March 2, 2015


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…

Wind takes out light pole at Crushers’ stadium


What Crushers executives are calling a “freak accident” took down a large light pole holding 36 lights at the stadium overnight. The lights came crashing down on an area with picnic tables. “It just took one gust of wind and it knocked it right down,” said Daniel Helm, vice president of business operations for the Read More…

Man taken to the hospital after being hit by bus

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

ELYRIA — A man was taken to the hospital after he was hit by a school bus while riding a bike this afternoon. The man was hit about 2:30 p.m. on West River Road near the old Circuit City. The man’s injuries weren’t life-threatening. None of the Northwood Elementary School students on the bus were Read More…

Pricey mausoleum doors stolen from Elmwood Cemetery

LORAIN — Thieves have stolen $30,000 to $40,000 worth of brass doors from mausoleums at the city’s Elmwood Cemetery. The doors were discovered missing this morning. Seven mausoleums were damaged — Thew, J.M. Van Tilburg M.D., Tims, Nicholl, Szanto, Nielsen, Little and A.T. Grills. Several of the mausoleums also had stained-glass windows smashed out, but Read More…

3 men able to swim back to shore after boat takes on water

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Three men were able to make it back to shore safely after their fishing boat began taking on water this morning near Sheffield Lake. The Sheffield Lake Fire Department, the Coast Guard and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources were dispatched to the city boat ramp, at Lake and Lake Breeze roads, Read More…

Motorcycle rider hurt in crash on Broadway

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

LORAIN — A man in his mid-20s was taken to the hospital from the scene of a motorcycle accident this afternoon, and crews expected him to be LifeFlighted. The accident, which happened about 2:45 p.m. at Broadway and West 30th Street, involved the Yamaha motorcycle the man was riding and a silver minivan. One person Read More…

Holly Brinda upbeat as she waits for results at Moss’ in Elyria

It’s still pretty early to be at the watch parties but, Holly Brinda is with just over a dozen supporters at Moss’ In downtown Elyria. Brinda comes into election eve believing she did things the best she could. “I’m feeling good I’m feeling very relaxed, I said I would do this one more time and Read More…

Photo gallery: Elyria shop has April Fool’s pranks for sale


For those planning to pull some tricks on friends, family and co-workers today, Elyria’s Yellow Barrel of Magic owner Norbert Dennerll has some things for you. Dennerll’s Cleveland Street shop has little piles of plastic dog poo, whoopie cushions, disappearing ink and other things to help pull an April Fool’s Day prank.