May 30, 2016

Elyria
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Rules for food trucks on the menu in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Food trucks that have become a staple in other towns have yet to make themselves known on city streets in North Ridgeville. But City Council’s Safety Committee is crafting legislation to regulate and license the mobile food-servers in preparation for their arrival. Up to now, most mobile food vendors have served crowds Read More…

North Ridgeville starting memorial tree program

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Starting this fall, residents may purchase one of 11 varieties of trees to beautify city parks while honoring a deceased relative or friend who has died or celebrating a milestone such as a marriage or birthday. The city’s new memorial tree program began this week with information and an application form posted Read More…

Cedar Point’s Valravn an early hit with thrill-seekers

SANDUSKY — It was that frozen, “why am I doing this” moment that had everyone talking at Cedar Point’s’ media day Wednesday where the park debuted its 18th roller coaster Valravn. The multi-record-breaking dive coaster rapidly lifts three-row trains of riders to the top of its record 223-foot lift hill, affording riders wide-open views of Read More…

Details scant for plans for up to $25 million investment in North Ridgeville, but 300 new jobs could result

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City officials are providing few details about a large commercial development promising 300 jobs and millions of investment dollars. The agreement with Scannell Development Company, an Indianapolis-based developer of buildings in the United States and Canada, was unanimously approved after a 20-minute executive session Monday night. According to the firm’s website, those Read More…

Coroner says death of Amherst man struck by train was accidental

AMHERST — The death of an Amherst man who was struck by a train early Monday was an accident, according to the county coroner. “At this point we have not ruled, but there is no reason to believe that this was anything but an accident,” Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said Monday afternoon. Jeffrey Read More…

Habitat for Humanity helps Elyria family’s dream come true

  ELYRIA — If the story behind the dream of a new home for the family of Jennifer and Carmelo Melendez sounds like a fairy tale, that’s OK. Because, as fairy tales are supposed to, this one is coming true. “I always said that one day you would build me a new house from the Read More…

Professor seeks Guinness Record for watch collection

  AMHERST — Mark B. McKinley figured it was about time to go for another world record. Time is the optimum word here. A psychology professor at Lorain County Community College who has taught a number of courses on the subject during the past 50 years, McKinley has had a lifelong fascination with time that Read More…

Midview interviews 3 finalists for superintendent job

GRAFTON — The trio of educators who have been narrowed from a field of 13 initial applicants to become the next superintendent of Midview Schools was introduced to approximately 75 parents, staff, and others during a 2½-hour meet-and-greet session at Midview Middle School. All three candidates are experienced educators in other Ohio school districts, two Read More…

Court officials argue for new electronic case system

ELYRIA — County court officials made the case Wednesday to the county commissioners for a more streamlined, electronic case management system that will allow the county’s courts to share files and other data. Such a system would link the Common Pleas, Domestic Relations and Probate courts, as well as the Clerk of Courts and Prosecutor’s Read More…

Republic Services’ withdrawal accepted; Butternut Ridge stays open

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners accepted Wednesday the withdrawal of a request by Republic Services seeking to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road in Carlisle and New Russia townships to allow trucks to move between the Lorain County Landfill on the south side of the road, and property on the north side of the Read More…