honored by the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate in a special ceremony on Thursday. The Ohio Military Medal of Distinction was created to honor the state’s men and women who gave their lives while serving in the military. Kancler, a Marine, died in Afghanistan in July 2011. The Brecksville community came together to support and remember Kancler after his death, through processions and ceremonies. The medal program began a few years ago, and the general assembly meets once a year to honor those who died in service, according to a press release from State Rep. Marlene Anielski's office. Thursday’s program honored those men and women who died in Ohio in …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Catch up on this week’s local news.
If you missed a couple of stories this week, don’t worry – you can catch up by checking out the summaries below. For the full stories, just click the links.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The ribbon cutting on Old Royalton Road bridge took place Wednesday afternoon.
When the bridge construction began a year ago, no one knew what kind of importance it would hold today, Mayor Jerry N. Hruby said. Brecksville honored Marine Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Old Royalton Road bridge Wednesday afternoon. County Executive Ed FitzGerald attended, as well as Hruby, city workers and residents. "The beauty of this bridge and the beauty of this area is a fitting tribute to a man who gave everything he had, including his life, to his country," Hruby said after the ceremony. Editor’s note: The boy cutting the ribbon in the photo was originally misidentified. It has been corrected.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
For more news from the meeting, check Brecksville Patch Wednesday afternoon.
Brecksville City Council congratulated the winners of the 2011 Beautification Committee awards during Tuesday's meeting. The winners of the three categories: Mayor Jerry N. Hruby also announced the ribbon cutting of the Old Royalton Road bridge, and the bridge's dedication to fallen Marine Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler. Both are planned for Wednesday. "It’s a very, very nice gesture," Hruby said. "It’s a way to keep in mind we had one of our young men who went off to war and didn’t return the way we hoped him to return." For more council news, check Brecksville Patch on Wednesday.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
From the November candidates to the school district’s plans for the year, catch up on this week’s news.
A lot went on in Brecksville this week, but you can get caught up by checking out the summaries below. For more information, click on the links to go to the full stories.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
More than 20 local police departments and dozens of motorcyclists took part.
Brecksville Road was quiet following the funeral of Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler this morning. Clusters of people gathered along the sidewalk with flags and signs, waiting for the procession to leave St. Basil the Great and travel to the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. Kancler, the son of the city’s former police chief, was a Marine who died in Afghanistan at the end of July. Brecksville Road was lined with people on Tuesday who turned out to pay their respects to the soldier and his family. Thursday’s procession took off slowly down the road shortly after 11:30 a.m., filling the street with the red and blue of blinking police lights. More than 20 local departments, from Cleveland to Put-in-Bay, were in attendance, as were …
The funeral service for the local Marine will be held Thursday.
The funeral services for Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Basil the Great Church. After the service, the city is again asking individuals to line Brecksville Road with flags for the local Marine who died in Afghanistan at the end of July. According to a press release from the city, the funeral procession will travel south on Brecksville Road, and the city is hoping people will line up from the church all the way to Miller Road. The service could last until noon, with the procession to follow. The streets were filled on Tuesday for the procession from the airport to the funeral home. The photos to the right are from Tuesday’s memorial event. The family is asking that any contributions be given to Kancler’s …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Anyone who gets his or her car washed on Wednesday will help contribute to the fund.
On Wednesday, the Brecksville Auto Wash will be giving $1 from every car wash to the Jack Ryan Kancler fund, said Shirley Dettman, wife of the owner. Dettman said the offer is good from open until close on Wednesday. The car wash had a sign thanking Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler for his service on Tuesday; the procession passed the company on Brecksville Road.
The sidewalks along Brecksville Road were filled for the procession earlier today.
Earlier this afternoon, Brecksville Road was lined with people who wanted to pay their respects to Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler, the local Marine who died in Afghanistan at the end of last month. Kancler’s remains were transported in a procession from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home, and the city invited individuals to stand along Brecksville Road to show their support. Many carried flags or signs, and there were others posted along the road.
The city shared the ways people can contribute in a press release.
The Kancler family is accepting donations for Sgt. Dennis E. Kancler’s toddler son. Kancler, a local Marine, died in Afghanistan in a non-combat related incident on July 31. There will be a procession through the city in his honor today. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday and the funeral will take place on Thursday. Both will take place at St. Basil the Great Church. According to a press release from the city, the family is accepting contributions for Kancler’s son, Jack Ryan Kancler. Individuals can also send contributions to the USO. Jack Ryan Kancler Fund c/o KeyBank 7790 Chippewa Road Brecksville 44141 USO of Northern Ohio 20637 Emerald Parkway Cleveland, OH 44135