September 3, 2015

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Fire crews eye weather as poor air quality looms

SPOKANE, Wash. — Massive wildfires in the West have led to poor air quality across the region, causing respiratory problems for people far from the fire lines as well as grounding firefighting aircraft. “It’s been a nightmare to breathe,” said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers in Washington state. Conditions were starting to improve Tuesday and Read More…

Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill move inland into Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Flood-weary Texans were bracing for heavy rain and possible flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill crept further inland early Wednesday. The center of the storm was expected to move northward just west of the Interstate 35 corridor, dropping 4 to 5 inches of rain on areas of Central Texas still Read More…

Heavy rain damages Law Road in Grafton Twp.


GRAFTON TWP. — Hefty rains caused a culvert to lift through a road, leading to needed repairs with a hefty price tag. The culvert, on Law Road east of Island Road, cracked the pavement and caused the road to swell, Assistant Lorain County Engineer Bob Klaiber said. Law Road is a township road, but the Read More…

Farmers wait and see after field flooding


For farmers in portions of Lorain County, it’s a wait-and-see scenario when it comes to finding out whether recently planted seed was affected by the weekend’s heavy rain. According to National Weather Service records, between 2.2 and 2.7 inches of rain hit the county between Saturday and Sunday. Fields in parts of Lorain County were Read More…

Basements flood, roads closed after Lorain County hit with heavy rainfall

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The heavy rainfall over Lorain County early Tuesday morning led to temporary road closings and scattered reports of water in basements. The lightning that came with it also forced the temporary evacuation of the old Southview Middle School in Lorain, now known as the Lorain High School Annex, after lightning struck near the building. Lorain Read More…