August 1, 2015

Elyria
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Corn rises above soggy start to season, now for sale

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Despite another soggy start to the growing season, sweet corn is now for sale. Fenik’s Sweet Corn is believed to be the first area grower to begin selling the perennial summertime favorite Tuesday from its stand at 6413 Lake Ave. in Elyria. “Today is our first day,” owner Pat Fenik said late Tuesday afternoon after Read More…

North Ridgeville avoids Independence Day traffic snarls

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of Aurensen Drive have expressed anger and frustration about traffic in their neighborhood, most recently over a planned housing development they contend will produce much greater traffic congestion and ruin their quiet neighborhood. But things took a different tack this week when the city took steps to prevent the traffic and Read More…

North Ridgeville Council mulls how to convince voters to support bond issue for new fire station

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s need for a new central fire station is clear, but the campaigns for it haven’t been, City Council says. Council voted unanimously Monday night to have the county auditor’s office certify millage for a 20-year bond issue to build a facility, which is estimated to cost $8.2 million. While all Read More…

Alternative plan would not extend road in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Westlake developer Tony Valore said Thursday his latest proposal for the Crosscreek development would avoid a controversial extension of Aurensen Drive but add more single-family and cluster homes to the project. “Nothing has been finalized yet, but we’re still working on it,” Valore said. “The city came back with a few things Read More…

New Keystone Elementary School nearing completion

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LAGRANGE — The final piece in a 12-year plan to create a mega-campus for Keystone Schools is nearly complete. “We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve got,” Superintendent Franco Gallo said Tuesday as he gave an informal tour of the district’s new $16 million elementary school, which is nearing completion. The school will serve Read More…

Wellington crash victim mourned

Samantha May, left, and Josh Gfell. PHOTO PROVIDED

PENFIELD TWP. — Samantha May spoke in a soft voice about the way she and Joshua Gfell, a fellow graduate of Keystone High School who died in a one-car crash Thursday, came back into each other’s lives. “We re-connected on Facebook after graduation and at the beginning of this year we got together,” May, 25, Read More…

Veterans offered free showing of ‘Max” at Cobblestone Square

SHEFFIELD — Military veterans and their families can see the new film “Max” this weekend for free at the Regal Cobblestone Square 20 theater. A special screening of the film, which opens nationwide this weekend, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday as part of a special VetTogethers event. The Sheffield multiplex is among 35 Regal Read More…

Young Indians fan makes friends with Tigers slugger Cabrera after highlight-reel catch

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AVON — A Cleveland Indians cap was placed on Dominic Opron’s head shortly after he was born. Some might say his fate was sealed from then on. But not to hear the soft-spoken 11-year-old tell it when he speaks of the episode that transpired at Tuesday night’s Indians/Detroit Tigers game. Dominic’s spur-of-the-moment catch of a Read More…

Alternative being readied for Aurensen extension

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mayor David Gillock said he and other city officials plan to sit down this week with Westlake developer Tony Valore to discuss an alternative to an extension of Aurensen Drive for his proposed Crosscreek housing development, which is set to be built off Greenlawn Drive located several hundred feet west of Aurensen. Read More…

North Ridgeville, ODOT reach agreement on Center Ridge widening

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city has agreed to cooperate with the Ohio Department of Transportation on the $55.6 million widening and improvement of Center Ridge Road. City Council approved an ordinance Monday night that officially constitutes its intent to work with ODOT to improve a 2.3-mile stretch of the road from Lear-Nagle Road to Stoney Ridge Read More…