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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…

Crews remain on scene of Wellington gasoline leak

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WELLINGTON — Crews continue working to clean up an underground gasoline leak reported last night in Wellington. The Fire Department got a call about an odor of gas about 10:45 last night and found a leak in an gasoline transmission line under the township maintenance garage at 105 Maple St, according to Chief Mike Wetherbee. Read More…

Gasoline leak causes evacuations in Wellington

WELLINGTON — A Wellington mobile home park has been evacuated because of 10,000 gallons of gasoline that leaked from a nearby pipeline. Media outlets report that at least 50 people were forced to leave their trailer homes as a precaution in Wellington, about 35 miles southwest of Cleveland. No injuries were reported. The leak was Read More…

Excessive alcohol use may have contributed to death of 20-year-old Wellington man

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WELLINGTON — Authorities said alcohol overdose is suspected in the death of a young Wellington man who reportedly drank an entire bottle of vodka on Christmas while mourning the death of another Wellington man in an accident that happened in Miami Beach last year. Tyler J. McLean, 20, was found by friends about 8:30 a.m. Read More…