July 1, 2015

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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…

Construction to lead to back-ups as Lear-Nagle widening progresses

North RIdgeville police warn of backups as construction begins on Lear-Nagle Road. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Sunnier skies, warmer temperatures and traffic back-ups — all are sure signs of summer knocking at the door. In the case of the latter, it’s a sign that some of the most visible work to date will be getting underway on the widening of Lear-Nagle Road from Lorain to Center Ridge roads. Read More…

Police: Mother suffocated daughter, kept body in house for 2 days

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lakewood mother Janet Tyburski suffocated her daughter Rachele Tyburski and kept the body in her home for two days before dumping the body in a North Ridgeville field in March, according to North Ridgeville police. Janet Tyburski, 45, was arrested Tuesday on charges accusing her of murdering her daughter, Rachele Tyburski, 26, Read More…

No toxins found in body of Rachele Tyburski

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The toxicology test on a Lakewood woman who was found dead in a North Ridgeville field last month found no alcohol and no significant drugs in her system, authorities said. Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said Rachele Tyburski, 26, does not appear to have died of an overdose. The office is Read More…

UPDATED: Home of OSU commit searched by U.S. marshals

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — U.S. marshals, looking for a fugitive on its Dangerous Dozen list, searched a North Ridgeville home and found a substantial amount of marijuana. Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force searched the home of Rhonda Young in the 32100 block of Cook Road about 10 a.m. Thursday, looking for her Read More…

North Ridgeville police renewal

North Ridgeville is seeking a renewal for a levy that funds its Police Department. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Issue 18 What it is: a 1.95-mill levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $1.3 million Purpose: to pay for salaries, cars, equipment, clothing, radios, guns and other items for the Police Department Cost to homeowner/taxpayer: $51.77 annually for owners of homes with $100,000 valuation NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As they have every five Read More…

Woman found in North Ridgeville identified

Rachele-Tyburski, of Lakewood, Oh. (Photo courtesy of WKYC)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police have identified the woman whose body was discovered Sunday in a field off Victory Lane. Police Lt. Greg Petek released a short statement this afternoon that said news reports of the missing woman resulted in family contacting them to identify the woman as Rachele Tyburski, 26, of Lakewood. Petek thanked the Read More…

Traveling pool players indicted for stealing $800 in quarters from car wash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A pair of men who police said traveled the country as professional pool players have been indicted for the June theft of $800 in quarters from a local car wash bill-changing machine. A county grand jury returned indictments Tuesday against Larry M. Scearce, 35, on charges of tampering with coin machines, a Read More…

Escaped Missouri convict wanted for slew of charges runs from local authorities

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An escaped convict was seen in Avon recently and police are asking the public for its help in finding a 23-year-old wanted for kidnapping, domestic violence, rape, burglary and violating a temporary protection order charges in Missouri. Early in the morning on Sept. 3 a Westlake Police officer tried to question a man sleeping in his Read More…

Duo tries to hot-wire own car, calls for tow after stealing from vehicles

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A pair of men suspected of up to a dozen vehicle break-ins might have gotten away with it had they not lost their own car keys, police said. Police arrested Ryan Casper, 21, of Lorain, and Andrew Krugman, 21, of Elyria, shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday when a Clear Creek Drive resident Read More…