July 5, 2015


Pole positioned


Heavy rain is believed to have contributed to a freak accident near the intersection of East Erie and Indiana avenues called in to police at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday. A police report was unavailable Wednesday night, but a police dispatcher said officers responded to reports that a Toyota Prius became entangled in a utility pole guide Read More…

Police identify Michigan man killed in Turnpike crash

Firefighters work at the scene of a crash Wednesday between a freight van and a tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA TWP — A 42-year-old Michigan man died after police said the freight van he was driving rear-ended an eastbound tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. Brian Maki, of Houghton Lake, Mich., the driver of a Load One Transport and Logistics van from Holland, Mich., died at the scene, according to Sgt. Read More…

Grafton man injured when car strikes tree


GRAFTON TWP. — A single-car crash on state Route 83 sent the driver to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Seth Wood, 20, of Grafton, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro southbound on Route 83 and was attempting to pass another vehicle on the road about 9:30 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, Ohio Read More…

Man LifeFlighted after rollover crash overnight

An Oberlin man was LifeFlighted to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after a one-vehicle rollover accident overnight in New Russia Township, according to the Elyria post of the State Highway Patrol. Timothy Roach was southbound on state Route 58 north of Russia Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to the patrol. Roach’s Read More…