October 31, 2014

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Driver charged in Route 18 crash

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A truck driver has been charged in a crash that trapped a car between two trucks Tuesday morning. Joseph Corns, 60, of Barberton was charged with assured clear distance after he hit a truck and a car at Indian Hollow Road and state Route 18 around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. Read More…

Woman allegedly drove car through apartment during dispute

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LORAIN — A series of feuds culminated Thursday when one woman drove her car through the front door of another woman’s apartment, police said. Ashley Mays, 31, of Elyria was charged with felonious assault, vandalism, criminal damaging, aggressive trespassing, leaving the scene, driving with a suspended license and failure to control about 10 a.m. Thursday. Read More…

Woman, 50, gets first vehicle, then it’s stolen

LORAIN — A car that was reported stolen from Elyria on Monday and found in Lorain Wednesday came with an unusual back story. About 3 p.m. Wednesday, Lorain police saw the car, a gray Ford Escape, near North Central Drive and followed it to a front yard near Regina Avenue and Meister Road, Lorain police Read More…

Bicyclist critical after being hit by van

Elyria Police and an Ohio State Patrol trooper investigation the scene of an accident that left a bicyclist critically injured. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – A bicyclist who was hit by a van Monday in Elyria was in critical condition in the hospital Wednesday. Todd Westley, 39, of Elyria, was riding his bike eastbound in the right hand lane on Fuller Road when he was hit by a Ford van driven by Alexander Sines, 19, of Magnolia. Sines Read More…

UPDATED: Two taken by LifeFlight after Interstate 480 crash

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NORTH OLMSTED – Two people were sent to the hospital Monday morning after a woman hit a truck parked by the side of the highway and flipped her car over. Around 11:45 a.m. Monday, a woman was driving westbound on Interstate 480 near the Lorain Road exit when she hit a truck parked by the Read More…

Police say driver who crashed into fire hydrant was intoxicated

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LORAIN – Police believe a woman who drove off the road and into a fire hydrant was intoxicated during the early morning crash Thursday. Alexandria Aviles, 26, of Lorain was cited with failure to control, driving with a suspended license and driving while intoxicated after she crashed a car in Lorain early Thursday. Lorain police Read More…

Sen. Brown opposes online caffeine powder sales

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CLEVELAND — The only thing standing between online consumers and a dietary supplement that killed a Keystone teen last spring is a three- to five-day shipping period. That ease is at least part of the reason that U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, came out against the sale of caffeine powder in a press conference Thursday. Read More…

Wellington High students sent home after construction incident

WELLINGTON – Construction on McCormick Middle School led to problems on Thursday when workers hit a main power source, which blew up a school computer. Wellington High School students were sent home Thursday afternoon after construction workers from Marous Construction, a Willoughby-based construction company, hit a main power source, blowing up a computer and smartboard Read More…

Officials investigating explosion at Lorain house

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LORAIN — Investigators remain perplexed about what happened Tuesday evening when a Lorain woman heard an explosion and woke up to find the walls separated from the ceiling in her house. On Tuesday evening, Ann Hurn was awakened by an explosive sound in her single-story house in the 4300 block of Pearl Avenue. Tiffany Wells, Read More…

Oberlin College layoffs first in more than decade

OBERLIN — Three Oberlin College engineers will have to make a difficult decision in the next two weeks after years of working for the college: Take a pay cut or find another job. In October, three heating plant workers and members of United Auto Workers Local 2192 received a “notice for the opportunity for voluntary Read More…