April 25, 2015

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Stakes high for Keystone Schools levy

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LAGRANGE — The importance of the campaign to convince voters to provide the Keystone school district with its first boost in operating money in more than 20 years is evident in the fact that campaign is bigger than any before. The bulked-up effort includes 200 yard signs going up around the community, 10 bigger signs Read More…

Boston-bound runners detail their paths to the marathon

Bob Griffiths of North Ridgeville gets in a run as he trains for the Boston Marathon. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Avid runners Bob Griffiths and Andrea Hall Miller have been pounding pavement, track cinders and dirt paths for years. On Monday, both will get to test their mettle in one of the world’s biggest and best-known running showcases — the Boston Marathon. The 26.2-mile run (every marathon is that exact distance) will be the first Read More…

North Ridgeville Planning Commission approves plans for new middle school, football stadium

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Plans for a $58.1 million middle school and football stadium to be built adjacent to North Ridgeville High School got the go-ahead Tuesday night from the city Planning Commission. The commission voted 5-0 to recommend the project to City Council, whose approval should be the final major hurdle to clear for the Read More…

Keystone officials hopeful elementary school will open Wednesday

LAGRANGE – An electrical wiring problem led to a day off Tuesday for pupils at Keystone Elementary School. Those same youngsters should be heading back to classes Wednesday, according to Keystone Schools Superintendent Franco Gallo. “We have a crew working on it right now and they believe they’ll get it done tonight (Tuesday),” Gallo said Read More…

Smoking banned in North Ridgeville parks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Anyone coming to any of the city’s four parks and sports complexes this summer will be expected to refrain from lighting up. The Parks and Recreation Commission approved a policy to prohibit smoking in the parks beginning July 1, according to Director Kevin Fougerousse. The no-tobacco policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, Read More…

Lorain’s Davila wows judges on ‘The Voice’

In this screen grab from online video, Lexi Davila belts out the classic pop song “All by Myself” on Tuesday on the NBC-TV show “The Voice.”

Roberto Davila said he was thrilled but “exhausted” after watching his daughter Lexi perform live for the first time on the NBC-TV show “The Voice” on Tuesday night. “I’m beside myself,” Davila said. “I was there thinking, ‘This is my daughter.’ ” The 17-year-old Lorain girl sang “All by Myself,” which clearly impressed the panel Read More…

Ridgeville mom faces endangering charge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have charged a mother with endangering children after the woman’s 6-year-old child was reportedly left alone at home approximately a dozen times. Brittany A. Owen, 26, was charged Thursday after police were called to the North Ridgeville school district’s bus garage on Pitts Boulevard because a bus driver had dropped off Read More…

North Ridgeville residents remain concerned about Route 83 traffic

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Shane Hoover stood at a podium at Monday’s City Council meeting and read descriptions of real estate listings for homes in the city’s 40-year-old-plus Aurensen-Noll-Behm neighborhood. The ads used words such as “quiet” and “peaceful” to describe the area that offers open fields and light traffic despite being off state Route 83, Read More…

Keystone to buy 45 security cameras

LAGRANGE — The Keystone Schools will take advantage of a provision in state bidding procedures to buy nearly 50 new security cameras for Keystone High School without having to seek competitive bids. The action was taken Monday by the school board when board members approved a resolution of “urgent necessity” that allows the board to Read More…

Lorain woman uninjured by shots fired into home

LORAIN — A woman told police she was asleep in a ground-floor bedroom of her home when she was awakened about 2 a.m. Friday by a loud banging noise. The woman fell back asleep but when she awoke several hours later she discovered apparent bullet holes in a bedroom window and the ceiling, as well Read More…