July 6, 2015

Elyria
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Pittsfield Township trustees vote for legal fight against sewage lagoon

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Attorneys for Pittsfield Township residents and the township trustees disagreed on how to pursue a lawsuit against Quasar Energy Group and French Creek BioEnergy LLC, but residents got what they wanted with a moratorium to stop the operation of a human waste storage lagoon on Quarry Road. During a meeting Monday night, Read More…

2 people hospitalized after car strikes tree

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Two people were taken to the hospital this morning after a one-car accident on state Route 20. According to Sgt. Chris Midkiff of the State Highway Patrol, Daniela Babet, 26, of North Olmsted was driving westbound on 20 about a mile east of state Route 58 when she lost control of her Read More…

Fire guts Pittsfield home’s second floor

PITTSFIELD TWP. — An early morning fire Sunday substantially damaged a home at 16923 Pitts Road but caused no injuries. The fire was called in at 4:23 a.m., and the roof of the two-story, woodframe home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived about 10 minutes later, according to Wellington Fire Chief Michael Wetherbee. A man Read More…

Lorain County Farm Bureau to host informational meeting on oil, gas leases

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County business and community leaders as well as interested residents are invited to attend a special briefing session at 7 p.m. Monday about oil and gas leases sponsored by the Lorain County Farm Bureau. The briefing will be at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School at 15181 state Route 58. Participants Read More…

JVS looks for boost in funding with upcoming replacement levy

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Cutbacks in state funding and a desire to provide students and adults with more career offerings has convinced the Lorain County Joint Vocational School Board to go to the ballot in November to seek its first new money in a quarter century. Voters will be asked to replace a current 0.75-mill, five-year Read More…

Husband mourns wife killed in crash on U.S. Route 20

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The husband of the woman killed in a five-vehicle crash Tuesday said that she did not have any medical problems that he knew of that could have accounted for her swerving into the path of a tractor-trailer truck. Bernard Linden said he is devastated by the loss of his wife of 34 Read More…

Midview community grieves for the Tomasheskis with special events, donations

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GRAFTON — The entire Midview community is grieving the loss of 36-year-old Tammy Tomasheski and her 11-year-old son, Tommy Tomasheski, who were killed in a crash Saturday that also severely injured her husband, 38-year-old Lorain County sheriff’s Cpl. Thomas Tomasheski and their 13-year-old daughter, Danielle Tomasheski. But true to form, people in Grafton aren’t sitting Read More…

UPDATED: Name of woman killed in crash released

CT photo by Rona Proudfoot.

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The Ohio Highway Patrol has identified Sandra Linden, 55, of Norwalk as the woman who was killed in a five-vehicle crash on state Route 20 today. Rescue squads were called to the scene, just west of Quarry Road, about 8 a.m. Five vehicles were involved — a Nash Finch Co. food hauling Read More…

Weather gives farmers a chance to get back in the fields

Ed Alexander, a family member who works for Howard A. Born Farms, is working to get a field in Henrietta Township ready to plant with soy beans. Alexander said the family farms thousands of acres in the Lorain County area. The barn and silos in the background are not part of their holdings. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

HENRIETTA TWP. — After weeks and weeks of rain, the ground was dry enough on Monday to plant soybeans on some of the thousands of acres of land farmed by Howard A. Born and his family. Born’s grandson, Ed Alexander, used a 40-foot planter to make short work of the job in a field off Read More…