May 25, 2015

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North Ridgeville Planning Commission approves plans for new middle school, football stadium

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Plans for a $58.1 million middle school and football stadium to be built adjacent to North Ridgeville High School got the go-ahead Tuesday night from the city Planning Commission. The commission voted 5-0 to recommend the project to City Council, whose approval should be the final major hurdle to clear for the Read More…

Keystone officials hopeful elementary school will open Wednesday

LAGRANGE – An electrical wiring problem led to a day off Tuesday for pupils at Keystone Elementary School. Those same youngsters should be heading back to classes Wednesday, according to Keystone Schools Superintendent Franco Gallo. “We have a crew working on it right now and they believe they’ll get it done tonight (Tuesday),” Gallo said Read More…

Smoking banned in North Ridgeville parks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Anyone coming to any of the city’s four parks and sports complexes this summer will be expected to refrain from lighting up. The Parks and Recreation Commission approved a policy to prohibit smoking in the parks beginning July 1, according to Director Kevin Fougerousse. The no-tobacco policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, Read More…

Lorain’s Davila wows judges on ‘The Voice’

In this screen grab from online video, Lexi Davila belts out the classic pop song “All by Myself” on Tuesday on the NBC-TV show “The Voice.”

Roberto Davila said he was thrilled but “exhausted” after watching his daughter Lexi perform live for the first time on the NBC-TV show “The Voice” on Tuesday night. “I’m beside myself,” Davila said. “I was there thinking, ‘This is my daughter.’ ” The 17-year-old Lorain girl sang “All by Myself,” which clearly impressed the panel Read More…

Ridgeville mom faces endangering charge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have charged a mother with endangering children after the woman’s 6-year-old child was reportedly left alone at home approximately a dozen times. Brittany A. Owen, 26, was charged Thursday after police were called to the North Ridgeville school district’s bus garage on Pitts Boulevard because a bus driver had dropped off Read More…

North Ridgeville residents remain concerned about Route 83 traffic

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Shane Hoover stood at a podium at Monday’s City Council meeting and read descriptions of real estate listings for homes in the city’s 40-year-old-plus Aurensen-Noll-Behm neighborhood. The ads used words such as “quiet” and “peaceful” to describe the area that offers open fields and light traffic despite being off state Route 83, Read More…

Keystone to buy 45 security cameras

LAGRANGE — The Keystone Schools will take advantage of a provision in state bidding procedures to buy nearly 50 new security cameras for Keystone High School without having to seek competitive bids. The action was taken Monday by the school board when board members approved a resolution of “urgent necessity” that allows the board to Read More…

Lorain woman uninjured by shots fired into home

LORAIN — A woman told police she was asleep in a ground-floor bedroom of her home when she was awakened about 2 a.m. Friday by a loud banging noise. The woman fell back asleep but when she awoke several hours later she discovered apparent bullet holes in a bedroom window and the ceiling, as well Read More…

2 women charged after crash, ER ruckus

LORAIN — Two Lorain women were charged early Thursday at a hospital emergency room after their vehicles were damaged in a crash earlier that morning. The series of events began when police responded to an incident in the 1000 block of West 21st Street about 3:30 a.m. Thursday involving a 2008 red Lincoln MKZ driven Read More…

Cat, 7-month-old kittens found near Lorain Wal-Mart loading dock

LORAIN – Greg Willey, executive director of Friendship Animal Protective League, knows spring has arrived. “Officer Rick Broz gave us the starting bell,” Willey said of the Lorain Police animal control officer who informed the agency of an abandoned cat and her seven month-old kittens Thursday. “Once we start to get kittens, we know that Read More…