November 28, 2014

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Woman critically injured in car crash near airport

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A Lorain woman was critically injured in a car crash around 3 p.m. Wednesday across the road from the Lorain County Airport, 44050 Russia Road. Julia Binggeli, 28, of the 1000 block of West 21st Street, was hospitalized at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to Trooper Jeff Boris of the Read More…

Landfill seeks height increase

The Lorain County Landfill has applied for a 90-foot vertical expansion.

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A proposed expansion of the Lorain County Landfill doesn’t pass the smell test with its neighbors. “We’re going to get the noise. We’re going to get the dust. We’re going to get the odors,” Butternut Ridge resident Pat Justin said at a Tuesday public hearing on the expansion at the Carlisle Read More…

Man dies after hitting deer in pickup truck

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A Lorain man has died after injuries suffered after his vehicle struck a deer Tuesday night. The crash occurred at 12:20 a.m. on Baumhart Road, south of Russia Road, according to a news release. Robert Trimble, 29, of Lorain, was traveling northbound when he struck a buck that ran into the Read More…

3 LifeFlighted from crash overnight near Oberlin

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Three people were LifeFlighted from the scene of a rollover accident overnight, according to the State Highway Patrol. Driver Maurice Newell, 27, of Elyria, was eastbound on Hamilton Street at 3:09 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road, Trooper Lance Deshuk said. Deshuk said the rental car Read More…

Multiple vehicles crash on state Route 58

A three-car accident around 4:40 p.m. Thursday on state Route 58 near the Butternut Ridge Road intersection in New Russia Township is believed to be the result of a driver having a diabetic reaction. Driver Patricia Dunn’s 1997 Buick Regal rear-ended a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox, according to Trooper Shawn Kline of the Elyria post of Read More…

Woman rushed to hospital after crash

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NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A 56-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital after she was involved in an accident this afternoon. The accident, which occurred about 12:40 p.m., happened at the intersection of Oberlin and Butternut Ridge roads, just north of Oberlin. John McCloskey, 49, of Elyria was eastbound on Butternut Ridge in his gray Read More…

Vigil, prayers for teacher and driver critically hurt in Russia Road crash

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Car crash victim Jim Muth’s colleagues, friends and students sought recovery Wednesday for the man serves as an inspiration to them. “Lord, we need a miracle,” said the Rev. Charles Livermore, associate pastor at the Kipton Community Church in Kipton, as 400 people holding candles ringed the football field at Firelands High Read More…

2 critically hurt in Russia Road crash

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NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A Firelands teacher and a township man were in critical condition Tuesday night after their vehicles collided head-on on Russia Road. Donald Kneisel was just a quarter-mile from his Russia Road home Tuesday when westbound driver Aidan McNulty said Kneisel tried to pass him in the eastbound lane of Russia Road. Read More…

Elections board cuts 19 precincts; some polling places to change

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to eliminate 19 voting precincts across the county. The cuts follow similar action taken by the board in February when it voted to do away with 16 precincts countywide. The reduction in precincts falls in line with efforts at the county level to cut costs, Read More…

Man LifeFlighted after rollover crash overnight

An Oberlin man was LifeFlighted to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after a one-vehicle rollover accident overnight in New Russia Township, according to the Elyria post of the State Highway Patrol. Timothy Roach was southbound on state Route 58 north of Russia Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to the patrol. Roach’s Read More…