May 25, 2016

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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…

Vermilion teen electrocuted while conducting experiment

VERMILION TWP. — A Vermilion High School student was electrocuted Tuesday night as he apparently tried to conduct an experiment with high-voltage electricity in the garage of his family’s home. Morgan R. Wojciechowski, 15, was found by his parents on the floor of the garage of his family’s home at 5804 W. Lake Road when Read More…

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…

Vermilion officials see value in federal fund, want it continued

VERMILION — City officials are joining with wildlife and conservation groups to urge Congress to reauthorize the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. The fund is used to help communities and organizations set aside land for preservation and other historic uses. Mayor Eileen Bulan said she wasn’t aware of details of legislative action regarding the Read More…

Vermilion passes levy to continue to cover around 20 percent of district budget

VERMILION — Vermilion Schools Superintendent Phil Pempin had two things to celebrate Tuesday night. One was the passage of a nearly 10-mill renewal operating levy used to pay for educational programs and other needs in the Vermilion Schools. The other — and more personally gratifying — was the birth of his fourth grandchild. Pempin was 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…

Therapy dog has gone from ‘kennel 15′ to Vermilion kids’ best friend

VERMILION — Middle schools are not known for fostering a calm atmosphere. Students from grades four to seven come in all sizes and emotional ranges at Sailorway Middle School, but the staff here has found a new weapon to calm overwhelmed kids. He’s only 4 years old, but Jameson, the school’s new therapy dog, carries Read More…

Vermilion getting gas lines replaced in $3.2M project

VERMILION — Columbia Gas of Ohio is preparing a $3.2 million project to run 15,000 feet of metallic natural gas line below city streets replaced with specially designed plastic pipe that should serve the community for years. The project was outlined to the administration and City Council during a meeting Monday night by Columbia Gas Read More…

Police represented biggest earners in 2015 in Amherst, Vermilion

AMHERST — Members of the city’s Police Department again topped the list of the city’s top-10 wage earners for 2015. And, as has been the case for several years, Police Chief Jospeh Kucirek led the list with a yearly salary of $108,566.14, according to figures provided by City Auditor David Kukucka. A 26-year veteran of Read More…

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…