May 29, 2015

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Driver identified in fatal Oberlin Road crash

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — An Oberlin woman killed in an early morning crash Saturday has been identified as April Williams. An autopsy showed the 31-year-old died from multiple blunt impacts and burns early Saturday after driving off the road and into a tree, authorities said. The crash happened early Saturday morning when Williams was driving Read More…

Police trying to verify identity of woman killed in crash

NEW RUSSIA TWP — The identity of a driver killed in an Oberlin Road crash called in to police at 4:37 a.m. Saturday is expected to be released today. Police are trying to verify if the driver is the 31-year-old Oberlin woman who owns the 1994 Ford Explorer, Sgt. Tim Hoffman, Ohio Highway Patrol assistant Read More…

Saturday crash on Oberlin Road kills 1

NEW RUSSIA TOWNSHIP – An early morning crash on Oberlin Road that saw an SUV consumed by fire and claimed the life of its female driver is under investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol. The identity of the woman had not been released by Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans, who could not be reached Read More…

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…