Mentor in World War II

By Thomas Matowitz

The Second World War began with the German invasion of Poland on September 1. 1939. Half a world away, Mentor Ohio was a sleepy rural community which appeared to have a small stake in the outcome. Reassured by the vast […]

May 29th, 2017|History|

Hometown Hero Albert Clapp


by Thomas Matowitz

When Abraham Lincoln called for volunteers to defend the Union in the aftermath of the attack on Fort Sumter large numbers of men from Ohio responded. One of them was a twenty year old Mentor resident named Albert Clapp. The […]

November 25th, 2016|History|

Wreck of the 20th Century Limited

mentortrainwreck250by Thomas Matowitz

June 21, 1905 began like many other bright summer days in Mentor’s long history. Before it was over, the community suffered the greatest disaster it has ever experienced. Railroad travel had been passing through Mentor since the mid nineteenth century, […]

November 20th, 2016|History|
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