Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Elyria – An argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend early Thursday morning ended with one going to the hospital and the other to jail.

Elyria Police were called to a home on Oak Street around 1 A.M. Wednesday morning for a reported stabbing. When Officers arrived they spoke with the victim who said her boyfriend, Daniel Longwell, attacked her inside the home and then fled in a red Ford F-150. The victim advised Officers that Longwell was heading to his Mothers residence in Oberlin. Elyria Police advised Oberlin Police of the situation and to have them watch for Longwell.

LifeCare Paramedics treated the victim at the scene for puncture wounds to the back of her head, wrist, forearm and scratches on her face. The victim was transported to Elyria Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

The victim told Police that she and Longwell had been drinking shots of whiskey and there came a time when Longwell wanted to leave the residence. The victim said she told Longwell to stay in the home because she felt he was highly intoxicated. It was then that the victim stated Longwell pushed her to the ground and hit her several times. Longwell told the victim that he could not be there (in the residence) anymore and that he was going to his Mothers.

Oberlin Police Officers were able to locate Longwell and took him into custody in their city, a short time later he was transferred to Elyria City Jail where he spoke to Officers.

Longwell told Officers that after drinking whiskey with his girlfriend she began “nagging him about various things” so he attempted to leave. He stated that the victim grabbed him in an attempt to stop him from leaving; he stated at that point he pushed her to the ground and then he “blacked out.” Longwell told Police that at the time he pushed her to the ground he had two sets of keys in his hands. When Police asked him if he blacks out often he replied only when he has been drinking and gets very angry.

The victim signed Domestic Violence charges against Longwell.

Monday, April 28, 2008


LaGrange – A crash on Route 301 near Biggs Road in LaGrange Monday afternoon sent two people to Cleveland from the scene.

Chief James Rader of Lagrange Township Fire and Rescue said that a Honda Elantra traveling south on Route 301 went left of center near Biggs Road and struck a northbound Semi. “The Elantra collided with the right front corner of the semi causing heavy damage to the car and sending it into the ditch on the east side of the road. The semi ended up in a ditch on the west side of the road.”

Although the Elantra received major damage, the 60 year old driver was able to be removed from the car with no extrication tools. “He was like cocooned in the driver’s seat, everything else around him was destroyed but we were able to simply remove him from the car without having to cut anything. He suffered a head injury, fracture ankle and leg.”

Helicopters from Metro LifeFlight and Med Flight landed at the scene to transport both drivers to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. According to Rader the 65 year old driver of the semi suffered a head injury in the crash.

Route 301 was closed down for over 2 hours and reopened after crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation dropped sand across the roadway to clean up the fuel spill. Ironically the semi was hauling 25 tons of sand at the time of the crash.

LaGrange Fire and Rescue received mutual aid assistance from Carlisle Township Fire Department and Central Lorain County Ambulance District.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE


Avon – A drier is the suspected cause of a house fire on Lake Drive in Avon Sunday night.

Chief Frank Root of the Avon Fire Department said when Firefighters arrived they found smoke and fire coming from the windows. “The homeowner apparently smelled smoke in the house and started searching for the source, that’s when he discovered the fire in the basement. When we got here the fire had made its way to the first floor of the home and was shooting out the window.”

Chief Root said that as Firefighters began their interior attack, obstacles inside the home hampered their advance. “There were a lot of items on the floor and stairwell and although that slowed them down a little bit – they were still able to get to the fire and knock it down.” Root said that the there was plenty of fire load in the basement around the families gas-drier, fueling the fire sending it up to the first floor. “They have fire damage to the basement and a portion of the first floor and heavy smoke and water damage throughout the home.”

The homeowner was able to get out of the home without injury. His wife was at the store at the time of the fire. The couple’s six cats were unable to escape the fire and were found dead by Firefighters.

Avon Fire Department received automatic mutual aid assistance from Sheffield Village, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville Fire Departments.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE

Friday, April 25, 2008


Sheffield Township – With the nice weather here, hopefully to stay, this crash in Sheffield Township should serve as a reminder to PAY ATTENTION while on the roadways.

Even though it was a low speed, 3-car collision, Sheffield Township Firefighters took one driver to the hospitals for injuries she received in the rear-ender Friday afternoon on Route 254 just east of West River Road. Elyria Township was called for mutual aid assistance but the other victims decided to refuse treatment or transport.

One neighbor said she sees this all the time in this area. “They just aren’t paying attention, they are on their cell phones or talking to one another and think that just because it is not real fast traffic through here that they are ok then they slam into someone in front of them. They just need to keep their eyes on the road ahead of them.”

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


Superior Cage Fighting Is making their HIGHLY anticipated return to the region!
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Elyria – An early evening fire in West Ridge Green Mobile Home Park has left one family with two 11-year-old girls wondering what they will do now.

The homeowner, Valerie Buksa, was visiting her son at the Cleveland Clinic when the blaze broke out in the trailer. Buksa’s two twin 11-year-old daughters were inside at the time of the fire. “They were in the living room and my one daughter started walking towards a back room when she saw flames coming from my bedroom. Once she saw that she quickly got her sister and our animals and got out of the house.”

The girls then ran to a neighbor, Melanie Laub, to tell her what was happening as they have been told to do in the case of any emergency. Laub said she then began alerting neighbors. “When I stepped outside I saw the flames shooting from the back window so I started knocking on doors and windows to make sure neighbors got out of their trailers.”

Laub said that neighbors attempted to extinguish the blaze by using garden hoses and fire extinguishers but the fire was just too much. “We did everything we could to save her home but in the end the fact that the two girls got out ok and that the family pets are all out ok, that means more then any trailer or home.”

Captain Joe Pronesti of the Elyria Fire Department said that when they rolled up on scene they had fire and smoke coming from the trailer windows. “When the Engine 3 Crew got inside and tried to advance they ran into a lot of clutter in the home, the fire began to flash so I pulled them out of the home. We then hit the fire from the outside and put it out, the guys then went inside and mopped up.”

Pronesti said that Avon and Lorain Fire Departments provided mutual aid assistance by covering two stations while Elyria Firefighters were at the scene.

Elyria Fire dispatched the local American Red Cross to assist the family as they have lost just about everything inside of their home.

Although Pronesti would not speculate on the cause of the fire, family members believe the fire was electrical due to problems that the home has had for the last two years. Pronesti said that the Elyria Fire Prevention Bureau was on the scene trying to locate the cause.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE


Carlisle Township – The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash that killed a 15-year-old Joseph Paletta of Elyria Tuesday night in Carlisle Township.

Firefighters and LifeCare Paramedics responded to East River Road, west of Dewhurst, shortly after 9 PM after 17 year old Josh Norman of Elyria lost control of the 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora. Troopers say that Norman was traveling eastbound on East River when he lost control and drove off the right side of the road striking a tree.

Norman was transported to Elyria Memorial Hospital by LifeCare and then flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Kenneth Barnett, 17 of Elyria, was also a passenger in the car and was transported to Elyria Memorial Hospital.

Paletta was transported to Elyria Memorial where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Although witnesses living near the crash site said they heard the car racing, Troopers say it is still too early to determine the cause of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Camden Township – A crash in Camden Township Tuesday morning occurred after a car attempted to pass another vehicle.

Linda Bonner of Wellington said she was traveling westbound on Route 20 heading to Green Circle Growers when she saw a car that was heading eastbound come into her lane. “He was passing another vehicle and just as he was getting around front of that vehicle he either went out of control or was struck.”

Bonner said that she saw the driver trying to get back into his lane so she attempted to get off the roadway but was still struck by the driver. Bonner and her Grandson were the only two people in the van at the time of the crash. Neither were injured, just a little stiff and shaken up.

Central Lorain County Ambulance District Paramedics treated and transported three people from the Altima to Allen Medical Center in Oberlin.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE

Remember if you are driving and see an accident scene ahead, “SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER” Allow Police, Fire, EMS and Tow Services to do their jobs without becoming a victim.

Friday, April 11, 2008


The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a TORNADO WARNING for SOUTHWESTERN LORAIN COUNTY until 9:45PM.

The SAFEST place to be during a Tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body. ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

If you are in a mobile home or vehicle, evacuate them and get inside of a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.

Monday, April 07, 2008


COLUMBUS- Spring is here and road improvement projects around the state are scheduled to begin. The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, reminds drivers to slow down and be aware of their surroundings while driving through work zones this season. The Ninth Annual National Work Zone Awareness Week will run today through April 11.

The Patrol is working to enhance safety in work zones across the state through increased enforcement by Patrol Troopers and Motor Carrier Enforcement Inspectors. Last year, there were a total of 5,845 crashes in work zones on Ohio roadways. Of those crashes, 13 were fatal and 1,404 (24%) involved injuries. Road crews were present in the work zones for more than onethird (36%) of the crashes. Three in five (62%) work zone crashes in 2007 took place in daylight and on dry roads.

Counties having the highest percentage of fatal and injury crashes in 2007 occurring in work zones include Franklin (13.5%); Hamilton (11.8%); Montgomery (10.4%); Cuyahoga (10.0%); and Summit (7.3%). Twenty counties had no fatal or injury crashes in work zones in 2007.

The most common cause of work zone crashes last year were following too closely, or failing to maintain assured clear distance.

The Patrol recommends the following safety tips for driving in work zones:
• Slow down and minimize distractions
• Keep a safe distance between your vehicle the vehicle in front of you
• Pay attention to signs, obey road crew flaggers and do not change lanes
• Expect delays
• Be patient and stay calm

To view construction projects in your area visit

The Patrol continues to ask motorists to call 1-877-7 PATROL to report impaired or aggressive drivers.

Sunday, April 06, 2008


The Wellington Fire District invites you to “A Night at the Races” this Saturday at the Lorain County Fair Grounds.

Doors will open at 5 P.M. with the races beginning at 6:30 P.M.

Your $25.00 ticket gets you a Steak Dinner, catered by Big Dawg Catering, Beer/Pop and dancing until midnight. Door prizes and raffles will be available throughout the evening.

For ticket information or to purchase a horse call 440.647.2245.

As Krammer always said; Giddy Up!


Elyria Township – Firefighters in Elyria Township spent the day Saturday training with a new piece of equipment that could potentially save their life one day.

Captain Tim Midkiff of the Elyria Township Fire Department said that they are the first Department in the State of Ohio to institute the use of the Petzl EXO. The EXO is a Personal Escape System that provides firefighters with a fast, reliable means of escape from a burning structure. A firefighter trained and equipped with the EXO system can quickly deploy the unique anchor and rope, then move rapidly towards an egress point and descend to a lower level. The self-braking EXO device can help prevent the firefighter from falling or losing control of the rope, allowing him to concentrate on getting out of the building. “The first time we saw this device was when the Technical Rescue Team from the County was invited to do some training at the Cleveland Fire Academy. We were in the process of applying for a FEMA Grant at the time so we decided to include this item into the application.”

Midkiff said that the grant was approved but not for the amount that would cover the cost of the EXO 100%, he said that at that point the Township trustees stepped up and said that they would cover whatever the grant did not so each Firefighter could be equipped with the device. “We are very fortunate that our Trustee’s are proactive in that sense, they have always supported our Department and they recognized the need and the benefit of the EXO and when they saw that the grant would not be enough to cover the purchase they stepped up in a big way and we are certainly grateful.”

Brett Bruehler is a Firefighter with the Avon Fire Department and also co-owns the company REVAC-USA along with Lorain Firefighter Dan Russell. Bruehler and Russell were conducting the training on Saturday in the Gross Plumbing building on Lake Ave; a site that Bruehler said was perfect for training. “Dan Gross not only allowed us to use this building for the training, he modified the window area by removing shelving and other obstructions so we could properly train the Firefighters. That is an enormous benefit to the Department having such cooperation with a local business such as Gross Plumbing.”

Bruehler said there were three testing stations set up throughout the building that Firefighters had to go through.

Station 1: A simulation of a rooftop exit where the Firefighter could have their feet against a wall during the escape.

Station 2: The Shaft Station. With an open elevator shaft the dynamics are different in that you have a free fall instead of having a wall where you can have your feet against.

Station 3: The Window. Bruehler said the EXO would be used on a window 9 time out of 10 in real time situations. The EXO System has a hook that is designed to work on a windowsill.

The pack that holds the system becomes part of the gear on a Firefighter and is self-contained. If needed the Firefighter deploys the unit by pulling the hook out and the self-camming device which is all hooked to the harness system. The Firefighter would find a remote anchor, hook up and bail out. The self-camming device prevents the Firefighter from falling if something happens. If for some reason he lets go of the device, it locks and he stops.

Captain Midkiff says that the addition of the EXO to their Department is a huge benefit. “The loss of a Firefighter for any reason is unacceptable and we are going to do everything we can to ensure their safety. It’s already been proven in New York City where it saved the life of a Firefighter there so I find it to be greatly beneficial for our Department.”

Bruehler said that he believes more and more departments will be adding the EXO to their equipment lists in the near future. He just hopes that communities are more pro-active then reactive in securing them. “Unfortunately in Firefighter equipment history, too often we are reactive. The national push is “Everyone Goes Home Alive” and this is just another tool that we now have in our grasp that can make sure guys, if they are in a compromised structure, can get out safely and go home alive.”

To see more photos from the training session: CLICK HERE

For more information on REVAC-USA you can visit their website at:


Grafton Township – The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released some details and the names of the people involved in the fatal motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon.

According to the State Patrol Robert J. Wuensch, 37 of Grafton, was riding a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on State Route 57. Amy A. Jackson, 35 of Cleveland, was driving a 2002 Sienna Minivan westbound on State Route 57. Jackson reportedly attempted to make a left turn onto Mennell Road when she collided with Wuensch in the intersection.

Chief Bob Richards of the Grafton Township Fire Department said that when Jackson was making the turn Wuensch hit the brakes. “The motorcyclist applied his brakes and laid his bike down, at some time he left the bike and struck the side of the minivan shattering the glass.”

A long skid mark could be seen along with gouge marks on the roadway leading up to the crash site. Wuensch’s bike continued across the intersection coming to rest on the side of the road approximately 50 feet away.

Chief Richards said that with the weather turning nicer more bikes would be out on the roadways. “The motorcyclist enthusiasts want to get out as soon as they can with the nice weather and they’re a little rusty from being down for the winter then you combine that with people having not seen bikes on the road for months makes it dangerous.” Richards said that another factor is road conditions at this time of the year. “We haven’t had any real heavy spring rains to wash the debris off the roadways from winter, the stones and gravel. They are all contributing factors.”

Although the crash remains under investigation by the State Patrol they do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved. Wuensch was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Medina Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred late Saturday night at the Medina / Lorain County border. The motorcyclist in that crash laid his bike down in Medina County and crossed over coming to rest in Lorain County. The biker was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland where he was still in surgery at 11 P.M. Saturday night. That biker was also not wearing his helmet at the time of the crash. The Medina Post of the State Patrol is investigating that crash.

To see more photos from the Grafton Township crash scene: CLICK HERE


Elyria – A fight that started between two kids in Wilkes Villa quickly escalated after parents got involved. The fight grew in numbers drawing Police from Grafton, Lorain County Sheriff’s Department, The Ohio State Highway Patrol and North Ridgeville to assist Elyria Police Officers in restoring order to the area.
Witnesses say that the initial fight was between two twelve year old boys, one of them being egged on by his mother to fight more. One of the boys was cut and taken to the hospital by LifeCare Paramedics but not for the cut, he was having problems breathing due to asthma related problems.

Saturday, April 05, 2008



Charlton Heston
1924 ~ 2008
Actor and Political Activist Charlton Heston passed away today at home with his wife, of 64 years, Lydia at his side. Heston was 84, had two children, Fraser & Holly along with three Grandchildren.

Heston was Born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois on Oct. 4, 1924. He took the surname Heston after his mother divorced and remarried when he was 10.

Shortly after his death his family released the following statement:

"To his loving friends, colleagues and fans, we appreciate your heartfelt prayers and support. Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life. He was known for his chiseled jaw, broad shoulders and resonating voice, and, of course, for the roles he played. Indeed, he committed himself to every role with passion, and pursued every cause with unmatched enthusiasm and integrity.

We knew him as an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather, with an infectious sense of humor. He served these far greater roles with tremendous faith, courage and dignity. He loved deeply, and he was deeply loved.

No one could ask for a fuller life than his. No man could have given more to his family, to his profession, and to his country. In his own words, "I have lived such a wonderful life! I've lived enough for two people."

A private memorial service will be held.


Grafton Township – A crash on Route 57 in Grafton Township Saturday afternoon left a motorcyclist dead and a baby taken to the hospital.

Chief Bob Richards of the Grafton Township Fire Department said they received the call of a car verses motorcycle around 2 P.M. Saturday. “As soon as we received the call we had Metro LifeFlight put in the air just in case. When we arrived on scene our crews began Advance Life Support, starting an IV and placing him on a Cardiac Monitor. The Monitor indicated a shockable rhythm so we shocked him but his injuries were too severe.”

Richards said that the LifeFlight Doctor pronounced the victim at the scene.

The woman driving the minivan and her infant were transported to Elyria Memorial Hospital only as a precaution according to Chief Richards. “The baby and mother both seemed to be fine, but with the glass that shattered into the vehicle the mom wanted to have the baby looked at in the Emergency Room.” Richards said that the infant was properly restrained in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Check back Sunday for more details and photos from the scene.


Elyria – Traffic on Route 57 near Abbe Road was backed up a little on Friday afternoon while technicians from Mug’s Elyria Towing removed a truck from a guardrail.

The driver of the truck was making a left turn onto Route 57 from North Abbe when his truck jumped the rail. Police believe that the man made too wide of a turn and was going too fast when the incident happened. The driver says that someone “cut him off” causing him to take a ride on the rail.

No injuries were reported and Mug’s gently lifted the truck off the rail.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE

Remember if you are driving and see an accident scene ahead, “SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER”. Allow Police, Fire, EMS and Tow Services to do their jobs without becoming a victim.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


Elyria – If you drove through Cascade Park at all this week you were probably wondering what all those guys in wet suits and boats were doing in the river.

More than twenty Firefighters from around the area descended upon Elyria all this week for a “State backed Swift Water Class at an Operations Level.” The Ohio Emergency Management Agency sponsored different regions to hold the class throughout the State.

Lieutenant Rick Thrasher of the Elyria Fire Department said that if you asking enough times and proving that there was the need – Elyria got the class. “The unfortunate death we had of Wellington Firefighter Buzz Anderson a couple of years ago probably catapulted us into the forefront of having the need.” Thrasher also gives a lot of credit to area Fire Chiefs who strongly supported the class and who understand the great need for the teams and training. “The Chiefs absolutely have to be recognized for their efforts in getting this class to Lorain County. The Chiefs from Walker in Wellington, Young in Sheffield Village, Gardner in Carlisle and all the others who really worked hard to make this possible. They know how important this is, they see the value in having these men properly trained and ready to go at a moments notice.”

The week began inside a classroom with the Firefighters learning about the river and the expectations of the rescuers. Day two they headed outside for some more class time at the river. Days three and four were spent in the water.

Thrasher said that although they hope to never see one of their rescuers have to go into the water; they train for that and how to survive in a river. “What we were doing when we put them in the water was teaching them how to defensively get themselves out of trouble. We teach them how to position themselves in the river so they can negotiate through strainers, down trees and other obstacles like that and get themselves to shore.”

One part of the course had the Firefighter dropping into the Black River at the Ford crossing and floating on their back down stream. Instructors placed an obstacle in the center of the river that the Firefighter had to get over and then negotiate safely to shore. Thrasher said that going over top of an obstacle is the best way to go saying; “We know what is on top of the obstacle, we can’t see what is underneath and with the force of the water, once you get caught underneath you’re pinned and sub sequentially die.”

For training on the boats instructors first put the Firefighters on a pond or lake where they had a lot of room to learn the boats and how to maneuver them. “On day three we put them in the river where they obviously have less room and they have to negotiate all of the obstacles that come with the narrow river and this presents them with a whole new level of problems.”

All of the Firefighters who participated in the class are now State Certified and Thrasher says that the goal is to have a large group of trained rescuers to pull from when the need presents itself. “We had guys here from Sheffield Village, Avon, Carlisle, Elyria, Lorain and we even had a guy here from Lorain County Metro Parks and that is great that we have a nice diverse group and one of the ideas is that we are not over taxing any one municipality.”

Thrasher said that many of the area water related deaths occur when people don’t understand the rivers & lakes or when they don’t respect the danger that lies underneath. “Water is in our lives everyday so we underestimate it. A lot of people will think – “Well, I use to be a good swimmer” – then they quickly find out that it is very taxing, they’re not prepared hypodermically wise and there is just a big stress on the body that people are just not prepared for. These guys today, who are trained professionals, still found out how exhausting it is, even being prepare and properly dressed it’s still a tax on the body.”

To see more photos from the class: CLICK HERE


Avon – The Avon Firefighters Local 4310 invite you to their Steak Fry & Reverse Raffle on Friday, April 18th.

The event will be held at Tom’s Country Place (3442 Stoney Ridge Road in Avon) and will run from 6 P.M. until ???.

Tickets are a mere $30.00 per person and includes a Steak dinner, Beer and Soda, 12 Chances of Winning $50.00 and 1 Shot at Winning $500.00.

For more information or to request tickets, call 440.934.1222.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Elyria – Elyria High School Senior and Pole Vaulter Ian Oskins took advantage of the nice weather Wednesday afternoon to get some practice jumps in before this weekends meet at Avon Lake High School. Oskins had a meet canceled Tuesday due to the strong winds.

To see more photos from the Pit: CLICK HERE


Elyria – Elyria Firefighters were busy fighting a fire in the 100 block of West Bridge Street Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the top of the vacant side-by-side duplex when they pulled up on scene. The fire was quickly extinguished but still caused an estimated $25,000.00 in damages.

There were no injuries reported and the fire is under investigation.
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