November 23, 2014

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North Ridgeville Middle School ends day early for sewage leak

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Hundreds of students at the city’s aging middle school began their day Thursday as they usually do by sitting in a classroom. But the day didn’t end that way. About lunch time, students and staff alike began to notice an increasingly foul odor. “Everything was OK until the last lunch period, and Read More…

Board of Elections investigating report of voting problem in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Lorain County Board of Elections is investigating reports that some voters who cast ballots at Lorain County Community College  may not have been able to vote on a proposed income tax increase and bond issue for improving major roads. Paul Adams, director of the Board of Elections, said late Wednesday that James Read More…

North Ridgeville voters reject bond issue, income tax increase

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – In May, voters rejected by 143 votes an $8 million bond issue that would have paid the city’s share of a $67 million plan to widen and improve Center Ridge and Lear Nagel roads. On Tuesday, voters shot the same issue down by an even smaller 111-vote margin, according to unofficial election Read More…

North Ridgeville eyes new water deal

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s continued growth, particularly in home building, has given rise to the need for more water. Mayor David Gillock said he has been informed by Jim Whitlock, the city’s Utilities Department supervisor, that North Ridgeville’s daily water consumption is consistently exceeding 2 million gallons. “He said we’re exceeding that amount about Read More…

North Ridgeville police seek ordinance requiring charities to get permit to block road for 5K runs

Participants begin the Lions 5K/10K in North Ridgeville earlier this summer. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The growing popularity of events such as 5K runs and other community activities that require closing or blocking off city streets has led police to ask for legislation requiring permits and fees from groups sponsoring them. Police Capt. Marti Garrow told City Council’s Administrative Committee this week that the department wants a Read More…

North Ridgeville stumps for two tax levies

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NORTH RIDGEVILE — More than 50 people turned out Wednesday night to hear city officials stump for two tax issues on the November ballot that they said will move the city forward by helping pay for widening major roads and paying for a new fire station and infrastructure upgrades to ease the community’s flooding woes. Read More…

North Ridgeville neighbors clash over backyard clutter

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Neighbors of a Root Road woman said they have battled for two years to get her to clean up her backyard, strewn with items ranging from outdoor furniture and piles of wood to tents, tarps and structures put up to keep it all in. “She’s an extreme hoarder,” Terry Green said of Read More…

North Ridgeville residents object to widening project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The proposed widening of Center Ridge Road came under fire by residents at Monday night’s City Council meeting, one of whom urged residents to vote down an $8 million, 20-year bond issue for the project. Charlotte Corridoni, a Gina Drive resident, urged residents to reject the issue Nov. 4 on grounds the Read More…

Nine North Ridgeville businesses cited with selling alcohol to minors

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have filed charges against nine bars, restaurants and other businesses which were found to have sold alcohol to minors during a sting operation over the weekend. The charges were brought following a joint effort by police, the STOP Underage Drinking Task Force and the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Read More…

Photos: North Ridgeville Skunk Festival 2014

Rosie, a skunk from Schuylkill Haven, Pa., wore a sombrero for t

The annual North Ridgeville Skunk Festival was held on Saturday afternoon. The popular event draws skunks and their owners from all over, and features races and a costume contest.