July 24, 2014

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‘Faint cry’ leads to rescue on Erie

TOLEDO — Rowing through darkness, Chuck Herndon steered his boat toward where he had seen the plane’s taillights plunge into Lake Erie just off the Kelleys Island shore. Finally, he heard a faint cry. “I’m coming, I’m coming,” Herndon yelled. He rowed furiously, following the voice. But Herndon still couldn’t see anything until a pair Read More…

Mayor: Avon Lake Ford plant in running for expansion

AVON LAKE — The Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake is competing with two other regional Ford plants for an expansion that could bring another 1,800 jobs to the area. During an interview Tuesday at The Chronicle-Telegram, Avon Lake Mayor Rob Berner said the city is in the running, as is the Ford plant in Read More…

Pickup rollover: Driver, passengers taken to hospital

ELYRIA — A 27-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after overturning a truck on the state Route 57 off-ramp Tuesday afternoon while hauling asphalt. Wynyanna Winchester, of Cleveland, was heading west on Interstate 90 near the ramp to state Route 57 when she lost control of a 1986 Ford F-600 straight truck and went Read More…

Wheels fall off Elyria fire truck

ELYRIA — Thrifty spenders may say they use equipment until the wheels fall off to demonstrate their willingness to work within budget constraints. But the Elyria Fire Department proved that sometimes, it is actually done They immediately switched mind-sets and formed a dike around the spill to prevent it from going into the sewers The Read More…

Police officer remains in jail

OBERLIN — A Lorain police officer, who was charged over the weekend for violating a civil protection order filed by his estranged wife, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Oberlin Municipal Court. Corey Earl, 45, appeared via video arraignment from the county jail, where he has been held since he was arrested Saturday. Earl is being Read More…

Woman fights off bicycle, fake leg

ELYRIA — An 18-year-old woman who tried to stop a suspected thief Monday morning was assaulted by the man with his prosthetic leg. Gina McKee of Elyria said her left hand was cut when Lemuel Voorhies threw his bicycle at her, but she was able to fend off the prosthetic leg attack. Police arrived as Read More…

Power outage affects thousands

Even though it was pretty darn hot Tuesday, Ohio Edison officials say faulty wiring — not an overload of air conditioners — was to blame for an outage that left 29,000 homes and buildings without power The outage affected parts of Elyria, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Columbia Station and North Olmsted, according to Ohio Edison Read More…

EPA: Limestone mill dust-up unfounded

LORAIN — The city Zoning Board of Appeals will meet today to discuss whether to allow a Cleveland-based mining company to build a limestone mill along Henderson Drive. Oglebay Norton will bring 12 to 14 jobs to the city with the new plant and would move into a vacant area east of the Black River, Read More…

Craig reconsiders resigning over sex scandal

BOISE, Idaho — Sen. Larry Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign after his arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting and may still fight for his Senate seat, his spokesman said Tuesday evening. “It’s not such a foregone conclusion anymore, that the only thing he could do was resign,” Sidney Smith, Craig’s spokesman in Read More…

Powerful Felix and Henriette slam into Mexico

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Felix walloped Central America’s remote Miskito coastline and Henriette slammed into resorts on the tip of Baja California as a record-setting hurricane season got even wilder Tuesday with twin storms making landfall on the same day. While weakening rapidly, Felix’s rains posed a danger to inland villages lying in flood-prone Read More…