January 25, 2015

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Suspect charged with North Olmsted bank robbery

NORTH OLMSTED — An Ashland man faces charges of aggravated robbery in connection with a Dec. 30 robbery of a North Olmsted bank. Jordan Dongarra, 33, is accused of holding up a Fifth Third Bank branch on Lorain Road in North Olmsted in which he waved a handgun at bank employees and demanded money while Read More…

North Ridgeville High briefly locked down after unauthorized student enters school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Students at North Ridgeville High School were confined to their classrooms for a short time Monday while officials searched for a student from another school district who entered the building without permission. The lockdown began shortly before 8 a.m. as classes were resuming for the first day following the district’s two-week Christmas Read More…

Parent to board: Trust ‘teetering’ in Keystone district

LAGRANGE — Keystone school board members were peppered with questions and comments Monday night about the ongoing investigation of Superintendent Jay Arbaugh as well as the aftermath of a decision by Arbaugh to end the services of classroom paraprofessionals two weeks ahead of schedule. “There is a teetering of trust in the district,” Heidi Handley Read More…

North Ridgeville pursuing drug treatment facility

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Those suffering from addiction to heroin and other opiates live across Lorain County, not just in its biggest cities. This is why the county’s chief drug and alcohol treatment agency plans to explore opening treatment and recovery centers outside Lorain. Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Director Tom Stuber plans to Read More…

Lorain County Metro Parks buys former Royal Oaks Golf Course

The former Royal Oaks Golf Course in Grafton now is part of Lorain County Metro Parks. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

GRAFTON — The former Royal Oaks Golf Course is officially part of the Lorain County Metro Parks. The park district announced the acquisition of the closed 97-acre golf course Friday. The deal was achieved with the help of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, a nonprofit that has worked to preserve more than 550 properties and Read More…

3 North Ridgeville levies to expire at end of year

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Three five-year levies are set to expire at the end of 2015, which will require voter approval if they are to continue. Last renewed in May 2010, the issues each are 1.9 mills that voters approved by roughly 2-to-1 ratios. Each generates $1.145 million annually, and costs $21.55 a year for all Read More…

Web survey gathers public opinion on North Ridgeville flooding, roads

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Councilman Ron Arndt, R-3rd Ward, hoped to get a response when he put together an anonymous four-question survey to gauge public sentiment on issues facing the city. Arndt started hearing from the public almost immediately. “We have an internal communication email here in Ridgeville, and as soon as I posted it, Read More…

Burglars target affluent homes in 9 counties

Seven members of a burglary ring that targeted affluent homes in Lorain County and eight other Northern Ohio counties have been indicted on racketeering charges, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced Friday. The indictment charges that between Nov. 1, 2012, and May 1, the ring was responsible for 39 burglaries in Lorain, Cuyahoga, Medina, Read More…

Police searching for suspects who used stolen credit card data

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police in several communities are working together to apprehend three men suspected of buying hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards using credit cards encoded with stolen credit card data. Authorities believe the thieves struck at least four different gas stations, including two in North Ridgeville, the night of Dec. 5. “In Read More…

Not-Forgotten Box gifts distributed to local children

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ELYRIA — Tiffany Dennis and her son, Jerod Hough, stood in the chilly sunlit morning outside the Elyria Salvation Army center along with a few dozen others Monday. They were all waiting to be summoned inside to receive bags of toys donated through The Chronicle-Telegram’s Not-Forgotten Box, plus boxes of food to help make the Read More…