June 25, 2016

Elyria
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Attorney admits mistake, releases results of health district vote

ELYRIA — A private vote on whether to allow Elyria, Avon Lake and Lorain to join the Lorain County General Health District that took place Tuesday night should have been public, according to the lawyer representing the district. “I made a gut call after the meeting,” said Assistant County Prosecutor Chris Pyanowski, who serves as Read More…

Woman hurt when tractor overturns

BROWNHELM TWP. — A woman was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Tuesday after a tractor she was driving rolled over, pinning her to the ground at the bottom of a hill. The Florence Township Fire Department responded to the accident at 51112 Portman Road shortly before 5 p.m. and stabilized Julie Novosielski, Read More…

Brownhelm Twp. all covered by Santa

BROWNHELM TWP. — There are an awful lot of stories floating around about Santa Claus at this time of year, but the residents of tiny Brownhelm Township can tell you more than most about that red-suited Bringer of Dreams. The children will tell you how he visits them every Christmas Eve, stopping by to drop Read More…

Driver won’t serve time for deadly 2013 crash

ELYRIA –— Christopher DeWitt avoided jail time Monday when he was sentenced in a 2013 crash that killed Dale Welty. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi  gave DeWitt, 22, a six-month jail term, which he  suspended, and placed him on three years of probation and ordered him to pay $1,150 in fines. Miraldi found Read More…

One person dead after three-vehicle crash

BROWNHELM TWP. — One man was killed and another hospitalized after a crash involving three vehicles on Baumhart Road around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Dale Welty, 28, of Vermilion was killed in the accident, which occurred between the Ohio Turnpike exit and Middle Ridge Road, according to a news release from Sgt. Pablo Cruz of the Read More…

Transmission line to be built in Brownhelm Township

BROWNHELM TWP. — A 2.8-mile transmission line will be built in Brownhelm Township after the authorization of the Ohio Power Siting Board. The board gave American Transmission Systems Inc., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, the OK to build the 345-kilovolt line within an existing transmission corridor in Brownhelm Township. As a part of the larger Beaver-Davis Read More…

Firefighters find body in burning car near Gore Orphanage, Sperry roads

BROWNHELM TWP. — Firefighters extinguishing a car fire Tuesday morning found the remains of a body inside. The car was at Gore Orphanage and Sperry roads in an area known as Swift’s Hollow, and the fire was reported by an unknown caller at 6:17 a.m. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said foul play is not Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet nursery owner Jody Frimel

Jody Frimel Age: 57 Lives in: Brownhelm Township Pursuit: Nursery owner What do you do? I’m the owner of Mill Hollow Nursery, 51595 North Ridge Road. I grow plants, annuals, perennials, fresh culinary herbs, hanging baskets and great big moss baskets. I grow miniature perennials for fairy gardens and miniature gardens. My husband, Bob, helps Read More…

Coroner: Medical reason may have led to fatal crash

BROWNHELM TWP. — A 62-year-old Vermilion man who died in a one-vehicle crash on North Ridge Road Wednesday morning may have been unconscious when he struck a tree at speeds estimated to be 85 to 90 mph. Michael A. Reighley was pronounced dead at the scene by Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans. “Our initial Read More…

Pills, cocaine confiscated in Turnpike busts

ELYRIA — State troopers seized $100,000 worth of cocaine and more than 300 prescription drugs in separate incidents from drivers along the Ohio Turnpike on Friday. Troopers nabbed a kilo of cocaine after pulling over a Kia Optima around 12:20 p.m. near mile marker 134 for following too closely, according to the patrol. The trooper Read More…