February 8, 2016

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Retail complex project approved in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Fairview Park developer got the OK from the Planning Commission on Tuesday night for a 10,050-square-foot single-story building that will house a bank, restaurants and retail businesses. Ground is planned to be broken in April or May on a 3.4-acre parcel of land east of the Advance Auto Parts on Center Read More…

Captain’s appeal continues

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Former Vermilion police Capt. Michael Reinheimer, right, speaks with his attorney Joseph Jacobs at a Civil Service Commission Hearing at Vermilion Municipal Court on Jan. 8.

VERMILION — A number of Vermilion police officers testified Friday before the city’s Civil Service Commission that they would have supported a discussed no-confidence vote that was never taken against former Police Capt. Michael Reinheimer because of their lack of trust in his leadership. The seven-hour hearing was held as part of Reinheimer’s appeal of Read More…

Grants to fund improvements in downtown Amherst

AMHERST — As the area’s economy continues to recover, communities are realizing the importance of putting their best foot forward when it comes to attracting shoppers and positive word of mouth about local business districts. “We all know about everything sprawling out, and that’s why we try to get people to come back downtown to Read More…

Multiple charges filed against Elyria man in attempted tree stand theft

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria man accused of stealing part of a deer stand from private property last week allegedly tried to take the rest of it Tuesday, only to wind up facing multiple charges after he got into a fight with a hunter who confronted him, police said. William Bennett, 61, of Elyria, was Read More…

Mercy Foundation of Lorain County gives out more than $2.2 million in grants

LORAIN — More than $2.2 million in grants from the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County will bring health care services to more at-risk people in Lorain County while expanding services for women and holistic services for those contending with cancer. The 2016 grants were announced Monday by Scott Pember, president of the Mercy Foundation, who Read More…

Amherst swears in new fire chief

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AMHERST — Retiring Amherst Fire Chief Wayne Northeim has kept a photo on his desk for the past 20 years. The picture shows himself and fellow firefighter Greg Knoll when both were promoted to captains in 1996. Northeim, who turns 60 this spring, is retiring after 30 years. Knoll, 51, was sworn in Tuesday night Read More…

North Ridgeville negotiating for land purchase for new fire station

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is in talks with members of a local family who own land where the city would like to build a new central fire station. While most of the family members have reportedly agreed to sell land to the city, one family member who lives in a home on the acreage Read More…

Jan. 13 meeting set for Lear-Nagle project update

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents will learn details of the $12.75 million widening of Lear-Nagle Road — including a construction timetable and how traffic will be maintained during the work — at a public meeting Jan. 13. The public session will begin 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the North Ridgeville Education Center on Mills Read More…

Traffic fatalities jump in 2015; Lorain County 2nd in state for biggest increases

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ELYRIA — Lorain County experienced a leap in the number of traffic deaths on its roads in 2015. Year-end statistics from the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol indicated the county saw 33 deaths in 28 crashes, according to post commander Lt. Carlos Smith. The figure represented a 266 percent increase over the nine Read More…

VIDEO: Four students arrested after postgame fight outside Elyria High gym

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Video courtesy OhioSportsNet (Caution: Strong language) ELYRIA — Police arrested four Elyria High School students for a ruckus outside the Elyria High gym at after Tuesday night’s basketball tournament game between Elyria and Lorain High Schools. Police charged three male students ages 14 and 15 with aggravated riot and resisting arrest, according to police Capt. Read More…