November 24, 2014

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North Ridgeville residents object to widening project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The proposed widening of Center Ridge Road came under fire by residents at Monday night’s City Council meeting, one of whom urged residents to vote down an $8 million, 20-year bond issue for the project. Charlotte Corridoni, a Gina Drive resident, urged residents to reject the issue Nov. 4 on grounds the Read More…

Nonprofit ministry moves into new house in Lorain

The site of the Lorain Food Pantry is dramatically different now than it was this part spring. The entire home was made-over and repaired so families can soon be helped.

LORAIN — William Hurley bluntly described the roomy, three-story house on East 31st Street as a rat trap when he and members of Lorain’s We Care We Share Ministries acquired the property last year. Hurley and other members of the nonprofit organization recently celebrated a $130,000 top-to-bottom renovation that has converted the house and an Read More…

With retirement, business leader sells company to workers

Larry Bettcher

Bettcher Industries Inc. announced Thursday that longtime chairman Larry Bettcher has retired after a 56-year career. Bettcher’s retirement comes at the same time that the well-known manufacturer of food processing equipment and precision-cutting technology in Birmingham also announced completion of its transition to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan with the sale of remaining shares of Read More…

Counselors at North Ridgeville High after teen’s apparent suicide

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — School administrators and counselors spent the day Wednesday at North Ridgeville High School to offer help and comfort to students in the aftermath of the death of a student Tuesday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Superintendent Jim Powell said the district’s crisis team came to the school in the morning Wednesday Read More…

Second Harvest Food Bank seeks votes in online grant contest

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Your vote can help us help our neighbors in need. Vote now: http://t.co/UewzmZ8HvY #sparkchange #hungeraction — Second Harvest NC OH (@SecondHarvestOH) September 22, 2014 LORAIN – Online voting might net Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio a $60,000 Wal-Mart grant as part of the retailer’s nationwide campaign, “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Launched Monday Read More…

Lorain man’s TV show features vegan cooking

Former Lorain resident Luis Quinones is working on a TV reality show featuring chefs. PHOTO PROVIDED

A Lorain man’s interest in vegan cooking and nutrition sparked a second career — one that could land him on television in the near future. Luis Quinones, 42, who recently retired from his job as a community control officer for Lorain County Domestic Relations Court, now lives in southern California, is working on a 22-episode Read More…

North Ridgeville ministry follows double tragedies

Phillip Moss and Jen Casey, of North Ridgeville, formed Open Hearts Ministry after the death of Jen Casey’s brother in 2012. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For Jen Casey, the breaking point came after she “lost” a second brother. “I lost one for seven years and then lost another I will never see again,” Casey said Friday, seated at the dining room table of the home she shares with husband Phillip Moss, 34. Casey, 35, is the sister Read More…

Cedar Point’s Mantis Take 2: A floorless coaster

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Cedar Point will transform its Mantis stand-up roller coaster into a sit-down floorless ride for the 2015 season. According to a release from Bryan Edwards, the park’s marketing manager, the re-configured ride will re-open under the new name “Rougarou,” which park officials said is the name of a “terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore.” A Read More…

Cedar Point announces partnership with LeBron James Family Foundation

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SANDUSKY – Cedar Point officials in July pledged to re-name one of the park’s 17 roller coasters after LeBron James if the NBA superstar returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he later did. This morning, the park ended weeks of speculation by announcing what was termed a “bigger and better than expected” development that does Read More…

Nine North Ridgeville businesses cited with selling alcohol to minors

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have filed charges against nine bars, restaurants and other businesses which were found to have sold alcohol to minors during a sting operation over the weekend. The charges were brought following a joint effort by police, the STOP Underage Drinking Task Force and the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Read More…