November 24, 2014

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Police say driver who crashed into fire hydrant was intoxicated

Alexandria Aviles

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

Logan Slider

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

STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

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…

Driver crashes into North Ridgeville police car at crash scene

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NORTH OLMSTED – North Ridgeville police who were helping control traffic after a fatal car crash Monday evening were involved in another crash when a 21-year-old man drove into one of the parked police cars. Around 11 p.m., a driver got on the Lorain Road entry ramp to go eastbound on state Route 10. The Read More…

Man turns self in for Lorain hit-and-run

LORAIN – A Lorain man who may have hit a 17-year-old girl with his car before fleeing the scene Friday turned himself into police Monday. The man has not been charged and police are still investigating the crash that occurred around 9:30 p.m. Friday. A driver in a red Honda Civic going westbound on East Read More…

Man wanted for escape allegedly attempts to evade police again

Bruce Johnson

ELYRIA – A man with a warrant for escape tried to evade police again Sunday when he ran from officers, jumped into the Black River and swam for a moment before he was caught. Bruce Johnson, 24, was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and an escape warrant from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Read More…

2 men hospitalized after 2-car crash in Brighton Twp.

BRIGHTON TWP — A two-car crash early Saturday afternoon sent two men to the hospital. About 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Kenneth Boggs, 54, of Stark County, was driving a Ford Focus northbound on Quarry Road near Garfield Road when he failed to yield at the intersection, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. His car was hit Read More…

UPDATED: Questions surround Lorain woman’s death

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LORAIN — Police interviewed 20 people and searched four homes around Lorain this week, looking for evidence that could help determine how and when a Lorain woman died. Police found the body of 44-year-old Rebecca Jean Newsome a few feet into the woods off Fillmore Avenue between Colorado Avenue and Randall Street about 2 p.m. Read More…