July 6, 2015

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Memorial Day brings ‘Murph’ event to North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For many, Memorial Day means kicking back with cookouts, working in the yard or simply enjoying a day off work or school. But a number of people will get up early and dedicate part of the holiday to breaking a sweat with a “Murph” workout to honor those in uniform half a Read More…

Downed tree blocks traffic in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Part of Center Ridge Road is closed after a tree fell down across the road. Center Ridge Road is currently closed between Barton Road in North Ridgeville and Mills Road in Westlake. Police were called to 32307 Center Ridge Road with reports of a tree down across the road. No wires are Read More…

North Ridgeville softball center could open this year

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A women’s fast-pitch softball training facility is projected to open this year on land the city is selling to a developer. The nearly 17,000-square-foot indoor facility will be a larger version of Leffew Fastpitch, run by well-known father-daughter softball instructors Dave and Amie Leffew in the LaGrange area. To be built on Read More…

North Ridgeville crash victim remembered as caring person

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Eddie Nagel, left, and Seth Nagel at the LaGrange Engine Club show at the 2014 Lorain County Fair.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Fatal crash victim Seth Nagel was remembered fondly by friends and family Sunday. “He cared more about other people than himself,” Nagel’s friend Vince Monda said. “Hands down.” Nagel, 22, had recently moved to Cleveland from 3490 Long Road in Avon where he grew up, relatives said. Fire and police reports were Read More…

Avon man, 22, dies after pickup flips over guardrail

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 22-year-old Avon man died Saturday in a rollover crash at 6541 Case Road about 2:35 a.m. Saturday. Seth Nagel was ejected from a pickup that flipped over a guard rail, according to a Fire Department news release. Nagel was pronounced dead at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Cuyahoga County Medical Read More…

1 dead, 2 injured in North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One man died after a car crash in North Ridgeville early Saturday morning. Police were called about 2:30 a.m. Saturday to Case Road for a car that hit a guardrail, according to a news release. Three people were inside the car when it hit a guardrail and went off of the road. Read More…

Tyburski bond set at $2M

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ELYRIA — A Lakewood woman charged with killing her daughter and dumping her body in North Ridgeville in March was given a $2 million bond Thursday. Janet Tyburski, 45, waived her right to a preliminary hearing in her murder case in Elyria Municipal Court on Thursday and was issued a $2 million bond. Her case Read More…

Construction to lead to back-ups as Lear-Nagle widening progresses

North RIdgeville police warn of backups as construction begins on Lear-Nagle Road. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Sunnier skies, warmer temperatures and traffic back-ups — all are sure signs of summer knocking at the door. In the case of the latter, it’s a sign that some of the most visible work to date will be getting underway on the widening of Lear-Nagle Road from Lorain to Center Ridge roads. Read More…

Lake Ridge Academy science facility gets preliminary OK

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge Academy would be able to offer expanded learning to students in a new $2 million science and engineering building, which received preliminary approval Tuesday night from the city’s Planning Commission. The 8,000-square-foot, one-story building would contain classroom and lab space for chemistry and biology instruction as well as engineering courses, Read More…

North Ridgeville residents face off with Aurensen Drive developer

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of embattled Aurensen Drive finally got the chance to confront developer Anthony Valore over his plans for a 54-unit housing development that they say will create unnecessarily heavy traffic and ruin the tranquil neighborhood they have enjoyed for years. The 90-minute, standing-room-only session ended with the Westlake-based developer telling 60-plus residents Read More…