February 9, 2016


County’s first baby arrives late New Year’s Day

Angelica Melendez, 25, of Lorain, holds her newborn son Jariel Morales, born at 4:08 p.m. on New Year's Day. Jariel weighed 8lbs. 2oz and was 19in long.

ELYRIA — The first New Year baby in Lorain County made a rather late debut at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Jariel Morales was born at 4:08 p.m. Friday — a bit later than other babies born on the same day in past years. “I couldn’t believe he was the first,” his mom, Angelica Melendez, Read More…

Police: Suicidal woman survives drive off of cliff

LORAIN— A Lorain woman led police on a high-speed chase, with a loaded gun in her car, that ended in officers rescuing her from Lake Erie. At 1:43 a.m. Dec. 9, Lorain police got a call from a family member of the woman who said she was suicidal and had a handgun with her. What Read More…

Mercy, nurses reach agreement

LORAIN — Mercy Regional Medical Center reached an agreement for a new contract with a union representing 500 full- and part-time registered nurses. The Service Employees International Union District 1199 and Mercy Regional Medical Center marketing department released a joint news release Wednesday praising the agreement but offering scant details on the contract. According to Read More…

Lorain man wounded by shot fired at bar

LORAIN — A Lorain man said he was shot inside Mutt & Jeff’s, a bar at 3700 Oberlin Ave., about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Montrel Church, 23, of Lorain, was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland Saturday morning, a nursing supervisor said Sunday. Church said he was walking from the back of the Read More…

Nun receives unexpected tribute for 30-plus years of service

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LORAIN — Sister Carole Anne Griswold has devoted the better part of her life to helping those unable to help themselves. On Friday, she reflected on 30-plus years of service to the poor and under-served as well as the honor bestowed on her during retirement ceremonies in an outdoor enclosed courtyard at Mercy Regional Medical Read More…