February 27, 2015

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Phone outage causes closures for North Ridgeville school district

NORTH RIDGEVILLE —School officials canceled classes Monday but not for the obvious reason. “If we would have had phones, we would have been open,” Assistant Superintendent of Building Services William Greene said Monday. While a number of Lorain County school districts, including Elyria, Lorain, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake and Vermilion, closed because of sub-zero temperatures, North Ridgeville Read More…

Contract talks delay North Ridgeville stadium

An artist’s rendering shows the North Ridgeville stadium, which was originally set for a fall 2015 opening. PHOTO PROVIDED

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — School officials will be shopping for a new company to ride herd on its $58.1 million middle school-sports stadium complex project after hitting an impasse in contract talks with the firm hired for the job. The delay is not expected to stall completion of the school, which is set to open for Read More…

North Ridgeville school board head: Stadium not being ‘fast tracked’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For some time, the community has been abuzz with talk of a new sports stadium that will complement the third- to eighth-grade school to be built near North Ridgeville High School off Bainbridge Road. At Tuesday night’s Planning Commission meeting, a recommendation on the project was postponed a second time over questions Read More…

Decision for North Ridgeville school project is delayed

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Anticipation continues to build for the city’s $58.1 million middle school designed to alleviate overcrowding at several schools, but the project’s approval by the Planning Commission has been postponed for a second time after more questions and concerns were raised, especially by the city’s safety forces. “There are a lot of unanswered Read More…

North Ridgeville Council gets look at new school plans

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council members on Monday got their first formal look at plans for the city’s new $58.1 million grades three to eight middle school and 4,500-seat sports stadium complex. Work is projected to start this spring. To be built on a nearly 100-acre parcel of school district-owned land adjacent to North Ridgeville High Read More…

Grafton, North Ridgeville make Top 10 list of safest places to live

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Two Lorain County municipalities are on recent Top 10 lists of safest places to live in Ohio. Value Penguin, a Manhattan-based data analysis company that focuses primarily on consumer finance topics, recently analyzed 2013 Federal Investigation Bureau Uniform Crime Report data to rank the safest cities in small, midsize and big cities across Ohio. Grafton Read More…

North Ridgeville parents, school officials discuss busing

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Improving communication between parents and school officials over student busing was the overriding theme at Wednesday night’s meeting hosted by the school district’s transportation office. The meeting generated discussion as parents asked questions, expressed opinions, and school officials tried to satisfy areas of concern. Several parents expressed appreciation for improved communications from Read More…

Fee planned to fight floods in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents can expect to pay between $3 and $10 a month under a planned stormwater management fee to help improve flood-prone neighborhoods. Residents raised many questions over the proposed stormwater management program during a two-hour meeting Monday. “We want to get this in front of us,” Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, said Read More…

North Ridgeville Council considering creating TIF areas

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — During a community forum last fall seeking support for tax issues that voters ultimately rejected, residents asked what steps the city was taking to lure more business to town. They were told the city was working with a consultant to try to develop tax increment financing, or TIF, packages, which allow a Read More…

Democrat Terry Murray to challenge North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the third time in four elections, Republican Mayor David Gillock will have opposition in the race for the city’s top job. Terry Murray, 52, a real estate agent, former landscaper and ex-city worker, has filed to run for mayor on the Democratic ticket. This marks Murray’s first try for elected office, Read More…