June 30, 2015


South Amherst fire destroys barn


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…

WATCH: Firelands band performs in traditional ‘postgame’ celebration

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Dustin Wiley, band director for Firelands High School, lost his voice at Friday night’s football game. “My wife says if I lose my voice on Saturday, that means it was a good game the night before,” Wiley said, discussing how he and the marching band he directs at the Vermilion-Firelands game on Read More…

UPDATE: Man in ‘extremely critical condition’ after head-on crash on Route 113

HENRIETTA TWP. — An early-evening three-vehicle automobile accident has left one of the drivers in “extreme critical condition.” The accident occurred at 6:18 p.m. Friday on state Route 113, near the intersection of Gifford Road in Henrietta Township. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Timothy O’Brien, 43, of Wakeman, was driving a 1994 Ford F-350 Read More…

At least 7 dogs die in Henrietta house fire

HENRIETTA TWP. — No one was injured, but seven dogs died in a fire that destroyed a house at 13377 Gifford Road on Sunday. The fire was called in around 5:55 p.m. and smoke and flames were coming from the front door when firefighters arrived about 20 minutes later, according to South Amherst Fire Chief 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…