August 30, 2015

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High school track and field: North Ridgeville boys start strong, win Howe Invitational

HENRIETTA TWP. — It’s early in the high school track season, but the North Ridgeville boys are already in midseason form. Sophomore Jonah Bowden won the shot put and finished second in the discus, while also anchoring a second-place relay as the Rangers took first place at the Nelson Howe Invitational at Firelands High School. Read More…

Ashley Helmink comes through in the clutch as North Ridgeville rallies past Champion

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — If Norm Frindt was looking for a little drama to start his 33rd season as North Ridgeville’s softball coach, he sure got it. With the Rangers trailing by a run going into the bottom of the last, Ashley Helmink sent the first pitch she saw down the left-field line to drive in Read More…

Campground owners willing to talk

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An attorney for the firm that owns the Crystal Springs Campground said Thursday a possible solution could be coming for tenants who were informed this week they had five days to vacate the site. The families who live there were supposed to move out by today. An attorney working with one of Read More…

Baseball: Rangers keep fast start going

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It’s way too early to say just how good North Ridgeville will be this season, but one thing is clear three games into the season: The Rangers are better than they were a year ago. North Ridgeville won its third game in as many tries Wednesday with a 5-2 win over Fairview Read More…

Occupants of campground in North Ridgeville told to clear out

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When Michael Frost emerged from his small white trailer into the sunny, chilly air Monday afternoon, he said he’d been on the phone. “I’ve been trying to get a loan to have the money for an apartment, but it’s not as easy as it used to be,” Frost, 53, said. “This is Read More…

Man arrested for sexual relationship with teen; may have other victims

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Parma Heights man has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a North Ridgeville teen after police began investigating a suspicious incident at South Central Park. North Ridgeville police Patrolman Joe Roth was driving through the park and found the Parma Heights man, 26-year-old Cory Rudo, sitting in the Read More…

Man gets six months in prison for taking weapons into movie theater

The North Ridgeville man caught carrying a loaded handgun and four knives into a Westlake movie theater last year was sentenced Thursday in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court to six months in prison. Scott A. Smith, 38, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of carrying concealed weapons. He refused to plead out to having weapons Read More…

Police chief’s wife pleads no contest to theft charge

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AVON LAKE — Elaine Freeman, the wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman, pleaded no contest today to a theft charge stemming from her November arrest for shoplifting at the Target store in Avon. Elaine Freeman was ordered to pay a $250 fine and given a 30-day suspended jail sentence during her appearance in Read More…

North Ridgeville pastor, church founder retires after 44 years

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Randi Muck is one member of Faith Baptist Temple’s congregation who is going to deeply miss the years of devotion and love the Rev. Ray Carpenter and his wife have shown the church’s flock. “They truly are two of the most wonderful people who have been part of my life,” Muck said Read More…

Four teams petition to join Southwestern Conference

Along with death and taxes, we can add high school conference changes as another certainty in life. For many years, the Southwestern Conference remained a league with little change. The last major conference shake up came during the 2005-06 school year when Fairview, Bay and Rocky River left and were replaced by Brecksville, Berea and Read More…