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Elyria Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Elyria, Ohio Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 Just minutes away at All- Pro Freight Stadium in Avon | Tickets: Call 440- 934- 3636 or www. LakeErieCrushers. com T o m o rr o w g a m e tim e 7: 0 5 p . m. v s Ev a n s vill $ 2 T U E S DAY presente d by E SP N 85 0 an d L AD I E S N I G HT p r ese n t ed b y Sea g r a m ’ s W i e n e r W e d n e s d a y M a y 2 6 t h 7 : 0 5 H o t d o g s o n l y $ 1 T h i r s t y T h u r s d a y p re se nt ed b y La ba t t B lu e Se le ct d ra f t b e e r s a n d f o un ta in d ri nk s on l y $ 1 F r i d a y v s F r o n t i e r F I R E W O R K S N I G H T ! High of 82. Low of 66. Forecast on A8 SCATTERED STORMS W W W . C H R O N I C L E T . C O M ADVICE ............ D2 CROSSWORD .. F4 CLASSIFIEDS.... E4 COMICS ........ F4- 5 MOVIES................ D2 OBITUARIES ...... C2 OPINION .......... C4 YOURTOWN ...... C3 INDEX MONDAY, May 25, 2015 75 ¢ Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice Memorial Day 2015 OBERLIN CLOSING ROADS FOR FIRST LADY’S VISIT P olice are shutting down multiple roads and putting up parking bans in Oberlin in anticipation of first lady Michelle Obama’s visit today. Parking will be prohibited on North Main Street and West College Street near Tappan Square as well as some surrounding parking lots. Police are encouraging people who intend to attend commencement to walk, rather than drive. See list of streets and map on Page A2. ‘ Pass on the patriotism’ ANNA NORRIS / CHRONICLE Mark T. Hurlbut, a member of the Lofton Henderson Marine Corps League, stands at attention as Don Pap, foreground, plays taps during the annual Lorain Memorial Association and Lorain Veterans Council Memorial Service on Sunday at the Lorain Palace Civic Center. Small turnout at Lorain’s annual Memorial Day service Evan Goodenow The Chronicle- Telegram LORAIN— America’s war dead and members of the military in general were remembered Sunday in annual Memorial Day services at the Lorain Palace Theater. “ The nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten,” Dan Gillotti, a former Armyfirst sergeant andVietnamWar combat veteran, told about 120 people in the mostly vacant theater. Gillotti, the 2015 Lorain County Veteran of the Year, said those in attendance understood the significance of Memorial Day and the value of military members and veterans, but many people don’t. He asked audience members to speak to friends, relatives and neighbors about the price of freedom being paid with blood. “ Pass on the patriotism that you have to all those around you,” said Gillotti, who served from1960 to 1980, including a year in Vietnam. “ And God bless those that came before us and gave their lives for our country Master of ceremonies Sam Felton, a formerMarine sergeant and decoratedVietnam War combat veteran, also emphasized that Memorial Day is about paying tribute to the dead, not a holiday for barbecuing and picnics. attendance but thanked those who participated. “( They) still believe in our ideals,” he said. so that we may enjoy these freedoms.” nics. Like Gillotti, Felton lamented the small MORE THAN 1 MILLION CASUALTIES In January, the Congressional Research Service released a comprehensive casualty list of American wars and military operations dating back to 1775. The list includes major wars such as World War I and World War II as well as lesser known wars like the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Spanish- American War. Also included are the U. S. invasions of Grenada and Panama and operations in Haiti, Lebanon and Somalia. The list includes both combat and noncombat deaths. Approximately 1,011,000 military members died. The wars with the most deaths were: ¡ World War II: 405,399 deaths ¡ Civil War: 364,511 deaths ¡ World War I: 116,516 deaths ¡ Vietnam War: 58,253 deaths ¡ Korean War: 36,574 deaths SOURCE: Defense Casualty Analysis System See SERVICE, A2 Cavs down Hawks 114- 111 in OT Cleveland leads Atlanta 3- 0 in Eastern Conference finals LeBron James misses his first 10 shots but finishes with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists as the Cavs hold off Atlanta’s fourth- quarter comeback to move within one win of the NBA Finals. Read the complete story in SPORTS, D1 POLICE SHOOTINGS After officer’s acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland Mark Gillispie The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137- shot barrage of police gunfire. Officers arrested 71 people the night after the verdict, though there was nothing close to the violence other cities have experienced over the treatment of black suspects. But Cleveland is not yet done dealing with deadly police encounters. Two other high- profile police- involved deaths still hang over the city: a boy holding a pellet gun fatally shot by a rookie patrolman and a mentally ill woman in distress who died after officers took her to the ground and handcuffed her. The deaths of 12- year- old Tamir Rice and 37- year- old Tanisha Anderson occurred just eight days apart last November. An investigation by the Cuyahoga County sheriff’s office into Tamir’s death is nearly finished and ready to be given to county prosecutors to decide whether to pursue criminal charges against the patrolman. The status of the investigation into Tanisha Anderson’s death is unclear. A medical examiner said she died of positional asphyxiation, which See LOOM, A2

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