August 29, 2015

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North Ridgeville police reviewing circumstances after standoff

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are reviewing circumstances surrounding a seven-hour standoff Monday at a home on Island Road that ended with a man surrendering to police after he wounded himself with a rifle. “We’re looking at possible charges, but we have not done so yet,” police Detective Lt. Greg Petek said Tuesday when asked whether Read More…

OGSO: Ridgeville rolls, Buckeye edges

GRAFTON — Katie Barnhart pitched her fourth straight no-hitter as North Ridgeville mercy-ruled Grafton 15-0 for the Ohio Girls Softball Organization’s Class A (10U) county championship Tuesday night. The Class D (18U) title game was the opposite of a rout. Buckeye’s Kayla Whitmer, facing a full count, walked with the bases loaded in the bottom Read More…

North Ridgeville standoff ends with self-inflicted gunshot wound

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A nearly seven-hour standoff between police and a man in a home at 9480 Island Road ended peacefully, police said. A news release said the 48-year-old man was hospitalized Monday night at St. John Medical Center in Westlake with a nonlife-threatening wound from a small-caliber gun. Police said they were called at Read More…

North Ridgeville fugitive finally located in Pennsylvania — four years after his death

John Elmer Woodards

A North Ridgeville man wanted for violating the terms of his parole in a murder case more than 20 years ago has been tracked to a small town in Pennsylvania, but law enforcement was too late to put handcuffs on John Elmer Woodards. He died in February 2011. U.S. Marshal for Northern Ohio Pete Elliott Read More…

updated: Standoff in North Ridgeville

UPDATE: NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A standoff is continuing in North Ridgeville in the 9400 block of Island Road where Police Chief Mike Freeman said one man is inside a home by himself and he has a firearm. “We’re just talking to him right now to see if he’ll come out safely,” Freeman said. Freeman said Read More…

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide

  NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two people were found dead in their home about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. Police identified the killer as Timothy Hoff, 65, and the victim as Donna Roode, 62. Police Lt. Tony Lee wouldn’t comment Sunday evening, but a news release said police received a Read More…

2 people found dead in North Ridgeville home identified

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two people were found dead in a Laurel Circle home in what police said is an apparent murder-suicide. A Police Department news release said they received a 911 call at 1:24 a.m. today from a woman in the home and found a 62-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man dead there. The caller, Read More…

Apparent murder/suicide in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police responded to a 911 call Saturday morning to find two people dead in a house from what police are calling an “apparent murder/suicide,” according to a press release on the North Ridgeville Police Department Facebook page. Police got the call around 1:24 a.m. from a woman who said her mother had Read More…

Groundbreaking date set for new North Ridgeville school/stadium complex

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville school district officials were hoping to start moving dirt for the new $58.1 million middle school and stadium complex at the start of July. But that date came and went due to delays in selecting a new company to serve as construction manager for the project and providing enough time Read More…

Think your neighbors are watching? It could happen in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Overgrown lawns, untended building lots and houses in need of repair are often the bane of city inspectors working to get homeowners or owners of vacant lots to correct violations. City Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, is pitching the idea of using volunteer inspectors to help shoulder the load and possibly shrink Read More…