June 27, 2016

Elyria
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North Ridgeville planners approve Bainbridge Road widening

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city Planning Commission approved, 3-0, the expansion of Bainbridge Road to include new turn lanes within a 1,000-foot section, where an entrance drive for the city’s new $58.1 million middle school will be developed opposite West Point Drive. Commission members Tim Anderson and Jennifer Swallow were absent. The eastbound left-hand turn Read More…

Possible link examined between abductions, 2015 incident (VIDEO)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are looking into whether there’s a link between an incident last year in North Ridgeville and a man suspected of abducting a Cleveland child May 21 and who also is suspected of trying to take a child in Elyria in February. North Ridgeville police Detective Capt. Greg Petek said Friday there Read More…

Four charged in North Ridgeville tire thefts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Four people are facing charges for two unrelated tire thefts, police said. The first occurred April 2 at Joe’s Auto Wrecking, 7218 Case Road, where a witness saw two men enter the business shortly before 7 p.m. after walking from a vehicle they parked off Dyke Avenue, according to police Capt. Marti Read More…

Amherst police investigating rape allegation at local motel

AMHERST — Police are investigating a reported rape of a North Ridgeville teen at a local motel over the weekend. According to a police report, the assault occurred Saturday at the Motel 6, 704 N. Leavitt Road, in Amherst. Amherst police received a call from North Ridgeville police Sunday to inform them that a woman Read More…

North Ridgeville man charged after four-month child porn investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A four-month investigation into a 34-year-old North Ridgeville man suspected of downloading and sharing files containing pornographic images of children has led to charges. Michael J. Lindegarde, 34, is charged with one count of felony pandering obscenity involving a minor, and one count of felony possession of criminal tools, according to police Read More…

Akron man leads Elyria police on chase near Interstate 480

ELYRIA — An Akron man who led Elyria police on an on-again, off-again chase through the streets of the city and onto state Route 10 came to a sudden stop when he ran over spiked stop sticks deployed by North Ridgeville police Saturday. Elyria police Sgt. Jeff Currier said officers began looking for the 2007 Read More…

VIDEO: North Ridgeville police seek robbery suspect

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are asking for help to locate and identify a woman who held up a female driver at gunpoint at a gas station. The armed robbery occurred just before 7 a.m. Friday at the BP station at Lorain and Lear-Nagle roads when a woman believed to be on her way to work Read More…

Another church theft — this one in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the second time in less than a week, thieves broke into an area church and stole money. The latest theft occurred at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Center Ridge Road, where someone smashed through the window in a rear sub-basement level door leading to a large room outside the Read More…

Police: No abduction of a child in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A sharp-eyed boy reported what he believed to be a possible abduction of young girl Wednesday afternoon that police later determined was an innocent episode involving a petite adult. The report prompted police to initiate an investigation and an auto call by officials from North Ridgeville Schools to parents. “We’re not faulting Read More…

Police: Girl may have been abducted

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have issued a “be on the look out” for a white, full-sized van, last seen at the intersection of Ridge Plaza and Center Ridge roads. According to the North Ridgeville police, an 11-year-old saw a 12-year-old girl being pulled into the van, which features the word “Elite” in blue and red Read More…