Holiday Book List: “Haunted Franklin Castle”

Author Photo Bill Krejci, Haunted Franklin Castle

Writing about the Franklin Castle began as a high school project in 1992 for author Bill Krejci.
In 2005, he began working with the co-author of the book, John W. Myers. Haunted Franklin Castle was later published by The History Press in October of 2017.
“A lot of it was research,” says Krejci. “And a lot of it was getting published, too.”
The infamous home, which has become known worldwide for its sordid, speculative past, was formerly owned by Hannes Tiedemann.
Things commonly associated with the Haunted Franklin Castle include murders in the house, Nazi spies, crying in the walls, and buried bodies. Krejci and Myers’ tremendous amount of work provides factual proof of whether these rumors are true— or not.
“A lot of these rumors began with Eleanora Bernstein,” he says; she was a self-proclaimed psychic who stayed at the castle in 1980, having possible intentions to write about Hannes Tiedemann and his family.
According to Krejci, Bernstein made claims that Tiedemann spoke to her, and that he confessed to murdering people within the house.
“We’ve been trying to undo that damage for years,” Krejci says. So, was Hannes Tiedemann a cruel man capable of committing true acts of evil? Or, was he a loving father and devoted husband who happened to get a bad reputation?
Find out for yourself— get Haunted Franklin Castle today as an early personal holiday gift or purchase for a friend.
Krejci currently has six novels published: three of which are mystery novels; three are works of nonfiction, including Buried Beneath Cleveland, which pinpoints and explores misplaced, displaced, and overlaid grave sites throughout the area, as well as Haunted Put-In-Bay.
These novels can be found on Amazon, as well as many local stores throughout the area, and at,

Warm Up This Winter at 5 Points Coffee & Tea

Come on in, get warm and cozy, and enjoy your time at 5 Points Coffee & Tea this winter.

There are new menu items, like savory, delicious soup options that rotate on a daily basis, and include tomato, minestrone, and fire-roasted corn chowder.

Soups are served with a piece of Irish brown or soda bread.

Pair a 12 oz soup with a toasted special sandwich for a filling meal totaling just $9. (This does not come with bread)The sandwich is similar to a panini, and is made with ham, cheese, tomato, and onion. There’s also a vegetable option, which is the same sandwich as above, but without the ham.

“Soup is all day and sandwiches start at 10 a.m.,” says 5 Points Coffee & Tea Owner Conor Boylan.

For the season, there will also be a peppermint mocha drink available.

Live music will happen during the three Thursdays before Christmas. The first holiday session will be from 7 to 9 p.m. December 6 with resident Irish musician, Andrew McManus.



“Imaginations Creations” opens door to amazing gifts

Christmas Botique 3- Imaginations Creations Ad Run

Did you miss the Christmas Boutique?

It’s not too late!

What is “Imaginations Creations?”

It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

At “Imaginations Creations” in West Park, you can purchase a desk for your study, a large wall-clock made from lacquered wood, a small stand for books, knick-knacks, and much, much more.

Words really don’t do it justice. The work owner and craftsman Ron Bonoan does, has to be seen to be believed. So, below, take a look at some of the local items Bonoan has available for sale now.

If you are unable to make it to a showing, it’s not a problem. Call and make an appointment with Bonoan at, (216) 870-7332, to stop in at a time that is convenient for you.