September 3, 2014

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Assault victim wakes from coma

LORAIN – A 64-year-old Lorain man woke up in a Lakewood hospital Sunday, nearly a month after he said he was assaulted by three unknown men. Lorain police were called to Lakewood Hospital when David Weller woke up and told a nurse he had been assaulted Nov. 11 at his stepdaughter`s Pennsylvania Avenue home in Read More…

Philip W. Davis

Philip W. Davis, 54, died Monday, December 10, 2007 at Parma Community General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marcia L. (nee Holmes); dear father of Heather Martin of Willoughby, Koren (deceased), Lillian Starr of Seven Hills and Natalie of Columbus; loving grandfather of four; beloved son of Harold and Arline Davis of North Read More…

Technology forgotten for Elyria court

ELYRIA – Some of the new Elyria Municipal Court building`s technology needs were left off the original plans. So on Monday, the Council`s Finance Committee gave its OK to adding what should have been there all along – about $290,000 worth of audio-visual equipment and other high-tech equipment for Judge Lisa Locke Graves and Judge Read More…

County worker pleads guilty to stealing $177K

ELYRIA – The hands of a veteran Lorain County Board of Mental Health worker – who stole about $177,000 from the agency – shook as she pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges that could send her to prison for 30 years. Tamala Foor clutched her boyfriend, Ronald Miller, who also entered a guilty plea to Read More…

Former school treasurer will return to position

LORAIN – John Coffman will reprise his role as interim treasurer for the Lorain school district next year. Coffman`s appointment was approved by the school board Monday night. He will replace Treasurer Ryan Ghizzoni, who will step down at the end of the year to take a similar position with Fairview Park Schools. In early Read More…

Lorain district considers buyouts for teachers

LORAIN – Lorain Schools Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson has proposed a one-time payment of $40,000 to teachers as incentive to retire early. The buyout offer would be in addition to the benefits already received by retiring teachers and would be available to teachers with 20 or more years of service and at least 10 years of Read More…

Scenic designation sought for Vermilion River

VERMILION – The Vermilion River could soon be added to the state`s list of scenic rivers. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources designation would make the river the 14th scenic river in the state, and the department is seeking approval from local governments in the three counties that the river runs through. Erie County commissioners Read More…

Former firefighter admits bank robbery

ELYRIA – A former Lorain firefighter – better known for graffiti in Lorain bearing his nickname, Jimmy Mill – pleaded guilty Monday to robbery and theft charges stemming from a February bank robbery. James Mielcarek, 45, who could get up to five years in prison when he is sentenced early next year, told county Common Read More…

‘Good Samaritan’ responsible for return of baby Jesus statue

ELYRIA – The baby Jesus has returned to the Nativity scene decorating Dave Timko`s front yard. A man who identified himself only as “Scott, a good Samaritan,” knocked on Timko`s door Thursday and returned the figurine stolen Nov. 30. He told Timko he found the Christ child laying in a yard in the neighborhood. Timko Read More…

Spill slows traffic on state Route 57

ELYRIA – A diesel spill on state Route 57 northbound near Chestnut Ridge Road briefly stalled traffic early Monday as fire and road crews worked to contain the spill, fire officials said. Shortly before 5:30 a.m., a 16-wheel tractor-trailer and a car collided near the intersection. The impact caused the truck`s fuel tank to rupture, Read More…