June 25, 2016

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Public gets rare chance to visit NASA Glenn Research Center

Most people who drive by the entrance to NASA Glenn Research Center on their way to or from work or Cleveland Hopkins International Airport probably have a general idea that what goes on there has to do with man’s exploration of space. And while that work is intricate and highly technical, it’s also downright cool. Read More…

Vermilion students’ capes have kids from Murray Ridge soaring

ELYRIA — One classroom of children who received brightly colored and designed superhero-style capes Wednesday couldn’t say thank you. But then again, no words were needed. Their expressive eyes, constant smiles and enthusiastic clapping said it all. All of the youngsters in the Murray Ridge Center class of special ed teacher Amy Daniels are unable Read More…

Posey Depot to close in June after 27 years

ELYRIA — It’s been an obvious but painful truth for years that small independent businesses struggle to compete with the big-box stores and their variety of merchandise sold at lower prices. But there is one thing the big boys will never succeed at, according to Sharon Schulz, owner of Elyria’s Posey Depot, which is closing Read More…

North Ridgeville residents unhappy with Lear-Nagle Road; Gillock assures it’s temporary

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mayor David Gillock said he’s gotten an earful from some residents miffed over the condition of Lear-Nagle Road as work continues to add a middle turning lane to the two-lane road between Center Ridge and Lorain roads. “To get even a half-dozen comments on an issue like that is several,” Gillock said. Read More…

North Ridgeville contracts out for new building inspector

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The departure of a Building Department inspector who also conducted reviews of proposed commercial developments has led the city to take steps to hire an architect to perform that same work. City Council unanimously approved legislation Monday night to hire Frank Weber of Frank Weber Architect LLC as an outside contractor to Read More…

Couple indicted for allegedly defrauding Amherst Schools

AMHERST — An Amherst couple has been indicted on charges stemming from an investigation into what authorities said was a scheme to defraud the city’s school district out of tens of thousands of dollars over a period of years for tutoring services. Jaleh S. Saghafi, 47, and Phillip S. Presutto, 44, each were indicted Tuesday Read More…

Remembering Trustee Mary Beth Derikito

HUNTINGTON TWP. — Mary Beth Derikito will long be remembered for her tireless and determined efforts to better the lives of township residents. “She was well-respected in the township,” Huntington Township Trustee Robert “Butch” Holmes said Friday of the longtime trustee who died last week at age 78. “She stood up for people and did Read More…

Police: Man posed as pastor to rob church

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Medina man posed as a pastor to case a local church and returned later to steal a small safe and money, police said. Robert D. Davis, 50, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering after police located him in Medina County Jail, where he was serving a sentence for a Read More…

North Ridgeville planners approve project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The largest job-producing business to come to the city in years got the green light Tuesday night from the Planning Commission, but the project remains unidentified. The commission approved a recommendation for the venture as a whole — rumored to be the relocation of the Riddell football helmet and equipment plant from Read More…

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…