May 24, 2015

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Coin flip gives Abens North Ridgeville 3rd Ward Republican nomination

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Tails it is. A coin flip settled the tied race in the Republican primary for the 3rd Ward North Ridgeville City Council seat in favor of Bruce Abens on Thursday. Abens and fellow Republican Georgia Awig each ended the race with 258 votes, which under state law requires the race to be Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

Census figures

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

Driver identified in fatal North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria man died in a one-car crash that occurred near the intersection of Sugar Ridge and Maddock roads about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday. Edgar Kirsch, 67, of 132 Meadow Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police Sgt. Corey Sabo. Fire and police reports were unavailable Wednesday. However, Fire Lt. Rick Read More…

Fatal wreck closes Sugar Ridge Road

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Sugar Ridge Road between State Route 83 (Avon Belden Road) and Race Road is closed until further notice as police investigate a fatal one-car wreck. Police say the car went off the north side of the road and struck a guardrail around 3:20 a.m. The driver, the only person in the car, was Read More…

Memorial Day brings ‘Murph’ event to North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For many, Memorial Day means kicking back with cookouts, working in the yard or simply enjoying a day off work or school. But a number of people will get up early and dedicate part of the holiday to breaking a sweat with a “Murph” workout to honor those in uniform half a 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…

North Ridgeville softball center could open this year

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A women’s fast-pitch softball training facility is projected to open this year on land the city is selling to a developer. The nearly 17,000-square-foot indoor facility will be a larger version of Leffew Fastpitch, run by well-known father-daughter softball instructors Dave and Amie Leffew in the LaGrange area. To be built on Read More…

North Ridgeville crash victim remembered as caring person

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Eddie Nagel, left, and Seth Nagel at the LaGrange Engine Club show at the 2014 Lorain County Fair.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Fatal crash victim Seth Nagel was remembered fondly by friends and family Sunday. “He cared more about other people than himself,” Nagel’s friend Vince Monda said. “Hands down.” Nagel, 22, had recently moved to Cleveland from 3490 Long Road in Avon where he grew up, relatives said. Fire and police reports were Read More…

Avon man, 22, dies after pickup flips over guardrail

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 22-year-old Avon man died Saturday in a rollover crash at 6541 Case Road about 2:35 a.m. Saturday. Seth Nagel was ejected from a pickup that flipped over a guard rail, according to a Fire Department news release. Nagel was pronounced dead at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Cuyahoga County Medical Read More…

1 dead, 2 injured in North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One man died after a car crash in North Ridgeville early Saturday morning. Police were called about 2:30 a.m. Saturday to Case Road for a car that hit a guardrail, according to a news release. Three people were inside the car when it hit a guardrail and went off of the road. Read More…