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North Ridgeville police reach deal on new 3-year contract

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city and the union representing police officers in the city have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract. The agreement concludes negotiations that began in earnest in January, according to Lt. Larry Swenk, a member of the North Ridgeville Police Department’s detective bureau and a spokesman for the police Read More…

Softball: Rangers get big hit, big win over Avon

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AVON — In a tense pitchers duel, North Ridgeville scored three runs in the sixth to nip Avon 3-2 Thursday in West Shore Conference action. In the end, it was the bat of Ridgeville pitcher Kailey Demarco that turned the tide. Demarco, a junior, bounced a three-run double off the center-field fence with one out Read More…

Police log for April 5, 2012

Lorain police Tuesday, April 3 6:53 p.m. — U.S. Steel plant, 1807 E. 28th St., attempted break-in to city-owned property, $500 in damage done to door. 7:36 p.m. — 1400 E. 29th St., woman said she was shot in the neck with a BB pellet fired by a 15- or 16-year-old neighborhood boy. 8:35 p.m. Read More…

Police log for March 29, 2012

Elyria police Tuesday, March 27 8:00 a.m. — 100 block Cornell Ave., reported theft of a lawn mower. 9:41 a.m. — 100 block Brandston Ave., reported theft from vehicle. A woman reported that someone had entered her locked vehicle and took her GPS, Cruz Android Tablet and iPod Touch, valued at $550. Police said the Read More…

Baseball: Columbia’s Zack Bican gets no-hitter in first outing

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Throwing a season-opening no-hitter was the furthest thing from Columbia’s Zack Bican’s mind when he took the mound Monday against North Ridgeville. The senior pitcher claimed he wasn’t even aware of what he was about to accomplish until one of his teammates told him. Battling temperatures in the low 40s that seemed Read More…

Police: Off-duty officer gets involved after shoplifter attacks Target workers

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested for robbery after he attacked Target loss prevention workers who tried to detain him, according to a police report. Terry L. Hines, 25, tried to leave the Elyria store with $173.95 worth of DVDs he didn’t pay for Sunday afternoon, the report said. Loss prevention officer Brandon Sprague Read More…

North Ridgeville enacts pay-to-play fees, announces staff cuts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The school board approved budget cuts totaling $1.3 million Tuesday night intended to stave off a projected deficit for the 2012-13 school year. Those cuts include elimination of one teaching position in first through fifth grades, plus elimination or cuts in school nurses, bus drivers and aides and maintenance personnel as well Read More…

North Ridgeville man charged with shooting, killing dog

A North Ridgeville police officer talks to Darren Hindman, who was taken iinto custody at his Bagley Road home. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police arrested and charged Darren J. Hindman, 50, with cruelty to animals and discharge of firearms after he allegedly shot his dog Monday and buried it in a yard. Police went to Hindman’s home at 6:20 p.m. on Bagley Road after receiving a complaint that Hindman drowned his animal and was burying Read More…

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…