February 11, 2016

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Vigil pays tribute to Columbia Township crash victims

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Bob Finnan The Chronicle-Telegram The Brunswick community came together Saturday to remember four Brunswick High School students whose lives were cut short more than three years ago. A candlelight vigil for the students — Lexi Poerner, Kevin Fox, Blake Bartchak and Jeffrey Chaya — was held Saturday night at the Brunswick Lake Memorial, off Brunswick Read More…

Local Census data released: Reeling from recession

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ELYRIA — U.S. Census Bureau data released today shows that the number of people living below the federal poverty line in Lorain County between 2010 and 2014 is higher than it was in the five previous years. Between 2005 and 2009, the poverty rate was 12.6 percent in the county, while between 2010 and 2014, Read More…

No serious injuries reported in Columbia Township fire

COLUMBIA TWP. — No one was seriously injured in a fire in a home at 14598 Station Road called in to firefighters at 11:05 p.m. Friday. Resident Nicholas Carr, 20, said he and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Beverly Freedson, went to sleep in the home along with their 1-year-old son, Nicholas Carr II, about 10 p.m. Read More…

Columbia Library recovering after flooding damage

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COLUMBIA TWP. — Susan Trujillo sat at a computer station, perusing sites on the Internet, while a hammer pounded away in the otherwise quiet building Tuesday. Trujillo shook off the noise, however, because it was a result of needed repairs being made to the Columbia Branch Library as a result of past flooding. Lorain Public Read More…

Power lifter recovering from crash

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Daniel Wohleber was only a teenager when he broke a world record and deadlifted more than 900 pounds. That’s how his niece, Deborah Akin, remembers him, and that’s one of the first thoughts she had when she learned her now-54-year-old uncle was barely able to move in a hospital bed in Cleveland last week. A Read More…

Man injured in rollover crash

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COLUMBIA TWP. — A 52-year-old man was sent to the hospital with critical injuries after his convertible rolled over at a traffic stop Monday morning. The man — whose name was not released Monday afternoon — was driving alone in his Chrysler Sebring convertible eastbound on Royalton Road Monday morning behind the tractor of a Read More…

LifeFlight called to rollover crash on 82

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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP — LifeFlight has been called to the scene of a rollover crash on Royalton Road (Route 82) near River Road on Monday morning. Fire departments from Columbia Township and Strongsville, as well as the Ohio State Highway Patrol, were called to the crash, where a white Chrysler Sebring struck the back of a Schneider Trucking Read More…

Columbia school levies have split results

COLUMBIA TWP. — Columbia Schools attempted to pass two renewal issues Tuesday night, but voters approved only one. Issue 11, a 2-mill permanent improvement levy, passed with 565 votes, or 51 percent, for the tax levy to 538 votes, or 49 percent, against the tax levy, according to unofficial election results. However, those 1,103 votes Read More…

Columbia Library: Renewal levy

Issue 4 What it is: a 1.74-mill renewal levy for the Columbia Township/Columbia Branch Library Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $360,000 annually Purpose: The levy will allow the library to operate with the same level of hours; number of books, magazines and media purchases, computer access and programming Cost to homeowner: The Read More…

Medina County man accused of robbing Columbia FirstMerit branch

COLUMBIA TWP. – A Medina County man is accused of rushing into the FirstMerit Bank branch this morning and stealing an undisclosed amount of money, according to Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies. Larry Gore Jr. has been charged with robbery and booked into the Lorain County Jail after being arrested around 11 a.m. Lt. Heath Tester said Read More…