August 20, 2014

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Motorcyclist dies in Amherst Township crash

AMHERST TWP. — An hour after motorcyclist Charles Smith died around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, fellow motorcyclist Eddie Sabbah still found his friend’s death hard to believe. Sabbah said he was eastbound on Telegraph Road (state Route 113) riding next to Smith between Bechtel Road and West Ridge Road, and they had just passed a woman 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…

Two women LifeFlighted from Route 58 crash

AMHERST TWP. — Two women were LifeFlighted following an accident yesterday on state Route 58, according to the State Highway Patrol. The patrol responded at 11:46 a.m. to state Route 58 in Amherst Township, according to a news release. Patricia Ashby, 59, of Oberlin, was northbound in a 2001 Ford Escort, and Helen Taylor, 78, Read More…

Judge loosens conditions of suspect’s house arrest

ELYRIA — Accused killer Bobbie New will have a little more freedom after Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge changed the conditions of his house arrest. New, who was previously only allowed to leave his Amherst Township house for legal appointments, can now visit the grocery store, travel to a U.S. Department of Veterans Read More…

UPDATED: Man critically injured in crash on Route 2

AMHERST TWP. – The driver of a car that crashed around 3 a.m. Sunday on state Route 2 and Oberlin Road east of state Route 58 was critically injured. Ledonrick Pentorn, 24, of Sandusky, was in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Sunday evening. A driver said Pentorn passed her at a Read More…