June 26, 2016

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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..

Heart transplant recipient gets once-in-a-lifetime trip courtesy of Make-A-Wish

ELYRIA — When 6-year-old Zoe Snider was about to be sedated in the operating room so a ventilator could breathe for her and give her strained heart a rest, she asked the medical staff to stop for a minute. “They were getting ready to put her under, and she said, ‘I have a question for Read More…

Lengthy Amherst school board meeting discusses trans student facilities

AMHERST — The issue of providing safe, private restroom and locker room facilities for Amherst Schools students regardless of sexual orientation drew 75 to 100 people to Monday’s school board meeting. Some parents voiced concerns the district had already implemented a policy ensuring facilities for the handful of transgender students attending Marion L. Steele High Read More…

Group to adapt nine toy cars for children

AMHERST — The Children’s Development Center will again adapt a number of toy vehicles for kids contending with physical disabilities during “Go Baby Go Adapt a Car Day.” Nine cars will be modified so that children with autism, Down syndrome, mitochondrial disorders and spina bifida are able to enjoy them. Adaptations include adding a switch Read More…

North Ridgeville planners approve new housing development off Chestnut Ridge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The county’s third-largest city looks to continue its population growth with the city Planning Commission’s preliminary approval for a new housing development that will be built on open land between two of the city’s largest residential communities. To be known as The Reserve at Winfield Farms, the 164-unit development will sit on Read More…

North Ridgeville planners approve Bainbridge Road widening

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city Planning Commission approved, 3-0, the expansion of Bainbridge Road to include new turn lanes within a 1,000-foot section, where an entrance drive for the city’s new $58.1 million middle school will be developed opposite West Point Drive. Commission members Tim Anderson and Jennifer Swallow were absent. The eastbound left-hand turn Read More…

Route 83 bridge over Turnpike open to normal traffic after deck replacement

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After a closure of more than four months, traffic is again moving normally on the state Route 83 overpass that spans the Ohio Turnpike. The reopening ends the alternating traffic backups on either side of the overpass that were needed to replace the bridge deck as part of the largest improvement project Read More…

‘One Tank Trip’ host Neil Zurcher packs his bags for his farewell tour

AMHERST — Neil Zurcher is one guy who’s traversed thousands of miles of highways and back roads in search of the offbeat, kitschy or just plain amazing attractions he loves to introduce people to. After 54 years as a reporter and “One Tank Trip” travel writer for Cleveland’s WJW-TV 8 (first as a longtime CBS Read More…

Drone startup gets funds for weather-related project

AMHERST — The Lorain County Community College-based Innovation Fund, which awards money to help technology-based startup companies, is lending a hand to a company that plans to get off the ground in coming years. One of the Innovation Fund’s latest award-winners is Amherst-based NEOEx, which received $25,000 to further its work to develop lightweight hydrogen Read More…

North Ridgeville mayor: Riddell liked property ‘from day one’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mayor David Gillock said a nationwide real estate firm approached the city late last year about the possibility of moving a manufacturing plant to the site of the former North Ridgeville shopping complex on Center Ridge Road. The company, not identified initially, was Riddell, which confirmed Tuesday it would relocate from its Read More…

Lorain County JVS begins $2.5M renovation

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Work has begun on a $2.5 million summertime renovation at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School designed to better accommodate the school’s increased enrollment. The project calls for existing space on the school’s ground floor to be freed up for classrooms by moving a business department to the second floor. Classrooms on Read More…