Local Man Talks About Having Family in Earthquake Ravaged Italy

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The death toll in Italy continued growing Wednesday as rescue crews continued to search through mounds of rubble and debris for any sign of life. 

This all follows the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked the towns of Amatrice and Accumoli late last night. Although the devastation is happening 4,600 miles away from us, there are still people in the Ohio Valley that are being touched by the disaster.

Dominick Cerrone is a local business owner and his family is actually from that part of Italy in the middle of the Italian peninsula and he still has family there,  “When it strikes home and you’re seeing streets that you’ve walked down and villages that you know very well and you see them on the national camera, and the international press, it hits homes and we visit areas like Norcia. We drive through Pescara del Tronto, which was devastated, that is the birthplace of my grandmother,” Cerrone said.

He said that his family is now wondering what to do next now that their homes are gone. He’ll be taking a trip back to the area in the coming months as part of a tour with his business, Good Mansion Wines.

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