July 25, 2014

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Robber hits Wellington credit union

A man suspected of robbing the LorMet Community Credit Union in Wellington is shown in a bank surveillance photo provided by the FBI.

WELLINGTON — The LorMet Community Credit Union in Wellington was robbed Saturday. Wellington Police Chief Mike Barrett said the robber entered the credit union, 216 N. Main St., shortly before noon and demanded money from a bank teller, who initially refused to give him any money. Barrett said the man then told the teller that Read More…

LorMet credit union in Wellington robbed

A man suspected of robbing the LorMet Community Credit Union in Wellington is shown in a bank surveillance photo provided by the FBI.

WELLINGTON — The LorMet Community Credit Union in Wellington was robbed Saturday. Wellington Police Chief Mike Barrett said the robber entered the credit union, 216 N. Main St., shortly before noon and demanded money from a bank teller, who initially refused to give him any money. Barrett said the man then told the teller that Read More…

Police: Death staged to look like suicide

AVON LAKE — Michael Gabel’s death three years ago was staged to look like a suicide, but following a lengthy investigation Avon Lake police now believe his estranged wife suffocated him with plastic wrap. Jeane Harrington, who was arrested Thursday on a murder charge, admitted to police that she used a stun gun on Gabel Read More…

Avon Lake Police: Death staged to look like suicide

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AVON LAKE — Michael Gabel’s death three years ago was staged to look like a suicide, but following a lengthy investigation Avon Lake police now believe his estranged wife suffocated him with plastic wrap. Jeane Harrington, who was arrested Thursday on a murder charge, admitted to police that she used a stun gun on Gabel Read More…

Lundy, Williams discuss debate formats

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ELYRIA — State Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, has challenged Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams to two debates that would be moderated by journalists and broadcast on local radio stations. Williams, a Republican whose re-election bid is being challenged by Lundy, said he has no problem with the two debates, but he also maintains that he’d Read More…

Lorain County gets new alert system

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners have purchased a reverse 911 system that they say will help communications during emergencies. Commissioner Lori Kokoski said that in the case of a tornado, for instance, the system will be able to send warnings through texts and emails for people to take shelter. She said in the summer many Read More…

UPDATED: Avon Lake woman arrested for husband’s death

Jeane Harrington

AVON LAKE — Police arrested an Avon Lake woman Thursday on a murder charge for allegedly killing her husband three years ago. Jeane Harrington, 56, is accused of killing 55-year-old Michael Gabel, who died Aug. 16, 2011. Chief Deputy Lorain County Coroner Frank Miller said Gabel died from asphyxia caused by plastic wrap over his Read More…

County government reform will not be on November ballot

SHEFFIELD TWP. — An effort to reform Lorain County government won’t appear on the November ballot because those pushing the measure failed to gather enough signatures. Former county Commissioner Dave Moore, who is part of Citizens for Equal Representation, said the group will try again to get the proposal before voters in November 2015. Moore Read More…

Lorain County stands to benefit from Cleveland’s hosting of GOP convention

Lorain County will reap benefits that come with Cleveland’s selection to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, local political and tourism officials said Tuesday. Helen Hurst, chairwoman of the Lorain County Republican Party, said she is excited by the prospect of the greater Cleveland area having a chance to display all it has to offer Read More…

UPDATED: Chief justice finds claims of bias against Burge unfounded

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge

ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge has survived an effort to have him banned from hearing cases being handled by county Prosecutor Dennis Will’s office. In a decision handed down Tuesday, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor ruled that Will hadn’t presented enough evidence to support his contention that Burge was Read More…