January 31, 2015

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North Ridgeville schools approve bigger levy attempt

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In the hope that a bigger request will result in having to ask voters for money less often, the school board has decided to seek a 5.9-mill, 10-year emergency operating levy in November. The request adds a mill to the 4.9-mill ballot issue that has been defeated three times at the polls Read More…

Softball: Middies strike late, oust Rangers

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Freshmen and juniors helped Midview’s softball team sustain a growing tradition Monday. Two from each class scored the runs and a freshman and two juniors put up the runs batted in as the Middies held on to defeat North Ridgeville 4-2 in a hard-fought Division I sectional tournament opener. The Middies (17-10) Read More…

Two men hurt after early-morning accident in Avon

AVON — One man was LifeFlighted and another was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries after an accident this morning on the Avon-North Ridgeville border. The Avon Fire Department, which handled the crash with assistance from North Ridgeville, responded to Mills Road and state Route 83 at 5:12 a.m., according to Lt. Eric Read More…

Teen flown to hospital after baseball injury

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 14-year-old boy was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Saturday evening after he sustained an injury during a baseball game. The teen, who was not named due to his age, was injured during a baseball game at Victory Sports Park off Lorain Road, according to North Ridgeville firefighter Justin Read More…

V is for victory and Vermilion: Sailors girls snap drought at own meet; North Ridgeville claims boys title

VERMILION — No Vermilion boys or girls track team had won its own invitational since 2008. With the regular season coming to a close, the Sailors wanted to do something special for their home fans for the last time. The girls team did just that, piling up 150 points to dominate the nine-team field Friday Read More…

NFL Draft 2012: Jets pick North Ridgeville’s Jordan White at No. 244; Elyria’s Danny Noble not drafted, but signs with Tampa Bay

As Jordan White continued to set Western Michigan and Mid-American Conference records and earned national laurels throughout his senior season, he said he hadn’t thought much at all about his professional prospects. Instead, he said, he was singularly focused on helping the Broncos win a MAC championship — and cited that goal as his reason Read More…

Developer introduces plan for senior homes on border of Elyria, Ridgeville

ELYRIA — The city heard for the first time Tuesday a plan by a developer to possibly bring a 1,600-unit development to Elyria on a now-undeveloped 96-acre plot of land. At a special Planning Commission meeting, Forest City Enterprise Inc., which is representing property owners Sugar Chestnut LLC, presented a proposal to rezone the sizable Read More…

Tennis: Second doubles lifts Lake Ridge over Vermilion

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VERMILION — Vermilion was one point away from finishing off Lake Ridge Academy in a battle of undefeated teams Monday. The Lions and their second doubles team of Jacob Dempsey and Tyler Reese had other plans, however. Despite losing the first set and allowing Tim Niehart and Eddie Adkins to grab a 6-5 lead after Read More…

Warrior Relays: Exciting finish gives North Ridgeville boys the win; Avon girls dominate

FAIRVIEW PARK — It all came down to the final event — the 1,600-meter relay — Friday at the 34th annual Fairview Warrior Relays. With Avon trailing North Ridgeville by four points in the boys meet, Rangers anchor leg Paul Sonego made up three spots to help the Rangers take second in the event behind Read More…

Man charged after 2-year-old handles handgun

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have charged a man after a handgun briefly got into the hands of a 2-year-old. Marcus L. Newton, 22, of North Ridgeville, was charged with having weapons under disability, endangering children and using a weapon while intoxicated. Officers were called to the 6000 block of Jaycox Road about 7:20 a.m. Friday Read More…