August 20, 2014

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Storm sweeps through Lorain County and Northern Ohio

Water flows over the road on Route 18 near West Road. Many roads in southern Lorain County are flooded.

Heavy winds from a storm have downed power lines throughout Lorain County, but caused no major electricity outages. About 100 Ohio Edison customers lost power as of 4 p.m., according to Ohio Edison spokesman Joe Faga. He said crews whose shifts were ending have been held over and all outages would be restored tonight. Also, Read More…

Highway Patrol makes 82 drunken driving arrests in June in Lorain County

The Elyria Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported the following OVI arrests for the month of June 2013 in Lorain County: Ronald Johnson, 59, Elyria – Tested .173 BAC Benjamin Rodgers, 35, Lakewood – Refused BAC test Tamika Hopson, 42, Lorain – Tested .132 BAC Arthur Solomon Jr., 40, Elyria – Refused BAC Read More…

Lorain County under severe thunderstorm watch

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued through 8 p.m. for Lorain County and much of Ohio. According to the National Weather Service, a flash flood watch is also in effect until 8. Thunderstorms will continue across the area today and early this evening ahead of a cold front. There is a slight chance that Read More…

Lake Road closed in Avon Lake due to water main break

AVON LAKE — Traffic is being re-routed in Avon Lake following a water main break on Lake Road. The break occurred on Lake Road near Rice Park between state Route 83 and Jaycox Road, according to Elizabeth Gedeon, administrative assistant to Mayor Greg Zilka. City crews were said to be working on the break as Read More…

Storms blamed for fire that forced Rochester Township family from home overnight

ROCHESTER TWP. — Storms overnight likely caused a fire that has forced a Rochester Township family from their home. Fire Chief Bob Elbon said crews were called to 29475 Gore Orphanage Road about 2:20 a.m. Mike Peabody, his wife and three or four children were all sleeping in the house when the fire started but Read More…

Frank Henry Haught

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Frank Henry Haught, 61, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Louis Stokes VA Hospice, Cleveland. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on April 21, 1952. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1974. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling. Survivors include his daughters, Sharon Haught of Read More…

Helen L. Williams

Helen L. Williams (nee Boyle), 93, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 in the assisted living facility of Center Ridge Nursing Home in North Ridgeville. She was born November 10, 1919 in Cannonburg, Pennsylvania, moving to Elyria in 1945. Mrs. Williams worked at General Industries in Elyria in assembly for 25 years while Read More…

Velma Marie Bonar

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Velma Marie Bonar (nee Weigl), 91, of Houston, Texas, died peacefully Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Velma (also known as Mommie Bones) was born September 4, 1921 in Lorain, moving to Sheffield Lake in 1953, Las Vegas in 1994 and then to Houston in 2008. She graduated from Lorain High School in 1939. Read More…

Cheryl Ann Moore

Cheryl Ann Moore (nee Gardner), 64, of Elyria, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at her home. She was born January 25, 1949 in Elyria and was a 1967 graduate of Elyria High School. Cheri is survived by a son, Adam Moore; parents, Robert and Marcia Gardner; brothers, Alan, Arthur and Robert Gardner; and sisters, Julie Read More…

Thomas A. Schoonmaker

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Thomas A. Schoonmaker, 49, and a life resident of Lorain, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at home, surrounded by his family after a long illness. Tom was employed from 1990-2012 in the maintenance department of Elyria Catholic High School. He enjoyed fishing. Tom attended Southview High School and was a member of the Class of Read More…