July 1, 2016

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Lorain couple fails to appear for animal cruelty sentencing

LORAIN – A Lorain couple scheduled to be sentenced this morning on cruelty to animal charges failed to appear for a 10 a.m. court date today before Lorain Municipal Judge Mark Mihok. Christopher Edwards, 32, and Sabrina Renaldo, 24, were set to appear before Mihok for sentencing on a case stemming from an April 15 Read More…

North Ridgeville approves zoning for big project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city has moved closer to making a reality of the biggest job-producing venture to come to town in years. By a 7-0 vote, City Council quickly approved with no discussion the rezoning of 30-plus acres of land designated for a commercial venture that is strongly rumored to be a relocation of Read More…

Wellington carver turns N. Ridgeville tree stump into patriotic work of art

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — John and Carol Polak have no doubt heard the saying about making a silk purse from a sow’s ear. The Pleasant Avenue couple lacked any pigs, so they instead turned an aggravating 80-foot oak tree into an impressive, patriotically themed 10-foot carving. And no, it wasn’t because Polak is a veteran. “They Read More…

Reports of shots fired at Black River Reservation

ELYRIA — Two separate 911 calls reporting shots fired in the Black River Reservation sent authorities scurrying Saturday afternoon to investigate the area. Two separate calls came to the county’s 911 center about 4 p.m. Saturday from people who reported hearing gunshots in the vicinity of the park’s Bridgeway Trail, according to Jim Ziemnik, executive Read More…

Amherst Superintendent to Steele grads: To have no burden … is life’s most difficult task

CLEVELAND — Students and families were treated to not one but three commencement addresses during Saturday’s graduation ceremonies for the 2016 class of Marion L. Steele High School at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. Steele Principal Michael May drew an enthusiastic response from the audience when he announced that the MLS class of Read More…

Elyria woman dies in North Ridgeville motorcycle crash

EATON TOWNSHIP – An Elyria woman died Saturday afternoon from injuries she sustained while riding a motorcycle that overturned after a tire blowout. Deanna M. Schill, 36, was taken by North Ridgeville Fire Department ambulance paramedics to University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake where she died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to Read More…

Veteran says 1st Amendment rights are being violated by his condo association

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — To Vietnam era veteran Frank Kronen, the issue is simple. “I just feel I’m being infringed upon,” he said Friday as he stood on the front porch of his white-framed condo in the Cottages at Savannah condo development off Center Ridge Road. Just to Kronen’s left was a sign that has become Read More…

North Ridgeville sets schedule for summer road repairs

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is gearing up for summer road improvements. Street paving and repairs to completion of the Jaycox Road reconstruction are on tap. Also, the Safe Routes to School Project will bring new paved pedestrian and bicycle paths for students. Pothole patching and repaving of streets is slated to get underway June Read More…

Words have become a career path for former National Spelling Bee contestant

OBERLIN — Eboni A. Johnson spelled her way to a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., more than 25 years ago. But she’s never gotten far away from words. Today she’s surrounded by millions of them. Johnson, 40, is a reference and instruction librarian at Oberlin College’s Mudd Library, a position Read More…

‘Octateuch’ spells doom for Learwood’s Mueller at National Spelling Bee

CT Spelling Bee champ Rachel Mueller is out. The seventh-grader Learwood Middle School student from Avon Lake misspelled the word “octateuch” during a preliminary oral spelling round this morning about 11:30 a.m. at the Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland. The word is a term Read More…