November 27, 2014

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Cut cable in Elyria knocks out Oberlin Internet service

An eastbound car that crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of North Abbe and Burns roads in Elyria about 5:10 a.m. Sunday caused a loss of Internet service for about 3,500 Oberlin Co-op Internet customers in Oberlin and New Russia Township.

Firefighters accidentally cut fiber-optic cables when removing wires from the car, according to a Co-op spokesman, who wouldn’t give his name. He said service was restored about 4 p.m.

The driver fled, according to Elyria police Sgt. Richard Buckway. Traffic was diverted from the intersection until about 3:30 p.m.

  • Scout

    Oh my you crashed a car into a utility pole and then you fled??? Like the police won’t be able to find you? Oh my, laughing out loud. Guess the driver will not only have to deal with the police later, but will also have to pay the cable company for the lines that were cut and all other work that was done with putting a new pole in place.

    • Phil Blank

      No new pole needed.

      • Scout

        You are right…didn’t think about the car being stolen.

      • Roy Benevidez

        Who are “they”?

  • Sis Delish

    “3,500 Oberlin Co-op Internet customers in Oberlin and New Russia Township”

    What are Co-op Internet customers??

    • Roy Benevidez

      Happy, puppet?

      • Sis Delish

        Oh, I get it… They’re just like Charter Schools.

        • Roy Benevidez

          Nope. Just another way to run a business.

    • The Chief

      Liberals getting free internet from LCCC VIA our tax dollars

      • Roy Benevidez

        Yes, all the “liberals” in Russia township. Try again with your puppet mastery of multiple accounts — it is truly the sound of one person talking.

        And it’s not free. It is a business.