August 29, 2015

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North Ridgeville Police stop nets men in U.S. illegally

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two men are facing deportation after a traffic stop by police Wednesday afternoon that ended in authorities learning both men were in the country illegally. Both suspects were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol agents by police. The men were identified by North Ridgeville police as Mario Bonilla, 36, who was living Read More…

Assistant to Ridgeville city engineer faces a third DUI charge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A city official was charged last week after he crashed his car, fled the scene and was found later with a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit, according to police. Randy Speidel, assistant to the city engineer, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, assured clear distance and Read More…

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…

North Ridgeville standoff ends with self-inflicted gunshot wound

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A nearly seven-hour standoff between police and a man in a home at 9480 Island Road ended peacefully, police said. A news release said the 48-year-old man was hospitalized Monday night at St. John Medical Center in Westlake with a nonlife-threatening wound from a small-caliber gun. Police said they were called at Read More…

updated: Standoff in North Ridgeville

UPDATE: NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A standoff is continuing in North Ridgeville in the 9400 block of Island Road where Police Chief Mike Freeman said one man is inside a home by himself and he has a firearm. “We’re just talking to him right now to see if he’ll come out safely,” Freeman said. Freeman said Read More…

2 people found dead in North Ridgeville home identified

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two people were found dead in a Laurel Circle home in what police said is an apparent murder-suicide. A Police Department news release said they received a 911 call at 1:24 a.m. today from a woman in the home and found a 62-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man dead there. The caller, Read More…

Apparent murder/suicide in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police responded to a 911 call Saturday morning to find two people dead in a house from what police are calling an “apparent murder/suicide,” according to a press release on the North Ridgeville Police Department Facebook page. Police got the call around 1:24 a.m. from a woman who said her mother had Read More…

Coast Guard officer guilty in child porn case

A Coast Guard officer from North Ridgeville pleaded guilty Monday to a federal child pornography charge. Under federal sentencing guidelines, Lt. Sean Barnhill could receive between five and 20 years behind bars on the charge of receipt and distribution of visual depiction of minors when he is sentenced in October, according to Mike Tobin, spokesman Read More…

Downed tree blocks traffic in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Part of Center Ridge Road is closed after a tree fell down across the road. Center Ridge Road is currently closed between Barton Road in North Ridgeville and Mills Road in Westlake. Police were called to 32307 Center Ridge Road with reports of a tree down across the road. No wires are Read More…