April 19, 2014

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North Ridgeville works to clear traffic flow near train tracks

Traffic backups, such as this one shown Wednesday, are a common occurrence at the four-way stop at Chestnut Ridge and Root roads in North Ridgeville. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is going to make some changes in traffic patterns near a busy railroad crossing in hopes of averting a possibly deadly mishap. The changes call for the current four-way stop at Chestnut Ridge and Root roads to become a two-way stop in the coming weeks to keep the Root Road Read More…

North Ridgeville may return sweepstake cafe fees

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Future operators of Internet sweepstakes cafes will have an easier time getting the bulk of their licensing fee back should their venture fail to get off the ground or be denied by the city. As it stands, the city agrees to return $4,000 of the $5,000 licensing fee on one condition, and Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic thinks inside the box, uses special defense to slow North Ridgeville star, get win

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic defeated North Ridgeville 57-46 for a big West Shore Conference win Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum. The victory was decisive enough, but a couple of questions will hang over it for some time to come. The Panthers won in part by limiting Ashley Montgomery, Ridgeville’s career scoring leader, to 19 points, Read More…

High school wrestling: North Ridgeville earns four individual titles, third place as a team at J.B. Firestone Invitational

SULLIVAN TWP. — North Ridgeville’s lightweight wrestlers reached the finals in four of the first five weight classes at the 38th Annual Black River J.B. Firestone Invitational on Saturday. Better still for the Rangers, all four were victorious, giving North Ridgeville a tournament-best four individual champions en route to a third-place finish in the team Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon opens season with win over North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Avon’s run to the Division II state championship game in football delayed the Eagles basketball team’s season almost two weeks. They finally got on the court Tuesday night for a West Shore Conference game against North Ridgeville. Avon coach Jim Baker went into the game not sure what to expect after having Read More…

17-year-old LifeFlighted from North Ridgeville crash in good condition

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 17-year-old driver was seriously injured around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 83 near the Ohio Turnpike overpass when his Ford sedan struck a tractor-trailer. The Ford was northbound when it struck the driver’s side wheels of the southbound tractor trailer, according to Fire Capt. Lee Allen. John Slatcoff of North Read More…

Ridgeville’s Steve Benesh second at Lakewood Reindeer Run

North Ridgeville’s Steve Benesh has been either first or second at the Lakewood Reindeer Run 5K every year since 2004. This time around, the 31-year old came in second behind Cleveland’s Fred Kieser, 40. Kieser, the defending champ and 2007 winner, turned in a 15:13.27. Benesh, a winner in 2005 and ’08-’09, clocked a 16:00.52. Read More…

Wrestling: Five individual titles lead Amherst to Bellevue title

BELLEVUE — Comets may be balls of ice that hurl through subzero temperatures in outer space, but the ones that hail from Amherst are hot, hot, hot. The Amherst Comets came away with five individual championships and the elusive team title at the Bob Bailey Invitational at Bellevue High on Saturday. The win comes a Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview asserts itself early, rolls over North Ridgeville

EATON TWP. — Midview got the opening tip Friday night against North Ridgeville. And pretty much everything else, too, in rolling to a 52-33 win over the Rangers in the West Shore Conference opener for both teams. The Middies (2-0, 1-0 WSC) won the opening tip and ran off 13 points before North Ridgeville’s Jacob Read More…

North Ridgeville police still investigating alleged abduction

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are continuing their investigation into a reported abduction-assault that occurred in October despite the fact the victim has changed her story of events leading up to her being found in an unpopulated area of the city. “We are still of the belief that an assault did occur and that she was Read More…