News

Ohio home’s Halloween pirate ship grabs attention

Ohio home’s Halloween pirate ship grabs attention

HALLOWEEN HOUSE: An Ohio man goes overboard to celebrate the holiday.

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Halloween has run aground early at one northern Ohio home where a pirate ship jutting out from one side of the building has passing drivers doing double-takes and stopping to snap photos.

The builders added peeling shingles, twisted gutters and scattered bricks to create the image of a two-story wooden ship’s bow crashing through the Lorain home between the garage and front door.

WEWS-TV in Cleveland reports brothers Ricky and Tony Rodriguez spent about two weeks building the elaborate decoration, topped by a pirate’s flag and costumed skeletons manning the deck.

Ricky Rodriguez’s wife, Marlene, says the rubble was realistic enough to catch the attention of a building inspector who was concerned that the family had damaged the house and was amazed to learn it was all decorative.

Recent Headlines

20 mins ago in Local

Bills about Loosies and Slurpees at the Capitol

Fresh
state_capitol_1

"Loosie" sale could be decriminalized; "stolen valor" could be expanded

1 hour ago in Local

Bills to Give People a Second Chance

Fresh
scales_of_justice

College applicants, juveniles could benefit

1 hour ago in Local

Ammons: Prison Calls = Price Gouging

Fresh
prison

Her bill to rein in commissions stalls

2 hours ago in Local

Your Favorite Places to Eat, Shop, See

lincoln home

Visit Springfield will give away prizes

1 day ago in Local

Central Illinois Mitsubishi Plant Sold to Liquidation Firm

mitsubishi

Maynards Industries will take possession of the property in Normal on June 1.