February 14, 2016

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Talmer acquired by Michigan bank

The second major marriage involving a bank with local presence this week isn’t expected to take the normal path of layoffs and closed branches. That’s according to the presidents and CEOs of Talmer Bank and Chemical Bank, both based in Michigan, which announced earlier in the week a proposed $1.1 billion merger deal that both Read More…

North Ridgeville eyeing architect for fire station

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council’s Safety Committee voted Wednesday to recommend a Columbus architectural firm to design and oversee construction of the city’s $8.1 million central fire station. City Council may vote next week to employ Mull & Weithman Architects Inc. to design a state-of-the-art 22,594-square-foot facility that will include four vehicle bays, specialized rooms Read More…

Work to begin soon on Route 83 bridge upgrade

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Orange barrel season is still a ways off, but motorists still will be inconvenienced for about four months as the state Route 83 overpass over the Ohio Turnpike undergoes a major upgrade, Turnpike officials and Kokosing Construction Co. Inc. both issued advisories this week to alert area motorists to lane closures on Read More…

North Ridgeville forum for developers postponed to March

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City officials are planning to host a forum for developers to talk with them about land available for new businesses. The session, originally set to take place last week, had to be postponed when a number of major development firms couldn’t make it, according to Mayor David Gillock, who said the meeting Read More…

Captain’s dismissal is upheld

VERMILION — The firing of the Vermilion Police Department’s second-highest ranking officer has been upheld by the city’s Civil Service Commission, which concluded Capt. Michael Reinheimer’s dismissal was proper and validated because Reinheimer did not dispute the majority of testimony presented against him. Mayor Eileen Bulan, who fired Reinheimer on Nov. 17, said in a Read More…

North Ridgeville super skunk Tank to officiate ‘Puppy Bowl XII’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Football fans around these parts won’t have a dawg in the race come Super Bowl Sunday. So why not check out the “officiating” by Tank instead? It’s doubtful there’ll be any disputed calls by the black-and-white striped skunk from North Ridgeville’s famed Skunk Haven Inc. rescue organization, which is slated to be Read More…

Cupcake shop to donate funds in memory of boy killed in sledding accident

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AMHERST — The community touched by Drew Hayden is working to make sure he is remembered. The 9-year-old Amherst boy, who died last week of injuries sustained in a North Ridgeville sledding accident, has been remembered in vigils in both communities and during a varsity basketball game between Amherst and North Ridgeville. Now you can Read More…

Amherst police seeking tips on vandalism, theft spree

AMHERST — Police are continuing to investigate what they believe are a connected series of criminal damaging and thefts from vehicles that have occurred in the city over the past several weeks. The most recent spate of incidents occurred over the weekend when police responded to a number of residences on Valley Drive and Green Read More…

North Ridgeville state of the city: ‘Really busy, but it’s all good’ says Gillock

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North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock gives the state of the city address Thursday.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Minutes after he delivered his 13th State of the City address, Mayor David Gillock told reporters that 2016 looms as the busiest and among the most-exciting years he has experienced since taking office. “We’ve had projects that have taken years to come about, but they are finally coming to fruition,” Gillock said Read More…

Sled accident still being investigated

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are still investigating the Tuesday sledding accident that has left a child in critical condition. Officers are still reviewing the circumstances surrounding the accident that left Drew Hayden, a 9-year-old third-grader at Harris Elementary School in Amherst, with severe injuries after the sled he was riding traveled down off an embankment Read More…