January 26, 2015

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Riders roll in the toys for Not-Forgotten Box

Elyria Eagle Riders donate items to the Not-Forgotten Box on Friday. They are, from left, Jennifer Dahlbeck, Brian Gawlik, Mike Lukehart, Ronnie Galindo, Ray Drake, Diane Kundrod and Dena Flanagan. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Clad in black leather jackets and chaps, the group might at first be mistaken for a bunch of rough and rowdy motorcycle riders. Then the smiles and laughs come — and all the toys. A half-dozen members of the fledgling Elyria Eagle Riders showed up at The Chronicle-Telegram’s doorstep Friday afternoon to deliver Read More…

North Ridgeville resident lights up the neighborhood

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Bob Mangan has heard Clark Griswold jokes for a long time. He doesn’t mind. In fact, one gets the impression he rather likes the comparison between Chevy Chase’s over-the-top Christmas lighting display in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and his own impressive handiwork. Mangan’s dazzling annual holiday lighting extravaganza began 15 Read More…

North Ridgeville commission gets first look at new school plan

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Planning Commission members asked school officials and architects Tuesday night questions about parking, wetlands, flood control and traffic as plans for the new $58.1 million middle school and sports stadium were introduced. Commission members got their first look at plans for the project but voted to postpone a vote on approval of Read More…

North Ridgeville Police warn about theft of packages left on doorsteps

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are warning residents to take extra care and precautions to prevent the theft of packages delivered to doorsteps, especially during the holiday season. Police issued the warning after receiving reports of thefts of packages in the Meadow Lakes development that borders Center Ridge and Stoney Ridge roads. “Thieves recognize a lot Read More…

Nitro Foundation to rally at alleged dog-killer’s hearing

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ELYRIA — Just as they have done in prior cases of animal abuse, members of the Nitro Foundation plan to rally Tuesday at Elyria Municipal Court where accused dog killer Joel R. Ruth is slated to appear for a pre-trial hearing. Ruth, 50, of LaGrange, is charged with aggravated menacing and animal cruelty for the Read More…

New cable company delays start in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — More than a year ago, city officials announced a cable TV company was coming to town. Wide Open West Cable TV, better known as WOW! Cable TV, has yet to arrive. “It’s still in the works,” City Council President Kevin Corcoran said this week. “This is a community they want to be Read More…

Future bright for new Keystone elementary school

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LAGRANGE — The concrete walls of the Keystone Schools’ new elementary building are a sullen gray now, but when students come streaming into their new home next fall, they will look much warmer and more inviting. “There will be balloons, flowers and trees,” said Jim Kerr, site manager for Cleveland-based Panzica-Bowen, the general contractor for Read More…

Two 18-year-olds charged with taking signs, holiday decoration

Some of the items found in a truck that was driven by the suspects in a rash of thefts in the North Ridgeville area. PHOTO PROVIDED BY NORTH RIDGEVILLE POLICE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A pair of 18-year-olds told police they were out having fun when they went on a theft spree that allegedly netted them 20 realty and housing-development signs, an illuminated holiday decoration and traffic work zone signs. “We have no idea what they planned to do with the realty signs, but they might Read More…

North Ridgeville’s Center Ridge Road widening forces Hale’s Florist to move to North Olmsted

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The defeat of an $8 million bond issue last month to fund the city’s share of the $67 million widening and improvement of Center Ridge and Lear Nagle roads hasn’t stalled the acquisition of properties needed for work to proceed. Jim and Sandy Hales, longtime owners of Hales Florist and Greenhouse, are Read More…

Keystone budget cuts include 5 paraprofessional positions

LAGRANGE — A week ago, school board members said they wanted more input from the community regarding upcoming rounds of budget cuts. Officials heard from students and parents before and after about $70,000 in cuts were approved during Monday night’s board meeting, which was attended by more than 50 people at Keystone High School. Set Read More…