February 10, 2016

Elyria
Flurries
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About Steve Fogarty

Steve Fogarty has been with the Chronicle-Telegram since 1978. He primarily covers North Ridgeville. He can be reached at 329-7146 or sfogarty@chroniclet.com..

Flashing lights, sign to be put at Lear-Nagle crosswalk

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city will erect flashing lights to try to better illuminate a crosswalk near a sharply curved section of Lear-Nagle Road. Mayor David Gillock said the city bought flashing yellow lights like those posted on a curving portion of Sugar Ridge Road at the city’s western boundary with Elyria that warn drivers Read More…

JVS mulling architecture firm for $1.6 million renovation project

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Joint Vocational School officials are expected to decide this week on the hiring of a Columbus architectural firm to provide designs for an estimated $1.6 million renovation project. The project is part of a five-year facilities plan for the JVS to better serve the needs of a recent hike in Read More…

North Ridgeville crash probe continues

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are continuing their investigation into an accident early Thursday that left a Lakewood man trapped behind the wheel of a mangled car for several hours before rescuers freed him. Investigating officers are waiting to talk with Moussa Saliba, 24, of Lakewood, to learn more details of what led to the crash, Read More…

Everything must go: Keystone holding auction before demolishing school

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LAGRANGE — Alumni looking to cherish a piece of the past can pick something up in an online auction selling off most of the furnishings from the old elementary school on Liberty Street. Keystone School officials want to sell as much of the school’s old chairs, desks, bookshelves, eraser boards, filing cabinets and other furnishings Read More…

North Ridgeville man leads police on multi-county high-speed chase

A North Ridgeville man led state troopers and police on a 75- to 80-mile chase overnight Sunday at speeds that reached 100 mph several times before ending in Delaware County when spiked strips disabled his pickup, authorities said. George Tiller, 33, was charged with fleeing and eluding, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to control Read More…

Thinking about the future

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ELYRIA — The future is going to be way different from the world of today, and it’s going to need even more jobs to be filled than ever. Punxsutawney Phil wasn’t the only one predicting the future Tuesday as Thomas Frey, executive director of the forward-looking DaVinci Institute, told a breakfast audience of 300 business Read More…

General Industries showcased at Lorain County History Center

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When fire obliterated the blocks-long General Industries complex on Taylor Street in July 2008, it took with it a storied business whose buildings were familiar to many, but whose eclectic mix of products may not have been so well known. A newly opened exhibit at the Lorain County History Center looks to rectify that through a Read More…

Smoking ban, new exercise equipment part of North Ridgeville wellness initiative

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A first of its kind in the state, the multi-faceted $45,682 piece of equipment pictured above was obtained with a grant from the Lorain County General Health District and funds provided by Senior Center partners, including St. John Medical Center and Orthopaedic Associates.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city, aiming to expand a series of health initiatives begun last year, will institute a no-smoking policy for all city properties next year beginning Jan. 1 and will add exercise equipment to the Senior Center this summer. Mayor David Gillock said the decision to go smokeless was due to an aligning Read More…

State house passes program for abuse victims; bill now heads to Kasich for signature

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The Ohio House of Representatives has approved legislation creating an Address Confidentiality Program aimed at shielding victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault from abusers and stalkers. The measure, known as House Bill 359, was unanimously passed by the House, according to a statement issued Friday by state Rep. Nathan Manning, R-North Ridgeville, who co-sponsored Read More…

Talmer acquired by Michigan bank

The second major marriage involving a bank with local presence this week isn’t expected to take the normal path of layoffs and closed branches. That’s according to the presidents and CEOs of Talmer Bank and Chemical Bank, both based in Michigan, which announced earlier in the week a proposed $1.1 billion merger deal that both Read More…