July 1, 2016

Elyria
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SUV crashes into Elyria pizzeria

ELYRIA — A woman crashed a vehicle into Angelina’s Pizza on Monday afternoon, busting out two large front windows as the front of her vehicle came to rest in the dining area on top of overturned tables. Elyria police said Sherry Lowry, 61, was cited with reasonable control after the accident at 512 N. Abbe Read More…

Two dead in single-car crash in Penfield Twp.

PENFIELD TWP. — Two Medina County men died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on state Route 18, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Benjamin Metzger, 25, of Litchfield Township, was driving his 2008 Ford F-350 east on Route 18, just past Indian Hollow Road, when his pickup traveled off the south side of the Read More…

Charges filed in three fatal crashes

Two Lorain County men as well as a man from West Lafayette were charged Monday in three separate fatal traffic crashes that occurred in late 2015 in Vermilion and Pittsfield and Grafton townships, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Ronald Podlich, 40, of Elyria, was charged with driving left of center and vehicular manslaughter in Read More…

Iditarod racers push toward finish line

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Mushers pressed their dog sled teams closer to the finish line in Alaska’s famous Iditarod on Sunday after a snowmobiler intentionally rammed into two top competitors at speeds up to 100 mph, killing one dog and injuring others, authorities said. The crash Saturday was not the first encounter between teams and snowmobiles, Read More…

UPDATED: Lakewood man taken by LifeFlight to MetroHealth after North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, it was barely light outside when tow truck driver Matt Smith said he saw mud tracks through a wooded field along state Route 10. They stood out so much, Smith, who frequently travels the road, said it piqued his interest. Smith, who works for Don’s Auto and Truck Read More…

Two injured, one cited after truck hits bus

ELYRIA — A bus transporting children from Midway Baptist Church was hit by a pickup at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The bus was stopped in the 1100 block of West Avenue to drop a child off and was hit on the rear right side. Nicholas Squire, 29, of Elyria, was driving the pickup and Read More…

Victim, driver identified in North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville Police have released an updated statement about the sledding accident that happened at 5 p.m. Tuesday on Meadow Lakes Blvd. Drew Hayden, 9, of North Ridgeville, was sledding downhill before being hit by a car driven by Chris Nagel, 44, also of North Ridgeville. As of 2 p.m. today, Hayden Read More…

One injured after semi overturns on Route 2

AMHERST — State Route 2 was closed for more than four hours overnight after a semi-trailer overturned on the Beavercreek Bridge. Amherst Fire Chief Greg Knoll said a semi-trailer traveling westbound carrying two large coils of steel overturned on the bridge around 11 p.m. Monday night, on the driver’s side with its wheels facing oncoming traffic. Read More…

Grafton woman dead in crash

GRAFTON TWP. — A 93-year-old Grafton woman died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday. According to Sgt. Timmothy Hoffman of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post, Laura B. Wright, 93, of state Route 303 in Grafton, died Wednesday evening at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Wright was driving her 2013 Fiat eastbound Read More…

Motorcyclist breaks leg in crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A motorcyclist broke his left leg when a firefighter said he collided with a car pulling out of a driveway by the intersection of Case Road and Avalon Drive, about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Fire Lt. Ron Schuler said the 62-year-old motorcyclist, whom he didn’t identify, was northbound when he struck the Chevrolet SUV Read More…