March 29, 2015

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Northridge Health Center target of a third federal investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The third federal investigation in the past six years of the Northridge Health Center has resulted in a lawsuit filed in federal court that seeks back wages of nearly $61,000 for nearly 90 current and former employees. The suit names the 99-bed facility’s director Robert Wickes, and operator Altercare Inc. as defendants. Read More…

Pregnant North Ridgeville woman hospitalized after rollover crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A pregnant North Ridgeville woman was taken to a Cleveland hospital after the car she was riding in was forced off the road and crashed overnight. According to North Ridgeville police, Stephanie Dell, 24, was trapped in a Mercury Topaz that was found upside down in a ditch on Sugar Ridge Road Read More…

Elyria teens suspected in break-in spree

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are investigating an as-yet-unknown number of home break-ins that may have involved three Elyria teens. Two of the teens were caught Monday afternoon after a chase by police after a man reported teens tried to break into his Jaycox Road house. A third teen, whose identity is known to police, is Read More…

Police log for June 7, 2012

Lorain police Monday, June 4 1:10 a.m. — 4500 block Palm Ave., Rachel A. Ortiz, 43, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Ortiz’s daughter said Ortiz bit her when she went to move her baby from a room at Ortiz’s home. Ortiz said she did not want her daughter to move the baby Read More…

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…