May 29, 2015

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Driver identified in fatal North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria man died in a one-car crash that occurred near the intersection of Sugar Ridge and Maddock roads about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday. Edgar Kirsch, 67, of 132 Meadow Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police Sgt. Corey Sabo. Fire and police reports were unavailable Wednesday. However, Fire Lt. Rick Read More…

Memorial Day brings ‘Murph’ event to North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For many, Memorial Day means kicking back with cookouts, working in the yard or simply enjoying a day off work or school. But a number of people will get up early and dedicate part of the holiday to breaking a sweat with a “Murph” workout to honor those in uniform half a Read More…

North Ridgeville softball center could open this year

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A women’s fast-pitch softball training facility is projected to open this year on land the city is selling to a developer. The nearly 17,000-square-foot indoor facility will be a larger version of Leffew Fastpitch, run by well-known father-daughter softball instructors Dave and Amie Leffew in the LaGrange area. To be built on Read More…

Construction to lead to back-ups as Lear-Nagle widening progresses

North RIdgeville police warn of backups as construction begins on Lear-Nagle Road. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Sunnier skies, warmer temperatures and traffic back-ups — all are sure signs of summer knocking at the door. In the case of the latter, it’s a sign that some of the most visible work to date will be getting underway on the widening of Lear-Nagle Road from Lorain to Center Ridge roads. Read More…

Gallo gets full-time post at Keystone district

Franco Gallo Keystone Supt

LAGRANGE — Franco Gallo is ready to keep his sleeves rolled up and working for the Keystone Schools but looking forward to doing it with a bit less stress. “I’m very interested in continuing the progress we have made so far,” Gallo said. “I’d like to finish what I started here.” Gallo, 35, is to Read More…

Lake Ridge Academy science facility gets preliminary OK

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge Academy would be able to offer expanded learning to students in a new $2 million science and engineering building, which received preliminary approval Tuesday night from the city’s Planning Commission. The 8,000-square-foot, one-story building would contain classroom and lab space for chemistry and biology instruction as well as engineering courses, Read More…

Grafton village administrator position in flux — again

GRAFTON — The village is looking for its fourth administrator in as many years. Tom Williams, a former Lorain County commissioner hired to the post in January, has taken another job in the private sector but remains working for the village on a part-time basis until a full-time successor can be found. Williams said he Read More…

North Ridgeville residents face off with Aurensen Drive developer

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of embattled Aurensen Drive finally got the chance to confront developer Anthony Valore over his plans for a 54-unit housing development that they say will create unnecessarily heavy traffic and ruin the tranquil neighborhood they have enjoyed for years. The 90-minute, standing-room-only session ended with the Westlake-based developer telling 60-plus residents Read More…

Meeting scheduled Monday to discuss North Ridgeville development

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of the Aurensen-Noll-Behm Drive area will get another chance to voice concerns and get answers to questions over a planned housing development during a special meeting. The meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday in City Council chambers with officials including Mayor David Gillock and Law Director Andrew Crites. “There were a Read More…

All three North Ridgeville levies pass

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — During a conversation early on Election Day, Fire Chief John Reese expressed uncertainty over the fate of a 1.9-mill, five-year fire levy renewal on the ballot. Given the predictions of extremely low voter turnout, Reese said he was bracing himself for the worst. His worry turned out to be for naught: Voters Read More…