August 1, 2014

Elyria
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Project to restrict traffic on Nagel Road in Avon

AVON — A stretch of Nagel Road will get an overhaul that includes repaving, widening and sewer installations. According to city Engineer Rob Knopf, Nagel Road will be widened and repaved from Detroit Road south to Schwartz Road. The project is scheduled to begin Monday and should take four to six weeks, depending on weather, Read More…

One injured in Eaton Township house fire

Eaton Township firefighters take away equipment after putting out a fire at a home on Butternut Ridge Road. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday that sent one resident to the hospital. According to Lt. Kevin Blair of the Eaton Township Fire Department, crews were called about 2 p.m. to 36336 Butternut Ridge Road. He said they saw heavy smoke inside the house. Eaton Township and North Ridgeville fire departments Read More…

Griswold Road, Route 57 construction closures confuse drivers

Ohio Highway Patrol officers talk with construction workers Friday on the east side of the CSX railroad track on Griswold Road in Elyria Township.  BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA TWP. — Construction projects, road closures and traffic delays near Midway Mall threw some drivers for a loop Friday morning. Those attempting to access the eastern end of Griswold Road via Midway Boulevard and the 49th Street Bridge may have encountered the Tillotson Street closure and wound up heading north on state Route 57, Read More…

Minor injuries after SUV hits utility pole

The Sheffield Lake Fire and Police departments respond to a crash that occurred off Lake Road on Friday afternoon. The driver of an SUV collided with a utility pole, requiring immediate attention from Ohio Edison to fix it. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed it into a utility pole Friday afternoon. According to firefighter Thad Campbell, the driver did not sustain any significant injuries, but he was transported to University Hospitals Avon Health Center. “There were no serious injuries,” Campbell said. “The driver just had minor injuries.” Read More…

Teens rescued from rocks after Jet Ski mishap

Avon Lake Police and Fire departments respond to an accident near the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Miller Road Park on Friday afternoon, after a Jet Ski was stranded on a breakwall in Lake Erie. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Rescue crews responded to the Miller Road Park boat launch Friday afternoon to help some people stranded on some rocks in Lake Erie. According to Lt. Jeff Moore of the Avon Lake Fire Department, juveniles riding personal watercraft broke down shortly before 3 p.m., and one of the Jet Skis got pinned against Read More…

Businesses struggle through Grafton roadwork

Orange barrels line state Route 57 in Grafton on Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

GRAFTON — Businesses are beginning to feel the pinch from the state Route 57 widening project. On July 12, Route 57 was limited to one-lane, one-way traffic from Barrington Drive to the railroad tracks near Erie Street as crews put up orange road construction barrels. But business owners along the stretch are scrambling to let Read More…

Grafton business owners criticize construction

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GRAFTON — Businesses are beginning to feel the pinch from the state Route 57 widening project. On July 12, Route 57 was limited to one-lane, one-way traffic from Barrington Drive to the railroad tracks near Erie Street as crews put up orange road construction barrels. But business owners along the stretch are scrambling to let Read More…

Local fashion designer readies for runway show

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LORAIN — Local fashion designer Jevon Terance is bringing his clothing line to the Lorain Palace Theatre. Terance, a lifelong resident of Lorain, taught himself to sew and started an independent fashion line in 2007. He previously has done shows in Akron, Cleveland and Elyria and said he tries to base his shows off of Read More…

Memorial kickball tournament enters fourth year

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — Robert “Bobby” Rosso was 23 in 2001 when he died after a drunken driver rear-ended the vehicle he was in before forcing it off the road and into a utility pole. Bobby’s cousin, Beau Rosso, said the death was a devastating tragedy. But after 10 years passed, Bobby’s family and friends organized Read More…

Sheffield Lake plans paving projects

SHEFFIELD LAKE — The Sheffield Lake Service Department plans to repave 13 streets this summer. Milling of Belle and Brockley avenues is scheduled to start the first week of August, with paving starting as soon as possible, according to service director Len Smith. Smith said the city also intends to pave portions of Stark and Read More…