November 23, 2014

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Alleged threat to rob bank leads to charges

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Like other businesses, banks get their share of complaints and gripes from customers. But an employee of the Huntington National Bank branch inside the Giant Eagle supermarket on Center Ridge Road will likely remember one call in particular for it unusualness. That’s because a man phoned the bank branch at 5:45 p.m. Read More…

Head of North Ridgeville chamber prepares for retirement

Longtime North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce director Dayle Noll reminisces Tuesday about her nearly 30 years with the chamber. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As the daughter of parents who ran a restaurant for years, Dayle Noll has long known and appreciated the hard work and pride that goes into a successful business. For nearly three decades, Noll has been an advocate for the city’s business community as executive director of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. Read More…

North Ridgeville police looking for 4 males in rash of vehicle break-ins

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins last week at the Meadow Lakes development on the city’s west side. Police responded to a report of four males who were believed to be going through vehicles in the area of Soaring Court and Meadow Lakes Boulevard in the development off Center Ridge Read More…

Elyria man sentenced in April carjacking

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man who stole a car at knifepoint earlier this year from a 20-year-old who had just bought the vehicle was sentenced Monday by Loran County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski. Cedrick Lindsay, 20, was sentenced to three years of probation and 180 days in jail by Betleski in connection with the Read More…

Man pleads guilty to charges tied to July fatal shooting

Correction: This story has been corrected to reflect the six-month sentence imposed by Judge John Miraldi is to be served after another sentence Tyler Wells already is serving, not concurrent as the initial story indicated. ELYRIA — One of more than a dozen people charged with a riot that that ended with a fatal shooting Read More…

Veterans homeless shelter nearly ready

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LORAIN — The man who helped guide a four-year odyssey to bring a veterans homeless shelter to reality summed it up as he gazed around at the shiny facility that opened Friday for limited tours. “We’ve made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” Dan Gillotti, a 70-year-old Vietnam war veteran and vice chairman Read More…

North Ridgeville Middle School ends day early for sewage leak

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Hundreds of students at the city’s aging middle school began their day Thursday as they usually do by sitting in a classroom. But the day didn’t end that way. About lunch time, students and staff alike began to notice an increasingly foul odor. “Everything was OK until the last lunch period, and Read More…

Ex-treasurer alleges rehiring of mayor’s daughter was illegal

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the third time in as many weeks, the city’s former treasurer has lashed out at the city, this time to allege that Mayor David Gillock committed a crime over the brief 2011 hiring of his daughter as a part-time police dispatcher. In an email to Toni Morgan, the city’s assistant law Read More…

Board of Elections investigating report of voting problem in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Lorain County Board of Elections is investigating reports that some voters who cast ballots at Lorain County Community College  may not have been able to vote on a proposed income tax increase and bond issue for improving major roads. Paul Adams, director of the Board of Elections, said late Wednesday that James Read More…

North Ridgeville police look into thefts at housing sites

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A housing development under construction at the western edge of the city has been targeted by thieves in recent weeks. Police said thefts from housing developments are an unfortunate reality in the growing community and catching those responsible is difficult. “Unfortunately this is a common crime for us, and we’re seeing more Read More…