March 6, 2015

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North Ridgeville parents, school officials discuss busing

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Improving communication between parents and school officials over student busing was the overriding theme at Wednesday night’s meeting hosted by the school district’s transportation office. The meeting generated discussion as parents asked questions, expressed opinions, and school officials tried to satisfy areas of concern. Several parents expressed appreciation for improved communications from Read More…

Cedar Point expert: ‘Dark ride’ likely coming

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Rumors have been flying for about 10 days that Cedar Point in Sandusky is planning to add a dive coaster to its renowned stable of roller coasters. But one well-versed observer of the park — and the theme-amusement park industry in general — is convinced otherwise. “A dark ride is what’s next up for Cedar Read More…

Fee planned to fight floods in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents can expect to pay between $3 and $10 a month under a planned stormwater management fee to help improve flood-prone neighborhoods. Residents raised many questions over the proposed stormwater management program during a two-hour meeting Monday. “We want to get this in front of us,” Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, said Read More…

North Ridgeville Council considering creating TIF areas

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — During a community forum last fall seeking support for tax issues that voters ultimately rejected, residents asked what steps the city was taking to lure more business to town. They were told the city was working with a consultant to try to develop tax increment financing, or TIF, packages, which allow a Read More…

Invacare names new CEO

Matthew Monaghan

ELYRIA — A top executive with a global manufacturer of hip and knee replacement hardware has been selected as the new president and CEO of Invacare Corp. Matthew E. Monaghan, 47, will assume his new post April 1, according to a statement released by the Elyria-based medical device firm that employs about 800 people at Read More…

Vermilion bus driver fired for sleeping at the wheel

VERMILION — A veteran Vermilion school bus driver was fired from her job last week after an investigation of a Dec. 5 incident in which she allegedly fell asleep at the wheel while transporting middle and high school students. Gwendolyn Howell, a bus driver for more than 20 years, was let go by the district Read More…

Former Presti’s of Oberlin changes hands

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OBERLIN — A local family catering operation will reopen the shuttered building that for decades housed Presti’s of Oberlin. Shelly Sterk and her family announced Wednesday that they are the new owners of the red brick building that housed Presti’s at 580 W. Lorain St. for more than 75 years before it closed last March. Read More…

Democrat Terry Murray to challenge North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock

Terry Murray

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the third time in four elections, Republican Mayor David Gillock will have opposition in the race for the city’s top job. Terry Murray, 52, a real estate agent, former landscaper and ex-city worker, has filed to run for mayor on the Democratic ticket. This marks Murray’s first try for elected office, Read More…

Keystone superintendent Jay Arbaugh resigns

Jay Arbaugh

LAGRANGE — An investigation into unspecified allegations of “serious misconduct” against Keystone Schools Superintendent Jay Arbaugh ended Tuesday night when the school board formally accepted his resignation. Following a 45-minute executive session to finalize the issue, the board quietly moved to accept Arbaugh’s resignation, which becomes effective July 31. Under terms of a mutual release Read More…

North Ridgeville State of the City: 2015 looks a lot like ’14

North Ridgeville Mayor G. David Gillock gives the State of the City address at North Ridgeville Education Center on Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Severe flooding that caused widespread damage and angry residents and the long-anticipated widening of Center Ridge Road dominated much of the city’s time and attention in 2014. Both issues look to do that again this year, according to Mayor David Gillock’s State of the City address heard by more than 125 people Read More…