August 28, 2015

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Slain North Ridgeville woman had gotten protection order

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police searched unsuccessfully for Timothy Hoff before Hoff allegedly shot and killed Donna Roode early Saturday morning before he turned the gun on himself at Roode’s Laurel Circle residence. Police hunted for Hoff in a number of communities after Roode reported he sent her an email in which he threatened to burn Read More…

North Ridgeville police reviewing circumstances after standoff

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are reviewing circumstances surrounding a seven-hour standoff Monday at a home on Island Road that ended with a man surrendering to police after he wounded himself with a rifle. “We’re looking at possible charges, but we have not done so yet,” police Detective Lt. Greg Petek said Tuesday when asked whether Read More…

Generosity provides bounty of space for food bank

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LORAIN — A torrent of well-wishes and heartfelt thanks marked Friday’s grand opening of the 41,000-square-foot, $5 million Nordson Food Distribution Center that will increase the work done by Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio to feed the hungry. Those expressed by John and Roxanne Lewis of the food pantry operated by Asbury Read More…

Groundbreaking date set for new North Ridgeville school/stadium complex

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville school district officials were hoping to start moving dirt for the new $58.1 million middle school and stadium complex at the start of July. But that date came and went due to delays in selecting a new company to serve as construction manager for the project and providing enough time Read More…

Think your neighbors are watching? It could happen in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Overgrown lawns, untended building lots and houses in need of repair are often the bane of city inspectors working to get homeowners or owners of vacant lots to correct violations. City Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, is pitching the idea of using volunteer inspectors to help shoulder the load and possibly shrink Read More…

North Ridgeville Planning Commission signs off on Center Ridge variance

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The City Planning Commission gave its blessing Tuesday night to a measure designed to protect Center Ridge Road businesses that could be affected by the widening from three to five lanes along a 2.3-mile stretch west of state Route 83 running east to Lear-Nagle Road. Recommended for passage by City Council’s Building Read More…

Sales solid locally for ‘Go Set a Watchman’

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It didn’t rival the hours-long lines of rabid fans waiting to get their hands on the final book in the “Harry Potter” series, but sales of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” on Tuesday ranged from a handful to steady at area bookstores. The novel picks up 20 years after the events of Lee’s famed Read More…

Medicaid info meeting scheduled for today

LORAIN — Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, including more than 19,000 in Lorain County, have health care insurance via the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid. But thousands more uninsured or underinsured may still be eligible for insurance coverage under various options of the Affordable Care Act. It is that population that the Get Covered Read More…

Harper Lee’s long-awaited novel spurs activities at local libraries

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Harper Lee doesn’t text, tweet, or show up on TMZ. No matter. The 89-old legendary American author who has lived a rather reclusive life for decades in her small Alabama hometown will have her name all over the media today with the release of her second novel, “Go Set a Watchman.” And the Lorain Public Read More…

North Ridgeville counsel proposes measure for business owners during Center Ridge project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s law director has proposed a measure intended to protect both businesses and the city in cases where needed right-of-way for the Center Ridge Road widening project leaves commercial ventures in violation of the city’s minimum lot-size requirements. Law Director Andrew Crites proposed the idea in hopes of heading off any Read More…