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Lorain County Fair attendees will see new structures, food options

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WELLINGTON — Goats, poultry and rabbits may not notice their new digs at this year’s Lorain County Fair, but fairgoers are more apt to take note of some new spots along the midway to taste something new, or at least different versions of familiar fare. New eating spots include Sarge’s, an Amherst-based vendor whose signature Read More…

Seven 4-H veterans vying for Junior Fair King and Queen titles

WELLINGTON – A total of five young women and two young men will vie for the title of Junior Fair King and Queen at this year’s Lorain County Fair. The seven are all veteran 4-H members who have spent much of their young lives raising and showing farm animals ranging from market hogs and steers Read More…

North Ridgeville to observe 9/11 attacks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For only the second time in 13 years, the city will hold a Sept. 11 observance to honor and remember the thousands who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. “Several years ago, we held one by the flagpole in front Read More…

North Ridgeville to unveil school plans at forum

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The community may get its first look at what its proposed $58.1 million middle school may look like during a community forum next month. The session is 6 p.m. Sept. 10 in the community room of the North Ridgeville Education Center on Mills Creek Lane. The purpose of the meeting is to Read More…

North Ridgeville Police seek 3 males in assault of teenager

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are asking for the public’s help to find those responsible for the weekend assault and robbery of a local teen. Police Lt. Greg Petek, a detective working on the case, said three black males ranging in age from 15 to 20 are being sought for the Saturday night attack that left Read More…

North Ridgeville officials OK sewer extension

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The City Planning Commission has approved a 2,400-foot extension of city sanitary sewer lines to accommodate expansion plans by a local church. The commission voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve the extension of a 10-inch sewer line from Stonebriar Lane to the site of planned construction for a new building by Harvest Read More…

Teenager severely beaten while leaving Corn Festival

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are investigating a weekend attack of a local teen that left him with injuries serious enough he may require plastic surgery, according to his father. The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday as a 16-year-old walked home along Center Ridge Road from the city’s Corn Festival, according to his father, Read More…

Two critically injured in motorcycle, SUV crash

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LORAIN — Two people suffered critical injuries in a collision between an SUV and a motorcycle Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and E Street. The male motorcyclist, whose name was not released by police, is a 45 year-old Lorain resident. The driver of the SUV, a silver 2008 Kia Sportage, was a Read More…

North Ridgeville no longer cites trains for blocking railroad crossings

A Norfolk Southern freight train passes through North Ridgeville on Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Years ago it was common for the city to issue citations to freight railroads for blocking crossings that tied up traffic and frustrated motorists. Even though those trains still block local crossings, the railroad companies operating those trains are no longer cited. “We don’t cite them because essentially we don’t have the Read More…

Ohio Turnpike overpass getting upgrades

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Local motorists will endure yet another detour in coming weeks as the Maddock Road overpass above the Ohio Turnpike undergoes several weeks of improvements. According to a notice issued Tuesday by B.G. Trucking & Construction Inc., of Akron, Maddock Road will close to traffic from Center Ridge to Sugar Ridge Road during Read More…