December 1, 2015


Some of your photos from last night’s storm


Staff photographer and itinerant storm chaser Bruce Bishop shared some of his photos from last night on our Facebook page. Not to be outdone, readers shared more. Here are a gallery of those photos. If you’d like to share yours on our Facebook page, please do so here.

Microburst flattens corn in LaGrange field


LAGRANGE — The unusual-looking flattened corn along state Route 301 was not the result of the extraordinary landing of an alien craft. But Mother Nature is often just as extraordinary, as LaGrange farmer Dean Forbush will attest. Forbush, 53, has farmed land near Route 301 and Biggs Road since 1974, and he’s seen some strange Read More…

Flash flood watch through day for Lorain County

CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for 26 counties in Ohio, including Lorain County, until 11 p.m. tonight. The watch — which means conditions are favorable for a flood — comes as thunderstorms are predicted for this afternoon and evening, with more than two inches of rain expected in Read More…

Severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. today

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for large parts of Northern, Central and Western Ohio until 9 p.m. The watch, encompassing 65 of Ohio’s 88 counties, means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms. Storms were reported to be moving into Northwest Ohio around 1 p.m. and will make their way east Read More…

Heavy rain damages Law Road in Grafton Twp.


GRAFTON TWP. — Hefty rains caused a culvert to lift through a road, leading to needed repairs with a hefty price tag. The culvert, on Law Road east of Island Road, cracked the pavement and caused the road to swell, Assistant Lorain County Engineer Bob Klaiber said. Law Road is a township road, but the Read More…

Farmers wait and see after field flooding


For farmers in portions of Lorain County, it’s a wait-and-see scenario when it comes to finding out whether recently planted seed was affected by the weekend’s heavy rain. According to National Weather Service records, between 2.2 and 2.7 inches of rain hit the county between Saturday and Sunday. Fields in parts of Lorain County were Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, May 8

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Conservatives win in surprise British election The Conservative Party sweeps to power in elections, a victory that returns Cameron to a stronger position than before and sees three other party leaders resign. 2. Ambassadors killed in Pakistan Read More…

More storms coming as Oklahoma reels from tornadoes, floods

OKLAHOMA CITY — As the nation’s midsection braces for another bout of severe weather, many residents in Oklahoma are still reeling from a rare combination of tornadoes and flash flooding spawned from the latest round of thunderstorms that rumbled across the state. Conditions appeared to be ripe on Friday and Saturday for storms that could Read More…

Tornadoes blast through southern plains

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes. No deaths were immediately reported from the twisters that hit Oklahoma and rural parts of Kansas and Nebraska. The worst damage seemed to be in the Oklahoma City area. A twister destroyed homes at Read More…

Pittsfield Township honors victims of 1965 tornado


PITTSFIELD TWP. – In 1965 the town’s center vanished during a devastating tornado on Palm Sunday that took the lives of 19 people in Lorain County and injured 141. Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the deadly Palm Sunday tornado outbreak, which according to weather service records was a series of 47 tornadoes in six Read More…