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Elyria Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - September 12, 2015, Elyria, Ohio Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 SCOREBOARD A TALE OF REDEMPTION THE CHRONICLE’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ACTION, SECTION C Avon . . . . . . . . . . . 41 N. Olmsted . . . . . . 40 Elyria . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Firelands . . . . . . . . 27 Vermilion . . . . . . . . . 0 Midview . . . . . . . . . 49 Amherst . . . . . . . . . 10 Columbia . . . . . . . . 34 Northwestern . . . . 30 Berea- Midpark . . . 41 N. Ridgeville . . . . . 21 Darin Guice makes up for mistake as EC beats Mogadore. C1 High of 64. Low of 53. Forecast on A6 SOME RAIN W W W . C H R O N I C L E T . C O M ADVICE ............ B5 BUSINESS ........ A5 CLASSIFIEDS.... E3 COMICS........ F2- 3 MOVIES................ B5 OBITUARIES........ B2 OPINION........ B6- 7 YOURTOWN........ B3 INDEX 7 DAYS AWEEK HOME DELIVERY SATURDAY, September 12, 2015 75 ¢ KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLET Robert Gandee, of Vermilion, holds a photo of his son, Robin KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE Brenda Stewart, left, of Columbus, speaks with Myrtle Rizer, of Sheffield Lake, on Friday at the Hope Over Heroin event at Black River Landing in Lorain. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Flags fly at half- staff Friday at the Elyria Township 9/ 11 Memorial at Rowland Preserve on Murray Ridge Road. The memorial was dedicated Sept. 29, 2014. 9/ 11 MEMORIAL CANCELED A planned candlelight vigil in Ely Square to remember 9/ 11, which had been scheduled for Friday night but was delayed until tonight because of Friday’s weather forecast, has been canceled entirely. Organizers say it will return next year. NATIONAL ROUNDUP, A2. Falcons honor longtime backer For kids, 9/ 11 hard to fathom Browns player in car incident Scott Petrak The Chronicle- Telegram Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert was cited for lack of reasonable control of his vehicle after crashing into a ditch after a chase involving a 55- year- old Parmaman, Brunswick police Sgt. Robert Safran told The Chronicle- Telegram late Friday. The Ohio Highway Patrol received a call Friday afternoon about a traffic altercation involving the two men. It started in Middleburg Heights and continued on Interstate 71 south into Brunswick. They exited on state Route 303, with the man still following Gilbert, Safran said. They briefly entered Hinckley before Gilbert drove into a ditch. Gilbert wasn’t injured. Police quickly arrived on the scene. The Parma man was cited for disorderly conduct, Safran said, adding he didn’t expect any additional charges. Gilbert was driving a Dodge Challenger and the man a Ford Mustang. A team spokesman said Gilbert called to inform the team of the incident. Gilbert, the No. 8 pick in the 2014 draft, has been a disappointment on the field. He started only two games as a rookie and is trying to return from a hip injury suffered in training camp. He’s not expected to play Sunday in the opener against the NewYork Jets. Contact Scott Petrak at 329- 7253 or spetrak @ chroniclet. com. Like him on Facebook and follow him @ scottpetrak on Twitter. Jon Wysochanski The Chronicle- Telegram AVON LAKE — Their young minds can’t fully comprehend what happened Sept. 11, 2001. Elementary school students generally aren’t yet ready for talk of terrorism, death, destruction or foreign policy, conversations that come at later grade levels or stages in life. At Erieview Elementary School, teachers slowly usher students into the reality of what happened, trying to impress upon them how many lives were affected. Each month, students at the school focus on one character trait and this month’s was courage, a topic Principal Natalie Fior said presented an opportunity to teach about the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Grade- school students have little memory of day’s events See 9/ 11, A2 Nearly 700 rally against addiction Melissa Linebrink The Chronicle- Telegram LORAIN — Dodging raindrops, nearly 700 people gathered Friday night along Black River Landing to bring hope to those families affected by heroin addiction. During the annual “ Hope Over Heroin in Lorain County,” 40 vendors set up tables under the pavilion where pamphlets, fliers and business cards were handed out in an effort to curb the countywide heroin epidemic. According to spokesman Tim Williams, this was the largest collaborative event so far in Lorain County addressing the heroin epidemic that has affected Lorain County. Earlier in the evening, Williams wasn’t sure the event HOPE OVER HEROIN IN LORAIN COUNTY EVENT CONTINUES Hope Over Heroin Lorain County will continue today at Black River Landing in Lorain. A parade will begin 4 p. m., followed by an evening of entertainment, vendors and testimonies at 7 p. m. See HOPE, A2 How a father honors a son Steve Fogarty The Chronicle- Telegram LORAIN — It’s been 28 years since tow truck driver Robin Gandee died when the tractor- trailer he was hauling jackknifed off a state Route 2 overpass and came down on top of his tow truck. The Vermilion man was 34 years old and was engaged to be married. “ He was just starting to get his life back together,” according to Shelley Gandee, his sister. The father of two and stepdad of two more Todd Shapiro The Chronicle- Telegram HENRIETTA TWP. — For 43 years, Glen Turner has given his love to the Firelands Falcons. On Friday, as Turner celebrated his 75th birthday, the Falcons returned the love. Turner was a former president of the Firelands Athletic Booster Club, helped sell programs at football and basketball games for decades and generally did whatever he could to help the Falcons athletics programs. “ I’ve told everybody for years I don’t care if the Browns win, the Cavs win or the Indians win as long as Firelands wins,” Turner said. Prior to Friday’s home football game against Vermilion, the school held a reception for Turner and his family in the school cafeteria, and Turner was presented a game ball on the field in recognition of his contribution to Firelands athletics. Turner was raised in Haysi, Va., but moved to Ohio after serving in the U. S. Army and settled in Birmingham Township, where he raised his three children — Charlie, Kimberly and Michael— in Firelands Schools while working for the Ford Motor Company. Turner wan’t just a fixture at the games his children and grandchildren, four of whom also attended Firelands, participated in, but he also could be found at almost every Falcons sporting event, supporting all the school’s student- athletes. And when the school year was over, Turner spent his summer coaching youth baseball. “ The kids in this community are really beautiful people,” Turner said. “ Everyone has always been so friendly. It reminds me of See FALCONS, A2 See SON, A2 BRIAN J. SMITH / CHRONICLE Longtime Firelands fan Glen Turner playfully covers his grandson Joel Turner’s Vermilion shirt before the football game Friday.

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