February 10, 2016

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Thieves hit 20 unlocked cars overnight

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police are urging residents of the city’s large Waterbury subdivision to be extra cautious and lock their vehicles after items were taken from more than 20 cars and trucks overnight Sunday. Every vehicle that was entered by thieves was unlocked, according to Police Capt. Marti Garrow. [pullquote]“We rarely make it a week Read More…

Duo tries to hot-wire own car, calls for tow after stealing from vehicles

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A pair of men suspected of up to a dozen vehicle break-ins might have gotten away with it had they not lost their own car keys, police said. Police arrested Ryan Casper, 21, of Lorain, and Andrew Krugman, 21, of Elyria, shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday when a Clear Creek Drive resident Read More…

North Ridgeville to continue trash pickup with Republic Services

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — More than 11,000 households will continue to have their trash and recyclables picked up by Republic Services for the next five years under terms of a pending contract extension. The contract extension, which City Council will consider next week, calls for an extension of an original contract dating to 2009 when the Read More…

Coroner: Substance, medical problems possible in North Ridgeville fatal crash

Emergency personnel work the scene Monday night of a fatal crash on Avon-Belden Road in North Ridgeville.  KRISTIN BAUER

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A man who died Monday night after driving his SUV through a field and striking a tree may have had a medical problem or been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Brian Rummel, 49, of North Ridgeville, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple injuries of the head, chest and neck, according Read More…

Southview grad Jessica Tomazic makes huge strides in a year, goes from 70th to first in Vermilion Triathlon

VERMILION — Lorain County athletes made their presence felt in Sunday’s sixth annual Vermilion Harbor Triathlon and Duathlon at Linwood Park. Lorain’s Jessica Tomazic, 31, won the women’s title and finished ninth overall for the Olympic Distance race in a time of two hours, 27 minutes and 15 seconds. The event consisted of 1.5K swim, Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake captures Comet Invitational for second win in as many weeks

OBERLIN — Westlake High School is already serving notice that it’s a team to watch this high school golf season. Need proof? The Demons won the annual Comet Invitational at Oberlin Golf Club with a score of 316, five strokes better than runners-up Olmsted Falls and Avon Lake at 321. Still not convinced? Just last Read More…

High school football 2013: North Ridgeville working on chemistry so history doesn’t repeat itself this season

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Jeff Riesen has had two stints as football coach at North Ridgeville High School, totaling 15 seasons. Through the first 14 of those, the Rangers never had a losing season, let alone a year with just one win. Then came last year. The Rangers were an uncharacteristic 1-9 overall and 1-6 in Read More…

Ohio Football League playoffs: Nightmares continue roll, blast Spartans in postseason opener

EATON TWP. — The playoff debut of the Lorain County Nightmares semipro football team Sunday couldn’t have gone much better. The defense was dominant, holding the visiting Strabane (Pa.) Spartans to minus-16 yards rushing, forcing six turnovers — returning one for a score — and sacking the quarterback 10 times. The offense, led by Elyria Read More…

Dream season was always in Nightmares’ plans: Lorain County semi-pro football team opens playoffs today

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The Lorain County Nightmares didn’t even have a full roster yet when first-year coach Terry Murray set his goals for the season: go undefeated in the Ohio Football League’s Cardinal Conference and qualify for the playoffs. Done and done. The first-year semipro football team did just what Murray envisioned, going 10-0 in conference play (10-2 Read More…

North Ridgeville Council candidates’ names released

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A longtime dentist and several business professionals are among eight people who have applied to be appointed to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Richard Jaenke, who died July 5. The names of seven candidates and copies of profiles they submitted to City Council President Kevin Corcoran were released late Thursday by Read More…