August 1, 2014

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North Ridgeville Council OKs easements to pave way for road widening

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council approved legislation Monday to authorize about $650,000 to pay for easements through residential and business properties needed to widen Lear-Nagle Road between Lorain and Center Ridge roads. Councilman Terrance Keenan, R-1st Ward, cast the dissenting vote in the 6-1 decision. Keenan said he supports the improvements but believes he should Read More…

North Ridgeville Council approves income tax increase on November ballot

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents will be asked to pay more in city income taxes for a new main fire station, capital projects and continuing city expenses. City Council approved a motion to support an increase in the community’s 1 percent income tax to 1.85 percent that will appear on the November ballot. Council will meet Read More…

Season starts slow, but corn arriving soon

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  Despite a lousy, soggy spring, Ron Pickworth feels sure much Lorain County farmland will produce a sweet corn crop that will be knee-high or nearly that tall by the 4th of … today. “If you go by that old adage about being knee-high by the 4th of July, I think most of the corn Read More…

Residents eagerly awaited North Ridgeville fireworks

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  NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The darkening sky glowed with bright reds, blues, greens and purples. And the fireworks hadn’t even started yet. Kids — and many adults — lit up the dusk Thursday at South Central Park with illuminated glo-sticks, headbands and curved plastic sabers as a crowd estimated at several thousand filled the park Read More…

100 Guys charity group to hold inaugural meeting July 10

LORAIN — Borrowing a page from the ladies, businessmen Jim Leone and Jim Walborn are looking to emulate the success of the four-year-old 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County. The men hope to generate the same level of interest and money through 100 Guys Who Care About Lorain County, a fledgling organization that will Read More…

North Ridgeville Chief eyes new central fire station

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Even though land has already been purchased for a satellite fire station to serve the city’s burgeoning northwest side, a new central fire station is a higher priority for the city, the city’s fire chief says. Fire Chief John Reese detailed his department’s five-year plan, which seeks more than $11 million for Read More…

Best Buy store in Elyria evacuated after threat

ELYRIA — Police evacuated the Best Buy store at Midway Mall on Saturday afternoon after store personnel received two bomb threats within minutes of each other. “One bomb threat makes us concerned, but when there’s two back-to-back, it becomes a very serious matter,” Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said Saturday night. The times of the Read More…

North Ridgeville Council meeting results in solutions, costs

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Friday’s meeting of City Council and administrative heads to discuss solutions for headaches facing the city, including flooding and roadwork, produced some long-range solutions and projected costs. Chief among those topics during the special six-plus-hour Committee of the Whole meeting were planned upgrades to alleviate the flooding that recently plagued neighborhoods following Read More…

Drill company owner Nolan dies unexpectedly

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ELYRIA — Those who got the chance to know Pat Nolan wound up blessed with a fierce friend who stood by them, cared for them, and wanted above all else to see that they — and he — enjoyed life to the fullest. The owner of DOT Diamond Core Drilling Inc., Nolan died unexpectedly at Read More…

Tests show abnormally high bacteria count in Lake Erie

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AVON LAKE — Anyone planning on heading to either of the city’s two lakefront parks is advised not to go into the water. Tests show abnormally high levels of Escherichia coli bacteria, commonly known as E. Coli. Results of tests posted Thursday on Avon Lake Water’s Facebook page indicated E. coli levels measured 2,400 organisms Read More…