Lake Erie: Murder & Mayhem – Wendy Koile


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, General Admission, Table Reservations Required
  • Free Entry



Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Prix Fixe 3-course dinner option just $25
  • This week’s menu
    • Spinach Salad
    • Roasted Pork Loin with Red Skin Potatoes and Green Beans
    • Apple Tartlet


Story topic this week…

Lake Erie: Murder & Mayhem
Lake Erie… a vacation for some, a summer hangout for many, and a mystery for all. Wendy Koile, the Director of Teaching and Learning as well as a part-time English teacher at Central Ohio Technical College, talks about the darkness lurking beneath the surface of this treasured body of water. Many individuals take to this lake during the hot, summer days, but what many don’t know is that lies, guilt, crime, and horror lies within the history of Lake Erie. Lake Erie lies along four states and divides two countries: a perfect setting for crime. Pirates escaping the law, con artists fleeing a bank robbery, and murderers slipping onboard luxury cruise ships used this lake as an exit strategy, having a multitude of options to avoid capture. This is just the beginning.

Wendy Koile Bio

Wendy Koile is a lifelong resident and explorer of Ohio. She is an Instructional Designer & English instructor at Central Ohio Technical College and holds a master’s degrees in teaching and one in English. Wendy is the author of four books with the History Press including Lake Erie: Murder and Mayhem, Disasters on the Lake Erie Islands, Legends and Lost Treasures of Northern Ohio, and Geneva on the Lake. She has appeared on the Ohio Channel and several local radio stations to discuss her books. When not writing or teaching, Wendy enjoys traveling with her family, looking for beach glass, or reading a good book. She is currently working on ideas for her next book.
The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

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