October 20, 2014

Intermittent clouds

Moss’ doesn’t sell at auction; developer buys land near Turnpike

Moss’ restaurant did not sell at auction today in Middleburg Heights but another Elyria parcel did. The business, on Broad Street in Elyria, was put up for auction by owner Sandi Laubenthal with a reserve price of $134,500. Laubenthal has said previously she is not closing up shop in the event the business does not Read More…

Woman rescued following apartment fire

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

ELYRIA — Firefighters rescued at least one woman following an apartment fire on Turner Boulevard this afternoon. The fire, just before 3 p.m., was in a second-floor unit at 1879 Turner. An elderly lady was rescued from her third-floor apartment, according to reports from the scene. It was initially unclear whether anyone else needed to Read More…

Funnel cloud or tornado? Check out the pics


“It looks like a funnel, but I’m not the expert,” said Tom Kelley, Lorain County Emergency Management Agency director. Kelley forwarded the images to the National Weather Service warning coordinator who will review the photos above today to make a final determination. Kelley added, “It’s a funnel, not a tornado.” He pointed out the wispy Read More…

Police wrestle with man hit by car

EMS Transport

ELYRIA – An Elyria man suspected to be under the influence of bath salts was found jumping up and down hitting his head off a utility pole. Police were dispatched to Middle Avenue and Oberlin Avenue around noon Friday. Lt. Chris Costantino said the initial report was that the man had been hit by a Read More…

Make way for Taco Bell

The building at the corner of Second Street and West Avenue was finished off Saturday, and now the cleanup of the property begins for the new Elyria Taco Bell location. See video of it below:

Man LifeFlighted after falling 45 feet over cliff

VERMILION — A Vermilion man has been LifeFlighted to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo after he fell 45 feet down a cliff this afternoon. Barbara Obermiller, 50, said her husband, Dennis, 60, told her there was a snake in the yard and the last he knew he went out with a stick. She said Read More…

VIDEO: Lorain County Police Memorial Service

Crash leaves 2 hurt, hundreds without power

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

HENRIETTA TWP. — Two people were injured and hundreds are without power following an accident between a semi and a car at Baumhart Road and state Route 113. The accident, which was reported about 12:15 p.m., involved the semi and a dark-colored Honda Accord. According to first responders, the male driver of the semi and Read More…

Cleanup crews on the scene of fuel spill in Lorain

LORAIN — Cleanup crews are on the scene of a fuel oil spill at a West Erie Avenue home in Lorain. A large fuel tank at a trailer home at 3819 West Erie has leaked an unknown amount of fuel oil, according to Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls. There are multiple fuel tanks on the Read More…

VIDEO: Iconic ConAgra complex in Huron goes out with a bang


Huron demolished one of its most visible structures Sunday in a controlled collapse that sent a cloud of smoke and dust into the clear blue sky as hundreds of spectators cheered. Demolition crews used dynamite to bring down a seven-story building and other parts of the city-owned grain mill at a former ConAgra site along Read More…