March 27, 2015

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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…

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 Read More…

Photo gallery: ‘Typical’ winter predicted at this year’s Woollybear Festival

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Dear Mr. President, you may not want to suspend your re-election campaign, but you appear to have secured the woolly bear bump. A caterpillar named after President Barack Obama beat a caterpillar named after Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a landslide — about a foot to be precise — at the annual Woollybear Festival on Read More…

VIDEO: Lorain Schools shows off design for $73 million high school

LORAIN — With enrollment dwindling and a state financial takeover likely next year, Lorain Schools leaders are hoping the $73 million new Lorain High School can spur a comeback even if it is four years away from opening. “We truly believe that this is cutting edge. That there isn’t a high school in the area Read More…

Driver charged in construction worker’s death

AVON — The driver who struck and killed a construction worker on Interstate 90 on Sept. 12 faces charges. Anthony Rose Jr., 50, of Brecksville, was charged today with vehicular manslaughter and failure to maintain an assured clear distance, according to a police news release. Peter Maglis, 63, of Campbell, died after being hit as Read More…

Nurses, Mercy hospital at odds as talks go on

Nurses and their supporters march Monday on Kolbe Road in Lorain during a protest in their ongoing contract dispute with Mercy Regional Medical Center. (CT photo for Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — Stalled negotiations between Mercy Regional Medical Center and its nurses union resume today, but union leaders are pessimistic about a quick resolution. “I’ve done this before. I know. It will not be done tomorrow,” Becky Williams, president of Service Employees International Union District 1199, told about 75 nurses and their relatives during a Read More…

Tentative OK given to St. Joe’s deal

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LORAIN — A partial bailout of Lorain and Lorain County taxpayers’ obligations to the financially hemorrhaging St. Joseph Community Center has been tentatively agreed to by the state. Mayor Chase Ritenauer told City Council Finance & Claims Committee members Monday that Ohio Department of Development officials have agreed to a draft plan in which $450,000 Read More…

Weather takes a bite out of the Apple Festival

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ELYRIA — When the rain fell, so did Apple Festival attendance. Festival Chairwoman and President Linda Brown said Sunday that she didn’t have crowd estimates for the three-day festival that began Friday, but they varied drastically depending on the rain, which occurred Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. When the weather is good, she said between Read More…