April 17, 2014

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Photos: Some Lorain County roads remain snow covered

301 and Route 20 ramp to 20 Eastbound

Chronicle-Telegram chief photographer Bruce Bishop reports that on Wednesday morning, Lorain County’s main roads weren’t too bad, but side roads were covered in deep snow and slushy, making it easy for cars to get stuck. Lorain County remains under a Level 2 snow emergency until further notice. Check out his photo gallery of some of Read More…

Area sees unusual winter weather phenomenon

BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Snow rollers — wind-driven snowballs —  ­sit in a field off Diagonal Road in Carlisle Township. The unusual shapes are caused by a light coating of ice and a few inches of snow. They are rare because they require wind to roll them into the shape but not so strong that it blows them apart, Read More…

Aerial photo shows the explosion zone

An aerial photo showing the destruction on Columbia Avenue in Elyria

An aerial view of 116 Columbia, which exploded Friday night. The blast ruined a neighboring home and left others in the neighborhood with significant damage.

Free downloads: Aerial photos of Lorain County

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Chief photographer Bruce Bishop has been testing out his drone camera around Lorain County, capturing unique aerial photographs of the cities and landscapes. As a special offer for our readers, we’re making these photos available for download at no cost. Bishop will maintain the rights to the photos, but readers use them as screensavers or Read More…

Watch: Lorain electric tower topples

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Lorain officials are hoping the demolition will create an even larger rumble – the rumble of development – once all of the towers, 24 in all, are removed through the next year, opening up the city’s river and lake front.  

Video from Birmingham fire

Video of the aftermath of the Birmingham fire that destroyed an antiques store. VIEW VIDEO

Opening day schedule at the 168th Lorain County Fair

Tyler Fridenstine, 14, member of the Next Generation 4-H club,  gives his cow a bath outside the dairy barn yesterday during move in day at the Lorain County Fair Grounds in Wellington. The 168th annual Lorain County Fair starts today and runs through August 25.
Anna Norris

TODAY 7:30 a.m.: Gates Open 8 a.m.: Jr. Fair Dog Show, Show Barn 4 8:30 a.m.: Jr. Fair Fowl Show , Barn 9 9 a.m.: Judging of Culinary Arts, Books 705- 709 and 717-718 9 a.m.: Judging of Needlework 9 a.m.: Honey Judging 9 a.m.: Open Class Judging, Veg. & Fruits 10 a.m.: Open Class Read More…

Update 11:29 a.m. Robson Road standoff continues, new information on suspect

A sheriff's deputy outside the command post on Robson Road.

CARLISLE TWP. — There has been little change in the standoff on Robson Road that began Monday evening. Sheriff officials say the incident started when they tried to serve warrants for drug abuse, domestic violence and taking the identification of another on Kelley Boros, 42, at 7:12 p.m. Monday. Boros retreated to a shed on Read More…

Updated 2:19 p.m. Homes evacuated after gas line ruptured

Columbia Gas workers dig to get access to a damaged gas main.
Bruce Bishop

Updated 2:19 p.m. LORAIN — Residents were allowed to return to their homes at 12:10 p.m. today after Columbia Gas repaired a ruptured gas line. The line, at 14th Street and Reid Avenue, was struck by a crew resurfacing the road at 10:29 a.m.  It was a larger line, and it was pumping enough gas Read More…

Gas Leak in Lorain evacuations underway.

The Lorain fire department has evacuated residents between 12th and 15th street in Lorain for a gas leak in the area. Details as they become available.