May 24, 2016

Elyria
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Sullivan man, dog dead after Pittsfield Township crash

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Sullivan man and a dog are Lorain County’s first traffic fatalities of the year after a one-vehicle crashWednesday night. According to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kip McGraw, 41, was driving a 2003 Pontiac Aztek west on Kipton-Nickle Plate Road from Nickle Plate-Diagonal Road around 9:26 p.m. The release states Read More…

2 men indicted in string of break-ins

ELYRIA — Two men believed to be responsible for a string of break-ins in several townships have been indicted. Chad Blackburn, 28, of Lorain, and Shannon Matheny, 25, of Elyria, each face charges of burglary, theft, safecracking and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The pair was arrested Dec. 2 after a neighbor spotted Read More…

Two Norwalk residents killed in crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — An Elyria resident was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Tuesday and two Norwalk residents died after a motor vehicle accident Tuesday. Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Carlos Smith said the accident took place about 3:48 p.m. near Precision Automotive and Performance, 45250 U.S. Route 20. According to Smith, Leon Clowtis, Read More…

Carter Lumber fire did $500,000 in damage; cause still under investigation

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A Wednesday fire at Carter Lumber caused roughly $500,000 in damage, Wellington Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee said Thursday, and its cause remains under investigation. State Fire Marshal’s office investigators are scheduled to visit the scene at 46775 U.S. Route 20 off state Route 58 today.  Wetherbee said firefighters had to return to the Read More…

Pittsfield couple sues energy firm Quasar

ELYRIA — A Pittsfield Township couple has filed suit against an energy company for breach of contract regarding a human waste storage lagoon that was supposed to be built on their land. The project, which was halted in 2013 after more than 43 property owners filed appeals with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency claiming that Read More…

Woman dead in Route 58 crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A Wellington woman was killed in a head-on crash on state Route 58 near Merriam Road about 4:10 p.m. Thursday. Lula Clark, 81, of 176 East St., was southbound on Route 58 in a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, said Lt. Carlos Smith of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post. Smith said two drivers Read More…

Pittsfield may have a pinup in its midst

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Someone leafs through a calendar and turns a page sideways to get a better look at the glossy subject pictured for April. “Talk about built,” they exclaim with a whistle. But sexism is the furthest thing from the aim of this particular calendar, featuring a year’s worth of color pinups of … Read More…

NEXUS foes want court time

Residents want a judge to hear them out if NEXUS Gas Transmission goes back to court for permission to survey their property. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a planned 36-inch diameter, natural gas pipeline that will cross Ohio and Michigan to transport gas to Canada. On July 15, County Common Pleas Read More…

Motorcyclist injured in Pittsfield crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV occurred this morning at the intersection of Route 20 and Quarry Road. According to Ohio State Patrol Trooper Josh Grimm, the accident happened around 7 a.m. when Christopher Hall, 28, of Elyria was struck by Derek Yurtz, 41, of Brunswick, who was driving an Read More…

Getting ready for the county fair

WELLINGTON — The 170th Lorain County Fair begins today. Setup, which began Aug. 9, concluded Sunday. The event includes some 500 vendors and dozens of animal exhibitors, many who participate annually. They include Eric Bates, owner of Wintersville-based Bates Brothers Amusement Co., which has been providing rides at the fair since about 1990. Bates said Read More…