July 6, 2015

Elyria
Fog
60°F

Second round of storms soaks area

Police block off flooded Furnace Street south of Five Points in Elyria during Wednesday’s storms. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

It was a dark and stormy night, but no serious injuries or damage were reported around Lorain County on Wednesday. Heavy rain, hail and lightning blanketed the region, with flooding reported in North Ridgeville and some trees and power lines down in Amherst, according to Alice Webber, Lorain County Emergency Management and Homeland Security operations Read More…

Memorial Day celebrations

CT file photo.

In recognition of the Memorial Day holiday, city and village offices will be closed and mail won’t be delivered Monday. Neither Elyria nor Allied Waste will collect trash Monday. Instead, scheduled trash pickups will be delayed by a day for the rest of the week with the last garbage collection being Saturday instead of Friday. Read More…

UPDATED: Vermilion man dies after head-on crash with school bus

VERMILION — A 72-year-old Vermilion man died after an accident this afternoon. The accident, which involved a Vermilion Schools bus and a car, happened about 3 p.m. in front of Romp’s on Liberty Avenue, according to Chief Chris Hartung. Hartung said the 72-year-old, who was westbound in a Nissan Altima, suffered some sort of medical Read More…

Mother charged after 2 girls are found alone, locked out of house

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman was arrested for endangering children after she left her two young daughters outside alone yesterday. Keisha Jackson, 22, was booked and released on a summons. A police report did not specify if she was allowed to maintain custody of the children. Police were called to 717 Foster Ave. about 6:40 Read More…

Shots fired in apparent burglary on High Street overnight

ELYRIA — Police responded to a report of shots fired overnight on High Street, but the victims’ conflicting stories leave details a little unclear. Officers were dispatched to 83 High St. at 12:20 a.m., and in the meantime an officer stopped a vehicle on Bell Avenue, according to a police report. Prince Brown, 26, of Read More…

Lorain County under tornado watch

Lorain County and much of western Ohio are under a tornado watch. The watch remains in effect through 9 tonight, according to the National Weather Service. A flood watch is also in effect.

New ‘Dangerous Dozen’ released; 2 Lorain men remain on list

The U.S. Marshals Service has released an updated “Dangerous Dozen” most wanted list, and two Lorain men remain on the list. Robert Beane, 19, is wanted for the April armed robbery of a Lorain Dairy Mart. The clerk identified Beane as a customer and picked him out of a lineup following the April 14 holdup Read More…

Meet International Festival Hungarian princess Alyssa Morales

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Name: Alyssa Morales Age: 16 Nationality: Hungarian Sponsor: Hungarian Council of Lorain County Listen to Alyssa introduce herself in her own words: Parents: Rebecca Kerecz and Darren Morales High school: Lorain High School Costume: “My costume consists of a white blouse with ruffles at the cuffs and neckline. Over my blouse, I am wearing a Read More…

Kerstetter car show scheduled for Sunday

The first James A. Kerstetter Car Show will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elyria Big Lots, 1020 E. Broad St. Elyria. The first few moments will be dedicated to honoring the fallen officers and other heroes in law enforcement including Cleveland Heights Police Officer Thomas Patton, who died two days before Read More…

9 locations for Lorain County kids to get free lunches this summer

ELYRIA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County have announced nine locations for low-income children to get free lunches June 13 to Aug. 12. The program, part of the national Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, requires no registration. Lunches are available Monday through Friday at Boys & Read More…