March 29, 2015

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Chipotle being planned for Lorain Road corridor

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of the fastest-developing corners of the city will soon add another business as a Chipotle restaurant is planned for Lorain Road between Interstate 480 and the Ohio Turnpike. The city’s Planning Commission gave its OK last week to a 46-seat, 2,030-square-foot version of the popular Mexican fast-food chain to be built Read More…

North Ridgeville considers allowing deer hunting

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City officials hope proposed bow hunting will help reduce deer around town. City Councilman Robert Olesen, R-4th Ward, introduced a proposed deer hunting measure Monday night that would allow bow and crossbow hunting of deer under limited conditions. The proposed law will first be reviewed by Council’s Safety Committee. The hunting proposal Read More…

Canadian police looking for missing North Ridgeville man

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New Hazelton, British Columbia — A North Ridgeville man is missing in Canada, and a large group of Royal Canadian Mounted Police assisted by local volunteers, helicopters, watercraft, and search dogs are continuing their efforts to find him. Today’s search efforts for Andrew Sill, 26, were being concentrated on two creeks running through a densely Read More…

OGSO: Crushers first Sheffield team to make state; undefeated Columbia Raiders also moving on

WELLINGTON — For the first time, a team from Sheffield is headed to the Ohio Girls Softball Organization state tournament. The Sheffield Crushers and undefeated Columbia Raiders won Lorain-Medina Class D district championships Saturday to qualify for the state quarterfinals next weekend at Wellington Community Park. Both teams in the 18-and-under age group came from Read More…

Hot Stove: Lots of Brad Hughes and lots of offense carry Sheffield Venom to Class F district title

The Venom was too strong for the Drug. No team this summer has been a match for the Sheffield Venom, which ran its record to 21-0 with a 11-0 victory over Midview Drug in a Class F (ages 13-14) Ohio Hot Stove district championship game Saturday. Brad Hughes pitched his second straight no-hitter. Hughes faced Read More…

Driver in fatal crash reportedly was three times over legal limit

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The driver who crashed his car into a Walgreens after a brief police chase had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, according to the county coroner. Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans ruled Wednesday that Jeremy Casey, 32, died from blunt force trauma during the accident in which he Read More…

Relatives: Crash victim had moved on from his past criminal convictions

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Jeremy Casey, who was killed after crashing his car following a short police chase, was more than just a man with a criminal record, friends and family said. “We didn’t know that Jeremy,” Brenda Roysden said Monday. “We just know him as a good guy.” Roysden is the grandmother of Tricia Hart, Read More…

Police: Fleeing driver dies in crash

Police said Jeremy Casey’s Chevrolet Impala smashed into Walgreens at 33760 Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville after a pursuit Sunday. (CT photo by Ray Riedel.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A brief police pursuit turned deadly around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Center Ridge Road and Lear-Nagle Road. Jeremy Casey died when he was thrown from the Chevrolet Impala he was driving and it landed on him, according to a report by fire Lt. Ronald Schuler. The Impala went through Read More…

N.R. parish’s founding pastor retiring at 75

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For years, the scenario for an aging priest was akin to that of an old cowboy. “They died with their boots on,” the Rev. Richard Gonser said with a smile. The longtime priest and founding pastor of St. Julie Billiart Church won’t be among them. Even though Gonser, whose vitality belies his Read More…

North Ridgeville mayor says he had no role in daughter’s hiring

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The daughter of Mayor David Gillock worked for the city for two days in the summer of 2011 as a part-time dispatcher for the Police Department. Police Chief Michael Freeman said he, not Gillock, hired Erica L. Powers, and that the mayor did not influence him. She had worked as a full-time Read More…