August 28, 2014

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Man arrested after police pursuit ends in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Parma man was arrested overnight following a police pursuit that ended in North Ridgeville. Robert Pacanosky, 38, of Parma, was originally wanted on warrants for domestic violence. North Ridgeville Capt. Marti Garrow said his department was alerted about 1 a.m. that Parma police were pursing Pacanosky and believed he might be Read More…

Man tells North Ridgeville police he ran over body in Michigan

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A man flagged down a North Ridgeville police officer where Interstate 480 meets the Ohio Turnpike and told him he had hit a person in Michigan. Officer Jim Larkin said the man was driving possibly the last of several vehicles to run over the body of a 41-year-old man who was killed Read More…

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…