February 7, 2016

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Paramedic saves boy from drowning

Trish Dougan, 33, performed CPR on a 2-year-old North Ridgeville boy who nearly drowned in a pool on Manning Circle in North Ridgeville. (CT photo by Evan Goodenow.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Trish Dougan said 2-year-old Brayden Goodson was clinically dead when she pulled him out of a backyard pool at 5334 Manning Circle around 2:55 p.m. Thursday. Dougan, a paramedic since 1999, said Brayden had no pulse, wasn’t breathing and his lips were blue. Dougan said she had been baby sitting Brayden for Read More…

Palmer Field patriarch to be honored

Gerhart

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Norm “Pow” Gerhart and his wife, Mona Lou, were described by one longtime friend as the patriarch and matriarch of the city’s Palmer Field baseball-softball complex. Gerhart died last Friday at age 84. “For years Norm and Mona Lou poured their sweat, blood and hearts into Palmer Field,” said Pat Anderson, vice Read More…

Mom and daughter injured when pickup crashes

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A mother and her daughter were injured when their pickup crashed into a ditch on Revere Road around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters needed about 10 minutes to extricate Jeanette Koch and her 10-year-old daughter, according to fire Capt. Mike Uhnak. Koch, 37, of East Royalton Road in Columbia Station, was in fair Read More…

Funds for North Ridgeville Middle School near state approval

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The North Ridgeville school district cleared a major hurdle with Thursday’s announcement that the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission has approved $8.9 million toward construction of a new school. The state money is seen as a key component in the project, anticipated to cost more than $50 million. The school will serve students Read More…

Councilman Richard Jaenke remembered for service

Jaenke

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fellow Council members and others remember Richard Jaenke as a thoughtful man who took his role as a public servant seriously. Jaenke, 78, died Friday at home after a battle with cancer. A four-term councilman, he was someone who preferred to focus on others instead of himself. “That was a testament to Read More…

North Ridgeville authorities investigate suspected arson

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police and fire officials are investigating a suspected arson that caused slight damage to a home after a “Molotov cocktail” was tossed against it. The incident occurred June 23 when a man living in the 5700 block of Tree Moss Lane heard a loud noise about 10:20 p.m. and went outside to Read More…

North Ridgeville Council to examine recreation plan

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A community recreation complex, swimming pool, more athletic fields and walking-biking trails top the wish list of hundreds of residents surveyed for a 10-year master plan designed to help the city better meet its future parks and recreation needs. Prepared by Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a Lexington, Ky.-based architectural, engineering and planning firm, Read More…

North Ridgeville Council sets policy on feral cats

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Renewed calls for the firing of Humane Officer Barry Accorti and changes in the way the city deals with feral cats were partially answered at Monday night’s City Council meeting. After hearing from approximately a dozen people, most opposing Accorti’s fatal shooting of five feral kittens June 10, Mayor David Gillock announced Read More…

Author hopes to be ‘Dr. Seuss’ of NASCAR

Racing enthusiast Tom Saal has written two books aimed at getting children hooked on auto racing. (CT photo by Steve Fogarty.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Judging from all the Indy-style and NASCAR races that zip in front of us on TV and pack racetracks with thousands on the weekend, most people would think racing has more fans than it knows what to do with. But you can never have too many fans, according to Tom Saal, a Read More…

North Ridgeville looks to curb ‘yard art’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council is looking to rein in yard art. Council is considering an amendment to a city law addressing outdoor residential property that would limit excessive lawn displays. Councilwoman Bernadine Butkowski, R-at large, introduced the measure, which would restrict displays of permanent, nonholiday lawn ornaments or other items to 25 percent of Read More…