February 9, 2016


Two people killed in collision with train in Lorain County

An Eaton Township firefighter looks over the wreckage of a car involved in a collision with a train on state Route 83 near Capel Road on Thursday in Lorain County. (BRUCE BISHOP / GAZETTE)

A man and a woman were killed after their car collided with two CSX trains at a railroad crossing at state Route 83 and Capel Road about 5:10 p.m. Thursday in Lorain County. Witness Dan Draeger said he was about 100 yards behind the northbound Chevrolet Malibu when it was struck. Draeger said the driver Read More…

Medina woman charged in fatal crash in Lorain County


CARLISLE TWP. — A vehicular manslaughter charge has been filed against the driver involved in an Oct. 27 crash at Butternut Ridge and Indian Hollow roads that killed a motorcyclist. Donal Davis Jr., a 54-year-old Grafton resident, was killed in the crash. In addition to vehicular manslaughter, driver Karen Davy, of Medina, was cited for Read More…

Medina Twp.’s Dick Goddard to get woolly

Fox 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard reveals his winter weather prediction for Northeast Ohio following the conclusion of the 41st Woollybear Festival in Vermilion last year. (GAZETTE FILE)

Time to bear down again. Caterpillars crawl, bands march, musicians play and Dick Goddard prognosticates at Sunday’s 42nd annual Woollybear Festival in Vermilion. The event is premised on the thickness of the coat of a woolly bear — a caterpillar with woolly hairs — predicting the weather for the upcoming winter. Goddard, festival founder, Fox Read More…

Medina man escapes injury in I-90 crash, two other people hurt

ELYRIA TWP. — A head-on crash was narrowly averted on Interstate 90 about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. An eastbound Jeep driven by Tiffany Lewis lost a tire and crossed the median into the westbound lanes near the Ohio Turnpike split, said Sgt. Tim Hoffman, the Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria post assistant commander. The Jeep bumped a Read More…

Local couple killed in motorcycle crash

A Columbia Station couple died about 5:45 p.m. Sunday when the motorcycle they were riding struck a vehicle on Grafton Road in Grafton Township. The crash occurred at a sharp curve in front of 36781 Grafton Road about a half-mile east of Mennell Road. The motorcyclist, Robert Willis, rode left of center and collided with Read More…