September 2, 2015

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Keystone gets early start to school year

LAGRANGE — Superintendent Franco Gallo was going over pickup and drop-off procedures for buses shuttling students to and from the district’s new $16 million elementary school on the first day of classes Monday. All classes in the 1,700-pupil district were back in session as Keystone Schools got the jump on other Lorain County school systems Read More…

Red Cross program provides free smoke alarms

ELYRIA — A North Ridgeville neighborhood will be the first visited by local Red Cross workers during the agency’s annual campaign to make families safer by seeing that they have new smoke alarms and know what to do in case of a fire. Red Cross personnel will visit homes and residences between Lear-Nagle Road and Read More…

Fan brings Comic Con for love of comics

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Shawn Belles has experienced those types of mega-comic book shows and conventions. The ones that charge a stiff price to get in the door, put steep prices on vintage comics and memorabilia from sci-fi, horror, and fantasy movies and TV shows, and then gouge patrons for the privilege of shaking hands with, Read More…

‘Gore Orphanage’ now available via Amazon streaming

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Almost anyone who makes a movie these days dreams of striking a distribution deal that will put their product in multiplexes across the land. Such good fortune comes to a relative handful of aspiring filmmakers. Cody Knotts and his wife, Emily Lapisardi, didn’t get such a deal, but they’re still pretty buzzed about seeing their Read More…

Pot issue has enough signatures for ballot

LORAIN — Whether people are for legalizing marijuana in Ohio or not, at least now they’ll get the chance to vote on it. That was the sentiment expressed Wednesday by Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer upon learning that the ResponsibleOhio group backing legalization had gathered about 320,000 signatures statewide, more than enough to qualify the issue Read More…

Is Cedar Point taking a dive? Amusement park offers cryptic news release

SANDUSKY — Never let it be said that Cedar Point doesn’t know how to attract attention. Park officials released a somewhat cryptic news release Tuesday afternoon announcing a 9 p.m. Aug. 18 presentation, which industry sources say will be for the thrill park’s 18th roller coaster. “I have no details or stats of yet, but Read More…

North Ridgeville planning commission approves senior, memory care facility

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A nearly 90,000-square-foot senior and memory care facility to be built on a 10-acre site at Lorain and Bagley roads was approved by the city Planning Commission on Tuesday night. The 100-bed center looks to employ approximately 80 full-time workers, according to Robert Reese of Aventis Development, a Cuyahoga Falls company serving Read More…

North Ridgeville restaurant damaged by fire

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A fire inside an electric smoker damaged a Center Ridge Road restaurant early Tuesday. Fire Department crews responded to All Fired Up restaurant about 8:30 a.m., according to Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bement. Because the fire call came from the Providence Square shopping plaza next to the city’s busy Rini’s Plaza West, Read More…

Firefighters called to North Ridgeville plaza

North Ridgeville firefighters  move a ladder after a fire on Center Ridge Road. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A fire inside an electric smoker caused minimal damage to a Center Ridge Road restaurant early this morning. Fire departments responded to the All Fired Up restaurant about 8:30 a.m. on reports of a fire. Because the fire call came from the Providence Square shopping plaza located next to the busy Rini’s Read More…

Murder-suicide spurs repeal of North Ridgeville burial payment law

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A recent murder-suicide has led the city to move to repeal an old law that capped the city’s expenses for indigent burials at $230. Mayor David Gillock introduced a measure this week asking City Council to repeal a 60-year-old law on the grounds that such a small amount of money simply wouldn’t Read More…