May 2, 2016

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

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

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…

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

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…

High school football: Firelands QB Brad Thrasher, defensive end Aaron Miller named first-team All-Ohio in Division IV

Firelands’ senior class won just three games in its first two years, going 0-10 as sophomores. Tuesday, two of those seniors were named first-team All-Ohio in Division IV by The Associated Press, with a third senior earning second-team honors. Quarterback Brad Thrasher, the Division IV Northeast Inland District player of the year, and defensive lineman 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…