July 29, 2014

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Police say Lorain man threatened neighbor with baseball bat, paintball gun

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LORAIN –  A series of neighborly disputes came to a head Wednesday when one Lorain man brandished a baseball bat and a paintball gun and proclaimed that he “ran the neighborhood,” according to police. Mitchell Hall, 24, of Lorain was charged with aggravated menacing on the 300 block of Delaware Avenue around 5 p.m. Wednesday Read More…

Flood advisory issued for Lorain County

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood advisory for Lorain County until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service estimates more than two inches of rainfall has already fallen over portions of Lorain County between Elyria and Lorain. An additional half-inch is possible before the storms move out of the area later Read More…

Man dies in one-car crash in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A man died in a single-car crash at 5499 Avon-Belden Road at about 7:50 tonight. North Ridgeville police haven’t yet identified the driver. At 9 p.m., the four-door sedan remained on its roof in the front yard of the property. Next-door neighbor Angela Jenne, 28, said she heard tires screeching and then Read More…

Man hit by train in Elyria

ELYRIA — A man was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train around 4:05 p.m. today at North Street between West Bridge and Chestnut streets, just south of Harr Plaza. The shirtless, unidentified white man in his 40s or 50s was lying on the south side of the tracks a few feet from the Read More…

Sunday’s Lorain County Fair schedule

7:30 a.m.: Gates open 7:30 a.m.: Catholic Mass with Father Reymann, Pavilion 1 8:30 a.m.: Interdenominational worship service, Building 14 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Spinners and weavers, Pavilion 2 12:30 p.m.: Lawn mower races 2 and 4 p.m.: 4-H Band and Alumni Concert, Building 11 4:30 p.m.: Junior Fair style show, Building 14 5:30 Read More…

Department of Education releases report cards for Ohio schools

See the 2013 report card for local schools The report cards released today by the Ohio Department of Education should not be seen as a gotcha, although the lower grades of some districts will startle some parents, including those with children in what traditionally are the highest-performing schools. In a media phone conference held moments Read More…

Video from Birmingham fire

Video of the aftermath of the Birmingham fire that destroyed an antiques store. VIEW VIDEO

2ND UPDATE — Florence Twp. building destroyed by fire

The Country Craft Store burns early Wednesday in Birmingham. COURTESY OF NICK SCHAFFER

BIRMINGHAM — Officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a century-old building in Birmingham. Country Craft Store, located on 15405 state Route 113, was a complete loss after a fire overnight Wednesday, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The call came in for the fire at about 12:05 a.m., and when firefighters arrived, fire Read More…

UPDATED: Residents evacuated following Lorain gas leak

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LORAIN — Just before 6 p.m., Columbia Gas is still working to stop the gas leak in Lorain which started around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. Lorain police Captain Todd Kieswetter said the delay is due to the fact that the gas line is made of steel. “Crimping” the line like an ordinary gas line could Read More…

Lawsuits against Pilot Flying J could be consolidated

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A dozen federal lawsuits against the truck stop chain run by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam could be consolidated before a single judge. The cases stem from a federal investigation into alleged rebate fraud by the sales team at privately held Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer. Various plaintiffs Read More…