February 8, 2016

Elyria
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Super Bowl 50: Panthers aren’t just young stars, have their share of important veterans, too

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Carolina Panthers are older than you think. Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, the team’s cornerstone players, are young and still on the rise. But the surrounding cast is a bit older and the roster is filled with veterans. The Panthers had the NFL’s second-oldest team to start the season with Read More…

VA to provide robotic legs to paralyzed veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with spinal cord injuries to walk again. Veterans have been petitioning the VA to do this because many cannot afford the $77,000 needed to pay for the powered exoskeleton called the ReWalk. The device was approved Read More…

Veterans circulating petition to keep VA Clinic in Lorain

LORAIN — Veterans are passing around petitions and gathering signatures to let the Veterans Administration know they want the VA Clinic to remain in Lorain. During the annual VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday, a 1.2-mile walk at the Lorain VA Clinic that promotes wellness and benefits homeless veterans, petitions were circulated that will be Read More…

Veterans from all branches come together for reunion at Black River Landing

Veterans Reunion

LORAIN — Algie Nelson’s reason for showing up at Saturday’s inaugural Lorain County Welcome Home All Veterans Reunion was simple. “Camaraderie,” Nelson answered emphatically with a big smile. A Marine combat infantry veteran of Operation Desert Storm and the current Afghanistan war, Nelson returned to his native Elyria after retirement as a Norfolk, Va., police Read More…