June 25, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
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Driver sought in Vermilion hit-skip

VERMILION — An Elyria man was struck by a vehicle along state Route 2 Wednesday morning while checking his car’s tire, and the unknown driver left him on the side of the road injured and unable to call for help. According to a police report, Nicholas Naro, 32, was on his way to work when Read More…

Arbitrator upholds Vermilion officer’s firing for sex on duty

VERMILION — An arbitrator has upheld the firing of a Vermilion police officer who was terminated last year for having sex on duty. The Ohio Police Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association had argued that former Officer David Jones shouldn’t have been fired over the incidents that also cost Katie Kovach her job as a dispatcher with the Read More…

Charges being weighed against Vermilion police sergeant

VERMILION — The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has wrapped up its investigation into assault allegations against a Vermilion police sergeant and has forwarded the case to prosecutors for a review of potential charges. Sgt. Aaron Bolton, a 17-year veteran of the department, is accused of assaulting North Ridgeville resident Jacob Johnson after Johnson was arrested Read More…

Captain’s dismissal is upheld

VERMILION — The firing of the Vermilion Police Department’s second-highest ranking officer has been upheld by the city’s Civil Service Commission, which concluded Capt. Michael Reinheimer’s dismissal was proper and validated because Reinheimer did not dispute the majority of testimony presented against him. Mayor Eileen Bulan, who fired Reinheimer on Nov. 17, said in a Read More…

Former Vermilion police captain’s appeal wraps up

VERMILION — The Civil Service Commission must decide whether former police captain Michael Reinheimer was terminated because he failed to follow department rules or whether there was a plot to get rid of him because of his pro-marijuana views. A decision is expected in two to three weeks. The commission wrapped up Reinheimer’s appeal proceedings Read More…

Captain’s appeal continues

VERMILION — A number of Vermilion police officers testified Friday before the city’s Civil Service Commission that they would have supported a discussed no-confidence vote that was never taken against former Police Capt. Michael Reinheimer because of their lack of trust in his leadership. The seven-hour hearing was held as part of Reinheimer’s appeal of Read More…

Vermilion police captain is fired

VERMILION — A controversial captain at the Vermilion Police Department has been fired for a range of infractions, including wearing a button supporting the legalization of marijuana on his police jacket to a city event. Michael Reinheimer officially was terminated in a letter sent Tuesday by Mayor Eileen Bulan, who cited a string of recent Read More…

Vermilion police captain fired

VERMILION – A controversial captain at the Vermilion Police Department has been fired for a range of infractions including wearing a button supporting the legalization of marijuana on his police jacket to a city event. Michael Reinheimer officially was terminated in a letter sent today by Mayor Eileen Bulan, who cited a string of recent Read More…

Court fines Vermilion police captain

VERMILION — Police Capt. Michael Reinheimer was ordered to pay a $250 fine and court costs for driving under suspension in July. The fine was levied against Reinheimer during a sentencing hearing Friday in Erie County Municipal Court, where he earlier had pleaded no contest in the case. Reinheimer also served a 10-day suspension from Read More…

Deer crashes plague Lorain County

VERMILION — Lorain County had the second-highest number of deer-related vehicle crashes in 2014, the Ohio Department of Transportation reported Friday. The county had 510 crashes involving deer last year, only a few less than the 514 crashes in Stark County, which had the highest number in the state, according to the report. Richland County Read More…