May 25, 2016

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Impending marriage, move lead Keenan to resign from North Ridgeville council

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — At the end of Monday night’s City Council meeting Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, announced he had some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Keenan is getting married in September and plans to stay in the city. The bad news is that he has to resign his Read More…

North Ridgeville formalizing Lear-Nagle speed limit reduction

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city has moved one step closer to officially lowering the speed limit to 25 mph along Lear-Nagle Road during the time a third lane will be added to a portion of the roadway. City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a resolution required by the Ohio Department of Transportation to Read More…

Four charged in North Ridgeville tire thefts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Four people are facing charges for two unrelated tire thefts, police said. The first occurred April 2 at Joe’s Auto Wrecking, 7218 Case Road, where a witness saw two men enter the business shortly before 7 p.m. after walking from a vehicle they parked off Dyke Avenue, according to police Capt. Marti Read More…

North Ridgeville Planning Commission approves plans for new building, Dunkin’ Donuts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of the busiest Planning Commission agendas in months saw approval Tuesday night of a new Dunkin’ Donuts and a professional building. Described as having a contemporary corporate design, architect Elizabeth B. Eaken of DS Architecture in Kent, told the commission the Dunkin’ Donuts would have a flat roof and “lots of Read More…

Amherst police investigating rape allegation at local motel

AMHERST — Police are investigating a reported rape of a North Ridgeville teen at a local motel over the weekend. According to a police report, the assault occurred Saturday at the Motel 6, 704 N. Leavitt Road, in Amherst. Amherst police received a call from North Ridgeville police Sunday to inform them that a woman Read More…

Not so fast: ODOT says change in Lear-Nagle speed limit hasn’t taken effect yet

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A few weeks ago, the city put up new 25-mph signs along Lear-Nagle Road to alert drivers to the lowered speed limit in effect during the road’s expansion to three lanes between Center Ridge and Lorain roads. Local officials have learned that they acted prematurely. Ohio Department of Transportation officials have notified Read More…

North Ridgeville man charged after four-month child porn investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A four-month investigation into a 34-year-old North Ridgeville man suspected of downloading and sharing files containing pornographic images of children has led to charges. Michael J. Lindegarde, 34, is charged with one count of felony pandering obscenity involving a minor, and one count of felony possession of criminal tools, according to police Read More…

North Ridgeville council approves financing of Jaycox Road reconstruction

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Drivers should be able to tool along a rebuilt Jaycox Road by fall. City Council approved legislation to finance the second and final phase of reconstructing a 400-foot stretch from Drake Street north to Mills Road. “The road is in dire need of repairs,” Mayor David Gillock said prior to Council voting Read More…

North Ridgeville council OKs new cell phone tower

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A new cell phone tower got the go-ahead from City Council this week. Council voted unanimously to allow construction of an 180-foot cell service tower near ballfields at the city’s Shady Drive Baseball Complex off Sugar Ridge Road. Councilman Robert Chapek, D-4th Ward, was absent from the meeting. The tower will be Read More…

North Ridgeville council takes steps to regulate food trucks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Food trucks have yet to make regular appearances in town, but local officials want to get the word out that they’re welcome as long as they meet local standards. Legislation was introduced during Monday’s City Council meeting by Councilwoman Bernadine Butkowski, R-at large, to regulate and license the vehicles. The ordinance was Read More…