March 1, 2015

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UPDATED: Mercy nurses issue 10-day strike notice

LORAIN — Mercy Regional Medical Center nurses plan a 24-hour strike beginning at 12 p.m. on Oct. 19 if contract negotiations remained stalemated. “It raises the level of the seriousness to the community about the issues that are out here and it obviously costs the hospital financially,” said Al Bacon, secretary/treasurer of Service Employees International Read More…

Man shot in the leg during holdup, police say

LORAIN — An apparent robbery attempt around 10:05 p.m. Sunday left a man shot in the left leg. Micah Smith, 25, was shot on the front lawn of his home at 1514 W. 11th St., as he ran from two armed men, according to a witness and Smith’s relatives who said they spoke to Smith Read More…

Head Start could get left behind

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Working lunches are a daily job for Maria “Terri” Arriaga. “What’s that white stuff on the pizza?” Arriaga, a longtime Head Start teacher, asked students during a class last month. “Where does the cheese come from? “From Walmart?” answered 4-year-old Yeidiel Rolon. An amused Arriaga explained how cheese comes from milk that comes from a Read More…

Family faces mountain of bills for murder victim’s daughter

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SHEFFIELD TWP — Besides heartbreak, the parents of slain Catherine “Kat” Hoholski are also experiencing financial hardship. Jane and Kenneth Hoholski have custody of their granddaughter Jasmine Rose Fine, who Catherine Hoholski gave birth to 15 weeks prematurely in March. Jasmine has severe medical problems that have required multiple surgeries. While they said Jasmine has Read More…

Mercy hospital lays off 20 workers

LORAIN — Twenty Mercy Regional Medical Center nonunion employees were laid off Thursday, part of a $10 million savings plan by hospital leaders. Mercy CEO and President Ed Oley said the plan, which includes $3.5 million in salary reductions, is in response to $12 million less in projected annual private reimbursements, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements Read More…

Five hurt in head-on crash in Elyria

ELYRIA — Five people received non-life-threatening injuries in a head-on car crash around 11:55 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of state Route 57 and Chestnut Ridge Road. Four unidentified people in a Ford Windstar van — including a young child — were taken to EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria, according to Trooper Ray Santiago Read More…

Mercy Regional Medical Center lays off 20

LORAIN — Twenty Mercy Regional Medical Center non-union employees were laid off today, which hospital officials say is part of plan to save $10 million. The move is being made to offset $12 million less in private and taxpayer reimbursements and shorter hospital stays. Mercy CEO and President Ed Oley said the hospital admissions are Read More…

Man arrested hours after Lorain National Bank holdup

This still from a security camera shows the man who allegedly robbed the Pearl Avenue Lorain National Bank branch on Tuesday.

LORAIN — Joyce Crum was surprised when she went to make a deposit at Lorain National Bank around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. The bank at 2850 Pearl Ave. was closed because someone had made an unauthorized withdrawal about 40 minutes earlier. “We’ve just been robbed,” a bank employee told a 911 dispatcher around 3:35 p.m. No Read More…

UPDATE: Man arrested after Lorain bank robbery

LORAIN — A city man is accused of robbing the Lorain National Bank at 2850 Pearl Ave. around 3:35 p.m. today. Christopher Metelsky was arrested walking at East 36th Street and Canton Avenue around 6:45 p.m. by police detectives Buddy Sivert and Dennis Camarillo, according to Sivert. Sivert said police received an anonymous phone tip Read More…

Longtime county commissioner Herbert Jacoby dies

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The man instrumental in the creation of Lorain County’s Emergency Management Agency and 911 phone system as well as the county’s solid waste and recycling program died Sunday. Former County Commissioner Herbert Jacoby, 84, died of complications from heart disease, according to his son, James Jacoby. Herbert Jacoby served from 1985-96. Jacoby worked from 1964-84 Read More…