July 31, 2014

Elyria
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No one is hurt in blaze on Lake Avenue, bystanders rescue pet dog

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ELYRIA — Arriving home to find her house on fire Tuesday, a tearful Debby Harris worried about her dog. “Where’s Winston?” she asked. Minutes later, Harris hugged Winston, who had been pulled through a front door window from the house at 1628 Lake Ave. by neighbors and passers-by around 5:20 p.m., according to witnesses. Neighbor Read More…

No one hurt as Lake Avenue house burns

ELYRIA — No one was injured in a fire at 1628 Lake Ave. that was called in about 5:20 p.m. Neighbor Teri Drda, who lives two houses away from where the fire occurred, said she and another woman ran to the house when they saw the fire. Drda said she and another woman opened a Read More…

Hospital releases conditions of three men hurt in state Route 113 crash

Rescue workers look at a van Monday that smashed into Deichler’s Tire Center on state Route 113 in South Amherst. The pole the van struck is in the foreground. (CT photo by Evan Goodenow.)

As she made formula for her 10-month old son, Heather Putnoky heard a crash on the other side of her first-floor apartment’s wall around 6:55 p.m. Monday. A van had crashed into the Deichler’s Tire Center at 48487 Telegraph Road (state Route 113) to which Putnoky’s apartment is attached. The crash critically injured the driver Read More…

Lake Erie ranks in nation’s top 50 for carcinogens dumped into water

For more pollution date: Lake Erie data. Ohio data. A recently released report ranks Lake Erie 48th among waterways in the nation in discharges of cancer-causing chemicals with 4,907 pounds discharged in 2010. Lake Erie was 15th nationally for developmental toxicants with 3,733 pounds released and 21st for reproductive toxicant releases with 1,597 pounds discharged, Read More…

Three injured in Route 113 crash

SOUTH AMHERST — A driver was critically injured and his two male passengers were seriously injured when the van they were in struck a utility pole and crashed into Deichler Tires on state Route 113 about 7 p.m. Monday night. The accident occurred just west of the Baumhart Road intersection near the New Russia Township Read More…

Mail delivery goes on as cuts loom for employees

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LORAIN — Postman David Taylor said he concentrates on doing his job right rather than the cuts the U.S. Postal Service is undergoing. “I worry about how I do out here,” Taylor said as he delivered mail on Washington Avenue earlier this month. “I don’t worry about whether or not I’m going to continue to Read More…

A mail carrier’s perspective: Even good dogs can be bad news

LORAIN — Paws on the living room window, the German shepherd barked at postman David Taylor as he delivered mail to the dog’s Washington Avenue home earlier this month. “They say he’s friendly,” Taylor said of the dog’s owners. “That’s something I hope I don’t have to discover.” Taylor, a mail carrier since 2001, said Read More…

Bus driver improving after crash

AMHERST TWP. — The condition of the bus driver critically injured Friday in a crash on the Ohio Turnpike is improving. Robert Wilburn II, 25, was in good condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Sunday. Wilburn was eastbound in a Lakefront Lines bus headed from Fremont to New York at 10:25 p.m. when Read More…

UPDATE: Bus driver improving after deadly crash

AMHERST TWP. — The condition of the bus driver critically injured Friday in a crash on the Ohio Turnpike is improving. Robert Wilburn II, 25, was in good condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Sunday.  Wilburn was eastbound in a Lakefront Lines bus headed from Fremont to New York 10:25 p.m. when he Read More…

Lorain Schools assembles committee to recommend superintendent candidates

LORAIN — A new Lorain Schools superintendent is expected to be in place for the start of the new school year in August, and the goal is to hire someone from Northeast Ohio. “We’re not looking to be someone’s learning curve,” Board of Education President Tim Williams told members of the Lorain Schools Superintendent Search Read More…