September 17, 2014

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Cedar Point announces partnership with LeBron James Family Foundation

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SANDUSKY – Cedar Point officials in July pledged to re-name one of the park’s 17 roller coasters after LeBron James if the NBA superstar returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he later did. This morning, the park ended weeks of speculation by announcing what was termed a “bigger and better than expected” development that does Read More…

Nine North Ridgeville businesses cited with selling alcohol to minors

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have filed charges against nine bars, restaurants and other businesses which were found to have sold alcohol to minors during a sting operation over the weekend. The charges were brought following a joint effort by police, the STOP Underage Drinking Task Force and the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Read More…

‘United We Sweat Family Field Day’ touts exercising

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ELYRIA — Saturday’s United Way-sponsored “United We Sweat Family Field Day” offered families the chance to get pumped up with a variety of exercises and other physical activities. While participants exercised, they were spared the sweat, given the day’s unseasonably cool temperatures that hovered in the 50s following rain that continued up to the 10 Read More…

Gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald drops in for quick speech

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LORAIN — As a small group of Ohio Young Democrats held its fall meeting Saturday morning, a speaker asked if there were any questions. “Yes, I have a question,” came a voice from the rear of the meeting room. As most of the approximately dozen men and women turned to see who the questioner was, Read More…

Three arrested in post-Corn Festival beating

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police arrested three men at their Lorain homes on Friday morning on multiple charges stemming from an Aug. 9 robbery and assault of a local teen walking home from the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. The arrests were made without incident about 9 a.m. by police, who were assisted by personnel of the Read More…

Arrests made in attack on North Ridgeville teen

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police arrested three men at their Lorain homes this morning on multiple charges stemming from an Aug. 9 robbery and assault of a local teen walking home from the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. The arrests were made without incident about 9 a.m. by police, who were assisted by personnel of the U.S. Read More…

North Ridgeville: Residents recall ‘surreal’ day on 9/11

Sam Novak, 8, of North Ridgeville, sits with his mom, Marcy Novak, on Thursday at the North Ridgeville 
Sept. 11 vigil. Behind them is Kelly McCarthy holding an American flag. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For Donna Cioffoletti, the memories are crystal clear. “I worked from 1990 to 1992 in One World Trade Center on the 101st floor, right above where the plane hit,” the native New Yorker said Thursday morning following North Ridgeville’s Sept. 11 observance at South Central Park. Cioffoletti and her father, Tony, were Read More…

North Ridgeville residents weigh in on new middle school

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s planned new $58.1 million middle school and stadium brought out a crowd of more than 100 people on Wednesday night who were the first to get a clearer words-and-picture presentation on the project. Among them was John Kutney III, a 10-year-old fifth-grader who showed intense interest in an informal survey Read More…

Longtime member of North Ridgeville Council dies

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fellow City Council members remembered longtime colleague Nancy Buescher as very dedicated to representing those who lived in her ward, and one who stoutly defended her positions on issues. Buescher died Monday at age 73. A Republican, she resigned from her seat as the city’s 1st Ward councilwoman at the end of Read More…

Lorain Army veteran receives Bronze Star 70 years later

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CLEVELAND — It’s been seven decades since the Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, signaled the eventual death knell for Nazi Germany and the end of Word War II. But the memories of that world-altering day remain vivid for Eugene C. Lockhart. The 90-year-old Lorain man and World War II Army veteran recalled June 6, Read More…