February 27, 2015

Elyria
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UPDATE: Elyria homeowner dies in fire Sunday

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ELYRIA — A fatal fire at 525 Skylark Court called in at 4:09 p.m. Sunday was an accident waiting to happen, neighbors said. Firefighters said a mound of materials in the home hampered efforts to rescue homeowner Janet Kemerling, who was killed in the fire. “There’s so much stuff in there that it’s kind of Read More…

UPDATED: Olaf the frozen cat reunited with owner

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An orange cat dubbed Olaf is living, breathing proof that cats just might have nine lives. Friendship Animal Protective League Executive Director Greg Willey said the frozen cat was found at the end of an Amherst resident’s driveway and brought to the shelter on Thursday evening. Willey said the cat, dubbed Olaf, was so frozen Read More…

Avon man seriously injured in crash

AVON — A driver was severely injured in a crash in front of a home at 4475 Stoney Ridge Road about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday. Tim Holowecky of 4480 Stoney Ridge Road said he was watching television when he heard a loud bang. Holowecky said he went outside and saw the driver of the four-door black Read More…

UPDATED: 3 injured in multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Avon

A tractor-trailer that police say caused a multi-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 90 in Avon is stopped off the side of the highway Tuesday evening. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — Two women and a man sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a four-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 90 westbound about a quarter-mile east of Exit 153 about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. A 2013 Freightliner 8000 tractor-trailer struck a 2014 Toyota Corolla from behind, said police Sgt. Robert Olds. The truck or the Corolla then hit a Read More…

Fans celebrate Ohio State’s national championship

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LORAIN — Duck wasn’t on the menu at Scorchers Casual Eatery & Draft House, 900 Broadway in Lorain, but customers feasted their eyes on the sports bar’s televisions Monday as the Ohio Buckeyes roasted the Oregon Ducks. About 75 fans cheered as Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott sent the Ducks into migration, dominating them with 246 Read More…

Temporary shelter reopens tonight in Elyria

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ELYRIA — A temporary homeless shelter reopens at 9 p.m. today at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church. The church, 320 Middle Ave., is reopening the shelter due to the bitter cold, said Pete Aldrich, a St. Mary parishioner who will oversee the shelter in the parish gymnasium. Temperatures are expected to be in the single Read More…

Medina driver charged in fatal motorcycle crash

Donal Davis Jr. was riding this motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Karen Davy. Davis was killed, and Davy is facing vehicular manslaughter charges. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

CARLISLE TWP. — A vehicular manslaughter charge has been filed against the driver involved in an Oct. 27 crash at Butternut Ridge and Indian Hollow roads that killed a motorcyclist. Donal Davis Jr., a 54-year-old Grafton resident, was killed in the crash. In addition to vehicular manslaughter, driver Karen Davy, of Medina, was cited for Read More…

UPDATE: Slush clogs intakes pipes, forcing water conservation alert

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AVON LAKE — Intake problems at Avon Lake Regional Water may be rectified today. Slush clogging water intake screens at the Lake Road plant Sunday led the utility to ask its Avon Lake customers to conserve water. Officials in Avon and Medina also asked customers to conserve, said Todd Danielson, chief utilities executive. Danielson said Read More…

Bitter cold continues; schools close, shelters at or near capacity

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Prepare to chill out for a few more days. Bitter cold that dropped temperatures to about 1 degree overnight is predicted to continue until Sunday when temperatures rise to a balmy 31, the National Weather Service said. With a high of just 15 today and wind chills as low as minus 18 degrees, all Lorain Read More…

Lorain Council clarifies parking ban for snow emergencies only

LORAIN — It’ll take at least two inches of snow for some drivers to get the hook. City Council members Monday lifted a 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. citywide street parking ban from Dec. 1 to March 31 that would’ve resulted in cars being towed. The ban will remain during snow emergencies — defined as when Read More…