December 22, 2014

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Herb Jacoby, former commissioner, dies

Former Lorain County Commissioner Herbert Jacoby died Sunday.

Jacoby, 84, served from 1985 to 1996 and was instrumental in creation of the county’s 911 system. Jacoby also helped get the county’s first 0.5 percent sales tax passed to compensate for a loss of federal taxpayer money used to fund the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and helped lay the groundwork for construction of the Lorain County Justice Center.

“He loved people and he loved his county,” said former Commissioner Betty Blair who served with Jacoby from 1991-96 and worked on his first election campaign. “That showed in what he did and he had a vision.”

See Tuesday’s Chronicle-Telegram for the full story.