September 19, 2014

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Public gets first look at proposed North Ridgeville middle school

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Officials will carefully plan the first new school to be built in the city in more than 40 years, since it is expected to impact how local students are educated for at least 75 years. “North Ridgeville is at a critical point,” Superintendent James Powell told a crowd of roughly 100 who Read More…

North Ridgeville to hold community forum on plans for middle school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The community will get its first chance to hear about the planned middle school during a forum next week. The meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the North Ridgeville Education Center off Center Ridge Road at Mills Creek Lane. “This will be the first time for a report back to the community Read More…

Better bathrooms, trail coming to North Ridgeville rec area

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A walking-biking trail that will wind through South Central Park and continue across Bainbridge Road to an area near St. Peter’s Church off Center Ridge Road will become a reality next month. That’s when construction is set to begin on the 10-foot-wide, 1.2-mile paved trail that originated several years ago as the Read More…

North Ridgeville updates city website

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s revamped website offers more user-friendly features designed to make it easier for residents to do business with the city, leaders say. The site includes online reporting of potholes, paying traffic tickets and an eNews Signup feature to alert residents to timely situations. Mayor David Gillock took note of the more Read More…

North Ridgeville changes canvassing laws for non-profit groups

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is looking to amend its law governing peddlers by removing wording that now requires nonprofit canvassing groups to first register with the city. Political or religious-based groups, as well as other nonprofit organizations wishing to go door to door, no longer would be required to register with the mayor’s office, Read More…

North Ridgeville raises fees for ambulance runs

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fees charged by the North Ridgeville Fire Department for ambulance and paramedic runs are going up. City Council on Monday approved legislation that will boost fees for the first time in seven years. Council voted 5-1 to approve the hikes, which will raise fees from $375 for basic ambulance runs to $450, Read More…

Roads detoured in North Ridgeville for bridge work

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Drivers will contend with two detours starting this week to allow for a bridge replacement as well as water main repair work. Beginning Monday, traffic will be detoured off Sugar Ridge Road just west of Maddock Road to allow work to begin on replacing the Sugar Ridge Road bridge, said the Lorain Read More…

North Ridgeville superintendent says district at critical point

Dr. Jim Powell, North Ridgeville Schools Superintendet, delivers his State of the Schools address on Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When Superintendent James Powell opened his second State of the Schools address Thursday, he stressed that having vision and action make all the difference. “What we do now will impact the community for the next 75 to 100 years,” Powell told a noontime gathering of 60 to 70 school, community and business Read More…

UPDATE: Three transported to hospital after high-speed crash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An 89-year-old man was critically injured following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 83 Monday afternoon. The man was driving a red Buick Lucerne at speeds of nearly 100 mph when his vehicle rear-ended a blue Mazda CX-5 about 1 p.m. near Route 83 and Dorchester Avenue, North Ridgeville Police Sgt. Adam Freas Read More…

ODOT presents plan for widening of Center Ridge Road

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Garry Minute and Greg Lott were typical of the about 120 people who turned out to look at photos, charts and ask questions about the long-awaited, $55.4 million widening of Center Ridge Road expected to transform the center of town in the next few years. “I’m trying to find out just how Read More…