September 4, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
79°F
 

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…

North Ridgeville restaurant damaged by fire

North Ridgeville firefighters  move a ladder after a fire on Center Ridge Road. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A fire inside an electric smoker damaged a Center Ridge Road restaurant early Tuesday. Fire Department crews responded to All Fired Up restaurant about 8:30 a.m., according to Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bement. Because the fire call came from the Providence Square shopping plaza next to the city’s busy Rini’s Plaza West, Read More…

Power lifter recovering from crash

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Daniel Wohleber was only a teenager when he broke a world record and deadlifted more than 900 pounds. That’s how his niece, Deborah Akin, remembers him, and that’s one of the first thoughts she had when she learned her now-54-year-old uncle was barely able to move in a hospital bed in Cleveland last week. A Read More…

Firefighters called to North Ridgeville plaza

North Ridgeville firefighters  move a ladder after a fire on Center Ridge Road. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A fire inside an electric smoker caused minimal damage to a Center Ridge Road restaurant early this morning. Fire departments responded to the All Fired Up restaurant about 8:30 a.m. on reports of a fire. Because the fire call came from the Providence Square shopping plaza located next to the busy Rini’s Read More…

Assistant to Ridgeville city engineer faces a third DUI charge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A city official was charged last week after he crashed his car, fled the scene and was found later with a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit, according to police. Randy Speidel, assistant to the city engineer, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, assured clear distance and Read More…

Murder-suicide spurs repeal of North Ridgeville burial payment law

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A recent murder-suicide has led the city to move to repeal an old law that capped the city’s expenses for indigent burials at $230. Mayor David Gillock introduced a measure this week asking City Council to repeal a 60-year-old law on the grounds that such a small amount of money simply wouldn’t Read More…

North Ridgeville mayoral candidate Murray calls for ‘hardcore changes’

North Ridgeville mayoral candidate Terry Murray, left, talks with Lorain County Clerk of Courts Tom Orlando at a campaign reception Monday at Bistro 83. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As a group of 25 to 30 supporters gathered on a local restaurant patio Monday, Democrat Terry Murray thanked them even as he called on them to increase their efforts for his mayoral campaign. “The city is going through a critical time in its history,” Murray, 52, a real estate agent and Read More…

The Morning Hit–7/29/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, a place where you can give your eyes and brain a rest from focusing on an Excel spreadsheet. Is there anything more annoying than having one rogue cell in Excel that throws off the entire thing, and you can’t track it down? Forcing me to learn the ins and Read More…

Three Lorain County communities make Ohio’s safest cities list

Three Lorain County communities were ranked among Ohio’s 50 “Safest Cities” by the latest annual survey of Safewise, a Salt Lake City-based company that offers consumer advice and help in choosing home security systems. North Ridgeville ranked 20th, Sheffield Lake came in 34th and Vermilion ranked 37th in the 2015 report, released this week. The Read More…