May 28, 2015

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Girls golf: North Ridgeville freshman snags district spot

AVON LAKE — The only real drama in Tuesday’s Division I girls sectional golf tournament at the Legacy Course at Sweetbriar Golf Club was in the wait for the finish. North Ridgeville freshman Nicole Gerome’s 91 appeared to be good enough to advance to districts as one of the four individuals not on a qualifying Read More…

North Ridgeville police hoping for let-up in burglaries

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A burglary Monday marked the city’s 75th break-in this year — the most recorded since 2009, when the city saw 75 for the entire year. “We’ve had a couple of attempted break-ins but 75 actual burglaries,” North Ridgeville police Capt. Marti Garrow said. “We’ve still got three months to go, and we’re Read More…

North Ridgeville police hunt down burglary suspects

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A quick-thinking resident helped police capture a teen suspected of a house break-in Monday that saw a local school locked down for about an hour as police hunted for other suspects who took off in a car. Liberty Elementary School was placed on lockdown about 11 a.m. Monday after police contacted school Read More…

High school volleyball: Experienced Firelands holds off young North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A young team trying to establish itself hosted an experienced one trying to polish itself for a run at a conference title. Both teams were satisfied, with reservations. Firelands was pleased that it won Saturday, but had hoped its season-long curse — unforced errors — wouldn’t have made the Falcons struggle in Read More…

Airport security head pleads not guilty to indecency and harassment charges

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ELYRIA — The manager of airport security at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has pleaded not guilty to telephone harassment and public indecency charges, according to Elyria Municipal Court records. John Dialinos, 45, is accused of making obscene phone calls to North Ridgeville tanning salons last month and masturbating outside one of the stores in December. Read More…

Family, friends gather one year after the death of Alex Sismour

unday marked one year since the death of Alex Sismour. Visitors brought a Teddy bear, flowers, and other items to remember him at his grave. (CT photo by Ray Riedel.)

Brian Sismour doesn’t want to be at the place he goes nearly every day. “I wish none of us were here, but we are here,” Sismour told friends and family Sunday as he stood by the grave of his 14-year-old son Alex Sismour behind St. Peter Church at 35777 Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville. Read More…

Girls tennis: Avon weathers changes in venue, format to win third straight LCAAA title

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AMHERST — While Mother Nature threw the 24th Annual Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association girls tennis tournament for a loop with all manner of changes, there was still something familiar about the event. An Avon win. The Eagles won four of the five individual championships and held off Avon Lake 39-35 to pick up its Read More…

Man charged with drunken driving after 12 license suspensions

LORAIN — A North Ridgeville man who police said has 12 license suspensions and two drunken-driving convictions has again been accused of drunken driving. Police said they stopped Clifford L. Williams for making a wide left turn on Grove Avenue near West 42nd Street around 8:05 a.m. Sunday. They said Williams, who wasn’t wearing a Read More…

High school cross country: Avon flying high as boys take third and girls fourth at Earlybird Invitational

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ELYRIA — There’s still a measure of unfinished business, but the Avon boys cross country team is feeling pretty good after taking third in the Maroon Division at Saturday’s 35th annual Avon Lake Earlybird Invitational. Avon scored 109 points, finishing behind No. 5-ranked St. Ignatius (35) and No. 18 Brunswick (100) in a 14-team field Read More…

Elyria’s Danny Noble survives NFL cut day; North Ridgeville’s Jordan White doesn’t

NFL cut day was a good day for one area player and a bad day for another. Elyria High’s Danny Noble made the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster as a tight end. The 6-foot-5, 248-pound University of Toledo grad did not get drafted but was signed as a free agent. North Ridgeville’s Jordan White, however, was Read More…