Well, this did get confusing. 2 threads. Originally the family lived near Cleveland, and Lorian County is near but a different county. I have done alot of research in this part of Ohio. Quite alot to put together.
Merusso4, looks like there are lots of suggestions on how to find relatives. It seems you are just begining your research. Use the records here as a guide. I sure more will be posted. Get your informaiton organized in charts or a software program (recommended). Start with your parents and work backwards. You will find relatives! Also your still in Ohio so that should help your access to records.
PS Ancestry.com has a great coverage of Lorain County, Ohio in its newspaper section. It can take a while to look and read, but can be very worthwhile.