April 30, 2016

Elyria
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Downed poles on Route 57 costing Elyria

ELYRIA — Six years ago when the city installed some 370 high-wattage lights on state Route 57 as a part of a $20 million reconstruction project, the idea was motorists who knocked down the pricey light poles would pay for replacements. But city officials said in practice very few people are buying into the “you-break-you-buy” Read More…

Tree trimmer who fell in fair condition

ELYRIA – A man injured Tuesday during a 50-foot fall while working to trim trees in a bucket truck along Gulf Road is in fair condition, according to a spokesperson at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. Troy Sweeney, 32, an employee of Nelson Tree Service, was in the bucket of the truck which turned Read More…

Trimmer injured when truck tips on Gulf Road in Elyria

ELYRIA — A tree trimmer was injured Tuesday during a fall when a bucket truck toppled on Gulf Road. The accident shut down the road north and south of the former Spring Valley Golf Club and, as a result, bottlenecked traffic on the city’s northside for most of the afternoon. Elyria fire Capt. Carl Mack Read More…

Employee death at 3M plant investigated as workplace accident

ELYRIA — A workplace death at the 3M Elyria plant is being investigated by the Lorain County Coroner’s office. Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans verified David Kleinsmith, 48, of Elyria, died Feb. 13 as the result of an industrial accident at the Lowell Street facility. “It appears to be some type of electrical injury,” Read More…

Brinda: Safety force cuts possible if tax hike fails

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda is asking all city departments to prepare for 15 percent cuts to address revenue shortages affecting the general fund, but she won’t say whether safety forces will see the same level of cuts. During the question-and-answer period after her annual State of the City address Tuesday, Chronicle-Telegram Editor Andy Young Read More…

1 in critical condition after Elyria home fire

ELYRIA — A fire gutted an 11th Street home early Wednesday and two people were sent to the hospital as a result. The fire at 319 11th St. occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Assistant Chief James Cawley of the Elyria Fire Department said when crews arrived, they saw fire coming from a second-story window in Read More…

Two hospitalized after early-morning fire guts Elyria home

ELYRIA – Two people were hospitalized after a fire gutted an 11th Street residence early Wednesday morning. The fire at 319 11th Street occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Assistant Chief James Cawley of the Elyria Fire Department said crews saw fire coming from a second story window in the rear of the home upon arrival Read More…

Elyria firefighters called to Middle Avenue blaze

ELYRIA — Police and fire have been called to Middle Avenue for a house fire. A chimney fire was originally reported at 10262 Middle Avenue, near the intersection with Wood Street, but firefighters later classified it as a working structure fire, and continued to battle the blaze in the attic. The fire was declared under control around Read More…

Elyria firefighters train downtown on new escape tactic

An investment of less than $20,000 will change the way Elyria firefighters escape fires, and training that took place Tuesday showed how going out a window is sometimes the best option. Fire Chief Richard Benton said the department purchased a new bailout system for firefighters that allow rappelling apparatus to be attached to turnout gear. Read More…

Elyria fire truck need ‘dire’

ELYRIA — City officials made a point of pulling all capital expenditures from this year’s budget due to tight finances, but a last-minute deal to purchase a new fire truck is in the works. Fire Chief Rich Benton approached the City Council Finance Committee on Monday with a request to purchase a new fire engine Read More…