October 31, 2014

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Fire in N.R. causes smoke damage

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A fire that broke out at a house where renovations and electrical work were being done caused heavy smoke damage, which led the occupants to seek temporary housing elsewhere. No injuries were reported in the fire at a two-story frame home at 5299 Lisa Way, which was called in about 5:45 p.m. Read More…

Ohio State’s Logan Stieber wins NCAA wrestling title

From staff and wire reports ST. LOUIS — Ohio State redshirt freshman Logan Stieber led the Buckeyes to a fifth-place finish after winning the 133-pound national title Saturday night in the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championship. Stieber, a Monroeville grad who trains with Elyria High coach Erik Burnett at The Barn in LaGrange, won a 4-3 Read More…

Motorcycle crash injures North Ridgeville man

A man’s Harley-Davidson smashed into the rear of a parked box truck in North Ridgeville on Wednesday afternoon. Steven Gosselin, 61, was hospitalized. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A motorcyclist was seriously injured around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at 8842 Jordan Court when the throttle on the cycle he was repairing stuck, and he crashed into a parked box truck. Steven Gosselin, a 61-year-old North Ridgeville resident, suffered possibly life-threatening injuries and was in and out of consciousness before being flown Read More…

No champs this year: Lorain County wrestlers struggle at state meet, but five still have shot at third place

COLUMBUS — It was a dark day for Lorain County wrestling. Not just because of the torrential downpour surrounding Value City Arena on Friday during the high school state wrestling tournament, but because the county failed to place a wrestler in a state final for the first time in more than a decade. The area’s Read More…

Student removed from North Ridgeville school after bringing weapons

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An eigth-grader has been removed from North Ridgeville Middle School today after he brought a knife and a BB gun to the school. Sgt. Matt Gorski said students “started to panic a little” when the student showed the weapons to friends but that their was never any threat to students in the Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst ups the tempo, wins big

EATON TWP. — It was No. 10 vs. No. 11 for the right to play No. 1 in the second game of the Midview Division I sectional Monday night and Amherst made sure its number was called. The Comets, the 10th seed, downed North Ridgeville 59-38 for the right to play top-seeded Westlake for a Read More…

School locked down as police hunt for suspect in attempted break-in

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Liberty Elementary School, 5700 Jaycox Road, was placed on lockdown for about 45 minutes Monday afternoon as police searched for a burglary suspect in the area. A resident on Lisa Way reported that a white man, who was between 20 and 30 years old and wearing a black hoodie and black pants, Read More…

District wrestling: Elyria’s Matt Canon flips the script on St. Edward’s domination, wins title

ASHLAND — There wasn’t much deviation from the St. Edward show during Saturday’s action at the Division I district wrestling tournament at Ashland University. The Eagles advanced all 14 wrestlers to the state tournament and put 13 in the finals. They had few hiccups along the way, but one of the biggest came at 120 Read More…

New ball, no problem: North Ridgeville’s Ryan Kordish takes risk, makes state

BRADY LAKE — He rattled his coach a bit, but Ryan Kordish’s gamble paid off at Saturday’s Division I boys district bowling tournament. With a brand new ball — a Hammer Taboo — he received Friday, the North Ridgeville junior finished second out of the five individual state qualifiers with a 651 series at Twin Read More…

Ecstacy and agony: Seven area wrestlers make semifinals at Division I district, but Elyria’s Armando Torres doesn’t even get a chance to compete

ASHLAND — A lucky seven Lorain County wrestlers managed to stay unbeaten Friday night and advance to the semifinals of the Division I district tournament at Ashland University. But the biggest news relating to an area wrestler came before the tournament even began. Elyria sophomore Armando Torres failed his skin check and the on-site doctor Read More…