May 6, 2016

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Elyria High senior given state honor by Boys and Girls Clubs

ELYRIA — An Elyria High School senior has been named Ohio Youth of the Year by the Ohio-Michigan Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Rosetta Shepherd, 18, was honored during the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year Ohio/Michigan State Regional Competition April 8 and 9 in Troy, Mich. Shepherd was chosen Read More…

Firelands schools plan to put tax issue on August special election ballot

SOUTH AMHERST — Voters in the Firelands school district will likely be asked to approve a combined income and property tax issue in August to pay for a new school that will house students from sixth through 12th grades. “The project is going to remain the same, but the financing will be different this time Read More…

North Ridgeville Planning Commission approves plans for new building, Dunkin’ Donuts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of the busiest Planning Commission agendas in months saw approval Tuesday night of a new Dunkin’ Donuts and a professional building. Described as having a contemporary corporate design, architect Elizabeth B. Eaken of DS Architecture in Kent, told the commission the Dunkin’ Donuts would have a flat roof and “lots of Read More…

Amherst police investigating rape allegation at local motel

AMHERST — Police are investigating a reported rape of a North Ridgeville teen at a local motel over the weekend. According to a police report, the assault occurred Saturday at the Motel 6, 704 N. Leavitt Road, in Amherst. Amherst police received a call from North Ridgeville police Sunday to inform them that a woman Read More…

Not so fast: ODOT says change in Lear-Nagle speed limit hasn’t taken effect yet

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A few weeks ago, the city put up new 25-mph signs along Lear-Nagle Road to alert drivers to the lowered speed limit in effect during the road’s expansion to three lanes between Center Ridge and Lorain roads. Local officials have learned that they acted prematurely. Ohio Department of Transportation officials have notified Read More…

North Ridgeville man charged after four-month child porn investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A four-month investigation into a 34-year-old North Ridgeville man suspected of downloading and sharing files containing pornographic images of children has led to charges. Michael J. Lindegarde, 34, is charged with one count of felony pandering obscenity involving a minor, and one count of felony possession of criminal tools, according to police Read More…

North Ridgeville council approves financing of Jaycox Road reconstruction

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Drivers should be able to tool along a rebuilt Jaycox Road by fall. City Council approved legislation to finance the second and final phase of reconstructing a 400-foot stretch from Drake Street north to Mills Road. “The road is in dire need of repairs,” Mayor David Gillock said prior to Council voting Read More…

North Ridgeville council OKs new cell phone tower

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A new cell phone tower got the go-ahead from City Council this week. Council voted unanimously to allow construction of an 180-foot cell service tower near ballfields at the city’s Shady Drive Baseball Complex off Sugar Ridge Road. Councilman Robert Chapek, D-4th Ward, was absent from the meeting. The tower will be Read More…

Gas leak leads to evacuation in downtown Lorain

LORAIN — A gas line that was damaged Tuesday in an area where construction work is underway on Broadway in downtown Lorain led to a short evacuation of four businesses. Natural gas could be smelled in a two-block area between Fourth and Sixth streets, which was sealed off to traffic by Lorain Fire Department. Temporary Read More…

North Ridgeville council takes steps to regulate food trucks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Food trucks have yet to make regular appearances in town, but local officials want to get the word out that they’re welcome as long as they meet local standards. Legislation was introduced during Monday’s City Council meeting by Councilwoman Bernadine Butkowski, R-at large, to regulate and license the vehicles. The ordinance was Read More…