May 26, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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Wind turbine project gets grant

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $3.7 million grant to a company doing engineering work on a proposed wind turbine project in Lake Erie. Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. is aiming to build a 20-megawatt demonstration wind farm in the lake northwest of downtown Cleveland. Current cost estimates are between $120 million Read More…

Sherrod Brown opposes Coast Guard staff cuts

LORAIN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown isn’t letting the Lorain station of the U.S. Coast Guard go down without a fight. The Cleveland Democrat wrote a letter to U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Paul F. Zuknft about the station’s switch from year-round to seasonal staffing beginning in 2018, stating his concerns involving industry, security and swift Read More…

Lorain officials favor on-land dredging disposal

LORAIN — City Council wants the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to find alternatives when it comes to dredging the Black River. At a regular meeting Monday, Council voted unanimously to draft a resolution encouraging the corps to find solutions in which the sediment dredged from the bottom of the river is disposed of on Read More…

Tragedy can strike fast in cold water

Early season fishing on Lake Erie has been terrific, and a lot of anglers are taking advantage of the warm weather to put some big walleye in the cooler. Knowing the facts about the different types of life jackets (also referred to as PFDs — Personal Flotation Devices) can help you decide which are appropriate Read More…

Residents welcome stormwater system upgrade

ELYRIA — While it is conceivable there are Elyria residents do not want to pay the coming stormwater utility fee, those who attended a public forum Thursday hosted by Mayor Holly Brinda were more concerned with the program’s benefits than its cost. Teresa Jackson said she is tired of the standing water that pools on Read More…

Report: Farmers aren’t doing enough to stop Lake Erie algae

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Cutting phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie enough to prevent harmful algae outbreaks would require sweeping changes on the region’s farms that may include converting thousands of acres of cropland into grassland, scientists said in a report Tuesday. The study released by the University of Michigan Water Center found current efforts to Read More…

Ice isn’t always nice, so be careful

The ice came and left suddenly, but fishermen who were thankful for the ice fishing opportunity are now looking forward to an early boating season, with some optimists saying they’ll be on the water by mid-March. That would be terrific, but there are a few who are going to have to find a new way Read More…

Lorain woman whose car plunged into Lake Erie faces charges

LORAIN — A Lorain woman who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase that ended with her driving her car into Lake Erie has been charged, according to Lorain Municipal Court records. Kimberely Muskiewicz, 52, was charged with improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and failure to comply with an order or signal Read More…

Police: Suicidal woman survives drive off of cliff

LORAIN— A Lorain woman led police on a high-speed chase, with a loaded gun in her car, that ended in officers rescuing her from Lake Erie. At 1:43 a.m. Dec. 9, Lorain police got a call from a family member of the woman who said she was suicidal and had a handgun with her. What Read More…

Leaders seek plan for lakeside areas

Is it possible to capitalize on Lake Erie and bring more people to the four cities along its shores? Lorain County Commissioner Matt Lundy, Lorain County Metro Parks Director Jim Ziemnik and the mayors of Avon Lake, Lorain, Sheffield Lake and Vermilion think so, and the group is taking the first step toward developing a Read More…