Latest Lake Erie News

Heavy snow due as sprawling storm spreads across New York

Jan. 18, 2020 2:59 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A sprawling winter storm that canceled flights and coated roads across much of the country was expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of New York state starting Saturday. Snow was falling from Buffalo to New York City on Saturday afternoon as the storm tracked across the...

Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman talks Harley Dilly, 14, who has been missing since Dec. 20. during a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Port Clinton, Ohio Police say the body of Dilly, who had been missing for more than three weeks, was found stuck in a chimney of a vacant home in his neighborhood. (Jeremy Wadsworth/The Blade via AP)

Teen missing for weeks found dead in vacant home's chimney

Jan. 14, 2020 2:57 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A three-week-long search for a missing Ohio teenager who was last seen walking to school ended after authorities announced Tuesday they found his body trapped inside the chimney of a vacant house near his home. Authorities said 14-year-old Harley Dilly's death is currently being...

Volunteers to search for teen who vanished three weeks ago

Jan. 10, 2020 10:36 AM EST

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Volunteers plan to search this weekend for a 14-year-old Ohio boy who went missing three weeks ago. Police in Port Clinton have released little new information over the past two weeks about the disappearance of Harley Dilly. He was last seen leaving home on the morning of Dec....

'Inner light' guided abolitionists during slavery

Dec. 21, 2019 3:05 AM EST

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — William Roy Mock lives on his great-great-grandfather Benjamin Walker's homestead, which served as an Underground Railroad stop in western Pennsylvania's Bedford County. Mock's ancestor was among the thousands of individuals – guided by religious beliefs or simple moral outrage...

Police officer pleads guilty in fatal Lake Erie boat crash

Dec. 17, 2019 8:27 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Lancaster, New York police officer has pleaded guilty in connection with a Lake Erie boat crash that killed a teacher. Michael Cronin pleaded guilty on Monday to imprudent speed under navigation law. He was off duty when the boat struck a breakwall in May 2018. Eric Przykuta, a...

Birding groups sue to stop Lake Erie wind farm project

Dec. 12, 2019 2:30 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two birding groups filed a federal lawsuit trying to block a planned wind farm in Lake Erie, saying the project poses a danger to birds that fly through the area. The groups said the proposed six-turbine wind farm for just off the shore of Cleveland “would pose substantial...

Authorities search for man on Lake Erie after boat flips

Dec. 8, 2019 3:31 PM EST

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Rescue crews searched Sunday for a 51-year-old Michigan man after a 16-foot fishing boat flipped over on Lake Erie in Monroe Township, authorities said. Another boater, a 28-year-old Monroe resident, was rescued from the water and hospitalized for non-life threatening...

Minor earthquake in Lake Erie shakes Ohio shoreline again

Dec. 7, 2019 12:02 PM EST

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Federal geologists say a small earthquake just off the Lake Erie shoreline shook cities east of Cleveland. The 2.6 magnitude quake struck Saturday morning and could be felt in several Ohio cities, including in downtown Cleveland. There haven't been any reports of damage so far. It's...