April 25, 2015

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Relatives: Crash victim had moved on from his past criminal convictions

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Jeremy Casey, who was killed after crashing his car following a short police chase, was more than just a man with a criminal record, friends and family said. “We didn’t know that Jeremy,” Brenda Roysden said Monday. “We just know him as a good guy.” Roysden is the grandmother of Tricia Hart, Read More…

Police: Fleeing driver dies in crash

Police said Jeremy Casey’s  Chevrolet Impala smashed into Walgreens at 33760 Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville after a pursuit Sunday. (CT photo by Ray Riedel.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A brief police pursuit turned deadly around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Center Ridge Road and Lear-Nagle Road. Jeremy Casey died when he was thrown from the Chevrolet Impala he was driving and it landed on him, according to a report by fire Lt. Ronald Schuler. The Impala went through Read More…

N.R. parish’s founding pastor retiring at 75

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For years, the scenario for an aging priest was akin to that of an old cowboy. “They died with their boots on,” the Rev. Richard Gonser said with a smile. The longtime priest and founding pastor of St. Julie Billiart Church won’t be among them. Even though Gonser, whose vitality belies his Read More…

North Ridgeville mayor says he had no role in daughter’s hiring

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The daughter of Mayor David Gillock worked for the city for two days in the summer of 2011 as a part-time dispatcher for the Police Department. Police Chief Michael Freeman said he, not Gillock, hired Erica L. Powers, and that the mayor did not influence him. She had worked as a full-time Read More…

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…