February 12, 2016

Elyria
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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…

VIDEO: Postgame ruckus cancels Elyria hoops tourney

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Video courtesy OhioSportsNet (Caution: Strong language) ELYRIA — What was described as a large fight involving students and others outside Elyria High School after Tuesday night’s Lorain County Holiday Classic basketball game between Elyria and Lorain high schools has led to a decision to cancel games slated to be played today in the annual tourney. Read More…

New Year’s Eve resolution

LORAIN — Members of Lorain City Council may wind up changing their New Year’s Eve plans. That’s because a third meeting to consider passage of legislation to eliminate hospitalization coverage for Council members may have to be Thursday night to take action on the ordinance which, if approved, would take effect Friday. “We are looking Read More…

Woman’s condition improving after North Ridgeville crash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A woman injured in a head-on crash Tuesday was reported to be improving at a Cleveland hospital. Kelsey Odee, 20, of North Ridgeville, was listed in fair condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to MetroHealth Medical Center spokesman Noah Lamprecht. Odee was flown by helicopter to the hospital following the crash Tuesday Read More…

NORAD primed for Santa-tracking duties

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The target is acquired. We’re talking Santa Claus, whose bright red outfit, big shiny sleigh weighed down with presents, and eight soaring reindeer are again being tracked by NORAD as he makes his global Christmas Eve rounds. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the radar tracking of Santa by NORAD, otherwise known as the Read More…

Walls finally come tumbling down: Center Ridge demolitions make way for road widening

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A pile of debris sits on Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville, as building demolitions are underway for the road widening project.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After years of discussion, debate, and rejection of a tax issue, the goal of easing daily traffic congestion along Center Ridge Road is finally becoming a reality. A number of businesses have been torn down within the nearly 40-foot right-of-way needed to expand the city’s chief east-west traffic artery from three to Read More…

Board of elections officials suspect forged signatures for liquor option petitions; criminal charges could result

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to order an investigation into a number of allegedly forged signatures that appeared on petitions seeking to put a liquor option issue for an Elyria business on the ballot. The investigation could ultimately lead to criminal charges should the Board of Elections decide to forward Read More…

Lear-Nagle residents express concerns to North Ridgeville council about crosswalk

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — This past summer, a visible relocated crosswalk with accompanying signs was installed in front of Lear North Elementary School with the goal of boosting the safety of people crossing the busy road. On Monday night City Council heard from a small number of Lear-Nagle Road residents who want the removed stop signs Read More…