April 24, 2014

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North Ridgeville Council fills Ward 1 seat

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As a business owner, Terry Keenan helped oversee several big commercial projects over the years. “I’m very interested in being part of how decisions are made regarding the way communities are operated,” Keenan, 55, said following Monday’s City Council meeting at which he was confirmed by a unanimous 6-0 vote as the Read More…

North Ridgeville chooses architect for new middle school

North Ridgeville Middle School, seen in this 2004 file photo, CHRONICLE FILE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville school leaders recently hired a Willoughby architecture firm to design the school system’s new third- through eighth-grade middle school. ThenDesign Architecture, also known as TDA, was selected by school officials Friday, according to William Greene, assistant superintendent for building services. The district’s choice was also the choice of the Ohio Read More…

Shooting of feral cats put North Ridgeville in international headlines

North Ridgeville Mayor G. David Gillock gives the State of the City Address on Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Construction of a new middle school and the long-awaited widening of Center Ridge and Lear-Nagle roads are projected to transform the face of the city. But those major developments weren’t the elephant in the room when it came to headlines in 2013. The shooting of five feral kittens that collectively came to Read More…

North Ridgeville buys land for possible future fire station

ED BETZEL/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The answer to a lack of satellite fire stations appears to be coming into sharper focus with the city on the verge of purchasing some parcels, including a site for a new fire station. “It’s an ideal location,” Mayor David Gillock said of the property at the southwest corner of Stoney Ridge Read More…

Mentor man receives warning for towing ATV on I-480

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Mentor man dodged a bullet of sorts this past weekend when he received a warning instead of a ticket after police spotted the man towing an ATV behind his car that was attached with a flimsy piece of clothesline. “I don’t know how this guy thought he was going to make Read More…

North Ridgeville police to take children holiday shopping

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the past three years, North Ridgeville police officers have helped drum up support for the annual “Cops and Kids Raffle” sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 25 in Westlake. This year, North Ridgeville officers raised more money — $2,950 — than any of the 14 other Lorain and Cuyahoga County Read More…

National signing day: Three Avon Lake athletes, one from Amherst, headed to Division I schools

AL Signing

AVON LAKE — Brad Hamilton obviously has baseball in his blood. Hamilton is not only the son of Tom Hamilton, the radio voice of the Cleveland Indians, he’s also the brother of Nick Hamilton, a farmhand with the Indians who also was a standout player at Avon Lake and Kent State. Wednesday, Brad followed in Read More…

North Ridgeville voters pass bond issue for new middle school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville voters decided Tuesday to remake the face of North Ridgeville Schools by approving a $58.1 million bond issue for a new middle school and football stadium. Superintendent Jim Powell was still digesting the victory just after the final voters were counted. “I’m having a hard time believing, but I’m very Read More…

Mayor: School bond passage could lead to creation of N. Ridgeville ‘city center’

This conceptual drawing shows what a new city center at the corner of Center Ridge Road and Route 83 North Ridgeville might look like. PHOTO PROVIDED

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — If voters approve a $58.1 million bond issue Tuesday to build a new middle school, it could be the beginning of a sweeping change for the city and lead to a long-discussed project that would give the community its first-ever downtown feel. “We have a real opportunity to improve not only the Read More…

After big win, Rangers deliver game ball to recently retired football coach

Football coach

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville High’s Rangers football team came up big in the second half Friday night, coming from behind to beat the Elyria Catholic High School Panthers 23-15. But even as the game ended, the team wasn’t done for the night. After delivering a big win for the home crowd, the team boarded Read More…