May 29, 2016

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Posey Depot to close in June after 27 years

ELYRIA — It’s been an obvious but painful truth for years that small independent businesses struggle to compete with the big-box stores and their variety of merchandise sold at lower prices. But there is one thing the big boys will never succeed at, according to Sharon Schulz, owner of Elyria’s Posey Depot, which is closing Read More…

North Ridgeville residents unhappy with Lear-Nagle Road; Gillock assures it’s temporary

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mayor David Gillock said he’s gotten an earful from some residents miffed over the condition of Lear-Nagle Road as work continues to add a middle turning lane to the two-lane road between Center Ridge and Lorain roads. “To get even a half-dozen comments on an issue like that is several,” Gillock said. Read More…

North Ridgeville contracts out for new building inspector

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The departure of a Building Department inspector who also conducted reviews of proposed commercial developments has led the city to take steps to hire an architect to perform that same work. City Council unanimously approved legislation Monday night to hire Frank Weber of Frank Weber Architect LLC as an outside contractor to Read More…

Couple indicted for allegedly defrauding Amherst Schools

AMHERST — An Amherst couple has been indicted on charges stemming from an investigation into what authorities said was a scheme to defraud the city’s school district out of tens of thousands of dollars over a period of years for tutoring services. Jaleh S. Saghafi, 47, and Phillip S. Presutto, 44, each were indicted Tuesday Read More…

Remembering Trustee Mary Beth Derikito

HUNTINGTON TWP. — Mary Beth Derikito will long be remembered for her tireless and determined efforts to better the lives of township residents. “She was well-respected in the township,” Huntington Township Trustee Robert “Butch” Holmes said Friday of the longtime trustee who died last week at age 78. “She stood up for people and did Read More…

Police: Man posed as pastor to rob church

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Medina man posed as a pastor to case a local church and returned later to steal a small safe and money, police said. Robert D. Davis, 50, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering after police located him in Medina County Jail, where he was serving a sentence for a Read More…

North Ridgeville planners approve project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The largest job-producing business to come to the city in years got the green light Tuesday night from the Planning Commission, but the project remains unidentified. The commission approved a recommendation for the venture as a whole — rumored to be the relocation of the Riddell football helmet and equipment plant from Read More…

Rules for food trucks on the menu in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Food trucks that have become a staple in other towns have yet to make themselves known on city streets in North Ridgeville. But City Council’s Safety Committee is crafting legislation to regulate and license the mobile food-servers in preparation for their arrival. Up to now, most mobile food vendors have served crowds Read More…

North Ridgeville starting memorial tree program

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Starting this fall, residents may purchase one of 11 varieties of trees to beautify city parks while honoring a deceased relative or friend who has died or celebrating a milestone such as a marriage or birthday. The city’s new memorial tree program began this week with information and an application form posted Read More…

Cedar Point’s Valravn an early hit with thrill-seekers

SANDUSKY — It was that frozen, “why am I doing this” moment that had everyone talking at Cedar Point’s’ media day Wednesday where the park debuted its 18th roller coaster Valravn. The multi-record-breaking dive coaster rapidly lifts three-row trains of riders to the top of its record 223-foot lift hill, affording riders wide-open views of Read More…