April 26, 2015

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North Ridgeville abduction call leads to credit card scam investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A call about a possible abduction at a gas station in March led police to start investigating a credit card scam involving a man from Illinois, according to a search warrant unsealed Thursday. Toriana Lee, 18, of Illinois, William Lee, 37, of Illinois, and his girlfriend, Kristina Brown, 27, of Indiana, were Read More…

North Ridgeville officials say they’ve bought all the land needed for Lear-Nagle project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Even though construction equipment won’t begin to turn dirt before next year, the approximately $12 million widening and improvement of Lear-Nagle Road has taken a big step forward. City officials this week announced that all 92 of the residential and commercial properties needed for right-of-way for the expansion of the road from Read More…

North Ridgeville holds vigil for woman found dead

Mary Gerhart, left, Catherine Muncey, Catherine Smith, and Hope Scarbro, 9, all of North Ridgeville, comfort each other during a vigil Sunday evening at South Central Park for Rachele Tyburski, 26, of Lakewood, whose body was found in a field off Victory Lane in North Ridgeville on March 15. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Those who gathered at a Sunday candlelit vigil for Rachel Tyburski didn’t know her, but they said they wanted to honor her memory and show solidarity with relatives. “We just felt this was the most wonderful thing we could do for her family to show our love from our community,” vigil organizer Read More…

Amherst teens tap into sweet rewards

Nathan Kovach, 16, carries a kettle of freshly made maple syrup over to a boiler Thursday. The syrup will remain on constant heat until the boys are able to filter it into individual bottles to sell. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — The Kovach brothers have made their mother proud with their strong work ethic and determination to make a go of their fledgling maple syrup business. Still, the job can get to you. “By now we’re hoping for an end to it,” said Brandon Palmer, 17, a junior at Firelands High School, and cousin Read More…

Tree-cutting keeps Ridgeville middle school project from going bat-ty

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Another week and the $58.1 million middle school projected to open in two years would have had its inaugural construction season jeopardized by a possible bat habitat. Thanks to an 11th-hour approval of a needed state EPA permit, an Elyria contracting crew was able to remove a little more than six acres Read More…

Memorial planned Sunday for Tyburski

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Charlotte Worcester and two of her friends have never met the family of Rachele Tyburski. That didn’t make any difference to the three women who felt somewhat useless in terms of easing the family’s grief after the 26-year-old Lakewood woman’s body was found by a passer-by in a field off Victory Lane. Read More…

North Ridgeville police combing through tips in Tyburski death

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police said Wednesday they have received a large number of tips and possible leads in the death of Rachele Tyburski, whose body was discovered in a semi-secluded area over the weekend. “We’ve gotten a very large response from the public,” police Lt. Detective Pat West said. West, the lead investigator in the Read More…

Grandmother describes Lakewood woman found dead in Ridgeville as ‘beautiful, wonderful child’

Rachele Tyburski leaps into the arms of her father, Darryle. Darryle's death when she was 8 cast a pall on her life, her grandmother said.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE —Rachele Tyburski was no stranger to tragedy; nor to resilience. Between early-in-age sickness and loss, Tyburski spent 26 years turning to poetry, family and conversations with her mother for strength. But when Tyburski was found dead in North Ridgeville on Sunday, it was memories of her love and resilience in which her family Read More…

Woman found in North Ridgeville identified

Rachele-Tyburski, of Lakewood, Oh. (Photo courtesy of WKYC)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police have identified the woman whose body was discovered Sunday in a field off Victory Lane. Police Lt. Greg Petek released a short statement this afternoon that said news reports of the missing woman resulted in family contacting them to identify the woman as Rachele Tyburski, 26, of Lakewood. Petek thanked the Read More…

North Ridgeville police seek help in identifying dead woman

Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans, left, and North Ridgeville police Lt. Greg Petek talk to the media Monday at the North Ridgeville Police Department about the body that was found Sunday off Victory Parkway. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a partially clad woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon near Victory Sports Park off Lorain Road. Authorities have not deemed her death a homicide, but they did say her death appears suspicious in nature during a news conference Monday. Results of an Read More…