July 28, 2014

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Avon Lake crime watch: Police unable to locate erratic squirrel

Avon Lake police 10:14 p.m. Sept. 9 — 100 block Hermann Drive, a caller reported an erratic squirrel in the area. Police were unable to locate said squirrel. Friday, Sept. 6 8:09 a.m. — 700 block Moore Road, theft of scrap aluminum. 7:07 p.m. — 32500 block Carriage Lane, a woman told police that her Read More…

Alcohol a factor in crash that critically injured teen

AMHERST TWP. — An Elyria teen critically injured in a car crash at 4:35 a.m. Saturday on state Route 113 near Bechtel Road is improving. Alan Bowen, 17, address unavailable, was thrown from the rear seat of the car he was a passenger in, according to Trooper Clayton Grubb of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria Read More…

Hundreds of Ohio bridges deficient

The Main Avenue bridge spanning the Cuyahoga River leading into downtown Cleveland is among the 384 bridges in Ohio that are both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical." (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

TOLEDO, Ohio — Three majestic bridges that soar over the Cuyahoga River and connect downtown Cleveland with the city’s west side opened to traffic before the nation entered World War II and are more than showing their age. The newest one — the Main Avenue Bridge, completed in 1939 — was shut down to truck traffic last year so that Read More…

Police: Tiffin mobile home fire kills man, 5 children

Firefighters extinguish a mobile home fire Sunday that killed a man and five children in Tiffin, Ohio, according to police. Fire crews pulled the man and the children from the home, and all six were taken to Tiffin Mercy Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Advertiser-Tribune, Jill Goshe)

TIFFIN, Ohio — A fire that ripped through a mobile home killed a man and five children ages 6 and under just a few hours after the children’s mother left to work an early morning shift at a fast-food restaurant. Anna Angel, the children’s mother, lived in the home with the children and her boyfriend, Read More…

Amherst enlists community to make promotional video

Community members showed their Amherst pride as part of promotional video Sunday.

AMHERST — Downtown Amherst was awash with gold and green Sunday as hundreds of town members came out to show their Amherst spirit.  The event was the result of weeks of planning and practice; a video to showcase and promote the businesses, schools and community of Amherst. However, it wasn’t an ordinary video. “We were Read More…

Police: 13 killed in Washington Navy Yard shooting

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WASHINGTON — Gunfire rained through the Navy’s oldest buildings, attacking office workers at a heavily guarded military facility in the heart of the nation’s capital. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said during a news conference Monday that 13 people were confirmed dead. “This is a horrific tragedy,” Mayor Vincent Gray said. Investigators said the motive was a Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man, 19, arrested for allegedly punching mother in the stomach

Elyria police Thursday, Sept. 12 3:14 p.m. — 1900 block Fowl Road, Darian Tolliver, 19, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence for allegedly punching his mother in the stomach during an argument over chores. Police said Tolliver was arrested twice for domestic violence in the past as a juvenile. 11:46 a.m. — 900 Read More…

Lorain blotter: Woman chases down men who stole her money

Lorain police 8:58 p.m. Friday — E Street and Colorado Avenue, a woman said she needed change for a $100 bill at the Dairy Mart, 500 E. Erie Ave. The woman said two men outside the store offered to give her change and then drove off with the money. She said she followed them and Read More…

Injured steel worker critical after fall through roof

LORAIN — An injured Republic Steel worker remained in critical condition Saturday. John Evanish fell about 30 feet through a roof of a water treatment building at the plant at 1827 E. 28th St., according to City Councilman Rick Lucente, D-6th Ward. Lucente works at the plant and is United Steel Worker Local 1104 Pension Read More…

Lake Effect Quartet to appear on ‘Let’s Ask America’

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LORAIN — A local barbershop quartet hoping for bigger and better things can thank its baritone for a bit of national exposure.  Lake Effect Barbershop Quartet, which includes lead singer and Lorain native Chris Foisy, will appear on the nationally televised game show “Let’s Ask America” at 7:30 p.m. Monday on WEWS-TV Channel 5. Baritone Read More…