July 6, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
82°F

Paintball competitors take aim at inaugural event

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the trio of Colorado men pulling on camouflage pants and padded jerseys Friday behind an SUV among hundreds of vehicles parked at Victory Sports Park, the long road trip was all about competition. “This is the biggest and baddest,” Corwin Sheahen, 25, of Denver, said of the inaugural three-day NXL Great Read More…

Construction to start July 1 on new North Ridgeville school/stadium complex

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — School officials are looking to start construction July 1 on the city’s nearly $60 million new school and sports stadium complex. That date has been penciled in for some time, according to William Greene, assistant superintendent for North Ridgeville Schools, despite a bump in the road caused by having to select a Read More…

Retired firefighter criticizes North Ridgeville council over memorial plaque

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A retired firefighter came before City Council on Monday night to again press for a plaque honoring an Elyria firefighter who died helping victims of a 1963 North Ridgeville car crash to be restored to the city’s fire museum. Gene Kleinholz brought the issue up during Council’s closing public comment session, saying Read More…

Correction

A story Thursday incorrectly stated the brother of retired North Ridgeville Firefighter Gene Kleinholz died nine years before the death of ambulance driver Maynard Hintz in 1963. Frank Kleinholz died in a Root Road accident nine months before Hintz.

Don’t charge North Ridgeville residents for unused water, councilman says

Dennis Boose

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A City Council member wants to give some residents a break when it comes to paying for water. Dennis Boose, D-2nd Ward, said he will propose eliminating a minimum charge for some 15 percent of city residents who use less than the current 400 cubic feet of water per month for which Read More…

Tug of war between Elyria, North Ridgeville ensnares memorial plaque

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A plaque honoring an Elyria man who died while coming to the aid of people injured in a 1963 Root Road car crash has been removed from the city’s fire museum. Gene Kleinholz, a retired, well-known North Ridgeville firefighter, contends the plaque was taken down and turned over to the Elyria Fire Read More…

Glitches delay North Ridgeville splash pad

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It’s hot enough to get cool beneath the sprays of South Central Park’s splash pad. Unfortunately, the multifeatured water play area is down for the count. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department was preparing to open it for the summer Saturday when workers ran into problems with the 8-year-old attraction’s computer system. Read More…

Coin flip gives Abens North Ridgeville 3rd Ward Republican nomination

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Tails it is. A coin flip settled the tied race in the Republican primary for the 3rd Ward North Ridgeville City Council seat in favor of Bruce Abens on Thursday. Abens and fellow Republican Georgia Awig each ended the race with 258 votes, which under state law requires the race to be Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

Census figures

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

Driver identified in fatal North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria man died in a one-car crash that occurred near the intersection of Sugar Ridge and Maddock roads about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday. Edgar Kirsch, 67, of 132 Meadow Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police Sgt. Corey Sabo. Fire and police reports were unavailable Wednesday. However, Fire Lt. Rick Read More…