July 22, 2014

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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…

Econoline ends 53-year run in Lorain County

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AVON LAKE — It will forever be known as job #6286. That is the in-house identification for the last of more than 8 million Econoline vans built by Ford Motor Co. since 1961 in Lorain County. The final van rolled off the line at the Ohio Assembly Plant at 9:36 p.m. Friday, said Sheffield Mayor Read More…

Second Harvest supplier in high gear for summer

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WILLARD — One woman touring the massive, multi-faceted Buurma Farms complex south of this Huron County town described the operation as a ballet. Given the constant whir and motion of sorting and packing machines mixed with the constant movement of workers and steady hum of forklifts zipping back and forth, it seemed an apt adjective. Read More…

Keystone Schools superintendent warns levy failure means more program cuts

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LAGRANGE — More cuts in staffing levels, programs and services loom for the Keystone school district should voters reject an operating levy in November. During a meeting Monday, the Board of Education approved cuts equaling about $1.1 million that would begin to take effect Jan. 1 followed by additional cuts June 1, 2015, should a Read More…

North Ridgeville police reports available online

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s Police Department recently joined many surrounding communities in making police reports available online. The department began putting incident and accident reports online about two weeks ago, said Police Capt. Marti Garrow. The reports can be found at www.nridgeville.org. Go to the police page, and look for “Search Accidents/Incident Reports” under Read More…

Avon eyes September start for community pool project

Avon will begin work on a community pool near the intersection of state Route 83 and Detroit Road in September. The architects released this conceptual drawing for the pool in January. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

AVON — When he was elected mayor after serving four terms on City Council, Bryan Jensen said one of his top priorities would be seeing that a community pool was built during his first year in office. City Council and others got a look at how plans are progressing toward making a $6 million pool Read More…

North Ridgeville proposes two projects to ease flooding

North Ridgeville firefighters rescue residents stranded Monday night by heavy flooding. COURTESY OF D. SANDS

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two pending sewer projects are designed to reduce the devastating impact of future flooding. One improvement is a nearly $500,000 sewer line change that should boost the speed with which sewage and water enters the city’s French Creek Wastewater Plant. The other is an alteration in a weir, or low concrete, that Read More…

Open casting call for ‘The Bronze’ set for Sunday at Midway Mall

ELYRIA — So you want to be in pictures? Then plan to get to Midway Mall 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for an open casting call for extras and other actors for the Melissa Rauch comedy “The Bronze” that will film in the Amherst area next month. Auditions will take place in the mall’s community Read More…