August 29, 2015

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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..

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Scouts help keep grounds clean

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WELLINGTON — It’s a job that’s gone largely unnoticed and unrecognized. But it’s one that county fairgoers would begin missing very quickly, especially on a hot, humid day when flies buzz around trash bins overflowing with smelly garbage. For the past 25 years, members of Lorain Boy Scout Troop 307 have donned red caps and Read More…

North Ridgeville council mulls ordinance targeting ‘do-it-yourselfers’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is proposing giving the Building Department stronger enforcement powers to deal with residents or others who fail to contact the city to schedule inspections for home repairs, remodeling or other improvements. Construction companies know the drill and are good in complying with state-required inspections of new homes, Chief Building Department Read More…

North Ridgeville breaks ground for new middle school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For Richie and Courtney Findlater, the city’s new $58.1 million middle school offers the promise of a state-of-the-art education facility for their daughter, Ella, 5. For Don Hackney, the single largest building construction project the community has seen in years comes a bit late for his high school-aged children. But he too Read More…

United Way campaign kicks off

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SHEFFIELD — This year’s annual United Way of Greater Lorain County campaign kickoff saw the announcement of the agency’s newest Community Collaborative that prepares Elyria youngsters for kindergarten. Known as Ready Set Go … to Kindergarten, the new effort will expand Elyria Schools’ efforts to provide children, especially preschoolers ages 3 and 4, with targeted Read More…

Lear-Nagle widening to be bid out in October; construction should start in spring

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City officials expect the Lear-Nagle road widening project, estimated to cost $12,749,977, to be bid out in October after Ohio Department of Transportation officials and Lorain County commissioners sign off on plans. To be overseen by the Lorain County Engineer’s Office, the project will add a third lane to the road. A contract Read More…

North Ridgeville Police stop nets men in U.S. illegally

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two men are facing deportation after a traffic stop by police Wednesday afternoon that ended in authorities learning both men were in the country illegally. Both suspects were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol agents by police. The men were identified by North Ridgeville police as Mario Bonilla, 36, who was living Read More…

Lorain National Bank completes merger with Northwest — but not without problems

LORAIN — A century-old tradition came to an end this week as Lorain National Bank officially ceased to exist because of to a merger with Pennsylvania-based Northwest Bank. The transition didn’t occur without problems, according to Lorain National Bank customers who phoned or emailed The Chronicle-Telegram. One man described the changeover as “a screwed-up mess” Read More…

North Ridgeville residents warned of unethical energy solicitors

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents are being warned of people going door-to-door to drum up business for gas and electric suppliers by telling homeowners the city is no longer a member of NOPEC. The city has been a member of NOPEC since its founding in 2000 and continues to be one, according to Mayor David Gillock, Read More…

North Ridgeville, Avon partnering for roundabout project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is planning a project that will end up sending motorists in circles. But this particular circle should reduce driver frustration at one of the city’s more-congested intersections. In his report to City Council on Monday night, Mayor David Gillock announced plans for a joint venture with Avon that calls for Read More…

Keystone gets early start to school year

LAGRANGE — Superintendent Franco Gallo was going over pickup and drop-off procedures for buses shuttling students to and from the district’s new $16 million elementary school on the first day of classes Monday. All classes in the 1,700-pupil district were back in session as Keystone Schools got the jump on other Lorain County school systems Read More…