July 31, 2014

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Industry experts say Cedar Point ride accident ‘fluke’

In this May 4, 2006, file photo, people ride the Skyhawk at Cedar Point. The ride has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. (AP Photo/The Sandusky Register, Jason Werling, File)

SANDUSKY — Anytime an accident or ride malfunction occurs at an amusement or theme park, it makes news. Because such occurrences are so infrequent in an industry that gave more than 3 billion rides to 375 million visitors across the U.S. in 2013, every mishap is seen as a big deal, according to industry observers Read More…

NASA Glenn unveils new mission facility

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CLEVELAND — The last time new office buildings went up at the NASA Glenn Research Center, John F. Kennedy was president and the Beatles had yet to trigger their British invasion of America. Which is why the center’s new $20.5 million, energy-efficient and ultra-modern Mission Integration Center is a big deal. The 90,000-square-foot, three-story building Read More…

North Ridgeville condo owners consider suing city over flooding

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Nita Morrison and several fellow condominium owners in the city’s Northview Circle development have dogged City Council over recurring episodes of flooding dating to 2005. Morrison is circulating hundreds of fliers around town to try to drum up support for a class-action suit against the city. “I have had enough,” Morrison said Read More…

North Ridgeville school board OKs multiyear contract

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mike McMillan readily acknowledged teachers and administrators bargained for a long time before coming to terms on a multiyear contract. But the 15-month period of talks, which began in April 2013, was worth it, he said. “It was important to get it right, and we did a thorough job,” said McMillan, a Read More…

North Ridgeville High grad returns home to serve as Army recruiter in Northeast Ohio

Army Sgt. Justin Rogerson relaxes at home with his wife, Katie, and their son, Liam. PHOTO PROVIDED

Seven years ago, Justin Rogerson began nine weeks of basic training in the Army. Fast-forward to now and the North Ridgeville native has service in the military including a year in Iraq training Iraqi soldiers and military police, and two re-enlistments. He is now an Army recruiter focused on Northeast Ohio. To hear the 25-year-old Read More…

Elyria native finishes third in TV food competition

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ELYRIA — For the past 20 years, Elyria native Bruce Brown has made a name for himself as a “foodie” in the small North Caroline town of Marion, where he operates a small restaurant and mail-order business that specializes in cheesecake. Brown, 52, now has another notch in his professional belt. On Sunday night, he Read More…

John Penton documentary needs 100 supporters for Sheffield show

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Motorcycle buffs will get a chance to see a documentary based on Amherst motorcycle pioneer John Penton. That is, provided at least 100 people buy tickets for a single screening of “Penton: The John Penton Story” set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Regal Cobblestone Square 20 theaters in Sheffield. Staff at the multiplex Read More…

North Ridgeville income tax hike on ballot

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council approved one of two measures Monday night to place a 0.85 percent city income tax hike on the November ballot. Action to approve the issue was a bit unusual, due to City Charter provisions. Council approved a resolution to place the tax increase on the ballot, but postponed action on a Read More…

Walk to fight heroin addiction planned in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When Serena Johnson and other members of the Lorain County Walkers for Wellness group tried to spark interest in a walk to draw attention to the deadly epidemic of heroin addiction last year, they were sorely disappointed. “We tried a walk last year in Vermilion, and nobody showed up,” Johnson said. “Even Read More…

Elyria firm helps survey Public Square

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — KS Associates is no stranger to working amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Cleveland. The Elyria-based civil engineering and surveying firm has a number of Cleveland projects to its credit, including the $200 million Euclid Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Corridor and electronic survey work for the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument on Read More…