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  1. 1. Michael Hill The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake- effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers. “I know that people need to get shoveled out, especially some of the older folks, so I’m just doing my part to help out,” the bank manager said. The weekend offered western New York a chance to dig out before a flood watch was to take effect because of ris- ing temperatures and rain. And Buf- falo was living up to its nickname, “The City of Good Neighbors.” “They’re like angels,” said Kevin Masterson, 61, after a handful of vol- unteers swarmed in to free his and his brother-in-law’s cars from the drifts. “I was out shoveling and ... all of the sud- den, I had all these people.” One volunteer, Greg Schreiber, said he’d keep going “until the back gives out.” Seneca Street in south Buffalo was jammed with dump trucks, military vehicles and front loaders rumbling through the streets as they hauled away the canyon walls of snow. “It’s just a war zone here,” said Eric Ginsburg, standing outside of his Melissa Linebrink The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — Dale Zim- merman stood in the doorway of his Camden Avenue home, the tell- tale signs of exhaustion displayed on his face: tired, sad eyes; unshaven beard; disheveled hair. In his hands, he held pictures of his son, Aaron Zimmerman, as if he was willing his son to walk up the front steps and back into the house. Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 SUNDAY, November 23, 2014 $1.50 Pedestrian hit, dies GUILFORD TWP. — The Ohio Highway Patrol Med- ina post is investigating a one-vehicle and pedestrian fatal crash. The crash occurred at 7:46 p.m. Friday on Green- wich Road, near Guilford Road in Guilford Township. John S. Lennhoff, 47, of Seville, was walking west- bound in the eastbound lane of Greenwich Road, west of Guilford Road. Joseph M. Belle, 61, also of Seville, was driving a 2013 Kia SUV eastbound on Greenwich Road. Lennhoff was trans- ported to Wadsworth- Rittman Hospital, where he died from injuries sus- tained during the accident. The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash. — from staff reports NEWS OF NOTE High of 53. Low of 50. Forecast on Page A6 ADVICE................D5 BUSINESS ..........C1 CLASSIFIEDS ..F5-6 HOBBIES................. D6 OBITUARIES ..........B2 OPINION .......... F2-3 PERSPECTIVE........F1 YOURTOWN ..........B3 INDEX WINDY, WARMER W W W . C H R O N I C L E T . C O M 7 HOMEDELIVERYDAYSAWEEK LATE 4-TOUCHDOWN SPARK DETAILS IN SPORTS, E1 Jalin Marshall returned a punt for a touchdown, then caught three TD passes late to spark Ohio State to a come-from-behind victory over Indiana. Mantini Shawver Dale Zimmerman holds a picture of his son, Aaron, along with his missing persons information. KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE PHOTOS Several people search Saturday for Aaron Zimmerman, who has been missing since Nov. 14, at Day’s Dam in Lorain. AP Schmidt’s Collision & Glass needs repairs of its own after the roof collapsed because of heavy snow last week in Hamburg, N.Y. Melissa Linebrink The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — Lorain City Audi- tor Ron Mantini has announced his retirement, effective December 2015. At a Lorain City Democratic Party Sustaining Club recep- tion Saturday night, Lorain City Treasurer Karen Shawver announced her intention to seek the auditor’s office. Shawver plans to run for office on the May ballot. “I will continue to be the treasurer throughout my cam- paign and if I am elected, I would step down,” she said, noting her term would take effect Jan. 1, 2016. According to a news release, Shawver has served in Lorain’s financial department for 21 years. She worked in the auditor’s office until 2005, where she learned the daily operations and responsibilities of the office. Shawver was re-elected as city treasurer in November 2013, when she ran unop- posed. “As city treasurer, she has implemented many programs that have not only increased Lorain’s income tax collections, but have also given residents improved services,” the news SUNDAY SEARCH Another search begins at noon today at 201 Midway Blvd. Participants should dress for the weather. For more information, call (440) 258-3023. Auditor retiring; treasurer eyes seat Search continues MISSING LORAIN MAN Missing man enjoys walks through Day’s Dam park After 7 feet of snow, N.Y. braces for flooding See SNOW, A2 See SEARCH, A2 See AUDITOR, A2