June 1, 2016

Elyria
Clear
64°F
 

Deer crashes plague Lorain County

VERMILION — Lorain County had the second-highest number of deer-related vehicle crashes in 2014, the Ohio Department of Transportation reported Friday. The county had 510 crashes involving deer last year, only a few less than the 514 crashes in Stark County, which had the highest number in the state, according to the report. Richland County Read More…

After retirement, pressed back into service

VERMILION — After languishing for almost two decades shuttered and used for storage, the historic Moes Cider Mill has quietly come back to life. Housed in a small red building on the southern edge of town, the cider mill is owned by the same family and still uses its original cider press to turn fall’s Read More…

Woollybear Festival schedule released

VERMILION — The Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday released the schedule for the 43rd annual Woollybear Festival. This year’s festival runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and events include caterpillar races and costume contests, leading up to the finale of winter weather predictions based on the colors of the woollybear. Sandra Coe, executive Read More…

Vermilion fire under investigation; one dead

VERMILION — Don Bias had just set up his tree swing Sunday afternoon. It had been a present from one of his close sisters that weekend. Monday morning, it still hung outside of Bias’ Jefferson Street home, but now it was charred from a fire that raged through the one-story house Monday morning, destroying the Read More…

Violent storm takes toll on Vermilion garage

VERMILION — The city’s service department garage lost part of its roof and three of its overhead doors were crushed Saturday afternoon by a violent storm. No one was at the garage at the time, and no injuries were reported. “Yes, we had a little bit of excitement,” Mayor Eileen Bulan said as she and Read More…

How a father honors a son

LORAIN — It’s been 28 years since tow truck driver Robin Gandee died when the tractor-trailer he was hauling jackknifed off a state Route 2 overpass and came down on top of his tow truck. The Vermilion man was 34 years old and was engaged to be married. “He was just starting to get his Read More…

Vermilion police captain could face training, further suspension after traffic stop

VERMILION — A 13-day suspension and a leadership training course could be in the future for a Vermilion police captain who was found driving with a suspended license last month. Earlier this week Vermilion Police Chief Chris Hartung, Mayor Eileen Bulan and Law Director Ken Stumphauzer joined in a disciplinary hearing with police Capt. Michael Read More…

Victim IDed in Vermilion train death; police say suicide

VERMILION – A man who died when he was hit by a train early Monday, has been identified as 30-year-old Jeremy Stahley, of Vermilion. Police said the man — identified Tuesday morning as Stahley — was at Rudy’s Bar and Grille and distraught about personal issues, according to a press release from the police department. Read More…

Vermilion police investigate railroad track death, suspect suicide

VERMILION — Police are investigating a man fatally struck by a train at the Grand Street crossing early Monday morning. Police say a man was at Rudy’s Bar and Grill and distraught over personal issues. He then went to the crossing, sat cross-legged on the tracks and put his hands over his head. He was struck by Read More…

‘Gore Orphanage’ now available via Amazon streaming

Almost anyone who makes a movie these days dreams of striking a distribution deal that will put their product in multiplexes across the land. Such good fortune comes to a relative handful of aspiring filmmakers. Cody Knotts and his wife, Emily Lapisardi, didn’t get such a deal, but they’re still pretty buzzed about seeing their Read More…