November 28, 2014

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Ex-treasurer alleges rehiring of mayor’s daughter was illegal

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the third time in as many weeks, the city’s former treasurer has lashed out at the city, this time to allege that Mayor David Gillock committed a crime over the brief 2011 hiring of his daughter as a part-time police dispatcher. In an email to Toni Morgan, the city’s assistant law Read More…

Board of Elections investigating report of voting problem in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Lorain County Board of Elections is investigating reports that some voters who cast ballots at Lorain County Community College  may not have been able to vote on a proposed income tax increase and bond issue for improving major roads. Paul Adams, director of the Board of Elections, said late Wednesday that James Read More…

North Ridgeville police look into thefts at housing sites

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A housing development under construction at the western edge of the city has been targeted by thieves in recent weeks. Police said thefts from housing developments are an unfortunate reality in the growing community and catching those responsible is difficult. “Unfortunately this is a common crime for us, and we’re seeing more Read More…

North Ridgeville voters reject bond issue, income tax increase

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – In May, voters rejected by 143 votes an $8 million bond issue that would have paid the city’s share of a $67 million plan to widen and improve Center Ridge and Lear Nagel roads. On Tuesday, voters shot the same issue down by an even smaller 111-vote margin, according to unofficial election Read More…

North Ridgeville eyes new water deal

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s continued growth, particularly in home building, has given rise to the need for more water. Mayor David Gillock said he has been informed by Jim Whitlock, the city’s Utilities Department supervisor, that North Ridgeville’s daily water consumption is consistently exceeding 2 million gallons. “He said we’re exceeding that amount about Read More…

Former LCCAA head faces marijuana charges

Robert Gilchrist

Robert Gilchrist, a former Lorain service director and ex-Lorain County Community Action Agency CEO and president, faces drug charges after a traffic stop. Police said they found four packages of suspected marijuana in a vehicle driven by Gilchrist about 8:35 p.m. Friday. The 44-year-old Gilchrist is due in Oberlin Municipal Court today facing charges of Read More…

North Ridgeville police seek ordinance requiring charities to get permit to block road for 5K runs

Participants begin the Lions 5K/10K in North Ridgeville earlier this summer. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The growing popularity of events such as 5K runs and other community activities that require closing or blocking off city streets has led police to ask for legislation requiring permits and fees from groups sponsoring them. Police Capt. Marti Garrow told City Council’s Administrative Committee this week that the department wants a Read More…

North Ridgeville stumps for two tax levies

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NORTH RIDGEVILE — More than 50 people turned out Wednesday night to hear city officials stump for two tax issues on the November ballot that they said will move the city forward by helping pay for widening major roads and paying for a new fire station and infrastructure upgrades to ease the community’s flooding woes. Read More…

Ruling on police contract favors North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A federal conciliator issued a ruling Monday that sided with the city in its roughly year-long talks with police over a wage hike. Law Director Andrew Crites announced the decision in between an Administrative Committee meeting and City Council’s regular session Monday night. The ruling sided with the city’s longstanding offer of Read More…

North Ridgeville neighbors clash over backyard clutter

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Neighbors of a Root Road woman said they have battled for two years to get her to clean up her backyard, strewn with items ranging from outdoor furniture and piles of wood to tents, tarps and structures put up to keep it all in. “She’s an extreme hoarder,” Terry Green said of Read More…