August 30, 2015

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About Evan Goodenow

Evan Goodenow has been covering Lorain County since 2011. He can be reached at 329-7129 or egoodenow@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Roofer injured after fall

The ladder from which a roofing contractor fell is shown Wednesday afternoon. EVAN GOODENOW / CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A 38-year-old man was seriously injured when he fell about 20 feet from the roof of a home at 458 Whitman Blvd. about 3 p.m. today. Jonathan Persinger said he and Mark Caudill were re-shingling the roof for Mike Caudill, a contractor. Persinger said he left the home off Gulf Road in a Read More…

Getting ready for the county fair

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WELLINGTON — The 170th Lorain County Fair begins today. Setup, which began Aug. 9, concluded Sunday. The event includes some 500 vendors and dozens of animal exhibitors, many who participate annually. They include Eric Bates, owner of Wintersville-based Bates Brothers Amusement Co., which has been providing rides at the fair since about 1990. Bates said Read More…

Driver killed in car-train crash in Eaton Township

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EATON TWP. — A driver was killed when her car was struck by a train at the railroad crossing on Reed Road about a quarter-mile south of state Route 82 about 6 p.m. Sunday. Four witnesses, including the CSX train conductor and engineer, said the railroad gates were down and the lights were flashing at Read More…

Woman killed at railroad crossing

EATON TWP. — A driver was killed when the vehicle she was driving was struck by a train at the railroad crossing on Reed Road near Capel Road and state Route 82 about 6 p.m. today. Four witnesses said the woman, who hasn’t been identified, stopped the car she was driving on the tracks, according Read More…

Two injured in overnight blaze in Wellington

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WELLINGTON — Two men staying at the Hillcrest Motel were injured in a fire called in around 5 a.m. today. Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee described the injuries as non-life threatening. He said one of the men was hospitalized for smoke inhalation while the other had burns on his upper torso. He didn’t identify the men. Wetherbee said Read More…

Lorain School Board votes to fire educator

LORAIN — Aliceson Humphries, Lorain Digital Academy director, was fired Wednesday, according to her attorney. Attorney Avery Friedman said Thursday that Humphries had been on paid suspension since May or June, but received a termination notice and is no longer being paid. However, Board of Education President Tony Dimacchia said a final decision hasn’t been Read More…

Car hits train in Wellington Twp.; 18-year-old driver killed

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WELLINGTON TWP. — An 18-year-old Wellington man was killed when police said he crashed into a train at the railroad crossing on Pitts Road, one mile south of state Route 18, near Jones Road. The crash was called in to police about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Nicholas Roberts, of 123 Middle St., was southbound on Pitts Read More…

UPDATED: Person killed after car hits train in Wellington

WELLINGTON – An 18-year-old Wellington man was killed when the car he was driving struck a train on Pitts Road near Jones Road about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Nicholas Roberts of 123 Middle Street was southbound in a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu when he struck one of the cars of a westbound CSX train, according to Trooper Read More…

Lorain council weighs in on troubled stores’ liquor licenses

LORAIN — Two convenience stores police say are connected to crime shouldn’t get their liquor licenses renewed, City Council members said Monday. Council at a special meeting — Council is usually on break in August — recommended that 611 Market, 1550 Colorado Ave., and Rudy’s Market, 523 W. 23rd St., not have their liquor licenses Read More…

Lorain clothier’s legacy celebrated

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Gail Smith, daughter of the late Ted Jacobs, shares memories of her father and his life in a public celebration of his life Sunday afternoon at DeLuca's Place in the Park in Lorain. Jacobs, a well-known business man and active member of the Lorain community, passed away May 31, 2015.

LORAIN — Ted Jacobs’ legacy of good will was remembered by friends and family Sunday. “Our dad was a very special man,” Gail Smith, one of Jacobs’ two daughters, told about 250 people at a “Celebration of Life” tribute at DeLuca’s Place in the Park. “But you already know that. That’s why you’re here.” Jacobs Read More…