July 28, 2015

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Summer in the fast lane

Ridgeville sophomore is stoked for stock cars NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Morgan Dyer, a sophomore at North Ridgeville High School, will have a great “what I did on my summer vacation essay” this year. Morgan, 15, won the super stock car division of the National Derby Rallies soap box derby championships held in Saginaw, Mich., on Read More…

North Ridgeville Notebook: August 21, 2008

So you wanna be a star? Olde Towne Hall Theatre will hold auditions 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday for the three-person comedy “Wally’s Café.” The story centers on Wally and his wife, Louise. The couple age over the course of the show from their late 20s/early 30s in 1940 up until 1981. The Read More…

Lorain law director charged with 4th DUI

This time he’s charged with hitting a house, leaving the scene Lorain Law Director Mark Provenza was picked up on his fourth drunken driving charge early Wednesday after police said he rammed his wife’s minivan into the front porch of a Lakewood house and drove away. In a Lakewood police video taken from a dashboard Read More…

Gorilla his dreams? Kinda

Nestled in the back of the fairgrounds, next to the Yo-Yo ride and across from ubiquitous carnival games, is a plain gray tent with a white trailer sticking out of it. You almost wouldn’t notice it at all, except for the giant yellow signs out front advertising the spectacle within: Gabora the Gorilla Girl. A Read More…

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones dies of brain hemorrhage

EAST CLEVELAND — Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress and a strong critic of the Iraq war, died Wednesday after a brain hemorrhage, a Cleveland Clinic official said. Tubbs Jones, 58, died at 6:12 p.m. from a hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm that burst and left Read More…

Wal-Mart coming to Lorain`s Lighthouse Village

LORAIN — Wal-Mart is planning to land a store in Lorain, and this time voters can’t do anything about it. The 200,000-square-foot supercenter is slated to arrive at Lighthouse Village by early 2010 and will bring up to 400 jobs with it, according to developer Tom Kuluris. “We’ve been talking (to Wal-Mart) on and off Read More…

School`s student-bought playground goes up in flames

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The Vincent Elementary School playground built from $35,000 in pupil-collected pennies was destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon. Sheffield Township Fire Chief Joe Bandagski said shredded rubber mulch under the school’s jungle gym caught fire about 2:15 p.m. He said the cause of the fire is not yet known but it is Read More…

Linens-N-Things closes at Avon Commons

AVON — A yellow and black banner announcing the store is closing hangs over Linens-N-Things at Avon Commons. “It’s a corporate issue, not a city issue or an Avon Commons issue,” Mayor Jim Smith said. The New Jersey-based home furnishing chain announced this month that it will shut down 57 underperforming stores — its Avon Read More…

Avon Planning Commission OKs new YMCA and shopping center

AVON — While restaurants, grocery stores and retailers continue to close their doors elsewhere, they keep opening new doors in Avon. The Planning Commission Wednesday night approved site plans for the 67,000-square-foot French Creek YMCA, the 79,000-square-foot Heritage Village shopping center, a 6,300-square-foot AutoZone and a 6,034-square-foot Enger Tire Service. The commission also agreed to Read More…

Roundup: Aug. 21, 2008

Mom says she didn’t know tot was in van ELYRIA — A woman said she didn’t know her 3-year-old son was in her mini-van Monday evening when she went inside Wal-Mart to shop, according to an Elyria police report. Police and paramedics went to the store’s parking lot on Midway Boulevard about 7:10 p.m. and Read More…