July 3, 2015

Elyria
Mostly cloudy
69°F

Rail worker injured by fall from train

CSX workers and medical personnel work to move a man injured after a fall from a train Thursday in Wellington Township.

WELLINGTON — A railroad company employee fell six feet from the top of the train he was working on in Wellington and had to be hospitalized Thursday. About 2:30 p.m. Thursday the 63-year-old man and other CSX employees were working atop a slow-moving train in Wellington just west of Webster Road. The workers were unloading Read More…

EC grad and Olympian Brianne McLaughlin signs with Buffalo in new women’s hockey league

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brianne McLaughlin is a cornerstone of a new professional women’s hockey team. The Elyria Catholic graduate and two-time Olympic silver medalist signed with the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League as their fist player, general manger Linda Mroz announced Thursday. The NWHL is a new venture and will debut in Read More…

Corrections

Due to a reporter’s error, a story on Friday about a bill allowing pharmacists to provide life-saving drugs to people in emergencies incorrectly identified where Kevin Houdeshell was from, which was Avon Lake. In a story Tuesday about the United States-Germany semifinal matchup in the Women’s World Cup, The Associated Press reported erroneously the team Read More…

Holiday weekend schedule

Fourth of July fireworks are seen at Lakeside Landing during Port Fest in Lorain on Friday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Lorain County courts and government offices will be closed Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Most city governments will be closed Friday, too. There will be no delays in trash pickup this week for customers served by Republic Services and Rumpke. In Elyria, trash will be picked up on Friday as scheduled as Read More…

Fireworks still planned Wednesday — but if you’re going, bring a chair

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Planning to attend Wednesday’s fireworks show at Elyria’s West Park? Bring a lawn chair, said city officials. The grassy fields at West Park are wet, Mayor Holly Brinda said. “I don’t think blankets would be advisable this year,” she said. “It’s doable, but will be soggy.” Heavy rains in recent days have taken their toll on Read More…

Power restored after scheduled predawn blackout

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ELLINGTON — Power was restored Monday morning after a planned outage by Wellington Electric that began at 2 a.m. Monday. Electric crews cut power to repair two potential failure points that were discovered June 8 after a routine audit of Wellington’s electric grid. Electricity was cut to homes and businesses while traffic lights remained operational on Read More…

Check out photos from the International Festival

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The Festival started with the pageant Thursday evening. There was a host of activities throughout the weekend — despite the weather. And it ended with the parade on Sunday.

Two hospitalized after Lorain shooting

LORAIN — Two men were hospitalized early Thursday after they were shot at an after-hours liquor establishment hidden in a house. Police received a call at 3:11 a.m. Thursday about shots fired at a house on 123 E. 19th St. When they arrived, officers found 15 to 20 people, all of whom claimed to not Read More…

Wellington power halt delayed a day

WELLINGTON – The village has switched the date that it is turning off all power to Monday instead of Sunday. Last week, village officials confirmed that everyone who uses Wellington Electric will have their power turned off early in the morning Sunday while they work on fixing problem spots in the main energy feed line. Read More…

Avon Lake schedules extra trash pickup due to storm

AVON LAKE – Residents affected by storms and flooding can place damaged items on tree lawns for a special bulk trash pickup Monday. Mayor Greg Zilka said Republic Services agreed to send five trucks and people should have items on the curb by 6:30 a.m. “They will pick up everything including items in black, plastic Read More…