July 28, 2014

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Archaeologists dig for history at Burrell Homestead

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SHEFFIELD — By digging holes they hope to fill holes in history. Participants in an archaeological dig at the Burrell Homestead, 2792 East River Road, are uncovering artifacts that they hope will tell them more about Native American tribes who lived there 4,000 years ago. The dig is being run by the Cleveland Museum of Read More…

Conservation Corps restores banks of Black River

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LORAIN — The work is hard and the pay is low, but members of the Black River Conservation Corps are keeping the river flowing. Since May 5, corps members have been on a 40-acre site at the former Lorain landfill by the river behind the Camaco auto parts plant at 3400 River Industrial Park Road. Read More…

Elyria student named Lorain International Queen

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LORAIN — Colleen Ziegman, of Elyria, is Lorain’s new International Queen. The 17-year-old Colleen, who will enter her senior year at Elyria High School in August, was chosen from among 14 princesses during the 48th annual pageant before about 200 at the Palace Theatre Thursday. Each princess represents her ethnic heritage, with Colleen representing the Read More…

2 men ‘rescued’ from the Black River after confusion brings emergency squads

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CARLISLE TWP. — Two men riding inner tubes in the Black River were rescued reluctantly on Robson Road about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. “We were fine,” Tom Tanner told firefighters seconds after he and Matthew Addington came ashore in an Elyria Fire Department Zodiac rescue boat. “For all of this to go down was a huge Read More…

No bids submitted in sheriff’s sale for 9 vacant Lorain lots

LORAIN — No bids were submitted in a Wednesday sheriff’s sale for nine foreclosed lots on Bascule Drive. The vacant lots are in the 300 and 400 blocks of Bascule off East Erie and Colorado avenues. The properties are owned by Grant Entertainment LLC, a limited liability company. Limited liability company members have little personal Read More…

Storm floods parts of Lorain County again

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Update: The flood warning is still in effect until 4:10 p.m. Thursday.  Heavy rain flooded parts of Lorain County Tuesday night. About 2 inches of rain fell in the county between 3 and 10 p.m., said Brian Mitchell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cleveland. The rain was heaviest between 7 and 9 p.m. Read More…

Arson suspected cause of fire on Fowl Road

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AMHERST TWP. — A suspected arson fire destroyed a vacant house at 9372 Fowl Road about a quarter-mile north of Albrecht Road about 5 p.m. Monday. Ken Welton, of 9240 Fowl Road, said he saw four teenaged boys wearing black shorts jogging north on Fowl around the time of the fire. “I thought it was Read More…

Lakeview Park telescopes offer up-close view of sun on International Sun-Day

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LORAIN — Visitors to Lakeview Park got to see a big star up close Sunday. About 10 telescopes pointed at the sun were on hand courtesy of the Black River Astronomical Society. The society took part in International Sun-Day, an event designed to give people a better understanding of the sun and the catastrophic effects Read More…

Cleanup from thunderstorm continues

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Damage from Wednesday’s thunderstorm kept Elyria and Lorain city workers busy Thursday. At least four trees that were about 50 feet tall fell in Elmwood Cemetery, 640 North Ridge Road, Lorain, said Mayor Chase Ritenauer. About 15 city workers cleaned up the cemetery. Ritenauer wrote in a Thursday email that the estimated damage is still Read More…

Power still out for some in Lorain County

Electrical restoration efforts continue after Wednesday’s thunderstorm. At 5 p.m. Thursday, 1,383 Ohio Edison customers remained without electricity, according to Joe Faga, a company spokesman. About 800 of the outages were in Lorain, 400 in Elyria and 100 in Sheffield Township. At the height of the storm, about 13,900 lost electricity. Electricity is expected to Read More…