August 21, 2014

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Driver arrested after police say she fled en route to funeral

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ELYRIA — A woman who was late for a funeral was arrested yesterday after police say she disregarded traffic laws and refused to stop for an officer. Around 12:05 p.m. Monday, police Officer Michael Darmstadt said Tammie Hudson pulled up to his cruiser at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Lorain Boulevard, according to Darmstadt’s Read More…

Local ACLU to restructure, not dissolve

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OBERLIN — Local members of an organization dedicated to free speech and transparency say their recruiting efforts have been hamstrung due to censorship by organization leaders. Members of the North Central Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio — an affiliate of the national ACLU — say the Ohio branch’s refusal to Read More…

Long-delayed Sheffield walking path between schools is a go

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SHEFFIELD — Hopefully, construction of the Safe Routes to School project will go smoother than getting the approval for it. “It’s been a literal nightmare,” Sheffield Mayor John Hunter said Thursday after Village Council members unanimously approved a $425,000 contract with the Terminal Ready-Mix construction company to build the path. The approximately 1.5-mile, five-foot wide Read More…

Lorain County is in running for film

Lorain County is in the running to be the site of a new film that received a $461,771 state tax break from the Ohio Department of Development on Wednesday. A news release said the 26-day shoot of “Toy’s House” would begin in late June in Grafton. However, producer Tyler Davidson said that while the film Read More…

Lorain County may be in running for another feature film

Lorain County is in the running to be the site of a new film that received a $461,771 state taxpayer break from the Ohio Department of Development on Wednesday. A news release said the 26-day shoot of “Toy’s House” would begin in late June in Grafton. However, producer Tyler Davidson said that while the film Read More…

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…