December 20, 2014

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Nitro Foundation to rally at alleged dog-killer’s hearing

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ELYRIA — Just as they have done in prior cases of animal abuse, members of the Nitro Foundation plan to rally Tuesday at Elyria Municipal Court where accused dog killer Joel R. Ruth is slated to appear for a pre-trial hearing. Ruth, 50, of LaGrange, is charged with aggravated menacing and animal cruelty for the Read More…

New cable company delays start in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — More than a year ago, city officials announced a cable TV company was coming to town. Wide Open West Cable TV, better known as WOW! Cable TV, has yet to arrive. “It’s still in the works,” City Council President Kevin Corcoran said this week. “This is a community they want to be Read More…

Future bright for new Keystone elementary school

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LAGRANGE — The concrete walls of the Keystone Schools’ new elementary building are a sullen gray now, but when students come streaming into their new home next fall, they will look much warmer and more inviting. “There will be balloons, flowers and trees,” said Jim Kerr, site manager for Cleveland-based Panzica-Bowen, the general contractor for Read More…

Two 18-year-olds charged with taking signs, holiday decoration

Some of the items found in a truck that was driven by the suspects in a rash of thefts in the North Ridgeville area. PHOTO PROVIDED BY NORTH RIDGEVILLE POLICE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A pair of 18-year-olds told police they were out having fun when they went on a theft spree that allegedly netted them 20 realty and housing-development signs, an illuminated holiday decoration and traffic work zone signs. “We have no idea what they planned to do with the realty signs, but they might Read More…

North Ridgeville’s Center Ridge Road widening forces Hale’s Florist to move to North Olmsted

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The defeat of an $8 million bond issue last month to fund the city’s share of the $67 million widening and improvement of Center Ridge and Lear Nagle roads hasn’t stalled the acquisition of properties needed for work to proceed. Jim and Sandy Hales, longtime owners of Hales Florist and Greenhouse, are Read More…

Keystone budget cuts include 5 paraprofessional positions

LAGRANGE — A week ago, school board members said they wanted more input from the community regarding upcoming rounds of budget cuts. Officials heard from students and parents before and after about $70,000 in cuts were approved during Monday night’s board meeting, which was attended by more than 50 people at Keystone High School. Set Read More…

Longtime firefighter, business owner Pronesti dies

Joseph Pronesti

ELYRIA — Joseph A. Pronesti loved to be surrounded by family. “He really enjoyed life and his family” that included six grandchildren, according to his daughter, Mary Siwierka. “He really enjoyed them.” Pronesti, a longtime member of the Elyria Fire Department and well-known local business owner, was with family on Thanksgiving Day, just two days Read More…

Hundreds enjoy annual Light Up Lorain festivities

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LORAIN — Like hundreds of people who began lining Broadway in downtown Lorain on Saturday afternoon for the annual Light Up Lorain holiday event, Monica and Vicki Callahan came prepared. “We’ve learned,” Monica said with a laugh as the two women found an open spot on the sidewalk, where they parked a tandem stroller containing Read More…

North Ridgeville planners to examine new school schematics

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Plans for the city’s new $58.1 million middle school and sports stadium are scheduled to come before the city Planning Commission for the first time Dec. 9. While the session is designed primarily to provide the commission’s members with an overview of the massive project, school officials are also hopeful of receiving Read More…

Keystone schools bracing for cuts

LAGRANGE — Administrators and school board members in the Keystone school district know they are facing tough decisions at next week’s school board meeting, where the next round of budget cuts will be decided. But before making that decision, they want the public to make their wishes known. “We want to hear from people as Read More…