May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Downed poles on Route 57 costing Elyria

ELYRIA — Six years ago when the city installed some 370 high-wattage lights on state Route 57 as a part of a $20 million reconstruction project, the idea was motorists who knocked down the pricey light poles would pay for replacements. But city officials said in practice very few people are buying into the “you-break-you-buy” Read More…

Ohio Edison crews dispatched through county as 15,000 without power

LORAIN — Power outages have affected more than 15,000 Ohio Edison customers in Eastern Lorain County, primarily around Lorain and Sheffield Lake. Ohio Edison spokeswoman Jennifer Young said wind has caused the bulk of the power outages, with lines being downed by tree branches or other debris. She said crews are out and most power Read More…

Power outage leaves Vermilion district scrambling

VERMILION — The Vermilion Schools had to scramble Tuesday to remove nearly 600 kids from the district’s middle school due to a power outage. The power outage took out the phone lines to all three of the district’s schools before 9 a.m., which the district announced on its Facebook page. Then all the buildings started Read More…

UPDATE: Interchange near Midway Mall closed for downed power line

ELYRIA — Drivers are being rerouted from the interchange between State Route 57 and Interstate 90 as Ohio Edison crews work on a downed power line. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, drivers from Interstate 90 are unable to get off at the Route 57 exit, and drivers on Route 57 are unable to Read More…

Trimming mistake damages property near Lorain’s King’s Woods

LORAIN — Workers cutting down trees in King’s Woods on Monday caused damage to a resident’s home and utility wires. Juanita Stutt, who lives on West 12th Street, said Amish workers have been clearing the woods for months, and she and her neighbors’ concerns have grown as the cutting nears backyard property lines. King’s Woods Read More…

Ohio Edison plant in Lorain on fire

Firefighters from around Lorain County have been called to a fire at the Ohio Edison plant in downtown Lorain. Thick black smoke billowed from the back of the massive plant near Oberlin and West Erie avenues and could be seen for miles. That was followed by white smoke. The smoke had subsided, and the fire Read More…