eagle pleads not guilty - pac amherst news-tim r 3 r" h 33 i f r- 2 : gc salvo heads for africa page weathers severe storms, but southern areas sunk by flooding beaver creek roared, winds blustered, and down came the rain, area weathered last week's storms with relatively few troubles as cities villages farther south found their residents bailing out of heavy flooding. "if we would have gotten same amount norwalk or even wellington, wc been in situation. just got lucky. tracked right way us," said fire chief al schmitz. village lost power 30 minutes on thursday, schmitz said, was otherwise left unscathed that dropped 2.53 inches rain here tuesday an additional .97 thursday. only one storm-related incident handled emergency forces within city, when a tree rear yard at 155 hast street struck lightning did ignite blaze, wayne northcim. utilities superintendent ron mcrthc , city sewer system more than adequate to handle challenge presented back-to-back no back-ups such those seen during august 2004 2005. didn't stop him from being nervous, though, he admitted especially afternoon alarm klaxons sounded cooper foster park road pump station. warning alerted his crew water level climbing too high, continued pago 6 bridges low clearance cars hydroplaned off areas, brutal storms. it's nearly four years since engineers they were ready finish jackson bridge. demolition imminent (again) st. jason hawk news-times reporter ago next month, contractors preparing start final phase construction then everything went horribly wrong. now officials arc decidedly sunny again about project, saying demolish faulty bridge's skeleton spans norfolk & railroad tracks. d&b excavating wrecking cleveland will begin three- four-week bridge removal early mayor david taylor, cost $107,000. plans erepared under review y engineering firm hntb, also cleveland, be submitted this week inspection mansfield-based richland engineering. "since over railroad, want make sure contractor won't cause any damage railroad's operations," hntb spokesperson charles -cvitkovich, who is overseeing project. monkeyin' around kids joseph day group fun hanging metropark north lake friday, break stormy week. basement targeted council deal while lorain county wore virtually washed onslaught extreme weather, caused reported problems. it lucky stroke dozen homeowners opposite ends town previous themselves wading knee-deep storm human waste sewers overwhelmed. summer 1999, 2004, 2005 several disgusting backups into residential basements elyria avenue, road, cross street, monday night took steps correct problems $600,000 replacement "those had homes flooded three times years, wanted help keep basements," safety-service director dennis clotz. "we're trying alleviate problem. lines are bad shape, there's little can do, new we're hoping solve issue." amherst's streets buried 38 miles vitreous clay piping, installed after world war ii steel routed military efforts, said. decaying, allowing brush, leaves, trash seep flood system. combat problem, voted unanimously set aside $215,000 lay 7 boe has 26 letters interest seats paul morton associate editor school board expected back its full complement five members special meeting yesterday. lie meet steele high media center yesterday press time appoint two among received. executive session deliberations candidates vote them open session. place time, so outcome available edition. president yacobozzi, became upon resignation sandy vore june 7, made decision prior meeting. "we weeded through some (the applicants)," yacobozzi 'hope look reach kind consensus. don't rush very, very important decision." rcame vbre matakovich resigned rehiring basketball coach mitch gillam. 6, gillam rehired, days later. advertised 14 lap track local race fans crowd avenue american speed association roll rigs stock sign autographs friday evening. saturday's asa speedway last, owners unexpectedly canceled all 2006 events.