May 23, 2015

Elyria
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Where there’s smoke, there’s … marijuana?

Firefighters enter a home on College Park Drive in Elyria on Wednesday. They then called police after finding what they believe was marijuana. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police are investigating an Elyria home after firefighters — called to put out a fire — found marijuana plants inside, police said. No one has been arrested in the investigation, which is ongoing, said Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino. The fire was reported by a passer-by about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at a house Read More…

South Amherst fire destroys barn

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SOUTH AMHERST – Fire destroyed a barn at 10153 Gifford Road about 4 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters were called at 4:05 p.m. and arrived about 8 to 10 minutes later. The barn was engulfed in flames when they arrived, said Fire Chief Al Schmitz. Firefighters hosed down hot spots about 4:35 p.m. Schmitz said besides spraying the Read More…

Cause for Amherst house fire believed to be bad wiring

Amherst fire fighters clean up following a house fire at 45730 North Ridge Road in Amherst Sunday afternoon. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Faulty front porch light electrical wiring is believed to have caused a fire that badly damaged a home at 45730 North Ridge Road, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wilhelm. No one was hurt in the fire called in at 12:36 p.m. Sunday, but five cats and three birds died. Homeowner Michael Tyson Read More…

One killed, 10 displaced in Lorain apartment fire

A fire in a first floor apartment at the Lakeview Colonial Apartments in Lorain  claimed the life of one man early Sunday morning. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — An apartment fire at 12:25 a.m. Sunday killed one resident and displaced 10 others at the Lakeshore Colonial Apartments complex, 3910 W. Erie Ave. Jeffrey Banalmen, 61, is believed to have died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns, according to Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans. An autopsy is scheduled for today. The Read More…

Careless smoking causes apartment fire

LORAIN — Careless smoking caused a fire at the Tower Regency Apartments, 1021 Tower Blvd., around 3:45 a.m. Sunday, according to Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Jeff Fenn. Fenn said Tuesday that the fire began in a bedroom of a second-floor apartment in the three-floor, 12-unit building located between Falbo and Oberlin avenues. No Read More…

Man seen running from Bugsy’s Speakeasy fire charged with arson

ELYRIA – An Elyria man was arrested early Tuesday on charges accusing him of starting a fire behind Bugsy’s Speakeasy on Broad Street. Lee Kimble Jr., of Elyria was charged with arson on Tuesday after he was seen running from a small fire behind the club around 3 a.m. A bouncer at Bugsy’s, Anthony Ribis, Read More…

Officials: Lorain duplex fire may have been arson

LORAIN — Lorain police are investigating a fire Tuesday at a South Lorain duplex and considering a man who lived in the duplex a suspect in a possible arson, according to a police report. Lorain Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Fenn said the Fire Department considers the case “open” and hasn’t made an official ruling on Read More…

None hurt in Carlisle Township house fire

Firefighters work Wednesday night at the scene of a fire on West Ridge Road in Carlisle Township. Evan Goodenow / Chronicle

CARLISLE TWP. — No one was injured in a house fire that broke out around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at a West Ridge Road home. Firefighters and neighbors initially worried that Linda and Terry Janik, the couple who live in the home, were inside, but no one was in the home. Neighbor Dan Rector, who lives Read More…

Fire renders Fairlawn Avenue home `unlivable’

The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA – Children playing with matches started a fire on 164 Fairlawn Ave. that caused $15,000 of damages, according to Assistant Fire Chief Ron Brlas. The fire started at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and took the Elyria Fire Department just five minutes to contain. Although the fire was quickly extinguished, Brlas said the Read More…