May 24, 2015

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Teen dies a week after Camden Township crash

CAMDEN TWP. — A Wellington teenager who was hospitalized after a car crash last week died Saturday at the hospital. Leigha Hostal, 19, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition following a car crash in Camden Township on May 10, but died at the hospital Saturday, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Read More…

Sisters remain critical, one serious, after Camden Township crash

Emergency crews respond to the scene of a crash Sunday night near state routes 511 and 303. EVAN GOODENOW/CHRONICLE

CAMDEN TWP. — Two Wellington crash victims remained in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Monday night. Sisters Leigha Hostal, 19, and Erin Hostal, 16, crashed at the intersection of state routes 511 and 303 about 8:20 p.m. Sunday. The posted speed limit in the area is 55 mph. Leigha Hostal was Read More…

2 sisters injured in Camden Township crash

Emergency crews respond to the scene of a crash Sunday night near state routes 511 and 303. EVAN GOODENOW/CHRONICLE

CAMDEN TWP. — John and April Sell were having coffee on the deck at their home by the intersection of state Route 511 and state Route 303 Sunday morning when they heard tires squeal, but no crash occurred. “She said, ‘One of these days, there’s going to be a bad one,’” John Sell said Sunday Read More…

Camden mower-truck collision sends man to hospital

tractor-truck-crash

CAMDEN TWP. – One man was sent to the hospital after his pickup truck collided with a John Deere riding mower and went off the side of the road Wednesday morning. The man, whose name was not released, was driving westbound on state Route 20 near Gifford Road around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday with his two Read More…

Gas station thief snags lottery tickets

CAMDEN TWP. — Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly stole 168 lottery tickets from Pit Stop Mini Mart on Saturday. Police were sent to the business, 50470 U.S. Route 20, at 2 a.m. when the store’s alarm went off. Two workers at Green Circle Growers said they saw the suspect run into a Read More…

Fire Department: Man injures hip crossing river at campsite

CAMDEN TWP. — One 62-year-old man suffered a hip injury while crossing a river at Common Ground campsite. The Camden Township Fire Department responded to a call from the site, 14240 Baird Road, at 10:31 a.m. The man had been walking across a tree to cross the river and fell on another tree, located below. Read More…

Nursery collecting produce donations for Second Harvest

Gardenscapes Nursery in Camden Township is a collection site for the Garden Writers Association Plant a Row drive. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

CAMDEN TWP. — If you are being overwhelmed by baskets of zucchini, tomatoes, corn, beans or other good things from your garden, drop off your excess produce today and Saturday at Gardenscapes Nursery, and Joanna Thomas will make sure it ends up on someone’s table. Thomas, the nursery’s owner, said this is the third year 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…

Weather gives farmers a chance to get back in the fields

Ed Alexander, a family member who works for Howard A. Born Farms, is working to get a field in Henrietta Township ready to plant with soy beans. Alexander said the family farms thousands of acres in the Lorain County area. The barn and silos in the background are not part of their holdings. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

HENRIETTA TWP. — After weeks and weeks of rain, the ground was dry enough on Monday to plant soybeans on some of the thousands of acres of land farmed by Howard A. Born and his family. Born’s grandson, Ed Alexander, used a 40-foot planter to make short work of the job in a field off Read More…