February 1, 2015

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Safety workers to take part in Torch Run

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — They’ll be running as one during the sixth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Set to begin 8 a.m. June 18 from Sandy Ridge Reservation, the run will see participation from several law enforcement agencies, whose members each donate $25 to benefit Special Olympics Ohio, a nonprofit organization that provides Read More…

Man killed in one-car crash in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One man died Saturday after his vehicle struck a McDonald’s sign post on Lorain Road. His car crashed about 7 a.m. in front of McDonald’s at 32528 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville police said. The vehicle, which had been traveling northbound on Cook Road, crossed Lorain Road and struck the sign, causing significant Read More…

High school state track: Vermilion girls running in four finals today

Emily Cunningham and her Vermilion High teammates will have four cracks at Division II state titles when action gets under way today at 1 p.m. Cunningham is the No. 2 seed in the 200 meters (25.70) and the No. 4 seed in the 100 (12.40). The Sailors’ 400-meter relay of sophomore Abbey Bodeker, sophomore Hannah Read More…

Division I regional track: Lorain girls overcome DQ on way to championship

AMHERST — While the rain and lightning put a damper on the Division I regional track meet at Amherst High School’s Richard S. Cooley Track on Friday, it certainly didn’t put a damper on Lorain’s girls. Despite a costly disqualification in the 800-meter relay, the Titans, led by seniors Melody Farris and Alicia Arnold, won Read More…

Rangers relay team blazing a new trail

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville hasn’t had a boys track team win a district track title in the program’s history. And the Rangers hadn’t seen a relay team qualify for regionals since 1991. In short, the program hasn’t had anything to hang its hat on — until this year. Enter the super-successful 400-meter Ranger relay Read More…

Historic Shawville community in North Ridgeville honored with roadside signs

BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Lois Sullivan of North Ridgeville claps Tuesday as she gets a look at a new sign that will be posted in North Ridgeville near the state Route 83 railroad overpass. The signs will mark where Shawville, a settlement established by immigrants who lived near the tracks, once was.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Most drivers whizzing over the double set of railroad tracks courtesy of the state Route 83 overpass have little knowledge of a small settlement known as Shawville that flourished for decades near those tracks. That community-within-a-community got its due Tuesday when city officials unveiled and dedicated “Historic Shawville Overpass” signs to mark Read More…

High school tennis: Vermilion’s Chaz Hansen suffers first loss, finishes second at sectional

ROCKY RIVER — It’s tough to beat a good team, or good tennis player, three straight times. Rocky River’s Henry Grierson proved there’s validity in that old saying. He lost twice over the last two weeks to Chaz Henson of Vermilion. Saturday, though, was another story as he defeated the previously unbeaten Henson, 6-2, 2-6, Read More…

High school track: Avon boys thrill home fans with third West Shore title

AVON — Anytime a team can win a conference championship is a good time. But if that team wins when it’s hosting the meet, it makes it even sweeter. The Avon boys pulled off that feat Friday, winning their third West Shore Conference track championship with 189 points. North Ridgeville was second with 148. “This Read More…

Local legend takes over girls basketball at Lake Ridge

Verhoff-Medvetz

Lake Ridge Academy’s new girls basketball coach almost certainly had to introduce herself to her players. She can skip the formalities with area high school sports fans. Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz, a 2002 Elyria High grad, is well-known to that faction, especially after pulling off the rare double of being named Lorain County’s Miss Volleyball and Miss Read More…

Police log for May 10, 2012

Elyria police Monday, May 7 4 a.m. — 1400 block West River Road N., Joseph T. Sabo, 34, same address, arrested and charged with making false alarms. Police said Sabo called them and said several people were outside of his apartment threatening him, and that he observed a red laser light shining on him, possibly Read More…