July 5, 2015

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State Highway Patrol to have OVI checkpoint in Vermilion

SANDUSKY — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Vermilion Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 8-10 p.m. tonight on U.S. Route 6 in Vermilion in Erie County. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept Read More…

Motorcyclist injured in Elyria crash

ELYRIA – A motorcyclist was involved in an accident with a car near the intersection of East Broad Street and South Abbe Road on Sunday evening. According to Elyria Fire Department Capt. Carl Mack, a man in his early 40s was found unresponsive at the scene around 8:32 p.m. Elyria police and the Ohio State Read More…

North Ridge Road construction causing headaches

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ELYRIA — Troopers have been issuing more tickets and responding to a multitude of traffic issues in Elyria and Sheffield Township over the past week since construction on North Ridge Road East shut down a section of the street. Last week, troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol began responding more frequently to an area of Read More…

Family mourns Lorain crash victim

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LORAIN — Megan Zaenglein said she tried to talk her brother out of getting behind the wheel because he was too drunk to drive, but Nicholas Zaenglein wouldn’t listen. When her brother insisted, Megan Zaenglein said she got out of the car. “He came and circled back a couple of times to get me in the car, Read More…

Unlicensed driver cited in South Amherst crash

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SOUTH AMHERST – A girl who has never had a driver’s license caused a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon near the intersection of North Lake and Maroy streets. The South Amherst Fire Department and Ohio State Patrol responded to the accident after a 72-year-old woman who was traveling north on North Lake Street was struck by Read More…

Highway Patrol: 14 fatalities in Ohio over holiday weekend

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The State Highway Patrol says 14 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways over Memorial Day weekend — one more than last year. The patrol says three fatalities were related to impaired driving. Four of the 14 people killed between Friday and Monday weren’t wearing seat belts. The patrol made 544 arrests for Read More…

Trooper from LaGrange honored at police week in Washington D.C.

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Mementos of Mike Paris Sr., sit on shelves inside Jean Paris’s LaGrange home. The photograph of him in his Ohio Highway Patrol trooper uniform, his badge number and the flag that draped his casket are memories of Mike Paris that his wife looks at every day. It’s her way of keeping his memory alive. Mike Read More…

Change in traffic pattern blamed for increase in wrecks on Route 57

ELYRIA — Construction and a new traffic light in a heavily traveled section of Lorain Boulevard may be to blame after the number of traffic accidents in the area tripled in just a week. Last week troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol responded to six crashes on state Route 57 near Griswold Road after a Read More…

Law enforcement officers salute the fallen

Members of the Avon Lake police offer a rifle salute on the Route 6 bridge in Vermilion for the Lorain County Police Memorial Service on May 14. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — Louise Palermo was 5 when her father, Deputy John Palermo, was shot and killed in the line of duty. Palmero, now a parent herself, has carried the memory of that loss for a half a century. On Thursday, she addressed a crowd of police officers and some of their family members for the 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…