June 30, 2015

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Officials predict massive bill for gas spill

WELLINGTON — It will likely cost millions of dollars to clean up and repair the ruptured Sunoco Logistics pipeline in Wellington that leaked some 116,700 gallons of gasoline on Jan. 12, according to local and federal officials. “It could definitely run into the millions,” said Don DeBlasio, a spokesman for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington drops Columbia

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WELLINGTON — Columbia couldn’t close the door. Trailing Wellington by three heading into the fourth quarter, the Raiders were outscored 28-11 as the Dukes sealed up an 86-66 victory in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game between division contenders. But the back door is what killed Columbia. “We should have had a lead early, but Read More…

Police log for Jan. 25, 2012

Elyria police Sunday, Jan. 22 11:52 a.m. — 600 block S. Logan St., window reported broken at vacant home, nothing taken. 1:35 p.m. — 100 block Longfellow St., theft of a UPS package containing a shower head worth $146.50 reported. 4:50 p.m. — 700 block Purdue Ave., juvenile female, 13, charged with domestic violence for Read More…

Danger underground? Wellington spill brings pipeline safety into question

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The 70 people evacuated in the Jan. 12 Sunoco Logistics gasoline pipeline spill in Wellington are home, but questions linger about the safety of pipelines in the wake of the spill. The spill, which Sunoco officials said leaked 116,700 gallons but didn’t cause major contamination of the Black River, is one of more than 30 Read More…

Gas leak lingering effects: Resident says fish killed in creek; dirt excavation continues

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WELLINGTON — The dead fish and pools of oil in the creek on Allan Corral’s Wellington Township property were gone Wednesday, but Corral still worried about possible contamination of his property and of the nearby Black River from last week’s Sunoco Logistics gasoline pipeline spill. “You know that some of this dirt is contaminated. Are Read More…

Timetable remains uncertain for Wellington residents’ return home

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WELLINGTON — It remains uncertain when residents displaced by Thursday night’s gasoline leak will be allowed to return to their homes, officials said. DeeDee Fox and Wally Fahler, who live at 706 N. Main St., have been unable to return to their home since the spill. Cleanup efforts continued behind the home with trucks sucking Read More…

Wellington railroad bypass pushed back 5 years

Wellington residents will have to cope with potential safety delays posed by rail traffic crossing state Route 58 for five more years if the Ohio Department of Transportation goes through with a delay in providing funds necessary to construct a rail underpass downtown. Funding for the $21.8 million project to create a railroad underpass and Read More…

Police log for Jan. 18, 2012

Lorain police Monday, Jan. 16 6:56 p.m. — 2100 block E. 31st. St., resident said the father of her 3-year-old son molested the boy during a custodial visit. Tuesday, Jan. 17 7:57 a.m. — 1000 block W. 19th St., an $850 power pump was stolen from pickup parked in driveway. 8:43 a.m. — 1100 block Read More…

EPA official says cold weather beneficial in gas spill

WELLINGTON — The frigid temperatures in Lorain County from Friday afternoon through Saturday proved to be a blessing of sorts for dozens of people working to clean up about 117,000 gallons of gasoline released by a leaking gas transmission line. “It may not be ideal conditions, but if it had been a hot, sunny day, Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington slips by Brookside to stay undefeated in PAC

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE — Dan Gundert knows he inherited a veteran ballclub in his first year coaching the Wellington Dukes. Just the same, no one expected the Dukes to get off to this kind of start in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division. Wellington won an important road game 61-57 at Brookside on Friday to improve Read More…