June 27, 2016

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Wellington carver turns N. Ridgeville tree stump into patriotic work of art

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — John and Carol Polak have no doubt heard the saying about making a silk purse from a sow’s ear. The Pleasant Avenue couple lacked any pigs, so they instead turned an aggravating 80-foot oak tree into an impressive, patriotically themed 10-foot carving. And no, it wasn’t because Polak is a veteran. “They Read More…

Lake Ridge Academy valedictorian urges class to keep writing story of their lives

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Lake Ridge Academy class of 2016 graduated Saturday afternoon at the school’s Bettcher Convocation Center. The 47th senior class comprised 51 students. Six of the students were “lifetimers,” meaning they have attended Lake Ridge Academy since kindergarten. The ceremony began with opening remarks from school President Carol Klimas, who reminded students Read More…

Elyria woman dies in North Ridgeville motorcycle crash

EATON TOWNSHIP – An Elyria woman died Saturday afternoon from injuries she sustained while riding a motorcycle that overturned after a tire blowout. Deanna M. Schill, 36, was taken by North Ridgeville Fire Department ambulance paramedics to University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake where she died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to Read More…

Veteran says 1st Amendment rights are being violated by his condo association

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — To Vietnam era veteran Frank Kronen, the issue is simple. “I just feel I’m being infringed upon,” he said Friday as he stood on the front porch of his white-framed condo in the Cottages at Savannah condo development off Center Ridge Road. Just to Kronen’s left was a sign that has become Read More…

North Ridgeville sets schedule for summer road repairs

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is gearing up for summer road improvements. Street paving and repairs to completion of the Jaycox Road reconstruction are on tap. Also, the Safe Routes to School Project will bring new paved pedestrian and bicycle paths for students. Pothole patching and repaving of streets is slated to get underway June Read More…

Memorial Day schedule of events

Rumpke, Republic Services and Elyria will not pick up garbage on Monday because of Memorial Day. Pickup will be delayed by a day for the rest of the week, meaning if pickup normally is Friday, it will be Saturday instead. Government buildings will be closed Monday as will most banks. Amherst The Memorial Day Parade Read More…

Former North Ridgeville city worker sentenced to 30 days in jail, restitution

ELYRIA — A former North Ridgeville city worker was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation for conducting personal business on city time. Doug Edwards, 57, also was ordered to repay North Ridgeville $1,632 for hours he was paid for while running personal errands and for 404.6 miles he put Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/19/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Everybody loves Hue. Browns head coach Hue Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent

The latest annual population statistics were released by the Census Bureau today at midnight and the figures show Lorain County growing slightly. According to the statistics, which compare 2015 populations to 2010 Census figures, the county experienced a 1.3 percent population increase. North Ridgeville and Avon, which continue to experience residential and commercial growth, saw Read More…

Avon teacher to cycle cross country for Prayers from Maria

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Tim Wearsch intends to go the distance this summer to help raise money and awareness for childhood brain tumor research. Wearsch, 52, a North Ridgeville resident and history teacher at Avon Middle School, will cycle across the country this summer to raise money for the Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Research Foundation. Read More…