May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Memorial Day schedule of events

Rumpke, Republic Services and Elyria will not pick up garbage on Monday because of Memorial Day. Pickup will be delayed by a day for the rest of the week, meaning if pickup normally is Friday, it will be Saturday instead. Government buildings will be closed Monday as will most banks. Amherst The Memorial Day Parade Read More…

Attorney admits mistake, releases results of health district vote

ELYRIA — A private vote on whether to allow Elyria, Avon Lake and Lorain to join the Lorain County General Health District that took place Tuesday night should have been public, according to the lawyer representing the district. “I made a gut call after the meeting,” said Assistant County Prosecutor Chris Pyanowski, who serves as Read More…

Cities added to health district

ELYRIA — The Lorain County General Health District Advisory Council voted 14-3 Tuesday to accept Lorain, Elyria and Avon Lake into the health district Jan. 1. The District Advisory Council is made up of trustees from county townships, the president of the county commissioners and the mayors or executive officers of county villages. Assistant County Read More…

Avon Lake businesses to get checks from jobs growth incentive program

AVON LAKE — Local businesses soon will receive checks from the city-run jobs growth incentive program. City Council approved a motion Monday evening authorizing Finance Director Steve Presley to cut checks to 123 businesses totaling more than $50,000. Businesses can get anywhere from a $25 refund check to one in the tens of thousands of Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/19/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Everybody loves Hue. Browns head coach Hue Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent

The latest annual population statistics were released by the Census Bureau today at midnight and the figures show Lorain County growing slightly. According to the statistics, which compare 2015 populations to 2010 Census figures, the county experienced a 1.3 percent population increase. North Ridgeville and Avon, which continue to experience residential and commercial growth, saw Read More…

Avon Lake chooses to join county Health District

AVON LAKE — A divided City Council voted 4-3 Monday to join the Lorain County General Health District starting Jan. 1. The Lorain City Health Department had provided services to Avon Lake since 1974, and Avon Lake paid Lorain anywhere from $85,000 to more than $100,000 for those services. But Lorain’s large budget deficit of Read More…

Avon Lake woman found guilty of killing husband

ELYRIA — It took a jury just two hours of deliberation Monday to return a guilty verdict against Jeane Harrington on murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence charges for killing her estranged husband, Michael Gabel. Harrington, 58, was lead out of the courtroom in handcuffs after Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers ordered Read More…

Witnesses say Gabel was not suicidal

ELYRIA — Despite his financial woes and troubled relationship with his wife, Jeane Harrington, Michael Gabel never talked about suicide, his friends and co-workers said Thursday during testimony in Harrington’s murder trial. Harrington, 58, is accused of shocking Gabel, 55, with a stun gun 20 times before suffocating him with plastic wrap and staging the Read More…

Former guest testifies in Harrington murder trial

ELYRIA — Accused killer Jeane Harrington often talked of ways to kill her husband, a former houseguest told jurors Wednesday as Harrington’s murder trial continued. In addition to asking the former pharmacy technician what dosage of rat poison and various drugs she would need to use to kill Michael Gabel, Harrington also allegedly described how Read More…