February 11, 2016

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Lorain Council approves emergency water supply agreement with Vermilion

LORAIN — The City of Vermillion can now get emergency water from Lorain. Lorain City Council approved an ordinance that would allow Vermillion to purchase water from the city in the case of an emergency until a long-term agreement can be put in place. Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, said he wasn’t sure of what 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…

Family rallies around Vermilion racer in coma after New Year’s Day crash

Mark Fisher

VERMILION — New Year’s Day was like any other race day for veteran driver Mark Fisher. Fisher, 42, of Vermilion got up early to get ready to drive to Sandusky, where he was driving in the Hangover Race, an annual tradition at Sandusky Speedway. “He left that morning, and he was so happy. He had Read More…

Former Vermilion police captain’s appeal wraps up

Michael Reinheimer

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

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Former Vermilion police Capt. Michael Reinheimer, right, speaks with his attorney Joseph Jacobs at a Civil Service Commission Hearing at Vermilion Municipal Court on Jan. 8.

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…

Local government offices to have shortened hours for New Year’s holiday

Over the New Year holiday weekend, most government offices will have curtailed office hours. The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will Read More…

Black Lab mix found tied to Vermilion home’s mailbox

Moki-SLIDE

VERMILION — Deborah Parker was leaving her house Saturday morning when she found a dog tied to her mailbox. Parker, who runs Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary from her home, believes the people who left the dog were hoping she would find her. “If they were going to not care about the dog and just dump Read More…

Family still being sought for fatal crash victim

VERMILION – Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said Monday it could be weeks yet before authorities can locate and inform family members about the death of a Lorain woman who was killed in a head-on crash on Route 6 last week. But he is hoping that task can be accomplished much sooner. “On rare Read More…

Victims identified in fatal Vermilion crash

VERMILION — Two Lorain residents were the victims in what police say was an alcohol-related fatal crash in front of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3747 Liberty Ave., about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Driver Gary Carte and passenger Catherine Peterson were westbound in a 1990 Pontiac Sunbird when they were struck, Sgt. Tim Hoffmann, Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria Read More…

Two die in head-on Vermilion collision

VERMILION — A head-on crash on Liberty Avenue on Thursday claimed the lives of two people. A man and woman, both age 54, died of injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred about 8:45 a.m. in front of Trinity Lutheran Church, just west of Overlook Drive. Names of the deceased were being withheld pending notification Read More…