September 2, 2015

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New crosswalk ready for use at Lear North

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Neither police nor school officials can recall anyone being struck by a vehicle or injured in the vicinity of Lear North Elementary School, and they plan to keep it that way with a newly installed crosswalk directly in front of the Lear-Nagle Road school, which is home to the community’s first-graders. The Read More…

North Ridgeville council mulls ordinance targeting ‘do-it-yourselfers’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is proposing giving the Building Department stronger enforcement powers to deal with residents or others who fail to contact the city to schedule inspections for home repairs, remodeling or other improvements. Construction companies know the drill and are good in complying with state-required inspections of new homes, Chief Building Department Read More…

North Ridgeville breaks ground for new middle school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For Richie and Courtney Findlater, the city’s new $58.1 million middle school offers the promise of a state-of-the-art education facility for their daughter, Ella, 5. For Don Hackney, the single largest building construction project the community has seen in years comes a bit late for his high school-aged children. But he too Read More…

Lear-Nagle widening to be bid out in October; construction should start in spring

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City officials expect the Lear-Nagle road widening project, estimated to cost $12,749,977, to be bid out in October after Ohio Department of Transportation officials and Lorain County commissioners sign off on plans. To be overseen by the Lorain County Engineer’s Office, the project will add a third lane to the road. A contract Read More…

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…

North Ridgeville residents warned of unethical energy solicitors

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents are being warned of people going door-to-door to drum up business for gas and electric suppliers by telling homeowners the city is no longer a member of NOPEC. The city has been a member of NOPEC since its founding in 2000 and continues to be one, according to Mayor David Gillock, Read More…

North Ridgeville, Avon partnering for roundabout project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is planning a project that will end up sending motorists in circles. But this particular circle should reduce driver frustration at one of the city’s more-congested intersections. In his report to City Council on Monday night, Mayor David Gillock announced plans for a joint venture with Avon that calls for Read More…

Red Cross program provides free smoke alarms

ELYRIA — A North Ridgeville neighborhood will be the first visited by local Red Cross workers during the agency’s annual campaign to make families safer by seeing that they have new smoke alarms and know what to do in case of a fire. Red Cross personnel will visit homes and residences between Lear-Nagle Road and Read More…

Some of your photos from last night’s storm

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Staff photographer and itinerant storm chaser Bruce Bishop shared some of his photos from last night on our Facebook page. Not to be outdone, readers shared more. Here are a gallery of those photos. If you’d like to share yours on our Facebook page, please do so here.

North Ridgeville planning commission approves senior, memory care facility

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A nearly 90,000-square-foot senior and memory care facility to be built on a 10-acre site at Lorain and Bagley roads was approved by the city Planning Commission on Tuesday night. The 100-bed center looks to employ approximately 80 full-time workers, according to Robert Reese of Aventis Development, a Cuyahoga Falls company serving Read More…