October 25, 2014

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North Ridgeville to provide severe weather alerts

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Households will receive timely alerts to severe storms and other emergencies under an agreement among the city, the Lorain County Office of Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security. Notices of approaching severe storms, tornadoes, water main breaks or extreme snowfalls will be sent to residents via emails, texts and voicemail messages dispatched Read More…

North Ridgeville approves $1.9M generator for wastewater plant

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city will significantly expand its capacity to handle heavy amounts of sewage and water from storms with the purchase of a 2.5-megawatt diesel generator for the French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Council approved legislation Tuesday night authorizing expenditures not to exceed $1.925 million for the generator, needed engineering work and electrical Read More…

Timeline reveals North Ridgeville school, stadium construction

The proposed site of North Ridgeville Schools’ new middle school and stadium. PHOTO COURTESY TDA

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — School officials got a better idea of what the city’s proposed third- through eighth-grade school and new football stadium will look like following a meeting with the project’s architects Thursday. Bill Greene, the district’s assistant superintendent of business services, noticed the school’s size and its grouping of classrooms to keep grade levels Read More…

Adult book themes worry North Ridgeville parent

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Maria Sycz is not one for banning books. “That’s not me at all,” Sycz, a longtime former school board member, said about comments she made at Tuesday’s school board meeting over concerns she had with a book assigned as part of her daughter’s 10th-grade honors English class summer reading list. Sycz told board Read More…

North Ridgeville Council to consider $200K for engineering studies

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is taking another step in a long-term effort designed to substantially alleviate severe flooding that has plagued several neighborhoods. City Council’s Utilities Committee voted Monday night to recommend to Council that more than $200,000 be spent for engineering studies, one of which will pay $66,500 to help select one or Read More…

North Ridgeville to observe 9/11 attacks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For only the second time in 13 years, the city will hold a Sept. 11 observance to honor and remember the thousands who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. “Several years ago, we held one by the flagpole in front Read More…

North Ridgeville to unveil school plans at forum

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The community may get its first look at what its proposed $58.1 million middle school may look like during a community forum next month. The session is 6 p.m. Sept. 10 in the community room of the North Ridgeville Education Center on Mills Creek Lane. The purpose of the meeting is to Read More…

North Ridgeville Police seek 3 males in assault of teenager

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are asking for the public’s help to find those responsible for the weekend assault and robbery of a local teen. Police Lt. Greg Petek, a detective working on the case, said three black males ranging in age from 15 to 20 are being sought for the Saturday night attack that left Read More…

North Ridgeville officials OK sewer extension

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The City Planning Commission has approved a 2,400-foot extension of city sanitary sewer lines to accommodate expansion plans by a local church. The commission voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve the extension of a 10-inch sewer line from Stonebriar Lane to the site of planned construction for a new building by Harvest Read More…

Teenager severely beaten while leaving Corn Festival

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are investigating a weekend attack of a local teen that left him with injuries serious enough he may require plastic surgery, according to his father. The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday as a 16-year-old walked home along Center Ridge Road from the city’s Corn Festival, according to his father, Read More…