May 30, 2015


Unlicensed driver cited in South Amherst crash

Amherst wreck

SOUTH AMHERST – A girl who has never had a driver’s license caused a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon near the intersection of North Lake and Maroy streets. The South Amherst Fire Department and Ohio State Patrol responded to the accident after a 72-year-old woman who was traveling north on North Lake Street was struck by Read More…

Abbe Road to restrict traffic starting Monday as turnpike bridge gets repaired

Starting Monday and continuing during the day for the next six weeks, traffic will be restricted on North Abbe Road under the Ohio Turnpike overpass near State Route 57, so expect delays. A southbound lane will close June 1 as Kokosing and a subcontractor do bridge restoration work, which is expected to take about three Read More…


A story Thursday incorrectly stated the brother of retired North Ridgeville Firefighter Gene Kleinholz died nine years before the death of ambulance driver Maynard Hintz in 1963. Frank Kleinholz died in a Root Road accident nine months before Hintz.

Pole positioned


Heavy rain is believed to have contributed to a freak accident near the intersection of East Erie and Indiana avenues called in to police at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday. A police report was unavailable Wednesday night, but a police dispatcher said officers responded to reports that a Toyota Prius became entangled in a utility pole guide Read More…

Push is on to bring fireworks back to Elyria


Elyria residents are close to another community fireworks show. Fundraising has almost hit the mark to bring back the Salute to America: The Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show to West Park, but the last $4,000 is still needed. The deadline to donate is Sunday, and Mayor Holly Brinda hopes residents will ramp up efforts Read More…

Enjoying the nice weather

Lorain County commemorates Memorial Day


Among the participants in Monday’s Memorial Day parade in Elyria were Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and Korean War-era and Vietnam War-era veterans from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria. Other participants included the Elyria Police Department Color Guard, the Ohio Highway Patrol, Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti, honorary parade marshal and Read More…

Oberlin closing roads for first lady’s visit for commencement

Police are shutting down multiple roads and putting up parking bans in Oberlin in anticipation of first lady Michelle Obama’s visit today. Parking will be prohibited on North Main Street and West College Street near Tappan Square as well as some surrounding parking lots. Police are encouraging people who intend to attend commencement to walk, Read More…

12-week-old puppy rescued from Avon home fire

Firefighters work to put out a fire at 2335 Candlewood Drive, in Avon, on Saturday afternoon, May 23.

AVON — The sole occupant of a Candlewood Drive home wasted no time in letting rescuers know where to find him when a fire broke out Saturday afternoon. The barks of a 12-week-old boxer mix quickly brought firefighters to the rescue after a fire started at the home in the 2300 block of Candlewood Drive Read More…

Lorain events to commemorate life of Malcolm X

There will be a street listening program and community event Saturday in Lorain to commemorate Malcolm X. The listening program will be at the corner of Washington Avenue and 9th Street at 11:30 a.m. Community leaders — including Second Ward Councilman Dennis Flores — will be on hand to hear residents’ concerns. The community event will Read More…